Yikes! Can you believe that Summer is over and that it’s almost Halloween? This year is flying by (sort of like a witch on a broomstick).
Join us on a time warp back to the late-1970s as we stroll the streets of New York on Halloween with the photos taken by Larry Racioppo … Trick or Treat!
#1. The Great Pumpkin
This pumpkin decal looks a little frightened of all the kids in costumes roaming the streets on Halloween.
#2. Space Guy and His Bride
This blushing bride must have NO idea what she’s getting herself into with this relationship!
#3. The Tin Man
We’re guessing Dorothy forgot to send the oiling can along, and this Tin Man rusted into the “resting crouch” position.
#4. The Lone Ranger
“Put your hands up! Oh, and have you seen my horse?”
#5. Dr. Zaius from Planet of the Apes
Ah yes, the costumes that came from the cardboard box with the cellophane cover. They always looked oh-so life like in the store, didn’t they??
#6. The Winged Girl…?
Hmmm. We’re thinking she is some sort of fairy or pixie – with the wings and all. It’s the metal funnel hat that has us a bit perplexed.
#7. The Masked Boy
Lone Ranger? Green Lantern maybe? Batman?? This trick-or-treater needed to take the costume a bit further for us to really know.
#8. Frankenstein and a Vampire
Printing the characters face on the outfit. Just in case you couldn’t completely tell what in the world they were supposed to be.
#9. The Bionic Woman, Bambi, and Cinderella
Oh My! What a trio!
#10. The Hobo
Ok, we’re not buying it pal. The neatly pressed pants, smartly cuffed jacket… you’re not a REAL hobo, are you!?
#11. A Skeleton and Frankenstein
Frankenstein must be thinking that Skeleton needs to eat more. He’s nothing but (wait for it)………. bones!
#12. A Hagered Witch
Yikes! If this gnarly witch showed up at my door, I’d surrender all the candy! Check out those serious fingernails!
#13. Game Character
Mario. Before he and his brother became a big hit.
Gold body paint probably wasn’t invented yet, so we’ll give this kid a pass on the bare arms poking out.
#15. The Bride of Frankenstein
Is her head sewn on backwards, or is this some sort of optical illusion? Regardless, it’s brilliant!
#16. A Princess and Spider Woman
Sooo beneath her station, to be pushing the spider-baby thingy around all evening.
Everyone knows Superman didn’t wear a mask – as soon as Clark Kent removed his glasses, he was unrecognizable. The windblown cape deserves props, though.
#18. Creepy Devil
Is this the devil dressed up as Danny Zuko, or Danny Zuko dressed up as the devil? And what’s with the reindeer graffiti on Halloween?!
#19. Bat Girl, A Nun, and Wonder Woman
One of these may not have super powers, but serves a higher power.
#20. The Ghost
…with no hands. And a parka. Spooky!
#21. An Ape and a Skeleton
An ape from Planet of the Apes – check. A skeleton – check. We don’t know what that character on the right is supposed to be…?
#22. Spooky Skull Guy
Is it just the mask, or does this kid look truly sad to be dressed up like this?
#23. A Band of Gypsies
Hey, I recognize those sweaters! I had the same ones in my closet in the ’70s!
#24. Pussy Cat and Ghesia Girls
Sure, they look innocent enough, but look at their faces. You know these three could get seriously silly when you turned your back!