Author Topic: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION  (Read 56488 times)

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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2011, 02:25:44 PM »
I have saved some of my favorites on my PC (and CD-R's) that I'll probably never actually physically have.  I can't even remember any great store-bought costume I had. I know I had a Superman playsuit from the Sears catalog that I wore to a church Halloween costume contest. I added a Band-Aid to try and be clever.

I got as much pleasure checking them out at the store knowing I may not even get any as I got older.  We would recycle, go home-made or make our own weird combinations. Naturally I'd love to have loads of the old cool super-hero, monster and Beatles ones!!!!

I have saved some good sites, but one of the best went away.  I wish I had a better quality image of the FLYMAN one. I can't say I remember actually seeing Daredevil, Iron Man, Thor, Mr. Fantastic, etc. when they first came out. I'm sure I would have wanted a FLASH or GREEN LANTERN one if I had actually seen one.

I regret not buying just the GL costume itself a few years ago on eBay at a good price. No mask or box, but the costume was probably never worn.

Here's where the FLYMAN costume was:

http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/

This wasn't the best site for what 'we' would like...that one is a goner. I know the guy who ran it made a grand farewell of sorts and gave his reasons. He was not going to leave the images posted for some reason. It's a shame. I would always send people that link. Such a wonderful trip back in time. The stuff he showed would have made for a great book unlike the one that came out a few years ago that was very skimpy on actual Baby Boomer costumes.

And more images (w/some probably from the same place):

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/09/kid-design-geniuses.html

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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2011, 02:09:49 PM »


The Clown mask I have that is like the RZ Myers mask is 1984



Thanks.  I wonder how far back that design goes. 

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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2011, 06:38:53 PM »
Another really nice site for Baby Boomer Halloween costumes, etc.

http://the-haunted-closet.blogspot.com/2009/09/lets-go-halloween-costume-shopping.html


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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2011, 12:57:51 PM »
Boy, I'd love to have that "Phantom of the Opera" costume.  I see there was one listed on ebay in August 2010.  Oh well.

It looks like the mask is made from the same mold as this one:



Look at the hairline.  Same mold, different printing.
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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2011, 01:33:49 PM »
Extremely cool!  I still have vivid memories of shopping for Halloween costumes in Houston when I was a kid and the year there were the GIANT head costumes. I'm pretty sure my brother got the Alfred E. Neuman one! I know there were Hanna-Barbera ones with oversized heads/masks and have saved images from eBay. On a Google search I only see the normal Halloween costume. Anyone else remember the 'big head' one (and not this Mardi Gras' one I see online...but a similar approach).

This jogs a very faint memory.  I think I recall a Huckleberry Hound over-the head mask -- early '60s.


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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2011, 08:02:19 PM »
HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I did some rearranging as I have started decorating for Halloween






My favorite piece in my collection
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« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2011, 08:14:46 PM »
That is absolute coolness.

I love the pumpkin TOT and the vampire woman. Great display.
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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2011, 08:40:35 PM »

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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2011, 11:33:03 PM »
Awesome collection.

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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2011, 04:49:29 AM »
Wow! Sandman........great collection! So much cool costumes.
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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2011, 11:43:52 AM »
Just picked up these two Spooky Spook Collegeville costumes both in mint condition


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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2011, 01:15:03 PM »
Man, I LOVE that Jack-O-Lantern head with the top hat costume; that Trick-or-Treat image on the costume is beautiful. It embodies everything I love about Halloween. I love that glow-in-the-dark Skeleton too. These Collegeville and Ben Cooper cheap store bought costumes qualify as folk art if you ask me. They define a time and place in American culture that didn't exist before the 1950's and is gone today.

I only have one in my collection: a Collegeville Spooky Spooks Ghost!

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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2011, 03:40:47 PM »
Just picked up these two Spooky Spook Collegeville costumes both in mint condition









Super classic Frankenstein's monster. I've been looking for that particular costume. Lol.
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Re: COLLEGEVILLE COLLECTION
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2011, 03:58:25 PM »
Just added this Ben Cooper one as well.

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