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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2019, 12:49:35 PM »
…  I've seen a whole gamut of changes in Halloween costumes since the late 1950's as they've evolved slowly and irregularly over time in response to changes in popular culture. Many of the most fashionable characters in any given year I've not been able to recognize since they were based on TV programs I didn't watch and of which I probably wasn't even aware. As a result I have a laissez-faire attitude toward kids' Halloween costumes. Yes, originality is great but I must admit that I'm very much impressed by some of the popular offerings in the Rubie's catalogue these days:...   :) 

I have no problems with all the store bought costumes.

My preference for home-made is just that, a preference - nothing more.

And I love sexy!
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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2019, 09:07:40 PM »

she does light MY fire!  ;)

Me I'm all in favour of bringing back that custom, especially for some people:



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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2019, 04:32:52 AM »

A friend's son has been working in a Spirit Halloween store.  As he left for work yesterday, I asked him what the most popular costume was this year.  What had they sold the most?

He told me "Pennywise, hands down".

So I guess there will be a lot of clowns out and about tonight.  If you are out driving - aim carefully.


Now if they will just make a horror movie about a monstrous mime...
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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2019, 09:43:16 AM »
So I guess there will be a lot of clowns out and about tonight.  If you are out driving - aim carefully.

Always good advice!

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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2019, 04:37:37 PM »
Here's a great article on the history of Halloween costumes from the early 20th century to the present:

From Pagan Spirits to Wonder Woman - CNN

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Halloween costumes from the first half of the 20th century were terrifying. Drawing on the holiday's pagan and Christian roots -- as a night to ward off evil spirits or reconcile with death, respectively -- people often opted for more morbid, serious costumes than the pop culture-inspired ones of today, according to Lesley Bannatyne, an author who has written extensively about the history of Halloween.

"Before it evolved into the family-friendly, party occasion we know it as, October 31 was deeply linked to ghosts and superstitions," she said in a phone interview. "It was seen as a day 'outside of normal,' when you act outside of society's norms.

"Wearing ghoulish costumes -- not horror-inspired like today's, but plain frightful -- was an essential part of it."

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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2019, 02:37:27 PM »
Hmmmmm. Here's a fellow whose views are diametrically opposed to those of Barlow:

Awful Ben Cooper Costumes - Den of Geek

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Get a load of the buffoon's comments/complaints:

Quote from: Marc Buxton
Hey, let’s dress Junior up like a snarling, rabid nightmarish beast. Look at the teeth on that thing, you can get rabies just looking at them.

I guess it would be neat if some kid trick or treated as a black cat and his sister was a witch, but tell me those orange rimmed eyes don’t look like some kind of Lovecraftian gate to Hell. And that smock! The image of old puss puss here is even more frightening on the smock. If anyone was to run into this kitty, you can guarantee a corneal removal would follow. Back to the hell that spawned you, you litter box haunting monster!

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This (clown) mask does not speak of fun days at the circus or sawdust covered midways, it speaks of being locked in a basement and slowly dismembered with a butter knife. There is no reason to wear this thing on Halloween unless you plan to add some faces to some milk cartons.

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Aw look, doesn’t little Billy look cute as the physical embodiment of evil?”

Yeah, you probably shouldn’t dress your kid up as the Antichrist, the Fallen One, the Morningstar. This costume is like Satan at Mardi Gras, a flamboyant version of Old Scratch with a jaunty earring waiting to just rip souls and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from the living. But listen, I’m not religious, but even I know that this is Satan and if you don the mask of he who must not be named, isn’t that just asking for trouble?

At first I thought he must be someone who just doesn't understand let alone care for the "true meaning" of Halloween, but after further reflection I realize that he's the written word equivalent of a person who just likes to hear himself talk. So long as the words sound good (or read good), whether what he's saying actually makes any sense is beside the point to him.

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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2019, 11:37:06 PM »
I can't stand people like the guy who wrote that article. He thinks he's witty, but he's a half-wit at best. Always moaning and whining and putting things down as if above it all. Arrogant. Just like the lunatics I've had flame wars with on various sites when they bash the Paul Lynde Halloween Special. Or worse yet, the Star Wars Holiday Special. The morons who write reviews for that show seem to be reviewing it for no reason other than to be in some sick competition to see who can most "creatively" put it down. And yet each one of those losers creamed their pants when the Star Wars Holiday Special first aired when they were kids.


It's the same way it bothers me when people bemoan and express embarrassment over clothes or hair styles they wore/had in the 70s. I always say: "Look, morons. Twenty years from now, you'll be whining about the clothes you're wearing and the hairstyle you have TODAY!. Stop putting everything down."


It's silliness really.

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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2019, 01:46:00 AM »
... Stop putting everything down."[/i]  … 

Amen.
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Re: Barlow's Hierarchy of Acceptable Halloween Costumes
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2019, 10:08:53 AM »
...and putting things down as if above it all. Arrogant.

That's a good way to put it.

It's the same way it bothers me when people bemoan and express embarrassment over clothes or hair styles they wore/had in the 70s. I always say: "Look, morons. Twenty years from now, you'll be whining about the clothes you're wearing and the hairstyle you have TODAY!"

Truth!

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