What you are about to witness is not family photos of the local skin wearing serial killer or festival photos from some small remote island run by a crazy cult. These are actual vintage Halloween costumes and they are a scary sight to behold.
If you saw any of these people knocking on your door in the dark you wouldn’t be handing out candy you would be boarding up the door and dowsing yourself in holy water!
We have to admit that photo quality wasn’t that great back then. Together with a lack of art and craft supplies which wasn’t so widely available like they are today, people had to make their own masks and costumes from papier-mache (always creepy) and old bedsheets!
We’ve shown you many Halloween articles over the years including Crappy Halloween costumes but this time its time to now show you nightmare-inducing Halloween costumes vintage style!
Do you feel brave enough to venture on into a gallery of ghoulish costumes from yesteryear?
Your nightmare starts here…
Oh dear God!
A young Leatherface posing with his siblings – Halloween 1962
“Gimme all your candy or I’ll cut you!”
When your ghost outfit makes you look like a KKK member!
“Haha, I’ve come from Hell for your soul”
“Hi, I see you’re having some kind of festival. I’m a stranger around here and my car has broken down. Is there a phone I could use?”
Holy crap! That’s some seriously creepy dystopian s**t right there!
Chewbacca had done some serious snacking while in quarantine!
No, just no!
If you ever need a reason to never sleep again!
A rare photo of Daft Punk growing up in the 1980s
When life gives you lemons… Make Halloween costumes out of them!
In the olden days, even horses went Trick or Treating
Leatherface’s family get together at the old Texas Farm
Mr and Mrs Weasel out on the town
What the actual f**k is going on here?
Those ghost masks look like white poop emojis!
Hats off to you sir for this fine costume of bacon!
Johnny and Cobra Kai off to the Halloween Ball
“If you should die before you wake… Mwhah hahhaha!”
The only known photo of the Blair Witch
“Move along people, nothing to see here. Jut two aliens crossing the street”
Greedo and the wife
Welcome to our island. You’re just in time for our annual Wicker Man festival
Oh no, f**k off. F**k off right now!
Is that a shadow or a second pitchfork?
Is that a mask or a severed head?
Mr and Mrs Nighmare-Fuel
Colonal Sanders has never been so creepy
Those two black figures were actually there to take souls but decided to enjoy the photo opportunity
“We want your soul”
Pretty good effort on this one
Darth just chilling on a Sunday morning
Please make it stop!
“We can read your mind”
“Hello, I’m here to scare the bejesus out of you”
A rare photo of the demon twins taking a soul
Poor baby suffocating under a mask. If it is a mask?!
I don’t think I want to know what is under that hood
No explanation needed it’s the old days
Any guesses as to what these costumes are supposed to be?
a young Death with his wife at the carnival