Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Was Pretty Weird in the Late 70's / Early 80's

Who thought it was a good idea to dress up as your favorite character wearing a t-shirt with their own face on it?


Now I don't know if Ben Cooper is a company or if he's the man behind the strangest, yet extremely popular Halloween costume design ("just incase you overlooked my head, I have an extra face on my belly!"). Either way, this is something that somehow existed, and I'm proud to admit that I've had at least a few of them over the years. Even just a few years ago, I came across a Ben Cooper Swamp Thing costume, as well as a Dukes of Hazzard costume.

Click through the jump for a gallery of Ben Cooper favorites. Join in on the comments with your favorites, and let us know if you dressed up as any of these wonderful weirdos.


  1. I kind of want to make my own costumes of me with a shirt that also has me on it.

  2. I feel like I had one of these, I remember sticking my toungue through the plastic mask and the feel of the weird vinyl, but I can't seem to remember what I was... which is disconcerting. I seem to recall it being purchased at a grocery store.

  3. I remember thinking it was really stupid to have the face on your shirt. I guess it's good my family didn't have a lot of money and our costumes were homemade.