Thrift Score Thursday – The Halloween Edition

Who like thrifting?  Y’all know that I do!  I’ve even got my husband hooked on visiting thrift shops.

I’m joining Brynne, Trisha, Cassie, and Corinna for a special edition of Thrift Score Thursday, one to celebrate Halloween.  Be sure to click over to all four blogs to see what Halloween thrifty finds each is featuring.

It’s not too late for you to join the fun.  Tag your thrifty Halloween finds on Instagram or Twitter with #thriftscorethursday and you could be featured next Thursday.

Thrift Score Thursday Halloween image 2015



I’m supposed to be sharing pictures of Halloween decor or costumes that I saw while thrifting.  I’ve been looking all month and I go thrifting a lot and I’ve not seen one thing that I wanted to take a picture of.  So instead of sharing thrift shop Halloween pictures, I’m going to give you a blast from the past.


Have you seen this picture floating around on Facebook?  If I saw any of these costumes while thrifting, I’d buy them in a heartbeat.


These are the exact costumes that I remember from the 1970’s!

After seeing this picture, I thought it would be fun to dig out a few costumes that my mom saved.

The costumes that my mom saved were mostly my brother’s and worn in early elementary school.

Just for fun I took the costumes to school and asked my smallest 6th grader to model them for me.  I wish you could see this cutie without a mask.  Your heart would just melt!

1970's Scary Ghost Costume


Look at the packaging for this costume.  Aren’t the graphics great?

Ben Cooper Color Brite Costume Ghost Ben Cooper Color Brite Costume Ghost2


The devil mask and skeleton costume were not worn together.  My mom made my brother a devil costume the year he used the devil mask.  I remember that he had a red and black fork to accompany his outfit.  I’m not sure what happened to the skeleton mask and I don’t remember what it looked like.

1970's Skeleton Costume

Just to show you how tiny this little fellow is, here I am with him.

The one sock up and one sock down look was not intentional.  I wonder how many kids noticed?

1970's Skeleton Costume with 1970's Devil Mask


This is the original box for the skeleton costume.

Ben Cooper 1970's Skeleton Costume




Did you notice Cinderella in the picture from Facebook?  One of my sweet girls volunteered to put on my Cinderella cape and skirt.

1970's Cindarella Costume


This is the Cinderella costume’s box.  I wish the Cinderella mask had survived!

Ben Cooper Cindarella Costume Ben Cooper 1970's Cindarella Costume


My students had never seen anything like these costumes and were especially fascinated with the masks.  They are kind of freaky looking now-a-days, aren’t they?

1970's Halloween Masks


Don’t forget to tag your thrifty finds with #thriftscorethursday on Instagram or Twitter.  Next Thursday the hostesses will share more Halloween finds with you.  Be sure to tag your own for a chance to be featured.

Now that you’ve enjoyed my Halloween blast from the past, go visit my friends to see what Halloween things they’ve discovered in their local thrift shops.  I’m looking forward to seeing what they found since my shopping trips yielded nothing great for Halloween.

You can either click on each picture or click on the link below each picture to visit each blog.


Thrift Score Thursday Brynne color

 The Gathered Home

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color

 Black and White Obsession

Thrift Score Thursday Cassie

 Primitive and Proper



Thrift Score Thursday Corinna ADAH

 A Designer at Home

TST Guest Host CoCo

The Crowned Goat


TST Guest Host Domicile 37

 Domicile 37


TST guest host Gretchen

 The Boxy Colonial

TST Guest Host Nicole

Design It Vintage

TST Guest Host Colleen

58 Water Street



  1. This throwback post is so much fun! I totally remember those costumes with the plastic masks and the tiny eye holes! I’m pretty sure I had a rubber band mark around my head too. Have an awesome day and a happy Halloween weekend, CoCo
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  2. oh my gosh these are HILARIOUS!

  3. Oh my goodness, Paula – what a FUN post! I’m so happy you went with this theme! I’ve never seen anything like those awesome mask + costume combos and the graphics on their boxes are AMAZING!

  4. I can’t believe your mom saved all those costumes–how fun/hilarious is that?!
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  5. Marie from The Interior Frugalista says:

    Oh my gosh Paula, do those masks bring back memories…and so does that couch!

  6. Wow! Those are kinda creepy nowadays. That’s so cool your mom kept them. Truly a piece of history now!
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  7. Oh my, these are so creepy hahaha, but what a lovely souvenir!
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  8. Ohmygosh, you must have the best class! Such sweethearts for modeling them. I totally remember being a barbie with one of those masks and having to hold my older sister’s hands just to make sure I didn’t bump into anyone haha!
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  9. derick smith says:

    You wouldn’t happen to want to sell the skeleton costume ?? I’ve been looking for that exact one for years………. It would be a gift for a friend of mine…… /Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 6.59.18 PM.png this is a photo of him in his back in the 70’s…… he has it tattooed on his arm………..

    • Your picture didn’t show up, Derick, but I’d love to see it. I can’t sell this costume because it belonged to my brother who died and I am very sentimental about his things.

  10. derick smith says:

    don’t know if my contact info came through 🙂 Here it is 🙂

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