Thursday, October 30, 2014
Here is the final installment of vintage Halloween photos graciously shared with us by Ken Martinez. These are from 1965, and Ken has written some nice captions to go with each picture (highlighted in orange). This is sort of a "part two" to the previous post, which is why we start with...
Image 6 - GROUP COSTUME POSE - Here's the whole gang of kids lined up for a group pose, minus my father, mother, and teenage sister.
Image 7 - HENRY (FATHER) - Here's my dad dressed up in the Hyde/Phantom inspired costume.
It's the hat that completes the outfit! And the yellow carnation.
Image 8 - K. MARTINEZ (KENNY) - This is me in my store bought Grandpa Munster Halloween costume. I was crazy about the Munsters television show during its original run back in the day.
I know I had a few different store-bought costumes, including a devil, and Snoopy (with a battery-powered lightbulb nose).
Image 9 - A. MARTINEZ - I think my sister was going for the beatnik look. Not 100% sure though. Sometimes she goes to Disneyland to celebrate her birthday because she was born the day Disneyland opened. When it's Disneyland's 60th, it will be her 60th.
I love this costume so much!
Image 10 - S. MARTINEZ - Here's my middle sister dressed in a store bought Cinderella costume. She obviously decided to do her own make up and not use the mask.
I don't blame her, those masks got all steamy from exhalation, and you could barely see through the eye holes.
Image 11 - J. MARTINEZ - And finally, my younger sister dressed as a bride. I don't remember if it was store bought or homemade, but there seemed to be a few of those back in the mid-60's. Hope you enjoyed the vintage suburban Halloween visit to 1965.
In spite of today's more enlightened times, you'll still see plenty of princesses and brides. Girls still want to be pretty!
A BIG thank you once again to Ken for sharing these nostalgic photos of a family Halloween celebration from nearly 50 years ago.