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1968 Collegeville Costumes Catalog on Plaid Stallions

Posted on the 20 October 2017 by Hmcurator

Halloween is just around the corner! In my childhood, the Halloween season started with a trip to the store to buy a costume. I remember shelves stacked with boxes, so many choices! Find a character I liked, then find my size. Then one year, I took a good hard look at the costumes, and realized that the character would not be walking around with their face and name printed on their chest. I never wore a boxed costume again.

There is a good chance these costumes were made by Collegeville Costumes. Plaid Stallions has just posted scans of the 1968 Collegeville catalog. What is interesting is that there are several different Casper costumes. Wendy makes an appearance as well. However, my favorite item in the catalog has to be the Casper 3-D Trick or Treat bag. I would love to feature one here on the Mercheum. If you have one, or know of one for sale, please leave a comment below, or use the Contact the Curator form!

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