Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Mr. Bones vs. Beatnik! (Vintage Halco Costumes)

Picked up a couple of vintage Halloween costume gems at the Antique Toy Show here last weekend: Skeleton (aka, "Mr. Bones"), and a long cherished Beatnik, both from Halco. Excellent condition on the pair, (and the price was pretty swell as well), and man, you really gotta love that grinning skull and top hat, and behold-- even his hip bones are skulls! Note that some of the painted areas on the frocks are glittery too!

Next up, our hip shady beatnik daddio, with blue beret, and lit doob danglin' from the corner of his mouth is just as impressively designed, even if he probably never uses that old comb tucked into his breast pocket.

Nice 'n simple character box art on all sides, and the die-cut clown window on the lid is exceptionally fun 'n festive and frames the mask faces inside beautifully!


JMR777 said...

Whoever bought these costumes must have let their children wear them once and then put them away in the attic or basement and forgot about them, they are in near perfect condition.

Great finds, Karswell!

Mr. Cavin said...

Heck yeah! Those are in perfect shape. You need to buy yourself a mannequin kid so you can model them.

Mr. Karswell said...

>they are in near perfect condition

and I thank that wise person endlessly!

>You need to buy yourself a mannequin kid so you can model them

trust me, I've been looking!

Thanks for the comments :)

James Conder said...

I manage a JC Penny portrait studio, for Halloween this year I put a mannequin in an old Collegeville "Spider" (knock-off Spiderman) costume.