Ben Cooper Close Encounters of the Third Kind ‘The Alien’ Costume (1978)

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A kinder, gentler-yet-creepier alien.

(Images via eBay)

5 Responses to “Ben Cooper <em>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</em> ‘The Alien’ Costume (1978)”


  1. 1 Anon77 October 5, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Ha! There is Baron Karza on the box!!

  2. 3 Tim May 27, 2016 at 2:25 am

    For years I had a vague memory of seeing this costume at the dime store back in the late ’70s. Then finally the Internet made it possible to verify that there indeed was a Close Encounters Halloween costume and my memory wasn’t playing tricks on me.

    • 4 K.E. Roberts May 27, 2016 at 2:31 am

      Now take a look at the Alien costume from the R-rated movie of the same name. Another classic.

      • 5 Tim May 27, 2016 at 2:45 am

        I think a lot of companies (Ben Cooper, Kenner, Topps, etc.) obtained the license to produce kid-related tie-in merchandise for Alien before knowing the film would be R-rated, expecting another Star Wars. Then they wound up with a property that was totally not intended for children.


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