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Halloween, 1982: Homemade Pac-Man Costume

Halloween Pac-Man 1982

(Photo via Timothy Davis/Flickr)

Halloween, 1979: KISS

Halloween KISS 1979

With a Star Wars t-shirt and a garbage bag cape thrown in for good measure. No shit, take a closer look. Kid’s got a garbage bag tied around his neck.

Hey, we did what we had to do to get that stash of candy.

TV Guide Halloween Promo for Silver Spoons and Punky Brewster (1984)

Halloween TV 1984

The Silver Spoons episode is called “A Dark and Stormy Night.” You can watch it here. Synopsis: The power goes out as the boys are watching a horror movie, and dad chides them for depending on TV when they should be using their imagination. So they gather around a candelabra and play “pass the ghost story”—which, of course, the rest of us unimaginatively watch on TV.

The Punky episode has nothing to do with Halloween, so I shall ignore it. Both shows premiered on October 28, 1984.

(Image via Nostalgic Collections/eBay)

Ben Cooper Clash of the Titans Medusa Costume (1980)

Halloween COTT 1980

Medusa 1980-1

Medusa 1980-2

Find and fulfill your destiny.

(Photos via eBay and ShannyBannany/Flickr)

Ben Cooper Alien Costume (1979)

Halloween Alien 1979

Halloween Alien 1979-2

This actually happened. See more views at Erick’s Wonderful Wonderblog.

1987 Collegeville Catalog: Photon, Bravestarr, The Transformers, and More

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Select pages only. See the whole catalog at Monster Masks.

Photon, believe it or  not, was a short-lived live-action TV show based loosely on the game. It looks totally kooky and I wish I could get a hold of it. Lazer Tag spawned Lazer Tag Academy, an animated series that ran for one season, and also an animated movie.

Collegeville Cylon Costume (1978)

Halloween Cylon 1978-1

Halloween Cylon 1978-3

Cylon 1978

Halloween Cylon 1978-4

Cylon 1978-2

Halloween Cylon 1978-2

Halloween Cylon 1978-5

Halloween Cylon 1978-6

Check out the 1979 Collegeville Catalog (BSG, The Lord of the Rings, KISS) at Plaid Stallions.

(Photos via eBay)

Halloween, 1978: Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica, 1978

Shawn Smith, Colonial Warrior. Not sure how he’s going to fit into that Viper, though.

Halloween for the Atari 2600 (Wizard Video Games, 1983)

Halloween Wizard 1983-1

Halloween Wizard 1983-2

Halloween 1983-2

Full instructions at Atari Age. Here’s the synopsis:

A homicidal maniac has escaped from a mental institution. On Halloween night, the killer returns to his home town to wreak havoc! You are babysitting for a family in a large, two story house. Somehow the vengeful murderer has gotten inside! Can you protect the children and yourself from the fury of his knife?

Gameplay:

You control the babysitter character, and, at certain times, the child characters. As you move through the sixteen rooms of the two story house, avoid the killer when he appears. He will attempt to stab you and the children, so look for the knife with which to defend yourself.

Jack-o’-lantern icons at the top of the screen tell you how many lives you have left. Play the game at the Internet Archive.

Halloween, 1983: Homemade Atari Computer Costume

Halloween Atari 1983

See the modem?

(Photo via thincvox/Flickr)


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