Seriously, this is a poster I'd be proud to have framed year 'round.
Reading left-to-right you've got a jack o' lantern to start you right off, and then you get into the Universal monsters: Frankenstein's monster, Dracula... then you're back to generic Halloween fare with a ghost.
Back to a Universal-like mummy.
---I'm going somewhere with this, I swear---
Then a pirate: always a staple even before Jack Sparrow ever showed up.
Then we've got a green-faced witch.
I like my witches "green-faced."
Not sure why.
Maybe it's my admiration of the Don Post Halloween III: Season of the Witch masks.
Next: a skeleton. And a friendly skeleton at that. Always welcome the skeletons.
Then, in quite a coup, a hockey mask. Sure we all know it's Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th. But you're not seeing any Freddy Krueger faces on that poster. Oh no.
Up next: a devil face. Also a staple costume, like the pirate, since the '50s.
Our last Universal Studios-like monster: wolfman.
And then....... um... a... smiley face? Is that supposed to be something?
maybe it's a plain-faced Michael Myers-like character?
It's certainly not Scream-like.
Lastly, head on over to the Goodwill New Jersey site at GoodwillNJ.org for some simple yet great costume ideas based on stuff you can find in Goodwill stores.
There are punny ones like:
Leaf Blower: Go outside and grab a handful of leaves that have fallen on the ground. Pin the leaves on your shirt and pants. Save one leaf and pin it on to the brim of a baseball cap so it hangs in front of your face. When someone asks you what you are blow the leaf hanging from your cap and say, "A leaf blower".Character costumes like:
Betty Rubble: Go back to the Stone Age! Take a blue fitted sundress and cut the hem so it looks jagged. Wear a black wig done "Betty Style" with a bow or bone at top. Glue a small rock or bone to the top of the halter dress.And "Easy Costumes" which are about as no-brainer as you can get:
Old Man/Woman: Dress in something old looking. Stuff some newspapers to create a large behind that juts out. Put baby powder in your hair to turn into a silvery color, Carry a bulky black purse and a cane. Complete the look with wire framed glasses and a hair net.Just don't ask your grandmother for tips on that last one. Seriously that's just embarassing...