Halloween 2021 already promises to have us see many in Kim Kardashian's Met Gala all-black outfit, and we are looking forward to that! Imitating celebrity outfits to partake in the October 31st holiday is nothing new.
Gen X can attest to this fact. Even in the '80s, rocking your favorite celebrity's outfit for Halloween was normal. Even more so was hunting for full-sized candy bars wearing ridiculous plastic costumes.
The ensembles for Halloween back in the '70s, '80s, and '90s were less complicated than what we have today. Ben Cooper's plastic costumes were the order of the day. They were pretty uncomfortable and fictitious, with the masks having no ventilation.
The costumes might have looked terrible, but they were spooky. Thus, we compiled a list of 23 Halloween costumes from those times for you. Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z should be able to relate. These might inspire your Halloween costume choices this year.
Just in case you didn't know, She-Hulk was a thing.
Jem From Jem And The Holograms
Not our favorite on the list, but it brings back sweet memories.
If your kid loves to run around and play catch, this is the costume for them. It's time to "Beep, beep! Can't catch me!"
Be the teddy bear at the party, with a tail. Everyone will want to hug you.
Barbie Cowgirl should look sexy and strong. With this, you might look it or not.
You would look breathtaking in this while you leave others and yourself breathless, figuratively and literally. All you need is the Lasso of Truth, and you are good to go.
For anyone who is a great leader with a soft spot for scoundrels.
The cutest eyes at Halloween.
Cabbage Patch Kid
If you don't have built-in abs, this is a humorous way to make a mockery of yourself.
It didn't come with that inner glow, but you would look like Glo Worm.
Definitely the costume for the little girl who always feels like she's the smartest in the house. If she has a pesky older brother, it's complete.
If you want to look tough, why not imitate the Karate Kommando?
Another cute outfit for Halloween. Too sweet to gobble up. This is the outfit for the cutest and most cheerful girl in the family.
Easily the cutest on this list. At the very least, you will be able to see clearly and breathe a little.
If you want to look like one of the greatest Jedi the world has ever known, Luke Skywalker from Star Wars would be great. The only missing thing would be a Lightsaber.
The Real Ghostbusters
This is one spooky outfit, absolutely Halloween-worthy.
Remember "this is Mmmmmaaaxxxxxxxxxxxx"? The perfect outfit for any smart stutterer in the house.
Six Million Dollar Man
If only you would have that much from just wearing the costume.
Planet Of The Apes
You could either claim to be Cornelius or Zira. Well, Zira if the mask features blue eyes.
You might open the door and be mistaken for Ronald Reagan.
At least Scooby-Doo could eat some sandwiches but not you in this outfit.
Team Addams or Team Munsters? Well, this is the best outfit for that stern, aloof person in-house.
This is based on the Hulk from the Marvel comic series.
These outfits must have brought some sweet memories back. Even if you don't feel like revisiting them, it could serve as a good Halloween story for your kids. When they start complaining about their outfits, start with "Back in the day, when I was a kid..." so they know that what they have now is luxurious.