It must be because I am biased for the wonder years of my life. But it just seems that something is lost in todays Halloween Costumes for kids. Theyre all cloth or rubber. Ultimately in their defense, they are better crafted. But they arent those wonderfully cheesy yet somehow awesome plastic jumpsuit costumes with the mask and rubber band.
Sure the jumpsuits ripped easily. Sure the rubber band pulled your hair. But they were awesome. And the thing is I dont know why. They just were. To me they still are. They were a simple formula, but they were THE formula. Every kid wanted a boxed costume of his or her favorite character or creature. And that meant two things. One, they came with a plastic jumpsuit in the center of which usually was a sign or action scene identifying your costumes origin. Two, there was a perfect mask just enough to cover the face.