Not too long ago I added a vintage 1990 Simplicity pattern pack to my candy-related collection. When I received that pack, it got me wondering, “How typical is it to dress up AS candy for Halloween?” Turns out, it’s not as uncommon as I suspected.
For those that don’t know, Simplicity is one of the companies that have been putting out patterns for all sorts of clothing, and they’ve been doing it for decades. So it was in 1990 that they created a pattern set for any whiz with a sewing machine to create their own DIY candy wrapper Halloween costumes. Here’s the package the patterns came in:
I don’t recall dressing up as a candy bar as being a “thing” when I was a kid. So I wonder if this 1990 pattern pack was part of the initial trend of this genre of costuming. Anyone recall the first time they saw someone dressing up as a chocolate bar?
As I said, after I acquired that Simplicity pack, I became curious and after a bit of Google-ing, I learned that there’s a whole world of candy-costumes about. It turns out that dressing-up-as-a-candy-bar has become a category in itself, as has the “sexy” candy costume.
Let me share a few of these that I found:
How’s that for a colorful bunch of candy costumes? I was going to wrap up with those, but I’ve got one more image to share. This last one is about as sugary-sweet and adorable as can be.
And that’s everything for today’s post on the colorful world of candy-costumes. See you next time!
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