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Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade Hardcover – 1 Nov 2002


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A whimsical array of ghosts and goblins, spooks and skeletons, vamps and vampires parade through this collection of more than 100 years of American Halloween attire: from Little Bo Peep with lamb in hand to beatniks and pirates, from monsters and witches to clowns and animals. Photographer Phyllis Galembo shows scenes of dressed-to-scare young trick-or-treaters modelling their disguises and of costumes spanning over a century that take on an eerie creepiness thanks to special lighting effects. Accompanying the costume shots is a history of this popular American holiday and an essay placing the work in the wider context of fashion and costume.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful Vintage Halloween Costume Book. 23 Nov. 2010
By Jessica Louise - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I actually borrowed this book from the library as part of research on a project. I loved it so much i went on Amazon before i had to return it. Its the perfect reference book for vintage costumes. The photography is beautiful and some of the costumes are just inspiring.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Of Halloweens long ago.... 26 Jun. 2009
By Ed Dexter Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a great look back at some vintage Halloween costumes. They range from late 1800s to early 1980s with more focus being on the pre-1960s eras. The reason is that the photographer collects vintage Halloween costumes from around the country. Creating both a collection and a history of Halloween in America.

The photography is very well done and the photographer even talks about the methods used which is a very interesting way to make the photos unique and almost come alive.

A must see for Halloween devotees interested in costume styles from yesteryear.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Read for Thrills! 24 Sept. 2005
By H. D. Stiskal - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is filled with wonderful, artistic photos. Galembo's collection thrills anyone interested in costumes and vintage Halloween.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
AMAZING!!! 1 Aug. 2003
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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If you have ANY feel for Halloween, BUY this book! It is THAT good! It will remind you of your childhood and the magic that flew through the air on Halloween. HIGHLY reccomended!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Cool plastic mask on the cover isn't even included in ... 5 Nov. 2014
By Frederico E. Pinto - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Not what you think. Cool plastic mask on the cover isn't even included in the book. Mostly handmade cloth costumes from 100 years ago that look horrible. Boring book. BEWARE!
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