Sunday, October 28, 2012

Trick or treating in style

Disney-themed costumes are, for the most part, out of vogue with today's younger crowd. Super Mario, Yo Gabba Gabba, Transformers, and Marvel superheroes are the characters of choice this year. Back in the 1930s however, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Snow White ruled the trick or treat circuit.

Disney licensee Wornova was the first to offer mass-produced,commercially-made, Disney costumes with a line-up that included Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Big Bad Wolf, and that irascible foul feathered fowl Donald Duck. Wornova held the license  from 1932 to 1938. Between 1938 and 1942 A.S. Fishbach had the honor and their line was dominated by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs outfits.

In honor of that bygone time, I thought I'd offer up a  few examples of Disney costumes from over 75 years ago. And seeing as though the Mouse topped the popularity charts it should come as no surprise that he dominates the following picture parade. Here's a short sampling of what you could have expected on your doorstep back in the day:








All of the images save the first one, which is courtesy my friend Dennis Books, were gleaned from the internet.

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