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Now THIS is scary!


HerNameIsBuffy

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So I went to Google me up a Buffy Halloween avatar (because I'm a dork like that) and I came across this absolute freak show of a costume...

Buffy from Family Affair mass produced costume circa 1970 - what the fuck is that?  What does the dress design have to do with her?  Why is Mrs. Beasley jumping out of a pumpkin like a stripper out of a cake?  How high were the people who designed and then okayed this to be marketed to kids?  

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In case you weren't horrified enough...here's the mask.  I was going to make it my avatar but I didn't want FJites around the world wetting their pants in fear.  That's not Buffy - that's Nellie Oleson after she's been dead several years and reanimated as a zombie.

 

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Gimme a Free RV

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My stars, that's hideous.  However, I well remember, back in the 60s, wearing plastic masks like that as a kid at Halloween.  Made my face all sweaty, too!

I'm sure Anisa Jones was less-than-flattered, if she knew that existed.

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HerNameIsBuffy

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looked it up and just the mask is going for $35 on eBay.  While there I saw all the Mrs. Beasley dolls with clothes going for a lot more than mine is worth.  Mine lost her dress ages ago...probably from her days as a dancer popping out of pumpkins.  

In case anyone is wondering under the dress is just more of the blue fabric...so either that's the Beasley skin tone or she really coordinated her long underwear with her frumper.

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Cartmann99

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looked it up and just the mask is going for $35 on eBay.  While there I saw all the Mrs. Beasley dolls with clothes going for a lot more than mine is worth.  Mine lost her dress ages ago...probably from her days as a dancer popping out of pumpkins.  

In case anyone is wondering under the dress is just more of the blue fabric...so either that's the Beasley skin tone or she really coordinated her long underwear with her frumper.

Mrs. Beasley had it rough after the TV show ended. When the pumpkin gig came along, she jumped in with both feet.

*ducks and runs*

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PreciousPantsofDoom

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I remember those  costumes.  It amazes me that they must have sold reasonably well or they wouldn't have kept manufacturing them. Even as a child in the 70s I thought those things were the most craptastically pathetic excuse for a costume imaginable.  I would hAve refused to go trick or treating if I had to wear one of those things. Of course I was way into making my own costume so dime store prefab was never even on the table. 

I did love me some Family Affair though.  Watched the reruns after school. The older sister (the imaginatively named Sissy) was a little goody goody for me, but Buffy was irresistible.  Poor little Anissa Jones came to a sad end not toó many years after the show ended.  I hope she never saw this creepy costume.

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Fascinated

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Please permit me to inform you what my temporarily Boston-residing son and daughter-in-law have put together. Recently-turned-two son is Tom Brady. Newborn son, in an oversized outfit, is the deflated football. Their dog is the referee, a 'costume' assembled by my dil by adding silver duct tape stripes to a black t-shirt. I can't wait for photos, assuming they actually manage to get all three dressed.  (She did tell me the dog is already trying to eat her stripes and, did I mention son just turned two?)

 :baseball1: (Sadly no football smilie but this kid is pretty cute.)

 

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