15 Halloween Costumes That Give Us Major Nostalgia (but Our Kids Just Won't Understand)

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Kids today might have iPads and Xboxes, but here's one experience they'll be sadly deprived of this Halloween: the glory of wearing a scratchy plastic costume straight out of a cardboard box and complete with a vision-obscuring mask held on by a skin-snapping, hair-pulling rubber band ... or that incredibly, uncool homemade getup -- made by Mom herself -- that definitely wasn't even remotely Pinterest-worthy. Not even a little bit. 

That's right, trick-or-treating might not have been an incredibly fancy affair back in the days before every town had a gigantic party-supply store stocked with costumes that weren't made out of disposable tablecloth material, but we loved our dress-up looks all the same -- even though almost everybody we knew was wearing almost the exact (or, you know, the actual exact) same costume.

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All that said, we're feeling such hardcore nostalgia for our childhood Halloween gear that we'd happily dress up in adult-sized versions -- or better yet, force our kids to wear the real things (if only we could find them or a perfect DIY tutorial)! So what if we could always see what everyone was wearing underneath those plastic, tie-back costumes? And so what if kids today don't know who She-Ra is? (She's the Princess of Power, FYI.) Grab a pumpkin bucket -- it's time for a trip down retro road!

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