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  • MADE BY: Collegeville
  • MANUFACTURED IN: Collegeville, PA
  • BOX DIMENSIONS (w x h): 9" x 11 1/2"
  • COSTUME SIZE: "Fits child 53" to 58" tall"
  • COMPLETE SET: (unknown)

- Garbage Pail Kids + Halloween = Easy $...And in 1985, Collegeville worked with Topps, Inc. to take full advantage of the craze surrounding the release of Garbage Pail Kids. In an effort to do just that, they released a collection of Garbage Pail Kid-themed Halloween costumes for children.

- It is unclear exactly how many costumes make up a complete set, but there have been images of a variety of different characters.

- Costumes include images from Series 1 and Series 2 Garbage Pail Kids.

Costume Box (front)

- Anyone who bought a costume in the mid-80's will no doubt recognize the packaging, as it was fairly standard for kid's costumes at the time.

- The packaging cosisted of a cardboard box with a see-thru window on the top. The costume details were included on a label located on the end of the box that would enable store-workers to stock the costumes on top of each other.

- Other than the label, the box was standard for every costume released by Collegeville.

Costume Box (end)

Costume Box (side)

- Inside the box, the costume consisted of two pieces: a mask, and a 'shirt'. The mask was made of a thin plastic and secured around a child's head with a thin elastic band. The cape was made of a slick vinyl material that extended past the child's waist. While the mask was made to look like a Garbage Pail Kid character, the shirt was simply the image from the sticker.

- By current standards, this costume is extremely simple and ineffective; however, as mentioned above, this was an extremely popular costume style in the 80's (and I remember how hard it was to get your hands on these!!)


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