YIKES! The masks alone are giving me heebie-jeebies.

19 Deeply Horrifying Vintage Halloween Costumes

13 Vintage Photos of Scary Halloween Masks - PROJECT B - Vintage Photography, Photo-Based Art & Curated Projects

Some say she was the real life Betty Boop (but new sources point to African American entertainer Baby Esther).... Actress Helen Kane, the inspiration for the Betty Boop cartoons, never received royalties or credit for them. A striking and unique performer who began in Vaudeville, she was "too 20s" for the 30s and sadly her career fizzled.

The Real Betty Boop: Ms. Esther Jones aka Baby Esther was an African-American singer & entertainer of the late She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Jones’ singing style was the inspiration for Betty Boop.

"Cat" Hat by ulmerigel, via Flickr.  Life magazine, Jul 16, 1945.

"Cat" Hat has leather kittens and ball of yarn: Life Magazine 1945 (source NSFW)

Ready, set ....

Old postcard - Alligator rides at the California Alligator Farm in Los Angeles, California. Notice it's called "The Joy Ride".

These costumes are managing to be both creepy and RACIST.

19 Deeply Horrifying Vintage Halloween Costumes

Funny pictures about Good old time Halloween. Oh, and cool pics about Good old time Halloween. Also, Good old time Halloween.