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Vintage Kiddo Retro Round Up! The Halloween Edition.

Hi hi Everyone!

Well, it’s officially Halloween time here at the Modern Kiddo HQ—in fact we have our spooktacular header thanks to our gal, Pilgrim. Three cheers for Ms. Pilgrim for rocking our worlds! In honor of this time of year, today’s weekly vintage clothing round up will feature all vintage Halloween costumes—and early enough so you can purchase them in time for October 31st.  If I do say so myself, we’ve got some real pips in here!

So, let’s start off with a bang with this little gem.  Oh wow wow wow wow. Wow.  This is spectacular. I love the feather. It’s like she just hopped off that circus horse. From Etsy seller, Get Lucky Vintage.

Who hasn’t enjoyed the delights of a Ben Cooper Halloween costume when they were young? Well, your little one can still enjoy that full face mask experience and fancy hospital-tie, shift costume too! Like this vintage Cinderella costume from eBay seller,   stvinsthriftybin. I gotta say that when I think dressing up a Cinderella I might not choose to have a pumpkin carriage on my dress. But that’s just me.  Regardless the kitsch factor on this dress just hit eleven.

This little vintage find is dedicated to my parents who bought the same train conductor overalls for my brothers 45 years ago to wear when they would play with their trains.  And that were handed down to me for one Halloween to wear to go as a train conductor.  These  vintage kid sized train engineer overalls from eBay seller, 3744Paulette would be perfect for any Thomas the Tank Engine loving kid!

I love this little black vintage dress that with the right accessories could totally become a wonderfully witchy dress, yes? From  eBay seller Volta-Vintage.

How could I not include at least one vintage cowboy shirt for potential Halloween costume. And this one is a real pip.  Because nothing is cuter than a being a little bit country on Halloween.  From Ebay seller, Jessiebelle999.

You can’t have the Lone Ranger with out the awesomeness known as Tonto.  I’ve always been Team Tonto, so this great fringe shirt just made me smile for miles.  From eBay seller, MargosMedley.

I found not one, but two great vintage kiddo navy uniforms.  For the right little girl, she could be Shirley Temple with that outfit.

Now if I could only find the cop and a construction worker we’d have a great Village People costume party.

Seriously, you gotta love Ben Cooper–that guy will turn any misc. one hit wonder into a costume. Case in point–Bat Fink.  For those not in the know, Bat Fink was a short cartoon that mocked Batman and the Green Hornet that ran in the 1960s and was totally an underground hero until it was recently picked up by Cartoon Network.

It is totally the hipster cartoon reference to make any kid wearing this would get knowing nods from the cool kids’ parents. It totally trumps going as DJ Lancelot.   Hey! This inspired my Halloween costume. I’ll go as a Hipster Dinosaur! From eBay seller, asisterfun.

OK, I have to share one more vintage witch costume with you. And it’s a doozy.  I mean, the cats alone. From Etsy seller, Iciernia.

Now you might remember in my homemade Halloween post a couple of weeks ago and my bitterness over my mother’s lack of sewing skills over a chicken costume.  Well, I think this vintage chicken costume was what I had in mind. And it is genius.  That lace covering totally looks like chicken feathers. It is spectacular in all of its chickeny goodness! From eBay seller, onealphafem.

Can’t decide between going as someone from Star Wars, Dukes of Hazzard or Strawberry Shortcake? Well, lucky for you, eBay seller Coocoostarwarsfan has all three of them with a starting bid of 49 cents!

Now this vintage dress is a great base for so many Halloween costumes. You could do Marie Antoinette, Martha Washington–or even pull it back to create a bustle for a more Victorian look–Madam Curie anyone? From Etsy seller, Magnolia Vintage.

Help your little girl connect with her inner Annie Oakley with this great cowgirl costume. In a big girl size 12 to boot! Start teaching her the words to “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” now… From eBay seller, abstuff.

Hoo Hoo Hoo wouldn’t want to go as a sassy hooty owl costume from vintage kid’s Halloween costume maker, Ben Cooper. From Etsy seller, Ira Mency.

When most people think of PAAS, they think of those fizzy tablets that color water for dying eggs.  But the PAAS marketing team saw that they needed to extend beyond Easter to another Holiday. Like Halloween with kiddie make-up.  I don’t know if I could put 25 year old lead-sodden paint on my kid, but the box is priceless.  That poor kid dressed as “The American Star” is just asking to have her candy taken from her,  but I totally dig Baroness Von Boo and Queen Astra! From eBay seller, rusty33150.

Be a clown! A cute vintage baby clown costume that can be snuggy in the stroller!  By Etsy seller, VaydaSophia’s Boutique.

This costume was totally bought by some mother who didn’t want her daughter rooting around her Hermes scarves to complete her gypsy costume.  “Here honey, why don’t you just wear this outfit instead…”  But isn’t the box killer?  And the mask is glow in the dark. How badass would that be to walk around with that gem! From Etsy Seller, GreenGables62.

If none of these gems float yer boat and you are determined to make your own Halloween outfit for your little one, check out this grand book–1975 Scholastic book on how to make no-sew costumes.  Genius. Nay, super genius! From Etsy seller, MidWest Girl.

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Vintage Kiddo Monday Goes Mommy.

Helllllo friends. I hope you remembered to call or write yer mama yesterday! We had a nice and relaxin’ day….nothing fancy, but lots of extra hugs from my little Wolf. We’re having so much fun with our revamped mother’s day logo (don’t worry, it’ll be business as usual in a day or two!) we decided to continue with a Special Edition of Vintage Monday. Instead of our usual round up of vintage duds for kiddos, we have some fun picks for all the ladies in the house! (Oh, and I made sure to pick a selection of sizes…don’t worry these babies aren’t all XS or anything. Most are M-L or have a shape that accomodate multiple sizes! Woot!)

Heeeeere we go, first up:

1. Kate Spade-Style Straw Bag
Tons of designers like Kate and Marc get their inspiration from the vintage racks. Why spend $200 on a handbag when you can go straight to the source? Look how adorable this bag is!

From my best girlie, Frecklewonder.

2. Super Sweet Sailor Tunic

If you have the legs to go short, this would look adorable with sandals or tennies….but if yer like me (and have a few, ahem, “challenges” in the lower body region), you’ll wear it over some rolled up jeans or cropped white jeans. CUTE!

From Etsy gal, OldAge

3. Ze Lady in Red

I love the lipstick red color, the  bell sleeves and the cute belt. (Also, I love this girlie’s Zooey Deschanel lookin’ bangs!) This dressie more for a cool spring day than high summer, but how great is that color?

From Etsy cutie, RoseRedWinter

Strawberry Lemonade Skirt

This is a perfect weekender skirt. Hip and stylish enough so you feel cute, but totally casual. I could see you dressing it up or down! But mostly I see you holding a yummy coffee and wandering the flea market while your husband offers to take the kid(s) for the day. Heh.

From Etsy cool gal, HellCatVintage

Hot Dog! Mustard Bowler Bag

This is a great take on a weekend bag or even a little “carry to work” bag. I love the classic  mustard yellow color!

Also from the lovely Frecklewonder.

Blue Hawaiian Kauai Cutie

Hawaiian prints can make you look a little Mrs. Roper if you’re not careful, but the fitted waist and cool zipper pull on this sassy number will make sure you look more chic than freak.

Another lovely from Etsy girl RoseRedWinter

Chevron Stripe Pinkie Poo

The classic Chevron stripe is a totally flattering look — and in this bright and bold pink color, it’s a smash hit! You can add a belt to this to give the waist even more definition, or just go “as is” to keep it casual and comfy.

From Etsy seller OldAge

Black and White and Rad all Over

OK, I know not everyone is as color crazy as me…..so how about this lovely thang? One of the best parts of vintage is that it can look elegantly effortless or casual cute. With black and white, def add a little pop of color as you see fit! A bangle, a belt or a headband.

From Etsy seller ILoveLune

Wicker Basket Beauty

I love vintage purses, and this one is so cute. I’ve seen many a wicker box bag in my day, but the plastic rings on the handle straps give it a very modern (and mod) look. Love it!

Get this cutie from eBay seller mydepaul

Floral Romp in the Park

This cutie is perfect for a day at the lake or a picnic in the parkwith the kiddos ….the skort means you can climb the playground equipment and not be afraid of givin’ the other mama’s a peep show. Hee.

From sweet etsy gal empressjade

I love Color! Color! Color!

You know me, and I love mixin’ and matchin’ patterns so this pretty much made me squeal with glee. I know this bold, colorful look isn’t for everyone, but how fun is this??  C’mon, admit it. This skirt made you smile.  Now just because you think you think “can’t pull it off” ( PSHAW ladies!) , don’t shy away from something like this. You can buy the polka dotty top and wear it with a jean skirt or get the fun skirt and keep it simple with a white baby tee and a cute necklace.

Was there any doubt that this beauty was from Frecklewonder?  UPDATE: Phooey! Looks like this dress just sold last night or this morning. Well never fear, I have a cute Freckle back up for ya! Floral sundress goodness here.

Sweet Bluebelle Sundress

OK, just in case I scared you off with my color frenzy , here is a little more approachable way to wear color. I love the bright blue and red contrast buttons….so sweet. It almost has a gunne sax/dirndl feel, ya know? She’s wearin’ it with sassy red wedges but flip flops or sandals or even chuck taylors would look just as cute!

From eBay vixen, marissa1031

Pretty Firework Florals

OK, this is my last dressy to offer ya. I love the easy breezy shape….you can leave it loose on a extra hot day or give the waist more definition with a belt. Looks like the perfect thing thing to throw on for summer!

Also from our etsy pal, RoseRedWinter

Well that was fun! It feels like I’m bringing a touch of my Strawberry Lemonade blog over here with nary a kiddo in sight. But ya know, sometimes we need to focus on the ladies. Right? Have a smashin Monday friends! Dottie will be joining us in a bit with a special Vintage Monday feature of her own!

Vintage Kiddo Monday: Retro Roundup

Howdy folks! With lilacs in bloom and days getting longer, owe just can’t help but push their winter duds into the farthest corner of the closet and pull out the finery of spring and summer.

Now, this little corduroy tie top vintage dressy making good use of ric rac.  But let’s gild that lily with some widdle birdies and tulips.

Where do you find such goodies, Oh Sydney?

Swim lessons surely lurk in the folds of summer. Check out these sweet boys knit striped swim trunks.  They are all the rage in Europe and are becoming big stateside to boot! I know with swim wear, you want new, and these swim trunks are old stock,  means they were never sold and never worn! Woohoo! The red pair has a tag. The brown pair doesn’t.

Right on trend, Kim.Ber.Go.

I almost didn’t post these because I wanted them myself!  Two adorable little overalls–perfect for summer fun! You could put a little t-shirt under them or if it gets really hot, just suit up and go!  Two for under $12.00 too!

And the prints are killing me! Polka dotted elephants? Green pigs? What kind of zoo has these animals, Etsy seller StellaBluz?

Sunflowers can be a bit of a fickle fashion flower at times feeling more Hee Haw than hip. But this vintage little shift got the sunflower down perfectly. Polkadots and sunflowers make perfect sense to me!

I’m picking up what you are putting down, ebay seller, theVioletorChild.

I was cracking up over these vintage bell-bottoms featuring famous logos. Or *ARE* they? Victer with an E? And Aunt “Gimima”? Even in the seventies, copyright infringement fear was strong.

You won this round, RobotParade4Kids

Blast off with these great sneakers festooned with rocket ships–I see a flying saucer and what looks like Apollo Nine.  But I love the big white rubber shoe guard in front. Man, I would have killed for a pair this awesome!

Nice find, ebay seller, Servant2him.

I love this great vintage shirt with an interesting plaid of red and blue. This is one that my sweetie asked if it came in his size. Sorry, sweetie–just for boys!

Who wouldn’t want to get it for their own “wee men” And it is Sanforized…  Excellent call, eBay seller, 4sons4fun.

Even though your little one is too young to be sipping Mai Tais, he can still have a tiki good time with this great bright vintage Hawaiian shirt!

Mahalo, Etsy seller, Uncommon Eye!

And because I love you all so very much, I’m sharing this crown jewel of vintage awesomeness with you (instead of buying it myself), but someone must buy this. Please! This adorable yellow plaid coat makes me want a little chill in the air. Sigh!

Dottie go crazy over Etsy seller JudyGoVintage!

And then there is this friend.  I just had to include it. The elephant beanie.  I just try to think about the story behind this beanie. What could it be? A fabulous circus themed birthday party–and this hat is the giveaway?  The prototype beanie before they added the propeller? The mind is overwhelmed with possibilities.

I must admit that I have a complete fear of beanies with things on the top thanks to that surreal (in the true sense of the word) movie by Dr. Seuss made in 1953 full of cold war fear and Auntie Mame camp. Based on a child’s dream laced with his hatred of piano lessons, this movie scarred me as a child, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T has given millions of children bad dreams for over half a century.

I found that image at the most awesome Website ever, Traumafessions. You can thank me for introducing you to this after after you’ve spent your entire lunch hour on it. ‘Nuff said.

But I saved the best for last–this great vintage hat from MK favorite, Lishyloo!  This hat is just bananas–it has all of these crazy and completely random sayings all over it like “rocking chair”, and “a pretty beaver”, and “up in the air.”

Could I get confirmation on the “a pretty beaver” line, Lish? That is almost too bizarre! Can anyone else make it out?

And to sweeten this week even more, Lishyloo is having a vintage kids clothing sale–with more than 30 items all under $15. Like that hat, which is only seven clams for all that awesomeness.

Happy Monday!

Vintage Kiddo Mondays: Retro Roundup

Happpppy Monday! It’s time for the Vintage Kiddo Retro Round Up, lovelies. I really *do* need to do a theme song, no? This week we are welcoming the arrival of SPRING! That means nary a sweater or scratchy knit in sight. I have a great selection of fun vintage goodies for our weekly e-thrifting session. As always, all these picks are available on Etsy and Ebay for your purchase!

First up? The Girls. Cute dresses, bright colors and fun little details—ladies, we’re ready for some sunshine!

Bad puns aside, I am totally nutso for the wee little squirrels on this red hot dressie. OK, so they kind of look like little baby polarbear squirrels, but who cares?? Not I!

Red Squirrel Knit Dress, Etsy seller ThreeRingCircus

This sassy lil polka dot scarecrow comes with a cute stripy bum cover! I love it—and check out the wee blue bird sitting on her hand!

Scarecrow Romper, Etsy seller ThreeRingCircus

I love a classic little puff sleeve and crisp white collar, but the drop waist and teensy bow are what make this one a keeper:

Baby Blue Plaid, Etsy seller Nanzfi

I was going to quote the lyrics to Build Me up Buttercup, because of the yummy buttery daffodil color on this amazing dressie, but you know what? They’re kind of a downer. I’ve always loved the song and thought of it as this upbeat fun song, but seriously it’s all about some girl who is totally breaking this guys heart, not showing up to meet him, breaking his heart….dang! Who knew? Well this dress is like a little ray of sunshine—my only sunshine. It makes me happy when skies are gray. You’ll never know dear how much I love it. Please just buy this dress right away. Hmmm, now if only I could think of another song to quote…

Buttercup Yellow Dress, eBay seller LostandFoundVintage

This is the only long-sleeved lovely in the mix, but it’s so colorful and fun I just HAD to include it. I’d love it with colorful tights and maryjanes or with a little pair of sandals and bare legs when it really warms up.

Mod Geomtric Dress, eBay seller: debbrame6x5m

And just for fun—ze pom pom hat!!! (I think technically it’s a pom pon, but who really spella it like that anyway, eh?)

Pom Pom Hat, eBay seller wyogems

OK, now lets look at some goodies for The Boys. Look at this lil set. Gingham? Check! Cute matching diaper cover? Check! Original price tag, never worn-ness??? DOUBLE CHECK!

Gingham Romper, Etsy seller loseyoureyesvintage

My birthday is August 22 which makes me a cuspy Leo…so I mean c’mon now. How could I resist this romper???? It’s so John John meets the Zodiac. He *does* have a little bit of a goofy stance….almost like he walks around on his hind legs with his arms hanging down. But hey, he IS king of jungle. Let the man walk however he wants to, right? Rrroar!

Lion Striped Jumpsuit, Etsy seller GiggleBoss

Ooooooh Luuuucy! You got some ‘splaining to do!! This little Ricky Ricardo cutie is amazing!

Ricky Ricardo, Etsy seller ThreeRingCircus

I love the kooky style of this 70s fabric (remember those stretchy belts that say “JEANS JEANS JEANS”??). And yee haw, this one is super cute!

Little Cowboy, Etsy seller thefancytail

As with the girls I have one long sleever in the mix for our little guys. It’s just so cool I couldn’t resist! And I promise, no Roscoe P. Coletrain jokes.

Dukes of Hazzard, Etsy seller differenthues

And finally….in honor of spring…. perhaps the most “unique” item for kiddos out there right now. What what what??? These toy bouncer shoes are BANANAS.

Crazy Spring Shoes from eBay seller moneygreen

Yep, people. SPRING has SPRUNG!!

Vintage Kiddo Monday: Retro Roundup

Happy Monday everyone! It’s the start of another week and I think it’s going to be a good one. I’m a little sad the Olympics is over—Wolfie and I were having such a great time watching all the events. I’ll miss my lil hunka medal winning hottness, Apolo Ohno and the gorgeous figure skating that happened (yes I’m a stereo typical girl….but I also loved the snowboarding. Shredding balances out sequins, right??). This week we have a rather darling little vintage round up. I think you’ll really like some of these cute finds!

OK, first up we have this amazing corduroy  jumpsuit with red floral trim and a little umbrella-ella-ella detail. They just don’t make ’em like this anymore friends. Oh, and if you ever have any special size requests, lemme know!

Grab this from Etsy seller marathon1981

Check out this little Twiggy starter dress. Such a cutie!

Grab this from Etsy seller RockZombieOldies

This little red corduroy sundress will be perfect once the ice and snow melt. I love the little flowers! You could also layer it with a long sleeved shirt and some funky tights if you need to wear it NOW NOW NOW!

Get from Etsy seller Sam and Ollie

Little Wrangler jeans?? Yes please!

Get from Etsy seller Sam and Ollie

Quack quack! Holy smokes, this stinky cute cardigan is bananas and would look AMAZING with some little jeans or even over a dressie.

Nab from Etsy seller Marathon1981

What’s new pussycat?? This is the best little sweater…quack quack, meow meow, moo moo, yes yes!

Get this cool sweater from ebay seller auctionnut45

Holy vintage jammie tops, Batman! I think these underoos are swell as a regular top too.

Get this cool look from ebay seller therobotparade4kids

This little mod girl dressie is to DIE for. One part Velma, two parts gogo. How can you resist??

Score from etsy seller FlamingJuneVintage.

This is just the sweetest thing—those little lambies make me want to recite old timey nursery rhymes.

Get from etsy seller leftylouvintage.

Yee haw, this top is perfect for little buckeroos (and buckerinas!)!

Get this for your little cowpoke from ebay seller: therobotparade4kids

Tttttthat’s all folks! Here’s to another excellent week!