The Athens Halloween Block Party in Athens began in the fall of 1974. In each year since then, students and partygoers have showed off their costumes.
Upon searching through archives of old articles from The Post, the costumes worn by those in attendance can perfectly depict the time era they were in.
A Halloween 1977 edition of The Post states popular costumes included a mummy, an Oreo cookie, a six-pack of beer, the Pope, a Hershey kiss, Eddie Munster, Tweety Bird and hundreds of renegade clowns.
Some of those trends make sense for the time. In 1974, from Oreo Creme Sandwich to Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie. Eddie Munster was also a popular character in the television sitcom , which aired between 1964 and 1966.
It seems as if during this time, people opted to make their costumes by hand rather than go out to a store to buy something pre-made, which is a popular choice now.
The “human flies” could be depicting the first appearance of the in 1976.
Werewolf costumes were also popular in the 1980’s as a depicting the hairy beast were released within the decade.
With so many in attendance each year to the block party, something unusual is bound to happen each year. With that said, two students decided to dress in wedding attire and exchange vows on Court Street.
Group costumes were also popular, too. Featured below includes a group of students dressed as dogs along with a group of synchronized swimmers with “MU” on their bathing suits.
As new technologies began to emerge during this time, some students’ costumes reflected those changes. For example, in 2003 an Athens resident dressed as “The Ultimate Cell Phone.” At that time, the most popular cell phone style was the .
In 2007, two students dressed as . During this year, the iPod touch and iPhone were .
Though you may see an abundance of mermaids, superheroes, zombies on Court Street or whatever else may be popular at the time, some students still serve up one-of-a-kind ideas when it comes to choosing their Halloween costumes each year.