Strange Bedfellows: Darth Vader and Snoopy Join Forces

Retro Halloween fans, you’re in for a treat: This is Star Wars costume week! I’ve got many classic costume photos to share, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, various Ewoks, Stormtroopers, and much more. In fact, one week might not be enough time to showcase this fabulous collection! You’ll see no characters beyond “Jedi” because this is the Retroist.

But before we get to our featured players, I thought we’d ease into things by observing the surprisingly common pairing of the unlikely allies, Darth Vader and Snoopy. I wasn’t looking for this mismatched partnership, but couldn’t help but notice the duel occurrence of these characters as I browsed the retro galleries.

The Snoopy smock reads, “I Love Halloween.” I wonder how Vader feels about that.
Photo by AaronCaldwell
(48) 1903 Oakland (Halloween) - Mark & Aaron 10.31.80

It seems that Vader and Snoopy may be siblings. Does that make Snoopy Luke’s uncle (or “aunt” in this case)?
Photo by Michael Saffle

Snoopy looks a bit apprehensive, and considering this crowd, his angst is justified. That said, the fact that Skeletor is carrying a box of raisins is somewhat disarming.
Photo by thepeachmartini

Okay, this isn’t exactly a Halloween pic, but it provides further insight into the Snoopy/Vader relationship. Only true friends hang together at tea parties with raccoon and dolly.
Photo by Mandy_moon
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Not a “retro” pic, but I find it fascinating that these classic characters – both supremely popular in the ’70s and ’80s – are still palling around in the modern era. It gives me hope that all that was old is new again.
Photo by joshcomp
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