Here's a Tribune press photo showing the Anoka, Minnesota, Halloween parade marching along Main Street, October 31st, 1949. I love the sign that reads "the house that Jack built." Definitely a monsterkid in the skeleton costume.
UPI Telephoto, October 26th, 1960, Pacific Palisades, California: "A steaming calderon painted on a barber shop window, part of a community Halloween window painting contest for children, has David Goldman seemingly simmering while "chef" with shears, Vince Mangio, prepares bill of fare. Artist was Cathy Toland. Cooking time was one haircut."
I found these newer Beistle monster designs in my local discount store. They tip toward cutesy, but each illustration shows style. Strangely, the Frankenstein Monster is smaller than Dracula, and the Witch is the largest cutout. Date on the label says 2012, but the backside of the label is for a different decoration than these cutouts. It reads No. 01022, Glittered Happy Halloween Streamer. The number for these cutouts is 01630.
Spotted these at the local discount store. They're flexible thin plastic, with a small suction cup in back to stick on mirrors, windows, etc. I like the glitter on the fingernails and the cartoon design. Not too cute, not too scary, so it should appeal to just about any Halloween lover. There is no manufacturer information printed on it.