As we get closer to the 31st, you may notice that your street has transformed into outdoor version of a Walmart trick or treat aisle, minus the candy.
Before that magical night arrives, when all the neighborhood children are running amok in their adorable Captain America and Wonder Woman costumes, take a look at a time when children were truly terrifying.
All the little Caspers… a much creepier version of the poop emoji.
Parents simply wore masks and devoted as much time as they could, to making terrifying costumes for their kids.
Halloween got its start with the Gaelic festival, Samhain, practiced in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Samhain was seen as a time when spirits could cross over into the earthly plane. People would go door-to-door in disguise reciting verses in exchange for food. They disguised themselves as goblins and ghouls to confuse the spirits.
Some of the costumes were truly terrifying…
I wouldn’t open my door to this crowd!
Western Christianity moved the date of All Saints’ Day to 1 November, while All Souls’ Day became 2 November. With time, Samhain and All Saints’/All Souls’ days merged into Halloween.
It’s like a scene from a horror movie…
What are you going to be for Halloween, Beatrice? A mushroom.
The one on the right is coming for you…
The grandfather of Instagram skullpaint…
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin?
Nope, nope, nope!
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