A Brief History of Halloween and Custom Costumes

Halloween costumes from the early 20th century was quite terrifying. Drawing on the holiday’s Christian and pagan roots – as a way to reconcile with death or ward off bad spirits – people usually opted for a more serious costume than costumes inspired by pop culture.

Before this thing evolved into a more family-friendly affair, this party occasion people celebrate during October 31 was deeply linked to superstitions and ghosts, according to experts. It was seen as outside of the norm when people act outside of what is reasonable for society. Wearing ghostly costumes (not like the horror-inspired costumes of today) was an essential part if this occasion.

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Ancient roots

The history of Halloween costumes dates back at least 2,000 years. According to historians, Samhain, the Celtic pagan festival that marked the end of summer and the beginning of the darker half of the year in the British Isles, is the precursor of the Halloween holiday. According to traditions, during this festival, the world of the netherworld became visible to humans.

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