With Halloween approaching, I thought it would be fun to share some of these creepiest old Halloween pictures that I found around ye olde internet. Most of you probably know that the tradition of Halloween as we know it goes back quite a ways into our history. The Catholics adapted the Pagan traditions somewhere around 800 A.D. and ever since then, the europeans and their descendants have been adorning masks and coercing treats from their neighbors with threats of tricks. Compared to the costumes from generations past, today’s seem quite mild. If one of these showed up at the door today, most people would sit quietly behind their peep hole hoping to whatever power they subscribe to that the thing would go away and quickly…
For more on the History and origins of Halloween, check out my article on the topic here!
I think this guy is a side of beef…?
How could I not include a creepy gnome and a pair of amanita muscaria
? Not the scariest, but certainly my favorite….
There you have it! Taking a DIY approach to Halloween costumes could prove far more effective in scaring off the evil spirits than buying some injection molded plastic outfit from the super stores… Happy hauntings!