Young or old, children, adults, boys, girls and people who identify as dinosaurs... everyone loves Halloween . And who can blame them? Free candy, outdoor fun with friends and costumes! It is also one of the world's oldest holidays, dating back to thousands of years.
That. Is the big question for many year! What's the really "in" costume? What will my friends wear? Do I want to be scary? Funny? Unique? A dinosaur? a fairy princess? A unicorn? A wizard, a vampire, a skeleton, a dragon. A fireman, the choices are almost endless! You can also see the top 10 list of most popular Halloween costumes for men, women and children here.
We've gathered up the most. popular, and highly rated. costumes available on. short notice at good prices from your favorite online retailer and put them all below!
You can make an amazing costume yourself. When I was a child, for years, my favorite costume. was one my mother made, using a Simplicity or SInger costumer pattern she got at Woolworth's for maybe 50 cents. It was very simple. It was all black with white bones painted on it using a reflective and luminescent white paint that glowed in the dark. As a kid, I thought this was so cool. lots of kids want to be skeletons. But it was also safe due to the reflective nature of the paint she used on both the front. And the back.
When my own sons wanted to be characters from their favorite video games, Mine craft and Roblox, like Iron Man and Steve, I realized, they are naturally boxy in shape and I could make them myself, and it was actually quite easy. . see these pages (make a professional looking Minecraft or Roblox character costume from free boxes) to do it yourself. . You can make many characters using these instructions. My son's friends were all envious!
Halloween is good, clean, harmless fun for young and old alike! Also see Halloween around the world, the History of Halloween and see this page of current Halloween facts and statistics.
The Celts, who lived lived hundreds of years ago in what is now Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and northern France began the tradition of Halloween.. The Celtic people, around 800 B.C., celebrated the final harvest of the year called Samhain (pronounced sow-en). It was also the ancient Celtic New Year. Samhain, which translates to "end of summer," usually occurred around the end of October, when the weather started to get cold in Ireland and Scotland. The festival lasted for 3 days. Many people would parade in costumes made from the skins and heads of their animals representing various gods of nature.
Then the Catholic Church, which celebrated All Saint's Day for many centuries co-opted the holiday. Young men were now instructed to go door to door begging for food for the town poor. Villagers were allowed to dress up in costume to represent a saint. Now, instead of dressing up to chase away evil spirits, and celebrating pagan beliefs, they were dressed up to honor the saints.
After the American Revolution, Halloween still never
really caught on in America. Most of the country was
farmland, and the people too far spread out to share
different celebrations from Europe. Any chance to get
together was looked forward to - barn raisings, quilting
bees, taffy pulls. Eventually, a fall holiday called the
Autumn Play Party developed. People would gather and tell ghost
stories, dance and sing and feast and light bonfires. The
children would stage a school pageant where they paraded in
Today, Halloween is once again being celebrated as an adult holiday or masquerade, like Mardi Gras. Men and women in every disguise imaginable are now participating in parades. Many parents decorate their homes and yards, dress in costume, hand out candy at their door or go with their children as they collect candy.
And despite its origins, today it has nothing to do with evil, devil worship, satanic forces, etc. It's just good clean fun!
Here are some of the most popular Halloween costumes for children this year. For more choices, see our Halloween costumes pages.
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