Halloween is today widely known as a community-based celebration in many countries around the world. It’s even characterized by child-friendly activities such as carving pumpkins, dressing up as supernatural creatures and trick-or-treating. In some parts of the world, Christian’s are attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead.
But centuries ago All Souls Day originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. People would light bonfires to mark the beginning of winter and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.
The Halloween tradition in America is around 100 years old. Over time costumes evolved from full-out creepy and terrifying to a cute and sexy. Every year we see vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Recently even costumes inspired by celebrities are popular.
As the nights get colder and the days grow shorter people begin to scramble to have the best Halloween costume. Here are some examples of the Halloween costumes evolution during the last 100 Years. Apparently, we were always naughty.
Minnie Mouse from 1935 was both spooky and cute at the same time.
In 1945 the devil had a cute vibe.
The cowgirl was more friendly looking in 1955.