Looking through old Halloween costume photos, I think it used to be way creepier than it is now. Some of these costumes are just scary.
This looks like a mosquito. Pretty creepy. Proof that no one ever liked mosquitoes.
This photo is reported to be from 1911. I think they’re supposed to be slo-pokes.
This is an old one. I think the girl has cabbage in her basket. One reason to trick.
Now I know where John Wayne Gacy got his clown idea.
The guy on the right needs some Spanx.
Those boys need to lose the tights if they’re going to make it through the night.
Not sure what this is, but it’s creepy.
Not too creepy unless that’s his mask he’s holding.
Brother and sister with an eerie resemblance.
A ghost aspiring to be just that.
A costume that required a lot of cooperation.
Great masks. I guess that year was all about clowns and asians.
Either a school picture or party with a demented Howdy Doody looking fellow in front.
I think I had the panda costume. I like how they put the picture on the front just in case the mask doesn’t give it away.
Here are some additional old Halloween costume photos that I’ve run across.
Here are some old Halloween Myths.
- Black cats are a sign of bad luck – still unfounded
- If an unmarried girl keeps a rosemary herb and a silver sixpence under her pillow on Halloween night, it is quite likely that on that very night, she will dream of her future husband.
- If you hear someone’s footsteps behind you on Halloween night, don’t turn around, because it’s the dead that are following you. If you make the mistake of turning around, you may very well end up dead soon
- Around Halloween time, if an unmarried girl carries a broken egg in a glass and takes it to a spring of water, she will be able to catch the glimpse of her future husband; if she mixes some spring water in the glass, she will also see the reflection of her future kids
- If no one speaks at the table during Halloween dinner, the spirits will be encouraged to come to the table
Everyone have a Happy & Safe Halloween.