Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween Costume Ideas 2012


Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

Halloween costumes are often designed to imitate supernatural and scary beings. Costumes are traditionally those of monsters such as vampiresghosts, skeletonswitches, and devils, or in more recent years such science fiction-inspired characters as aliens and superheroes. There are also costumes of pop culture figures like presidents, athletes, celebrities, or film and television characters. Another popular trend is for women (and in some cases, men) to use Halloween as an excuse to wear sexy or revealing costumes, showing off more skin than would be socially acceptable otherwise. Young girls also often dress as entirely non-scary characters at Halloween, including princessesfairiesangels, farm animals and flowers.

Which one of these ideas is your favorite? :)

Alan from The Hangover

Cute Pumpkin


Creepy Chucky

A beautiful mermaid


Mad Hatter

Lobster in a Pot--This kid looks scared.

Rosie the Riveter

A Busy Bee, Watchful Owl, & Sharp Shark

Sugar Skull Girl

Banana Dog

Three Creepy Undead Brides

Check out this little monkey!

Sweet Owl

The Smurfs!

Harry Potter


Or, if you don't feel like going "all out," this skeleton rib cage tee would be convenient.

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