TBT: Creepy Halloween costumes through the years

This week’s throwback Thursday is dedicated to one of our most favorite holidays: Halloween! We all know that Halloween is all about the creepy and scary things that lurk in the night. It is also when we get a chance to dress up as whomever or whatever we want! Let’s take a look at the creepiest Halloween costumes throughout the years.

 

1.   Let’s start with the 1920’s. Back in this era, Halloween was about the scary things like witches and ghosts. Most children dress up as these scary beings to go trick-or-treating. However, costumes during this days are less elaborate than what we have today and dwell more on the imaginative side of the creatures they are trying to portray, but despite this fact, it didn’t make their costume any less creepier. In fact, they may be able to raise a few hairs on your back!

 

photo from pinterest.com

photo from pinterest.com

 

2.   The 1930’s were no different from its preceding decade, but they have become more meticulous with their costumes. Most children wore masks to go out at night and get sweets around the neighborhood. However, deatails brought even more creepiness to the children’s costumes.

 

photo from californiahistoricalsociety.blogspot.com

photo from californiahistoricalsociety.blogspot.com

 

3.   During the 1940’s people dressed up as other characters that are supposedly wholesome and not scary. Nonetheless, some costumes remain as eerie as those from the past few years. Check out the kid in the Mickey Mouse costume, we never really thought our favorite mouse could be as spooky as this one.

 

photo from ohiohistory.wordpress.com

photo from ohiohistory.wordpress.com

 

4.   The 1950’s were all about details to their costumes. Much like the previous years, the 1950’s have produced a lot of creepy costumes of different persons and character that are supposed to look cute and entertaining. The more details they put in, the creepier they get. Check out these two children wearing masks for Halloween in the 1950’s.

 

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photo from stichesthrutime.blogspot.com

 

5.   In the 1960’s people were so much about pop culture. Many dressed up as their favorite characters from cartoons in TV and film. Check out this spooky Halloween party during the 60’s.

 

photo from imageck.com

photo from imageck.com

 

6. The 1970’s were all about foreseeing the future. Many were interested with the different possibilities the future may hold. Robots have become a very famous Halloween costume, but even those were so creepy, you’d never want to encounter children dressed as robots at night.

 

photo from weheartvintage.com

photo from weheartvintage.com

 

7.  Popular culture is still very much appreciated in the 1980’s. Ready made masks and costumes have also become available to the public. Masks like Barbie mask down below look very eerie despite the character they want to copy. Imagine yourself seeing someone wearing it at night and you’ll pretty much understand what we mean.

 

photo from pinterest

photo from pinterest

 

8.   Scary movies have built reputations for Halloween in the 1990s. The iconic ghost face mask from the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer has become so popular, it came in different variations and almost everyone wore them. There were even versions of the mask were fake blood pumps out from the forehead down to the chin.

 

photo from Huffington Post

photo from Huffington Post

 

9.   The 2000’s were also all about scary movies. One of the most famous among them was Silent Hill. The famous faceless nurses from the movie have become iconic Halloween costume for women.

 

photo from rynncosplay.com

photo from rynncosplay.com

 

10.  Nowadays, gore is very popular. With the growing popularity of different zombie movies and TV series, people prefer to have so much blood and gore details to their costumes. There were even fun runs and other activities were people wearing zombies costumes can participate.

 

photo from girlshue.com

photo from girlshue.com



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