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Posted: 10/29/2013 1:05:40 AM EST
Before sexualizing pop culture figures or symbols became the new Halloween vogue, Halloween held a more traditional–and macabre–appearance. Packing their superstitions in their suitcases, immigrants to the United States would hold various ghoulish parties in hopes to lessen the terrifying mystery of the afterlife and come to grips with their own mortality as the warm days of summer had come to a close. The rich, fear-festooned mixture of multicultural trickery and enchantment soon became quite difficult for children and capitalists alike to resist.

And thus, what began as an adult’s attempt to reconcile with death and the departed transformed into an immortal and immaculate industry catered toward children seeking sweets and later bedtimes. In 2012, it was estimated that Americans spent approximately $8 billion on Halloween. Check out its more humble and horrifying origins in our series of creepy Halloween costumes from the early 20th century

Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/creepy-halloween-costumes#h50Y8XMEJ2CscGGg.99
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:18:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2013 1:19:35 AM EST by chadwimc]
Wow! That first photo has a likeness of ol' lady obama...

And Hilary...
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:21:18 AM EST
Creepy is right. The giant chicken was....
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:21:25 AM EST
Cock costume is hilarious.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:48:10 AM EST
Wow, some of those would give a liberal a heart attack.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:59:02 AM EST
Bet that chick in the starry witch costume could f**k your brains out.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:10:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2013 2:12:28 AM EST by JIP]
Nice but a few of those were not exactly Halloween costumes. As far as I know #12 was The Michelin Man or 2 of them. You probably want to keep the bug man off the streets when there are kids around.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:15:20 AM EST
Creepy ass crackers...

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Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:22:34 AM EST
Some of those would cause me not to open my door........
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:27:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PKT1106:
Bet that chick in the starry witch costume could f**k your brains out.
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With those crazy eyes... yea she probably would. Then you would be dinner.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:33:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dru:
Some of those would cause me not to open my door........
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...or kick somebody in the head.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:35:19 AM EST
I had the ghost costume the child is wearing on the other side of the screen door in one of the last photos...1970? 1971?

The mask was scary...there was a picture on the front of the blouse of a ghost rising from a freshly dug grave...

I liked wearing it...but I remember turning the box the costume came in to face the wall in my room at night.
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Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:11:37 AM EST
wow...still not as creepy as a plague doctor though....
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:13:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2013 3:13:28 AM EST by Admiral_Crunch]
Looks like people did Halloween better then than they do now.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:13:53 AM EST
winner:

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:25:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PKT1106:
Bet that chick in the starry witch costume could f**k your brains out.
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Lol! I agree.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:35:19 AM EST
I remember having a mask like in #18
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:38:09 AM EST
NSA agents!

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:40:24 AM EST
Is one guy going as a side of beef?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:49:21 AM EST
Cool pix, bit some looked from the 50s or so
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:50:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By d16man:
wow...still not as creepy as a plague doctor though....
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/066/1/f/plague_doctor_by_hideg.jpg
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I have a pretty sweet plague doctor costume that I won't be able wear this year. My gf got the mask in venice over the summer and we spent yesterday gathering up the other parts. I don't think it is particuarly scary, but one of the dogs would disagree. She didn't like it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:50:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Willmar:
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Bacon

Wonder what his great great grandson's screen name is?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:52:16 AM EST
Some of those aren't too old and aren't completely 'unsexualized'.



I see ruffled wizard sleeve with a lot of hair at #13.....must be from the Nineteen Eighties

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Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:06:22 AM EST
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I was wondering that also.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:13:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By caduckgunner:

I was wondering that also.
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Originally Posted By caduckgunner:
Originally Posted By Willmar:
Is one guy going as a side of beef?

I was wondering that also.

It's bacon. Naturally his costume won first prize.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:20:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2013 5:22:11 AM EST by devilskwerl]


That's some fucking nightmare-fuel, right there....

(and now the damned things won't let their image be put before the masses....)

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:22:46 AM EST
Anybody else have that Blind Melon song going through their head after looking at pic 3?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:24:53 AM EST
Just about everyone of those pictures would make a great album cover.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:25:05 AM EST
What are the chances that "cock guy" was the world's first furry?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:27:53 AM EST
I see some old Ben Cooper costumes for kids..............you dont see those much anymore
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:28:29 AM EST
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The caption says a side of bacon. We may have just found Arfcom's official mascot.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:32:24 AM EST
#13 is hotter than doughnut grease
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:37:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By d16man:
wow...still not as creepy as a plague doctor though....
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/066/1/f/plague_doctor_by_hideg.jpg
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Shiiiiiiiiiiiiit
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:39:42 AM EST
This dude isn't allowed to knock on my door.

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:01:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ritewingterrorist:

I have a pretty sweet plague doctor costume that I won't be able wear this year. My gf got the mask in Venice over the summer and we spent yesterday gathering up the other parts. I don't think it is particuarly scary, but one of the dogs would disagree. She didn't like it.
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Pics ?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:09:36 AM EST
13 and 17


NOT GUILTY!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:11:13 AM EST
Giant anteater face caused hairs to raise a bit
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