The Halloween costume became an important part in the Halloween tradition since before Christ was born. Mythology of Celtic lore said that winter’s coming was believed to be a season for dead. On Samhain/Halloween night the spirits could walk among their fellow men. It is also believed that some spirits could become very evil and dangerous to the people in the living realm. To keep the peace with the spirits, the Celtic people would get the best foods they owned in their homes and place them outside their front doors as an offering to these spirits. The wearing of horribly, frightening costumes were worn by Celtic’s in the hopes that these would help them disguise themselves as spirits, and the spirits may leave them alone .This is were the first Halloween costumes came from.
One of the most worn and sought after Halloween costumes is that of the witch. Witches’ have been linked to Halloween and it’s traditions a long time. For several years the Romans, Celtics and the Greeks all believed strongly in witchcraft, sorcery and magic. They believed spells or charms of magic became the most powerful on Samhain/Halloween night. In the religion of Wicca, the witch means the wise one. Witch’s secret potions and brews were thought to have magical properties that only the witch knew how to make work. A witch kids Halloween costume is still a long standing favorite of today’s trick or treaters.
Ghosts are another favorite for a Halloween costume, and it is fairly simple to make, with just and old bed sheet, white of course, and scissors you have your costume ready to go. The ghost or spirit as some people call them, has been associated with Halloween from its beginning. Ghost stories are favored to be told on Halloween night and haunted house with many flying ghosts visited.
The vampire is a Halloween costume which is also popular with kids and adults too. Since the first books and movies regarding vampires came out, vampire Halloween costumes have been around. They can be realistic looking too, with all the vampire fangs, wigs, capes and fake blood available on the market today, it is amazing what reality you can conjure up.
There are also Halloween costumes of a non-frightening nature out there in the trick or treat world. Costumes such as superheroes, fairy princesses, animals, cops, firemen, nurses, doctors and even military people make up a lot of them.
Even babies can get in on the act, with their adoring parent’s making or finding the best Halloween costume for them to join in the fun. Some parent’s dress their babies as ladybugs, flowers, puppies, kittens, even vegetables or fruit. They come up with some good and wacky ideas for a Halloween costume.
The Halloween costume has played a large part in the celebration of Halloween for many, many years. There are so many choice you can find when shopping for a Halloween costume, or you could be completely one of a kind and use your creativity and imagination to come up with your own personally designed Halloween costume. The options are endless as are the possibilities for a great find.