Carver the Killer ClownHalloween is a highly celebrated time of the year, where people come together dressed in costumes and playing trick or treat. But how did it all come about? Halloween is considered to be made up of ancient Celtic practices, European folk traditions and Roman and Catholic religious rituals. All of these have influenced our modern day Halloween, with the Celts lighting bonfires whilst dressed up in costumes to ward off spirits and ghosts, whereas the Romans would celebrate by throwing an annual festival called Feralia.
However, Halloween began to lose its religious connotations by the beginning of the 19th Century, turning into a children’s holiday, and becoming far more like the Halloween of today. The originality of this festival had become distorted through time, yet the tradition of warding off or disguising ourselves against evil spirits, demons and ghosts are still very much alive today.
The stories and myths that we have been told during the Halloween festival have evolved and so too have the costumes. Not only can you get traditional scary costumes, but also sexy costumes, and some that are even based on ‘good’ guys! Here are just a few examples:
Transylvanian Temptress Costume
WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you want to look sexy as well as scary this Halloween, think about becoming a seductive Vampire with this Transylvanian Temptress outfit. Tempt people to come a little closer then when in a state of false security drink their blood!
WHAT IT INCLUDES: Red and black dress with full skirt, and eyemask.
Carver The Killer Clown Costume
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Based on the spine chilling novel by Stephen King, “IT” scarred people so much, whenever they saw a clown they would run and hide.
WHAT IT INCLUDES: Shirt, trousers, mask, hat and neck ruffle.
Deluxe Batman Dark Knight Costume
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Batman is a skilled warrior fighting evil on a daily basis, so what better character is there to dress up as for Halloween? You will be fighting evil ghosts and ghouls, and maybe even a few jokers when you make your entrance into the party.
WHAT IT INCLUDES: Batman jumpsuit, cape and mask.
Check out our selection of outfits for your Halloween party for more inspiration.