Last week, we showed you 10 of the best Halloween costumes from the internet, and today we want you to show us your best costumes. If you dressed up at the weekend, or you’re dressing up tonight, we want to see it, so send your best photos to firstname.lastname@example.org! Please only send the photos if you’re happy for us to feature them either on our website or facebook, and include your full name somewhere in the email so we can give you proper credit for them!
Have you ever wondered why we dress up on Halloween? It all comes from Ireland where the Celts believed that, on their new years eve (which was October 31st), the line between the land of the living and the land of the dead became blurry, and the spirits of the dead would be able to cross over into the land of the living.
Because the Celts were afraid of the spirits, they used to disguise themselves as inhuman, hoping to fool the dead into leaving them alone. They would take to the streets and wander around with their faces covered in ash and wearing dirty rags. Over centuries, it maintained itself as a tradition, and when the Irish immigrated to America in the 1800s they brought it with them. Since then, it’s evolved into the happier form of dressing up that we know today.
Happy Halloween everyone, and remember to send us your photos!