Every month of the year in the calendar is unique in its own way. Do you remember October for anything special? December has Christmas and Snowfall and October too, has its event. The event in October is more than five centuries old. Halloween is the festival in question. Halloween festival comes every 31st October every year.
The western Christians and the Non-Christians take part in this festival. The festival’s main theme is commemorating the dead saints, also called Hallows, as well as the good dead souls. People engage in various activities in the festivals such as the lighting of bonfires, visiting of places believed to be haunted, church services, fasting and costume parties. In this article we will focus specifically on Halloween costumes.
Have you at any one time wondered why people put on costumes during Halloween festivals? Well, people believed that the spirits of the dead come out during this day to haunt those that would have offended them in their lifetime. To disguise themselves and evade any punishment by the spirits, people wore costumes as a disguise. People wear costumes on themselves and also use them to decorate the venue of the celebrations.
The next question in your mind may be what the best costume for the festival is. The main aim of any costume selected is to give the best disguise. As opposed to the times past where people wore costumes of popular characters, people are now using new character-costumes. Halloween costumes that go hand in hand with the festival’s theme are discussed below.
Saints and biblical characters have been used widely as costume inspiration for the Halloween festival. These costumes will in most of the cases not be frightening. Costumes that are made to appear as the character of the devil may also be used. Since no good exists without bad, the evil costume characters contrast the saintly ones.
We also have more fictional characters like vampires, ghosts, witches and skeletons. These have become so influential in the last two centuries upon being used by non-Christians. They give Halloween that scary and serious feeling. The dead are really felt through these costumes. The use of superhero costumes has been on the rise too. It is not rare to spot an adult or a child wearing a costume of their most favorite movie character. These costumes makes one feel victorious over evil.
But Halloween is not all about the dark scary costumes. Couples can use the festivals to bring laughter and joy to their relations. Sexy wears are one thing couples do. The couples, in this case, may choose to be dressed as princesses or angels. To show their curvaceous bodies, women can also put on revealing costumes. To show how well-built their bodies may be, men may be dressed in tight-fitting costumes.