The Story behind Wearing Scary Halloween Costumes

Emma | 08 - 29 - 2021
scary Halloween costumes

Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain and later spread around the world. Until centuries it was not known in America but now it is one of the most celebrated holidays in the U.S. Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October every year, the evening before All Saints Day and this holiday is popularly known for its scary or devil Halloween costumes. But do you know why people wear scary Halloween costumes? If you’re a person who wears terrifying Halloween costumes without knowing the reason, this blog is for you. 

Why Do People Wear Scary Halloween Costumes?

Samhain festival marks the end of the summer and the beginning of the dark and cold winter. This period is called the “darker half of the year” as it was the time of year that was associated with human death. The Celts believed that death would come back to earth on this day and play tricks on people. So they left food and drinks on their doorsteps in order to please the spirits. They also dressed up like ghosts by wearing creepy costumes to blend in with them when leaving their homes. Later Medieval Britain adopted the Samhain festival and changed it to All Saints Day. It gradually became a tradition for young people to dress up in terrifying Halloween costumes to perform at their neighbors’ door for chocolate, food, or money. During medieval times this act was called “Guishing ” and was mostly done by the poor. Now it has become one of the fun-filled holidays to dress up in creepy Halloween costumes and play trick or treat for candy among neighbors. 

The Scariest Costumes in the World

Here we’ve listed some of the top scariest Halloween costumes. All these devil Halloween costumes will definitely scare your neighbors. Get inspired from these terrifying Halloween costumes and plan your creepy Halloween costume accordingly. 

What Is the Scariest Costume for Halloween?
  • A. Witch
  • B. Pumpkin
  • C. Momo
  • D. Cat
  1. Scary pumpkin costume 

It is one of the popular and terrifying Halloween costumes. This pumpkin in Halloween tradition was started by the Irish. They carved pumpkins and placed them near their doors and windows to protect themselves from the ghost. In fact, pumpkins are a symbol of Halloween. 

  1. Ghost

Ghost costumes are one of the simplest and scariest Halloween costumes. It is a traditional Halloween costume and has been associated with Halloween for quite a long time. You can even do a DIY ghost costume. 

  1. Witch

Make your Halloween look bewitching by wearing a witch costume. A witch costume is a perfectly scary Halloween costume. It is most popular among adults and more than 4 million people plan to be a witch for Halloween. 

  1. Cat

It is one of the cutest Halloween costumes. You can wear cat ear headbands, draw whiskers and attach a tail. And yeah you are all set to be a “cool cat.” You can also get a cat costume at a costume store. 

  1. Vampire

How can Halloween end without a blood-sucking vampire costume? A vampire costume is one of the most popular and scariest Halloween costumes ever. Wear a black suit and red vest and apply foundation and vibrant red lipstick and eyeshadow. Hell yeah! You’re ready for Halloween in no time.  

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