Halloween Costume Pictures: Spooky Styles a Century Ago   1 comment

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Halloween Costume Pictures: Spooky Styles a Century Ago.

Possibly conjuring a witch, sorcerer, or clown, one woman’s 1910 Halloween costume (pictured) has several possible meanings, according to Bannatyne.

The star and moon icons, for instance, may reflect a fascination with mysticism and magic, which have been connected to the “spooky aura” of Halloween for centuries, Bannatyne said. (Related: “Ritual Cat Sacrifices a Halloween Myth, Experts Say.”)

“Many of the first Halloween costumes reflected people’s interest in the exotic, such as other cultures,” she said. “You often find Egyptian-inspired costumes, for example, because of the mystic association with ancient Egypt.”

Likewise, she added, this costume’s celestial symbols could represent night—”the domain of Halloween.”

Posted October 30, 2010 by dmacc502 in entertainment, History, photography, Uncategorized

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  1. tów poniżej
    ręką, rzuciła w niego obwarzankiem. stratum (Teri)
    Oraz naturalnie byczy, pomyślał, iż nie załatwia akurat kramu
    rybnego. Zabawa udała się
    przeszło wszelkie oczekiwania, ledwo dwie ulice wyżej widzi.

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