9 Photos From The Past Giving us Halloween Costume Goals!

By THP Team


Did you know that the Halloween tradition is not something picked from 19’th century’s fantasy of horror, it has been followed in many traditions across the world from 2000 years? Yes, you read that right! We at the History Pictures dug a little deeper to find the origins of the celebration and we found out that tradition began on Celtic celebrations of New Year’s Day. It was later on named “Saint’s Eve” as they believed that their ancestors and forefathers walked the Earth on their way to the afterlife.

Halloween costumes idea may have changed over the time, but we believe we must know the origins of the celebrations and costume ideas so we present to you a series of photographs that will show you the evolution of costumes – sourced from pagan animal skins to grotesque and creepy masks of the 20th century with superhero themes.

Here at The History Pictures, we want to show you a collection of vintage Halloween costumes from the last century and a bonus picture of a modern costume that looks as if it came to us from the past.

9) “4 creepy characters pose for the camera,” 1920s


8) I am watching you taken too seriously!

© mangotoes / Imgur

7) A soldier, a witch, and a bear?


6) Oh the good ol’ days, when wearing a mask was enough to be dressed up for celebrations!

© TurnedOff / Imgur


5) If this is how Pumpkins were sold before, we’d not buy!


4) Hunt you like down like Animals, Animals …Oh!

© Methorabri / Reddit

3) If this was a party picture, we’d call this “The uninvited guests” at a party!

People in the past were sure good at creeping the hell out of normal lives!


2) When Halloween pumpkins were so BIG

© mangotoes / Imgur

We can recognize the pumpkin to the right but it will probably take us some more time to guess the character to the left

1) Men wearing Michelin Man costumes from early 1900’s

© TheBlogPirate / Imgur

Bibendum, commonly referred to in English as the Michelin Man or Michelin Tyre Man, is the official mascot of the Michelin tire company. Introduced at the Lyon Exhibition of 1894 where the Michelin brothers had a stand, Bibendum is one of the world’s oldest trademarks

Yes, you can now take a deep breath and pray to god before going to bed! We sure are spooked out, are you? Tell us about your favorite pick. And don’t forget to subscribe to The History Pictures to keep in touch with the unknown history.

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