Choosing the Best Costume for Halloween.
The year is marked with months which are very different from each other. Do you remember October for anything special? Just like December which is eagerly awaited for Christmas and Snowfall, October has its event. Since the fourteenth century, this event has been happening. The festival is known as Halloween. Every 31st October marks the Halloween festival day.
It is a festival observed worldwide mostly by the Western Christians and the Non-Christians. Hallows or saints and the beloved-dead are remembered during this festival. Activities during these festivals include lighting of bonfires, visiting of places believed to be haunted, church services, fasting and costume parties. The article seeks to look into 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. Apart from being worn by people, costumes would also be used to decorate the venues of the festivals.
After knowing this now you may wonder then what costume to put on during the festivals. The costume selected should provide anonymity to its wearer. As opposed to the times past where people wore costumes of popular characters, people are now using new character-costumes. Some costumes that fit perfectly into the theme of Halloween have been discussed below.
Used on a large scale are the costumes made in the likeness of biblical characters and Saints. These costumes are not scary most of the times. 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. Movie Superheroes are also being used quite a lot during the festivals. Spotting an adult or child disguised as their favorite movie hero is a common thing these days. Through the costumes, people get the feeling of triumph over the ills of this life.
But Halloween is not all about the dark scary costumes. The festival can be used as an opportunity for couples to bring a lighter side of themselves. Spouses will be made to wear sexy costumes. Angels and princesses are some of the characters that the couples costumes may depict. Revealing outfits may also be worn by ladies to display their curves to their partners. Their male counterparts may also wear tight costumes to put in display their well-built bodies.