All about Halloween costumes and pumpkins
All Hallows Eve traditions and celebrations
You know it's here by the pumpkins overflowing the produce bins and the racks and sacks of store-bought costumes lining the aisles. But even more, you know Halloween is around the corner because bagged candy and packages of candy-apple caramel tempt you at the neighborhood stores and on TV. You know that Halloween, that fun-filled, trick-or-treat holiday, has come to town.
Do you celebrate the Great Pumpkin holiday? Is playing dress-up part of your tradition? Trick or treating was always fun and a few of my costumes. Two are actually real clothes that we brought back from Germany. My family spent a number of years living in Germany when I was a child. I still remember the German folk dress that I wore trick-or-treating for a couple of years. But when I first came home I would wear my German lederhosen. My dad and I both had these leather short pants, and I remember that I wore them a lot in Germany. I also remember my lederhosen white carved ivory eidleweiss flower as part of the trim.
Celebrate Halloween in costume
Do you celebrate Halloween by wearing costumes?
Sure do. I love getting dressed up and wearing mask.
Are homemade Halloween costumes still popular?
Putting on Halloween costumes is a favorite way to celebrate Halloween by many people around the world. Today Halloween costumes are available everywhere from the grocery stores to online shops. It's easy to find a costume, perhaps too easy. Back in the old days when I was a kid we had limited choices and maybe we were better off for it. Instead of buying an outfit off the rack, we had to concoct a costume straight out of our imagination. In fact, that was part of the whole holiday fun.
- Photo credit: Photo below of Swedish trick or treaters by ToyahAnette B (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Who doesn't love a baby in a pumpkin costume?