Vintage Halloween

Choosing what to dress up as for Halloween is not merely a modern dilemma. It can seem like everything has been done before – who wants to turn up as a pumpkin for a fourth year running?  So if you’re really struggling for inspiration, take a look at some of these Halloween costumes from times gone by.

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Masks:  Halloween costumes are meant to be scary, after all. 2

Mushrooms: Two mushrooms accompanied by an equally strange little man. aliencostume Alien: A rather disorientated time-travelling alien stumbles in from the year 2106.catcostumev1

Cats: A tribe of cat people with their bearded accomplice.

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Clubs: A woman dressed as her favorite playing card. eyecostume

Eyes: These one-eyed beasts are fairly snappy dressers.  phonecostume

Telephone: Excellent in terms of looking like telephones, not so great in terms of visibility.

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Bacon: Clearly, cured pig meat was the thing to give you the chills in 1894.

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Chicken: Classic farmyard terror with this costume. kidscostume

Kids: The line between cute and terrifying has definitely been crossed here.

For more bizarre, hilarious and downright terrifying Halloween get-ups, check out the source of this content at the Independent.