August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

By the late 19th century, the Irish and Scottish got dressed up in costumes — after they finished carving their turnips — going from house to house in search of a “treat” (usually some edible sweet). If they weren’t given something nice to eat (and sometimes even money — maybe as an incentive to just go away), the people who went “guising” or disguised in a costume would commit some harmless prank on that person’s home or belongings.

The Irish and Scotch were some kind of jokers, huh? BarkBark!

And maybe a little scary. OOOOOOOWhimper!

Halloween costumes were traditionally modeled after supernatural monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. Today, anything creative or imaginative can show up in a Halloween costume, such as fictional characters, celebrities, ninjas, princesses, politicians (whose everyday lives can be a little frightening or scary) — just about anyone and anything!

In 1930 the first, mass-produced Halloween costumes were sold in the United States.

WooFWooF humans! Can’t you be a little more original than this?

 

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