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?