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18 Creepy Halloween Costumes From The 1900s Will Haunt Your Dreams

by Andrew

October is Halloween season, and it’s not easy to go a week without being asked what you plan on dressing up as on the 31st.

These days, we have fiberoptics and LEDs for the folks who are willing to spend big money on costumes, and detailed DIY costume guides for ambitious, thrifty crafters who strive to make their ideal costumes on a budget.

But what about before the wonders of high tech fabrics and the internet? What did people do for costumes in the old days?

Believe it or not, old school Halloween costumes were 10,000 times creepier than their modern counterparts…Don’t forget to SHARE this creepy awesomeness with all of your friends!

Aliens made with...tires? Who thought this could be so horrifying.

Aliens made with...tires? Who thought this could be so horrifying.

Children dressed as People, if people melted like candle wax.

Children dressed as People, if people melted like candle wax.

Keebler Elves, if Keebler Elves lived in Hell.

Keebler Elves, if Keebler Elves lived in Hell.

The second one from the left won't stop staring into my soul.

The second one from the left won't stop staring into my soul.

Adult-sized masks on tiny humans. WHY?

Adult-sized masks on tiny humans. WHY?

Good thing that baby isn't real or it would be FREAKING OUT.

Good thing that baby isn't real or it would be FREAKING OUT.

Honey, let's be eyeballs for Halloween.

Honey, let's be eyeballs for Halloween.

It's like they were trying to take a photo of an empty lot, and this is what showed up on the picture when it developed...*SHUDDER*

It's like they were trying to take a photo of an empty lot, and this is what showed up on the picture when it developed...*SHUDDER*

Even monsters can have trouble getting a date to the dance.

Even monsters can have trouble getting a date to the dance.

Just a couple of His & Her demon ferret masks. Totally normal.

Just a couple of His & Her demon ferret masks. Totally normal.

Proof the cat people have always been a little eclectic.

Proof the cat people have always been a little eclectic.

It's like a kindergarten...for your nightmares.

It's like a kindergarten...for your nightmares.

"Jimmy, stand next to your sister and make it so I can never sleep in the dark again, okay sweetie?"

"Jimmy, stand next to your sister and make it so I can never sleep in the dark again, okay sweetie?"

Picturesque pumpkin patch pho - WHAT IN THE.

Picturesque pumpkin patch pho - WHAT IN THE.

This rhino boy may not be endangered, but you'll be in danger if you're around him.

This rhino boy may not be endangered, but you'll be in danger if you're around him.

Like a claymation nightmare come to life.

Like a claymation nightmare come to life.

NO THANKS.

NO THANKS.

Are...are they OK?

Are...are they OK?

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