Terrifying Halloween Costumes from the 20s

These creepy photos of children dressed up in Halloween costumes look like they are straight out of a Tim Burton movie!

A toddler wearing a creepy skull mask in a photo from the 1920s courtesy Getty images
Children wearing home made witch and skeleton costumes from the 1920s courtesy Getty images
Open the door if you dare! Adults in scary costumes from the 1920s courtesy Getty images

“People in rural America really embraced its pagan roots, and the idea of it as a dark occasion, centered around death,” she said. “They wore scary, frightening get-ups, which were made at home with whatever was on hand: sheets, makeup, improvised masks.”

A Tim Burton-esque ghost to freak you out! Courtesy Getty images
Three girls posing in their masked costumes as they prepare for Halloween festivities in a photo from 1929 courtesy Getty images
Children donning sinister pumpkin heads from the 1920s courtesy Getty images

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Writer, artist, fashion & travel blogger, former cabin crew. Dublin, Ireland. Creator & editor of: www.phunkypunkfashion.com