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Women's Broken Doll Costume

Women\'s Broken Doll Costume
Retail Value: $68.39
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Product #: FW124074

Broken Doll Costume Adult Creepy and cute at the same time! Includes; Black and white dress with matching hairbow and footless tights with printed crack marks. Available sizes: Small/Medium 2-8 Medium/Large 10-14 Shoes, socks make-up ...


Women's Haunting Ghost Costume

Women\'s Haunting Ghost Costume
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Product #: CC01327

Haunting Beauty Adult Costume Be a beautiful ghost with the most! Costume includes: White dress, cape with attached hood, and chains. Available Sizes: Small 6-8 Medium 8-10 Large 10-12 Extra Large 12-14 Shoes are not ...

Women's Ghostly Gal Costume

Women\'s Ghostly Gal Costume
Retail Value: $69.59
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Product #: FM57477

Ghostly Gal Adult Costume Return from the grave to haunt the living! This costume includes a grey tattered ghost gown, capelet gloveletes, hat and belt. Available Sizes: One size fits most Adults Pair with Gentleman ...


Men's Gentleman Ghost Costume

Men\'s Gentleman Ghost Costume
Retail Value: $65.99
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Product #: FM56529

Ghostly Gentleman Adult Costume An unrestful spirit that wanders the graveyard at night! Includes: Hat, Neck scarf and ghost like Jacket. Available Sizes: One size fits most Adults Pair with the Ghostly Gal for a ...


Women's Skeleton Bride Costume

Women\'s Skeleton Bride Costume
Retail Value: $86.36
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Product #: MR147505

Skeleton Bride Adult Costume The grave can't keep this corpse from finding her groom. Includes: Skeleton bride dress with sheer gray veil, black lace trimmed choker, and skeleton bone hosiery. Available Size: Medium 8-10 Also ...

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Ghostly Costumes
Ghostly Halloween Costumes

There are many tangible traits to this holiday we call Halloween; skeletons, black cats, witches, a full moon, but the most recognizable symbol today is simply, a ghost. That’s why in different cultures Halloween is known by many names, most of which revolve around the ghostly realm; Day of the Dead, All Souls Day, All Saints Eve, Feast of the Dead and Native American Ghost Suppers.

Straddling the line between fall and winter, Halloween is both a time for celebration and superstition. If you believe the folklore, Halloween night is when the ghosts of the dead return to the living and roam the earth; a time when the veil between the human world and the otherworld becomes thin.

Halloween has always been a holiday immersed in mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and lit candles to help loved ones find their way. To keep the more benevolent or evil spirits away they lit huge sacred bonfires to aid them on their journey and to keep them away from the living.

Today, everyone loves a good scary ghost story whispered around a campfire in the fall, when the days get shorter, the nights get longer and our imaginations run wild. The bonfires, the ghosts and the fear all come full circle from centuries old fables of the Samhain which marked the end of the summer and the beginning of the cold, dark winter.

Many urban legends come from the spirit world:

“A person born on Halloween will have the gift of communicating with the dead.”

“If the flame of a candle flickers and then turns blue, there’s a spirit in the room.”

“If you feel a chill up your spine, someone is walking on your future grave.”

Ghostly Halloween costumes have come a long way since the days of the white sheet with eye holes cut out. Although we still see that old school look, today’s ghostly costumes are complete with special effects of tattered full length gowns, capes and gloves. Don’t forget to accessorize with a white wig and our Ghost Stories Makeup to give you the undead look every fashionable ghost needs.

One theory on the origins of dressing as a ghost on Halloween, may be in the notion if the dead are returning on this night, then the change of appearance may protect the human from being recognized by the evil spirits of the dead. You know the old saying, “If it looks like a ghost, walks like a ghost, it’s a ghost!”

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