Costume tradition allows creative side to come out

Alexis Riga, staff writer and web editor

  I have had my fair share of fun and experiences during Halloween whenever I was younger. My own Halloween costumes have ranged from an ice skater, twister board, a crayon, and – strangely – a bubble bath.  My parents always encouraged me to dress up, as it was fun going from house to house, receiving candy.

  In addition to all the fun festivities that are done during Halloween – pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating, dressing up, and going to corn mazes – the question as to why we celebrate a day in costume could arise. Where did the tradition of dressing up come from?

  According to, during the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, costumes and masks were worn to mimic the “evil spirits.” Due to that, the activity has evolved across the United States, and other parts of the world.

  Dressing up with family and friends is fun, as it actually gives you the ability to be someone else for a night. When choosing a costume to wear, there are many different types to pick from, which makes it enjoyable. In addition to that, the crazy makeup, wigs, and props used to wrap the costume together are entertaining.

  This popular holiday gives people the opportunity to show their style, personality, and creativity.