Halloween is observed by a number of countries on October 31st each year, on the eve of “All Hallows’ Day”. Today, Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
Traditionally, it is the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all who have departed. Some say Halloween traditions actually originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain which may have had pagan roots themselves.
Celebrities Do It Better
For celebrities, Halloween is the perfect excuse to showcase their creative side. Often used to playing characters and looking larger than life, entertainers love to put a great deal of thought and effort into their costumes. Sometimes the costumes pay homage, at other times they are an inside joke, yet some choose to keep it pop-culture related and poke fun at a current topic.
Celebrities are arguably better placed than anyone else to take their costumes to the next level as they can virtually get away by wearing any outfit and have the means to obtain the resources necessary to perfect any look imaginable. Quite often fans get to see a side of their favorite celebrity they didn’t know existed, depending on how safe or dangerous they wanted to play it.
Looking For Last Minute Ideas?
With Halloween just around the corner, most people will already have an idea of what they’ll be wearing. However, if you’re like us and leave things to the last minute, perhaps these celebrity costumes will inspire you to dress up differently this year. What a person wears says a lot about them, and a well-thought-out costume speaks volumes, just ask these celebrities.