Saturday 03 Dec 2016

Halloween 2012
Jennifer Ramirez

For the majority of people, October is their favorite time of year because they can start to come up with all of the greatest Halloween costume ideas that they can think of. The best benefit of this time is just how innovative people get. What will some of 2012's most popular Halloween looks be?

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year and it is favoured in most of the countries, particularly Canada and the USA. Common festival Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, going to the costume parties, lighting bonfires and visiting haunted attractions. It is a period, when all the family comes together and enjoys it together. Halloween, also known as All Hallow's Eve is a annual holiday and it is held on the 31October, just on eve prior to the Western Christian feast of the All Hallows. It is known, that Hallows Eve was originally integrated tradition from pagan harvest and some other festivals, to honour the dead.

The roots of Halloween date back some 2,000 years to the historic Celtic festival of Samhain.  The yearly celebration named, samwen, marks the beginning of the Celtic New year, actually has its beginnings in the Catholic Church. The Celts lived in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1st. 

This day proclaimed the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the darker, freezing winter, a time of year that was usually related to human death.  Dressing yourself up and going "guising"was common in Ireland and Scotland at Halloween from the late 19th century. Halloween costumes became extremely popular for different parties in the US in the early 20th century among both adults and kids. The first mass wave of costumes appeared in the stores in the 1930s, when trick-or-treating became a major trend. It has been a increasing trend ever so far in United States and in all over the globe.

Halloween is typically celebrated amongst family, friends and, sometimes, co-workers. Nonetheless, some areas hold large community events. Adults may celebrate by watching horror movies, holding costume parties or creating haunted houses or graveyards.

Most popular events and festivals in US on Halloween 2012 will be: the Annual Pumpkin Festival, which runs from September 28 to October 28, 2012, Fridays to Sundays, only, in Stone Mountain, Georgia; Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Halloween Festival on Friday and Saturday nights from 28 September to 27 October 2012, in Blowing Rock, North Carolina; The Danger Run on Friday and Saturday nights from 21 September to 27 October 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky.

There is a broad selection of Halloween masks to choose room like the usual scary creatures like zombies, aliens, monsters, werewolves, and scary movie characters like Jason, Michael Meyers and a lot more. If you don't want to look weird for the occasion you may opt for pretty and enchanting Halloween masks like princess, fairies and other fancy masks.

Wearing Batman masks for Halloween can make the event more fascinating most specifically if you take in the character of the billionaire playboy hero of the Gotham City. Therefore, go for these masks online and sweep all the bad beings away with your bat skills. It is so cool to be the big guy! Another exciting pick is the maniacal Scarecrow. 

Who were the favourite couples of 2012 and how can you look like them? If you and your significant other both look good in black, you couldn't go wrong with Batman and Batgirl. Katniss and Gale from "The Hunger Games" will be an additional hugely popular pairing for romantic couples of a specific age, although older couples may prefer Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Females will be dressing up like the Black Widow in the mega-smash movie "The Avengers" or like one of the medieval-inspired queens and beaufitul princesses in the hit television series "Game of Thrones." Baby Halloween 2012 Costumes are the classics of All Hallows Eve. No matter if he or she is dressed up to look like a Maurice Sendak-inspired monster, a Tigger or a bumblebee, you never want your little one to look less than lovable.

If you were searching for some of the greatest Halloween costume ideas, then this article might helped you in your choice. All it takes is a little bit of thinking outside the box and you could have an awesome costume that better than anything you could typically find in a costume shop!  Regardless of look you come up with on trick or treat night, remember: Special Halloween costumes are what this favorite American holiday is all about!

Jennifer Ramirez, known as Jenny, has reviewed and edited for 5+ years. Originally from Toronto, she grew up performing and competing in rhythmic gymnastics. Jenny enjoys reviewing movies, books and music albums. She describes herself as funny and righteous, with a 'go that extra mile' attitude. Her philosophy is quite simple: try to live life to the fullest Jenny writes that hr passion is books. She reads and reviews current and back-list literary fiction, crime fiction, thrillers, occasionally science fiction, and narrative nonfiction. She also loves music. She's a huge fan of The Maine and All Time Low! Joy is her favorite word and creativity is something she can't live without.

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