Vintage Halloween: Costumes used to be creepy instead of sexy

November 1, 2013 5:50 PM

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Vintage Halloween: Costumes used to be creepy instead of sexy

The photos above are certainly a fry cry from the plastic Batman masks and cat ears you normally see on Halloween. Ossian Brown’s book “Haunted Air” may have debuted two years ago, but the snapshots held within have a creepiness that has endured through the decades.

A collection of anonymous photographs of Halloween costumes taken between 1875 and 1955, the book chronicles an era of homespun costumes that, when combined with the worn texture of the archival photography, may send a shiver up your spine.

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