Get ready for Halloween fun with some historical costumes from the Fred M. Mazzulla Collection!
Autumn has arrived in Colorado! The turning of the leaves, the brisk air returning, and Daylight Saving Time coming to an end all mean that Halloween is just around the corner, so it's time to plan your costume!
Costumes and disguises have been a part of holidays, rituals, and rites since ancient times. Like most holidays, Halloween is an amalgamation of cultural influences and religions throughout time. Today, the holiday and its costume customs bring people together in the spirit of something scary, spooky, or eerie. Some people celebrate by decorating their lawns and awaiting trick-or-treaters with a bowl of candy, while others attend costume parties or opt for a trip to a haunted house. Whether you are someone who goes all out for Halloween and makes your own costume, prefers store-bought costumes, or creatively thrifts your yearly outfit, it's time to consider your yearly disguise for All Hallows' Eve. Will you go with the trends of 2023, pull together your go-to costume from previous years, or land on something more traditional?
We’ve gathered together some images from the recently digitized Fred M. Mazzulla Collection to help inspire your costume plans. Will you be a pirate, a queen, a witch, a jester, or something in between? We hope these images will spark some creative inspiration, and help you get into the Halloween spirit!
Clowns and Dolls
Plundering for the Best Candy
A Whole Crew of Pirates
Toil and Trouble
Costumes for Royalty
Crack a Few Jokes
Go Down the Rabbit Hole
A Complete Pair
Whether you decide to dress up as a ghoul, goblin, or ghost, may your Halloween be full of thrills, chills, and as much candy as you can eat!