Halloween is a festival celebrated on 31st of October. This festival is celebrated on a large scale with great enthusiasm and spirits. This festival is observed as a holiday in many countries while in United States it is a routine day and the celebrations are made in the evening time. This festival fascinates the kids as they get more excited about the spooky costumes, masks and other accessories which highlight this festival. The costumes of this festival are majorly in the form of skeletons and so people who wear them are also referred as living skeletons.
The name Halloween is derived from the Swedish word, Hallow - eve which means the great evening of Halloween. It is believed that on this day, the boundaries between heaven and hell collide and so the evil powers try to attack the planet earth. The attack is generally in the form of destruction of crops and other natural calamities. This festival is well known for its unique tradition called Trick or treat where a confectionery question is asked and if the person is not able to answer that question, he has to treat the children.
This festival is also known as Beggar's Night as the children roam door to door asking for gifts and chocolates. There are several movies made on this festival which include Ghostbusters, Psycho, The Witches of Eastwick, Resident Evil, Adam's family and Something Else.
The popular costumes worn on this day include Lil Pumpkin pie, costumes in the shape of elephants, spider tootsie, penguin, giraffe, lamb and elephant.
Living skeleton is a type of costume which is black in color and it has pictures of bones painted on it. Some of the living skeleton costumes have plastic bones attached to it which gives it a sense of reality. The specialty of these costumes is that the plastic bones or the pictures of bones on the dress glow at night which helps them to attract a lot of customers. On this dress, a skeletal mask is worn .This gives a ghost-feel to this costume.
Later ghost like pranks are played by people wearing such dresses. Sometimes, these people switch off all the lights, hide in the darkness and pop to scare other people. This act helps in scaring people as suddenly in the darkness a face fluorescent in color pops up tries to scare you with different sounds. Sometimes, this living skeleton costume is worn by a group of people to play pranks on the trespassers.
Sometimes, these ghosts-like dressed people wear top hats and hold guitars to show that they are playing some kind of music. Even ladies dress up in such costumes and on top of them, they wear ornaments like earrings and a necklace, which makes them look funnier.
Living skeleton costumes also includes imitations of ghost, witches and vampires which add a certain flavor to this costume. These costumes are also available in different sizes for children. This costume is generally worn by children, after which they play treat or trick and beg around for sweets by holding jack-o lanterns. Children tend to look as funny and amusing as possible and roam around playing pranks in the houses in the neighborhood. Sometimes, this costume is accessorized with leather gloves and studded gauntlet which makes them look even spookier.
Living skeleton costume looks good with a ghost make-up. These make-ups are available at various saloons where the ghost look is given and a flavor of blushing is added to the cheeks. Applying different kinds of lotions are also a part of this make- up. Certain areas of the skin are kept visible to add a certain theme to the make-up.
There are also various costumes and masks in the shape of pumpkin and other symbols of Halloween which add a different charm to this festival.
Living skeleton, thus, plays an important role in making your Halloween party more Spooktacular. The specialty of this dress is that it is not costly and can be easily made at home. This festival is not just about fun but also gives a chance to the relatives and family people to have a get-together and chill at their places. It thus provides them with relaxation from their daily hectic lifestyles.