Part 1 of 2: A Short History Of The Halloween Mask…

Please, No Underwear Pulling This Holiday Season…

shallow graves presents the 31 days of halloween

Surprisingly, the history of halloween masks and costumes is pretty simple. As most should know, long ago Celtics would celebrate the holiday Samhain. This day, as they believed, opened the veil between the living and the dead. So in order to ward off any forms of spirits, they wore costumes and masks such as this traditional Irish mask…

Is that a mustache?

It wasn’t until the early 1930’s that Halloween masks became more for festivities than ancient traditions though. Soon they were commercialized and mass produced. But even then, they seemed to be more terrifying than ever…

Just look at them! It’s like an outtake from “Village of the Damned”!!