A Century of Terror: The 10 Creepiest Costumes From the Past 100 Years

From pigmen to poltergeists: Brace yourselves for truly terrifying vintage takes on Halloween costumes

If you think this year's Halloween costumes will be scary, you have to check out the utter creepiness, intentional or not, of these vintage looks that date back up to a century. Remember, we warned you.

Creepy Crossbreed

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Nice to meet you pig-bunny-sheep thing that will haunt my dreams.

Drinking Buddies

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Here's to hoping her costume comes with beer goggles.

Pink Pachyderms

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At a certain point couples really do start to look alike.

Unlock This Mystery

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I'm sure these guys are making some cultural reference that people understood in 1912, but we sure as hell don't.

Where's My Mummy?

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The perfect costume if you're trying to cut down on eating candy. Ring that bell and watch everyone run for cover.

Garbage Day

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They actually gave this kid first prize? In our house we don't reward trashy behavior.

Mystery Mask

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This is what happens when mom and dad are too busy to help Sally make her Halloween costume.

Exactly What Does He Think He's Blending Into?

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We get what this kid was going for, but his ghost skews way more Poltergeist than Casper.


Sad Sack

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A paper bag costume? Sometimes you get what you pay for.

Undercover Kids

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Nothing says "run the other way" like a molded plastic mask.

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

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