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The creepy photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s show homemade outfits that seem utterly sinister to the modern viewer. Depicted are two little girls posing in their sinister Halloween masks around 1940 in the US.

Shock! Vintage Halloween photos show the home-made costumes that brought the shivers and sensations of the past to the fore

  • Spooky photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s show home-made outfits that seem completely sinister
  • The fascinating collection was mostly collected by the English artist Ossian Brown for his book Haunted Air
  • Costumes include skeleton costumes and bizarre masks – including a pig's head – usually from the US.
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These captivating photos show vintage Halloween costumes from the 19th century – and they are very different from what we are used to today.

The sinister photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s show home-made outfits that seem completely bizarre to the modern viewer.

The fascinating collection was mostly collected by the English artist Ossian Brown for his book Haunted Air, in which a time was revealed in which revelers could not just pick up an outfit at the local supermarket.

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Those who celebrate Halloween would go to a lot of trouble to get into the party mood by making their own costumes by hand.

The creepy photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s show homemade outfits that seem utterly sinister to the modern viewer. Depicted are two little girls posing in their sinister Halloween masks around 1940 in the US.

The creepy photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s show homemade outfits that seem utterly sinister to the modern viewer. Depicted are two little girls posing in their sinister Halloween masks around 1940 in the US.

The fascinating collection was mostly collected by the English artist Ossian Brown for his book Haunted Air, in which a time was revealed in which revelers could not just pick up an outfit at the local supermarket. Depicted: a child is posing with a frightening clown mask

The fascinating collection was mostly collected by the English artist Ossian Brown for his book Haunted Air, in which a time was revealed in which revelers could not just pick up an outfit at the local supermarket. Depicted: a child is posing with a frightening clown mask

The fascinating collection was mostly collected by the English artist Ossian Brown for his book Haunted Air, in which a time was revealed in which revelers could not just pick up an outfit at the local supermarket. Depicted: a child is posing with a frightening clown mask

One image shows a man in a pig's mask, some of whom have speculated that it is a real pig's head, standing outside a door that seems to say & # 39; only women & # 39;

One image shows a man in a pig's mask, some of whom have speculated that it is a real pig's head, standing outside a door that seems to say & # 39; only women & # 39;

One image shows a man in a pig's mask, some of whom have speculated that it is a real pig's head, standing outside a door that seems to say & # 39; only women & # 39;

Another photo shows a man in a woman's outfit wearing a bizarre mask with a headscarf wrapped around it, while the subject leans back on the arm of an armchair
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Another photo shows a man in a woman's outfit wearing a bizarre mask with a headscarf wrapped around it, while the subject leans back on the arm of an armchair

Another photo shows a man in a woman's outfit wearing a bizarre mask with a headscarf wrapped around it, while the subject leans back on the arm of an armchair

One image shows a slender man with a skeleton in the early 20th century in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The ghostly photos taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries show home-made outfits that just seem terrifying to modern eyes

One image shows a slender man with a skeleton in the early 20th century in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The ghostly photos taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries show home-made outfits that just seem terrifying to modern eyes

One image shows a slender man with a skeleton in the early 20th century in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The ghostly photos taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries show home-made outfits that just seem terrifying to modern eyes

One image shows an unknown person with tails and a hockey mask, a doll and a teddy bear clutched - a truly hair-raising face

One image shows an unknown person with tails and a hockey mask, a doll and a teddy bear clutched - a truly hair-raising face

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One image shows an unknown person with tails and a hockey mask, a doll and a teddy bear clutched – a truly hair-raising face

A homemade costume from around 1890

A homemade costume from around 1890

A skeleton equipment from the 1950s

A skeleton equipment from the 1950s

The anonymous images were made from 1875 to 1950 and are generally accepted in America. Pictured on the left: a self-made costume from around 1890. Right: a skeleton outfit that is thought to be from the 1950s

One image shows a slender man with a skeleton in the thirties in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Other images are much more disturbing, such as a man in a pig's mask, some of whom have speculated that it is a real pig's head, standing outside a door that seems to say & # 39; only women & # 39 ;.

Another photo shows a man in a woman's outfit wearing a bizarre mask with a headscarf wrapped around it, while the subject leans back on the arm of an armchair.

One image shows an unknown person with tails and a hockey mask, a doll and a teddy bear clutched – a truly hair-raising face.

The anonymous images were made from 1875 to 1950 and are generally accepted in America.

Haunting: these two children wear hand-painted masks with bold features and thick eyebrows, circa 1940

Haunting: these two children wear hand-painted masks with bold features and thick eyebrows, circa 1940

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Haunting: these two children wear hand-painted masks with bold features and thick eyebrows, circa 1940

Frightening: three young children in their home-made Halloween costumes, circa 1940, in the US. A smiling Jack-o & # 39; lantern can be seen on the top right of the table

Frightening: three young children in their home-made Halloween costumes, circa 1940, in the US. A smiling Jack-o & # 39; lantern can be seen on the top right of the table

Frightening: three young children in their home-made Halloween costumes, circa 1940, in the US. A smiling Jack-o & # 39; lantern can be seen on the top right of the table

A cat ... or maybe a dog? This sleek, animal-inspired costume comes with a belt around the wearer's neck, held in the background by a couple wearing more traditional clothing

A cat ... or maybe a dog? This sleek, animal-inspired costume comes with a belt around the wearer's neck, held in the background by a couple wearing more traditional clothing

A cat … or maybe a dog? This sleek, animal-inspired costume comes with a belt around the wearer's neck, held in the background by a couple wearing more traditional clothing

A very homemade ghost outfit, USA, around 1930, apparently made of a simple sheet and holes that have been pierced

A very homemade ghost outfit, USA, around 1930, apparently made of a simple sheet and holes that have been pierced

A very self-made ghost outfit, USA, around 1930, apparently made of a simple sheet and holes pierced

The spooky photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s show homemade outfits that seem completely bizarre to the modern viewer. Pictured: three party animals in the US, circa 1930

The spooky photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s show homemade outfits that seem completely bizarre to the modern viewer. Pictured: three party animals in the US, circa 1930

The spooky photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s show homemade outfits that seem completely bizarre to the modern viewer. Pictured: three party animals in the US, circa 1930

People would go to a lot of trouble to get into the party mood by making their own costumes by hand. Depicted: A boy poses in a Halloween-inspired Halloween costume, USA, circa 1940

People would go to a lot of trouble to get into the party mood by making their own costumes by hand. Depicted: A boy poses in a Halloween-inspired Halloween costume, USA, circa 1940

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People would go to a lot of trouble to get into the party mood by making their own costumes by hand. Depicted: A boy poses in a Halloween-inspired Halloween costume, USA, circa 1940

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