History of Halloween Symbols

Here's a fun little post to give you some background on popular Halloween symbols. Jack O’Lanterns Jack o’lanterns started as a tradition in the British Isles. They are associated with will-o’-the-wisps, strange lights that, although caused by natural phenomena, were thought to lead travelers astray and into dangerous places. There is also a folktale of… Continue reading History of Halloween Symbols

Halloween, Historic Costuming, History, Just for Fun

Halloween Costume: Quoth the Raven Nevermore

This year's costume takes on a more imaginative turn as I don a raven masquerade outfit. The costume was inspired by ravens, of course, but also by some costumes from film and TV: The collar is actually inspired by the collars that queens of each krewe (social organization) wear on Mardi Gras. The 2017 Queen… Continue reading Halloween Costume: Quoth the Raven Nevermore