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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Some Halloween-related links

also Hallow-e'en, c. 1745, Scottish shortening of Allhallow-even "Eve of All Saints, last night of October" (1550s), the last night of the year in the old Celtic calendar, where it was Old Year's Night, a night for witches. 
Today I Found Out has an excellent Halloween Facts Roundup, including why witches are use broomsticks, trick or treating origins, and the relationship between Halloween candy and Daylight Saving Time

20 Houses That Are Clearly Winning At Halloween.

Faust, Mephistopheles, Napolean, Oliver Cromwell or a Hugenot: Halloween Ideas From an 1884 Costume Guide, plus 1880's Batgirl costumes and, from 1931, NYC architects dressed as their buildings.

Vintage and Antique Halloween Ephemera.

40,000 people's votes determined this candy hierarchy.

An excellent site for DIY intelligent women's costumes.

25 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make Last Minute.

Dave Barry's Halloween column from 1996: Night Of The Living Chocolate.

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