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There are a wide range of Halloween fancy dress costumes available to choose from, but sometimes you can’t beat a classic. We have a fantastic selection of skeleton Halloween costumes you to choose from.

Skeletons In Folklore?

Across various cultures there are stories of undead skeletons, from the giant skeletons named Gashadokuro in Japan whose name literally means ‘starving skeleton’ to the interesting Draugr of Norse mythology. The Draugr have been included in various folklore stories such as in Icelandic Sagas. They have also been included in various video games; some of the most notable inclusions are Elder Scrolls games Morrowind (the Bloodmoon expansion) and Skyrim.

For many cultures, the skeleton represents death. The personification of death itself ‘the grim reaper’ is often imagined as a robed skeleton carrying a scythe. However, one of the most interesting portrayals of the skeleton is found within the Meso-American holiday, Día De Los Muertos.

Día De Los Muertos

A costume can be a fantastic way to learn about another culture. The skeleton (or calaca as it is known in Mexico) is a skeleton who has returned from the dead and is often portrayed as a joyful character doing activities that they enjoyed before they died.

This holiday is very important to many people particularly Mexican people and those of Mexican descent. It is celebrated as a joyful occasion, which contrasts to Halloween. Although Halloween is also a time for parties and celebrations; Halloween has a scary side, making it quite different from Día De Los Muertos.

Why Do Skeletons Make A Great Halloween Costume

Many believe that Halloween fancy dress costumes originate from the pagan festival Samhain. During the time of this festival it was believed that the barrier between life and death was at the thinnest and as such it was easier for spirits to cross over and enter the world of the living. Some people of that time dressed in the guise of spirits, some people believed that this would protect them from spirits. It was also suggested that those in the guise of spirits demanded rewards in exchange for good fortune.

Is there a better personification of death than a skeleton? The Skeleton is a harsh reminder of the circle of life. It is a well recognised character, skeletons feature in many stories, games and films, the classic 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts features a fantastic scene in which skeletons wield weapons and attack the living.

Sometimes skeletons are controlled by magic, sometimes they are undead creatures, there is something quite chilling about a skeleton. Perhaps some of the scariest folklore creatures are the undead: zombies, vampires, ghouls and skeletons. Perhaps what makes them so scary is that they were once humans, but perhaps what is even scarier is that they are a reminder of the harsh reality of life; which for many is truly terrifying.

Simple Yet Effective

Whilst many love taking the time to carefully create a costume, sourcing different items of clothing and props, incorporating them into a fantastic costume; some prefer a more simplistic approach. Some people just want a costume that is simple to wear and won’t get in the way. Skeletons are ideal for those who want a ‘get up and go’ costume. Whilst you can go the extra mile, adding props and makeup to your costume, you can equally just grab a skeleton costume, a mask and go enjoy the party.

Skeleton, A Fantastic Classic Costume Available From Smiffys-Liverpool

If you are in doubt on what to be this year, you can’t go wrong with a skeleton. If you’re attending a Halloween party and there’s no distinct theme, it’s a good idea to choose a classic. The skeleton is a classic for a reason, it’ spooky and scary; perfect for Halloween.

We have a fantastic choice of costumes available for Halloween with prices to fit all budgets. If you’re searching for that perfect costume then look no further than Smiffys-Liverpool. We stock a wide range of Halloween fancy dress costumes, including a selection of skeleton costumes.

With our 30+ years of experience you can trust Smiffys-Liverpool to provide you with your ideal costume. All eyes will be on you as you enter the party in style wearing a fantastic costume from Smiffys-Liverpool. If you’d like more information on the incredible costumes we stock you can give us a call on 0151 709 9449 or visit us in store at 56 Bold Street, L1 4EA.
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