Absolutely, because fantasy and imagination inspire children. That is an important part of being able to dress up like their favorite hero or princess. There are many reasons for Halloween. It is...
Drew Carey says: I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.
Absolutely, because fantasy and imagination inspire children. That is an important part of being able to dress up like their favorite hero or princess. There are many reasons for Halloween. It is has been around since I was a child (65 years).
In the United States, 31 October has become a major celebration that appeals to adults as well as children, as shown by the elaborate homemade and store-bought decorations people use to decorate their homes, and also by the adult street festivals, masquerades, and parties found all over the United States
It is the only time that most children get to wear a costume. The candy is a part of it. But it is not the main part. As lentzk pointed out, choosing that perfect costume is so much fun.
It would be fun to look back through Halloween costume history and see who was in vogue and when. Probably, that would be a good way to find out a lot about our culture.
When I was a girl in the 1950s and 1960s, costumes were really homemade. A person might be a witch, a pirate, a robber, a cowboy/girl, ghost, or something that in today's society is considered "passe."
When my daughter was growing up in the 1970s and 80s, here is her list of all homemade costumes: witch, mouse, mummy, skeleton, werewolf, monster, member of the Kiss band, and when she was a senior in highschool she dressed up like a baby with a diaper, little baby hat, booties, a gigantic pacifier, a huge baby bottle, and a bib. She would the outstanding prize for best costume.
Granddaughter in the 2000s (again all homemade by me)=lady bug, bumblebee, mummy, skeleton, werewolf, geisha girl, zombie bride, American Indian, and we are working on this year's costume now.
A lot of time spent together planning, designing, going to Goodwill, and having fun together.