American Indian Halloween Costumes can be fashioned from materials found around your home, on ebay, or in many local craft stores.
For example, you can use the image above (Sitting Bear, an Arikara Chief).
Replicate Chief Sitting Bear's feathered headdress, fringed leather garments, and elaborate quill work.
Find more Native American images by visiting the links below.
Not so artistically inclined? That's okay. Just throw on a long, dark wig and a woven blanket with a tribal art design.
Or perhaps you can emulate Naichez, the Chiricahua Apache man pictured below.
It's respectful to represent a particular tribal entity, so do a bit of research beforehand. Indian Halloween Costumes can be beautiful. Just be careful not to offend anyone.
Visit the links shown below for more Native American symbols, people, clothing, and a zillion more creative holiday ideas.
Scroll down for fun facts about the annual celebration known as Halloween.
Halloween is not just for kids anymore.
Halloween games at parties include costume and carving contests, pumpkin bowling, bobbing for spiders, and the ever popular photo scavenger hunt.
The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland, celebrated their new year on November 1st.
They believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.
So on the night of October 31st, Celts held a celebration in which they wore costumes and told fortunes.
The migration of two million Irish following the mid-19th century Potato Famine brought the holiday called Halloween to America.
Halloween became more commercialized during the 20th century, as did just about everything else. Manufacturers began mass producing Halloween costumes in the 1930s, when Indian Halloween costumes were especially popular.
Trick-or-treating became a thing sometime in the 1950s.
Modern traditional Halloween symbols include witches, black cats, haunted houses, fake body parts, and the ever popular jack-o-lantern. The colors most often associated with Halloween are black and orange.
Below is a poetic tribute to the celebration known as Halloween:
(by Mac Hammond)
The butcher knife goes in, first, at the top
And carves out the round stemmed lid,
The hole of which allows the hand to go
In to pull the gooey mess inside, out -
The walls scooped clean with a spoon.
A grim design decided on, that afternoon,
The eyes are the first to go,
Isosceles or trapezoid, the square nose,
The down-turned mouth with three
Hideous teeth and, sometimes,
Round ears. At dusk it's
Lighted, the room behind it dark.
Outside, looking in, it looks like a
Pumpkin, it looks like ripeness
Is all. Kids come, beckoned by
Fingers of shadows on leaf-strewn lawns
To trick or treat. Standing at the open
Door, the sculptor, a warlock, drops
Penny candies into their bags, knowing
The message of winter: only the children,
Pretending to be ghosts, are real.
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