Getting in the Halloween Spirit

By: Zoie Olsen

Fall is approaching and so is the Halloween season. Do you have your Halloween costumes planned yet? Well if not, The Squire might be able to help you out.

Halloween costumes have an interesting history.  According to, the idea of Halloween costumes first originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. Eventually, these customs became what we know now as our Halloween holiday.

The Squire sat down with junior, Lilee Renninger, to ask her some questions about her Halloween experiences. She shared with The Squire that her favorite Halloween costume as a kid was a witch. She predicts that a popular themed costume for 2019 will be “most likely the vsco girl theme,” which just became popular at the beginning of summer.

When it comes to the big night, some people enjoy passing out candy, while others prefer to dress up and go trick or treating. Renninger shared that she would rather go trick or treating than pass out candy. She said the pro of going trick or treating is that “you can get all kinds of candy.” Although, there are also negative aspects to trick or treating, as it might be cold and there’s nowhere to go to get out of the weather. Renninger shared that her plan for Halloween this year is to participate in her church’s trunk or treat, which is when you decorate the back of your car and hand out candy. When asked if she prefers to make her own costume or buy one from the store, she explained that she would rather “make her own because then nobody will have the exact same costume as you because you made it.”

If you want to try and make your own costume has some really good DIY, aka do it yourself, costume ideas or, if you would rather buy a costume from a costume store, you could check out Spirit Halloween, Walmart, or even Target! Whatever costume you decide to do, whether it’s a DIY or a store bought one, post a picture of you wearing your costume and use our hashtag, #ehssquire, and you might be featured on our Instagam page or on the W-IKE News Show!

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