Holidays won’t be complete without the iconic symbols they have come to be associated with in the minds of those celebrating their festive Cheapest Christmas costumes. You have St Nick and his elves in the North Pole during Christmas. You have Cupid and his arrows during Valentine. The Turkey on Thanksgiving. On Halloween, there’s no single festivity icon but a whole gang of them – ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires and werewolves, witches and warlocks and just about all the macabre creatures of the night, both dead and undead. But these images have not remained static. When Halloween comes, which is just around the corner, expect some iconic updates, thanks to the emerging pop culture of the 21st century.
The human skeleton conjures up deathly images and is integral to Halloween celebrations. In the meantime, the Pumpkin is traditionally your Jack O’ Lantern that first started among Celtic tribes who carved scary faces on gourds that eventually figured as a lasting icon in Halloween celebrations. Both icons get a facelift makeover with the Jack Skelington figure popularized in Tim Burton’s Night Before Christmas. It’s both a stylized skeleton with a pumpkin head. It’s not uncommon to see this Skeleton figure as part of the spooky décor items flooding the malls in time for Halloween.
Sorcery and witchcraft have always been linked with the Halloween traditions ever since it was celebrated from the time of the Celts and Druids. An element of mystery arising from the unexplainable occult and magic underpins – Halloween icons that never fail to add to the appeal of the occasion especially among the young. This is capitalized in many movies and games that thrive on the superhuman qualities and circumstance attending people gifted with magic and occult powers.
The Lord of The Rings series hinge on the magical legends of middle earth while the more direct magical elements are best essayed in the highly popular Harry Potter movies based on the equally popular J.K. Rowling’s novels. The modern imageries created by these movies are a makeover from the faceless witches of past Halloweens.