Thousands of people throng the streets from early dawn and dance their way through the city till late evenings. Dazzling gaslight torches, or “flambeaux,” lit the way for the krewe’s members and lent each event an exciting air of romance and festivity. Krewe members remained anonymous. In 1856, six young Mobile natives formed the Mistick Krewe of Comus, invoking John Milton’s hero Comus to represent their organization. The Feast Was Introduced In Constantinople In 379, In Antioch By John Chrysostom Towards The End Of The Fourth Century, Probably In 388, And In Alexandria In The Following Century. It was an end of summer festival, and was often celebrated in each community with a bonfire to ward off the evil spirits.
Originally Halloween was a pagan festival, around the idea of linking the living with the dead, when contact became possible between the spirits and the physical world, and magical things were more likely to happen. In turn, as part of American pop culture, Halloween has spread in popularity to most corners of the English speaking western world, and increasingly into Western Europe in recent times. This was also the Mardi Gras season that Carnival’s improbable anthem, “If Ever I Cease to Love,” was cemented, due in part to the Duke’s fondness for the tune. In the early 1740s, Louisiana’s governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, established elegant society balls, iconic celebrity halloween costumes which became the model for the New Orleans Mardi Gras balls of today. A vigil for the festival was held on All Hallows Evening on October 31. In the vernacular of the times, All Hallows Evening became Hallowe’en and later the Halloween we know today.
But when Kristin Chenoweth appeared at a Halloween party dressed as a member of the SWAT team, we were just downright confused. The development also turned A Tribe Called Red from a party band into a more politicised outfit. Hip-hop star G-Eazy put on a show dressed as the villainous Two-Face character from DC Comics, more notably The Dark Knight Rises. It’s smaller and more relaxed than Comicon and focuses on three main topics: comic books, kids and costuming. Even people with two left feet can be seen enjoying this festival in its full splendor. We thought that Heidi Klum was supposed to know a thing or two about fashion and style. Sure, those other shindigs are OK, but nobody — and we mean NOBODY — goes as hard as Heidi on All Hallows’ Eve.
The festivities, which are some of the liveliest in Bolivia, combine a mixture of Catholic and ancient local influences. Halloween began as an ancient Celtic festival in Great Britain and Ireland, and has survived most strongly among Irish, Scottish and Welsh communities. Wonder how many of the Fortniters we see on Halloween will be dancing up a storm. Pulling ideas from pop culture like these celebs did is a fun way to dress up in a costume that you can be sure everyone will know and love. It may take a little practice to perfect the unique red lip of Winifred Sanderson, but pick up a bright red wig and a green velvet dress, and you’re on your way to a spell-binding night. From Cher to the Fab Five, take a look at some of the absolute best celebs to impersonate this year. Take for instance the slew of models like Martha Hunt, Georgia Fowler, Charlotte D’Alessio and Duckie Thot who showed up and showed out in perfect re-makes of costumes like Betty Boop and Audrey Hepburn.