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Vintage Halloween costumes

Vintage Halloween costumes

One-of-a-kind Vintage Halloween costumes

Vintage Halloween costumes
So, Halloween is coming, and excited costume enthusiasts queue at party stores. Meanwhile, these retro photographs of bizarre Halloween costumes prove they could well do without commercialism. Originally European harvest festival and festivals of the dead, Halloween has pagan roots. In fact, the history of Halloween goes back more than 2,000 years to Celtic people. However, the word “Halloween” was first used in the 16th century. And it represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows’-Even (‘evening’), that is, the night before All Hallows’ Day. Fans of the pagan holiday dressed in a mixture of ghostly, scary-mongering garb and bizarre, inventive outfits. Also, disguising the face has always been a popular choice among fans of Halloween, playing with the idea of false identities.
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Lemurs and monkeys playing with Halloween masks

Lemurs and monkeys playing with Halloween masks

The photo made in autumn of 2012 in Woburn Safari Park (England), just on Halloween celebrations. Lemurs and monkeys playing with Halloween masks of Frankenstein and vampires. Source of image – daily-mail

Lemurs and monkeys playing with Halloween masks
Undoubtedly, visitors to Woburn Safari Park (England) enjoyed watching the ring-tailed lemurs and monkeys playing with spooky Halloween masks of Frankenstein and vampires. The lemurs and monkeys were running around teasing each other, trying to spook each other out. Meanwhile, ring-tailed and red fronted lemurs enjoyed sticking their heads into pumpkins dangling from climbing ropes to steal the yummy snacks inside. In short, the same as people, funny monkeys have already got into the spirit of Halloween.
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Christmas inspired Brooches & Pins

Christmas inspired Brooches & Pins

Swarovski Christmas inspired Brooches & Pins

Christmas inspired Brooches and Pins
While the time for expressions of love through the giving Christmas gifts is coming, my idea is beautiful handmade jewelry. Indeed, it’s time to express personal taste and demonstrate thought and time invested in the gift. First of all, Christmas inspired costume brooches, modern or antique is a perfect and elegant gift to someone special. And the present gallery of Christmas tree jewelry decoration traditionally includes such images, as snowflakes, snowmen, Santas, Christmas Reindeer, snake brooches, decorated with sparkling Swarovski crystals. Besides, snake brooches are especially valuable in new 2013. In addition, even looking at these pieces of jewelry can make your spirit bright.
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Labyrinths in corn fields for Halloween

Labyrinths in corn fields for Halloween. Vitruvian Man by Leonardo La Vinci

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo La Vinci. Labyrinths in corn fields for Halloween

Labyrinths in corn fields for Halloween
Noteworthy, one of the best mazes of 2012 has become Vitruvian Man by Leonardo La Vinci. Made on the Treinen Farm in Wisconsin, in anticipation of the harvest in the west, it starts autumn festival of mazes. Meanwhile, unusual patterns in the fields of corn are not only great fun, but also a good way for farmers to earn income from tourists. Hundreds of tourists come here to take a look at the pictures carved on the corn fields, and of course, try to go through these mazes. As a rule, the fields equipped with special elevators, give opportunity to survey the maze, just in case if a person can’t find the way out and needs help.
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Beautiful tradition – Festival of colors in India

Holi Festival

Purple and pink. Beautiful tradition – Holi Festival of colors in India

Beautiful Festival of colors in India
Every spring thousands of Hindus participate in the festival Holi in India. On this day, a bright and colorful actions are organized to greet spring – Holi Festival. Holi begins with numerous fires. Bonfires symbolize the end of winter and the death of the evil spirits. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.
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Chinese Kingdom of dwarfs and Windows of the World

Chinese Kingdom of dwarfs and Windows of the World

Yunnan Province. Chinese Kingdom of dwarfs and Windows of the World

Chinese Kingdom of dwarfs and Windows of the World
Undoubtedly, the theme located in Yunnan Province of China is really worth visiting. First, it is because of a hundred and eight of the most undersized people perform here. Thanks to the show “The Kingdom of dwarfs”, they earn and happily live here. Noteworthy, all employees in the park are dwarfs wearing different costumes. No wonder, the park attracts numerous tourists every day, and it also induces some controversies and condemnation. Meanwhile, in the park, there are armies, a king, “guardian angels”, health department, and even “foreign ministry”. Besides, each employee has to pretend to be villagers living in the houses on top of the hills.
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Gigantic fairy tale books stage at Tomorrowland Festival

Gigantic fairy-tale book stage at Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium, July 27-29, 2012

Beautifully decorated scene. Europe’s largest electronic dance music festival Gigantic fairy tale books stage, July 27-29, 2012

Gigantic fairy tale books stage at Tomorrowland Festival
Located in Belgium, Tomorrowland Festival is, in fact, Europe’s largest electronic dance music festival. It took place for three days between July 27 and 29, 2012 with the incredibly amazing main stage. Noteworthy is the work of designers, who created the main stage. In particular, the entire stage resembles a library of gigantic fairy tale books. Undoubtedly, the book installation creates the impression of a sort of magical country. In the middle, sat one large book of LEDs that opened, closed and entertained the crowd. Meanwhile, the popular musicians and groups have visited the latest event, which was the eighth in the row. Among them Afrojack, DeeJaay Boris, Above & Beyond, Basto, Marco Carola, Carl Cox, Ferry Corsten, Sander van Doorn, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Laidback Luke, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Knife Party and LMFAO.
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