People of the past brought their creepy A-game to Halloween.

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-
leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Deliver us!

I'm pretty sure this traditional Scottish prayer was written purely about the random vintage costumes below. From looking at these nightmare-inducing photos, one thing's for sure: our ancestors were obsessed with huge heads, pillowcases, and general creepiness. 

One of these things is not like the others. 

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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Is it a rabbit, or your worst nightmare?

Vintage Halloween costumes

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What is this, Stitch school? And why is there always one super creepy kid with a giant noggin (far right)?

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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Uber creepy. And I'm talking about the princess mask. Also, I had that mask. 

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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Just waiting with her sacrifice to the Great Pumpkin like a good little girl. 

Vintage Halloween Costume

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Creepy McGee didn't really fit in with the other kids at school. I'm more concerned about the kids here than the costumes. 

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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You are what you eat. 

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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Yep, kids are officially walking nightmares.

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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Pumpkinhead's daughter will have her revenge. 

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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There's always that one clown that ruins it for everyone.

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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Just give them ALL the candy. 

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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Rumor on the interwebs is that two of these people aren't among the living.

Vintage Halloween Costumes

Courtesy of Stuff You Should Know.

The exact moment that Carl was scarred for life. 

Vintage Halloween Costume

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I've got nothin'.

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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Your future looks bleak, very bleak. 

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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That's one skeleton that needs to be locked in the closet. 

Vintage Halloween Costumes

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File these costumes under "Things That Can't be Unseen." Sleep tight, my friends.