"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn
Question #19034 posted on 09/27/2005 3:13 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where did the tradition of dressing up for Halloween come from?

-Costumes are cool

A: Dear Dressed as an icicle,

Halloween is traditionally a day when creepy spirits are wandering around, bent on causing mischief. To avoid getting attacked by them, people started to dress up like the spirits on Halloween, hoping that the ghosts wouldn't attack each other.

So now when you are out and you see a ghost with a plastic pumkin candy container, you can wonder if it's really the kid you think it is, hiding from a ghost, or the ghost he's hiding from, who just happened to pick up a pumpkin bucket.

-Krista, who dresses up each year and hasn't yet met a ghostie