There was a time when you couldn’t just buy a random costume at your neighborhood big-box retail store. And, back then, Halloween wasn’t just an excuse to dress “sexy”. Around the early 1900’s people had to painstakingly craft their own DIY (Do It Yourself) vintage Halloween costumes, and boy are we glad we weren’t alive back then. These creepy handmade vintage Halloween costumes are absolutely horrifying.

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A girl wearing a scary trash bag mask that looks like a melted Gumby from hell.

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Half trash bag, half button down sweater, completely terrifying.

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A boxcar hobo and a train conductor. If these two showed up at your door on Halloween, better hope you’re wearing a costume that incorporates a diaper.