Orange is the most prevalent color in fall, when the holiday occurs, and black is the color of death, which is why these are the most common colors for Halloween. The Celtics may have been the first to use this color combination for Halloween.
Besides being the color of autumn, orange signifies endurance and strength. Some people believe this strength and endurance was needed during the harvest season and the Celtics adopted the color to give them strength during battle.
Because Halloween was and, in some cultures, still is a way to celebrate the dead, and death is associated with an absence of light, black has become a color associated with death and, in turn, Halloween.Learn More
The word "Halloween" is a corruption of "All Hallows' Eve," the day before All Saints' Day, and it was initially a Catholic high feast day as well as a minor Celtic feast day. Medieval Catholics believed this was the night spirits were free to roam the earth.Full Answer >
Modern Halloween celebrations are actually based on three pagan holidays. The most prevalent traditions come from the ancient Celtic holiday Samhain, combined with aspects of two Roman festivals, the harvest festival of Lemuria and the exorcism festival of Feralia.Full Answer >
To look like a vampire, it is necessary to apply white makeup to the entire face, red and black makeup around the lips and mouth, black and red makeup around the eyes and gray makeup around the cheekbones. A vampire makeup kit that contains all of the required colors and makeup applicators to create an authentic vampire look can be purchased for $5 to $10.Full Answer >
Halloween face painting ideas include animals, circus clowns and pirates. Scary monsters and zombies painted in a variety of styles are also for great Halloween face painting.Full Answer >