Halloween costumes of the last century are above and beyond the scariest.

Halloween is certainly a time for fright and thrills, and people all around the world celebrate the holiday by dressing up in spooky costumes.

In today’s modern times, costumes have certainly gotten more elaborate, but there’s something to be said about the horror of costumes of bygone eras.

While Halloween is celebrated worldwide now, did you know that it has Irish origins? Modern-day Halloween is a descendant of the Celtic pagan festival Samhain.

If you're looking for an early Halloween thrill, look no further than at some of the costumes here. Seriously spooky!

Beware … and enjoy!

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Halloween in the early 1900s. Who's ready for this year's halloween?

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Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

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Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Read more: Original Irish Jack-o-Lanterns were truly terrifying and made of turnips

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

Vintage Halloween (ViralScape)

What's the scariest Halloween costume you've ever seen? Share in the comments!

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