Happy Halloween (Salem, MA)

It’s official.  I’m a  Salemholic.  Today was my third visit to the Halloween Hub of America this October.  But, what better place to spend this crisp autumn Halloween?

I have never been so happy while at the same time being packed in one concentrated area.

The costumes ranged from the absurdly cute

DSC_0521

to the classics like witches

DSC_0621

DSC_0394 DSC_0686

The “Ghost Busters”

DSC_0557

DSC_0632 DSC_0607

Shrek

DSC_0631

The creature from Where The Wild Things Are

DSC_0630

The sharks and banana from the Katy Perry halftime Super Bowl show

DSC_0606

Edward Scissorhands (probably the costume of the day)

DSC_0740

Willy Wonka (with an Oompa Loompa and Violet Beauregard).  I guess Violet still hasn’t learned her lesson about eating the “three course meal gum.”

DSC_0645

Star Wars (I especially like how they mixed it up a bit and used Luke’s ty fighter costume rather than the robe you usually see him wear)
DSC_0642

Darth Vader was understandably upset that he just missed Luke and company

DSC_0741

Snape (I think he cursed me)

DSC_0720

Alice Cooper

DSC_0718

Jigsaw

DSC_0700

Jason (he brought his mommy with him, isn’t that sweet?)

DSC_0679

Or, is this the real Jason?

DSC_0676

and his buddy Freddy

DSC_0518

Snap, Crackle and Pop (in that order) took time from eating breakfast to pose

DSC_0666

Father Time didn’t look a day over infinity

DSC_0637

I found Waldo (actually quite a few Waldos).  He wasn’t that hard to find!

DSC_0636

The occult leader from the blockbuster hit, Eyes Wide Shut (or so I was told)

DSC_0600

I told this guy I was curious if I could take his photo.  He didn’t get the play on words but he was friendly nonetheless

DSC_0703

And, of course, a Halloween festival isn’t the same without Frankenstein

DSC_0746

One of the best things to see is when a family or couple or group of friends get dressed up together.  After all, the couple that haunts together stays together.  Or, something like that.

Some came dressed as familiar characters like Beetlejuice and Lydia (is she not a dead ringer for Winona?)

DSC_0752

and Ron Burgundy with Veronica Corningstone (he’s Kind of a big deal)

DSC_0725

Mario and crew

DSC_0735

The Joker (in crocs) and nurse

DSC_0695

Elliott, E.T. and Gertie

DSC_0696

Dorothy, Glinda “the Good Witch” and the “Wicked Witch”

DSC_0704

Alice in Wonderland

DSC_0555

Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf (I guess they patched things up)

DSC_0604

Fred, Wilma and Pebbles

DSC_0633

And some came dressed in these other creative costumes

DSC_0520

DSC_0316 DSC_0317

DSC_0721

DSC_0753

DSC_0516 DSC_0524 DSC_0545 DSC_0594 DSC_0602 DSC_0641 DSC_0675 DSC_0652 DSC_0677 DSC_0751

DSC_0598

DSC_0635

DSC_0574

DSC_0701 DSC_0726 DSC_0734 DSC_0743 DSC_0647 DSC_0638  DSC_0546 DSC_0540

DSC_0739

DSC_0727  DSC_0717

This guy was giving out free hugs

DSC_0731

Believe it or not, he actually had a few takers

DSC_0730 DSC_0729

But, the dogs stole the show!  Whether in costume or not, they all looked great!

Dogald Trump was there

DSC_0757

Milo stood tall for his photo!

DSC_0405

Goliath is a gentle giant

DSC_0552

Named after the popular dish from New Orleans, Gumbo, a rescue from New Orleans, posed perfectly!

DSC_0547

Sam, the “zombie dog” was the cutest zombie in Salem.

DSC_0554

Zoe wished me a “Happy Halloween”!

DSC_0563

Lucy was the fairest of them all

DSC_0618

Due to the large crowds and the hectic atmosphere, I was unable to get the names of all the dogs from their moms and dads.  But, I did want to share their photos.

DSC_0617

DSC_0699 DSC_0714

A great day for everyone, 2 legged or 4 legged.  I will be posting a few more Salem blogs later this week mostly dealing with the memorials, statues and impressive architecture from the area and probably a few more dogs ( :  If I included all my photos from my trips in this blog it would have been even longer and I didn’t want to over do it.  Until next year, Salem!  Have a Happy and Spooky (well, not too spooky) Halloween!

About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

20 responses to “Happy Halloween (Salem, MA)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: