Date Of Visits: Throughout October
Location: Salem, MA
What would blog posts about Salem during Halloween be without photos of people in costumes? I had been holding off on posting my photos of people in their costumes until the end of the month. So, I have plenty of photos to show and I may take a few more tomorrow.
These are always my favorite posts of the Halloween season. The creativity and care people put into their costumes is very impressive. Plus, the cuteness factor was on 100 in the photos of the families in costume.
There are so many people that dress up in some really cool costumes. So, I will have to break it up into multiple parts. I will try to post every day this week so I can include them all in my posts this week.
In this first installment, I am going to begin with the performers and people who are regulars in Salem during this time of the year and a few other visitors in costume.
Along Essex St, a pedestrian walkway that is shut off to traffic during the Halloween celebrations, there are a number of people who dress up and pose for photos with visitors (donations are appreciated). Some of the characters that are represented on Essex St are the Addams Family (Pugsley couldn’t make it this year). I didn’t notice it until now but it looks like they even got “Thing” in the photo.
Frankenstein also has a rather elaborate display.
There’s this scary werewolf. I thought I saw a woman in a red hood here a second ago. Oh well.
Spider-Man helped this little girl shoot a web!
This is what I love so much about Salem this time of the year and the performers. They have so much personality (even the quiet ones like Mike Myers)
Speaking of Mike…here he is.
And of course Pennywise. Written on his tip jar is, “Tips to help find George Appreciated.” Good to know my money went to something worthwhile.
There were other famous characters who made special appearances during my visits.
The entire cast of the Nightmare Before Christmas somehow all made it there together.
There are several other performers who don’t have a name or aren’t emulating a famous character (at least not that I know of). But they are still pretty scary!
Witch costumes are also very popular in Salem.
Not all of the costumes people wear in Salem are scary of shocking though. Some are down right cute. It’s great seeing families get into the spirit of the Halloween season!
There were also lots of couples, or friends (I’m not judging or assuming here) who dressed up for their trip to Salem. There were so many cute, spooky and fun couples!
Dogs have a great time in Salem too!
Maggie is an 8 month old German, Short Haired Pointer,
Stayed Tuned For Part II and Happy Halloween!