Dates Of Visits: Throughout October, 2017
Location: Salem, MA
With the record breaking crowds this Halloween season there were so many opportunities to photograph some really cool costumes.
I always go to Salem with the same thought. “Less is more.” I try to focus on the best of the best costumes. The problem is that so many costumes are great for different reasons. A simpler, basic costume could be much more interesting and funny than an elaborate costume. And, even if you were to focus on only the elaborate costumes, well, they are around every corner as well. So, I d photograph a lot of people. But, I also think everyone I photograph is “photo worthy!”
This post may have a little more gory costumes than I usually post. There’s nothing too bloody and I kind of feel weird mentioning it. But, I also understand some people might not be into that thing. I have grouped the photos into categories. So, you can skip the “creepy” group if you’re not into that. After all, I don’t want anyone to have nightmares later.
Once again, out of all of the costumes that impressed me, I think the couples and friends who dressed up together are some of the best. It’s great to see people get into the spirit of the season.
This Nightmare Before Christmas couple posed with their beautiful dog, Bruiser, a 5 year old boxer.
These couples, families and friends did a great job with their costumes. The funny thing is I have seen some of these people in my previous visits to Salem through the years. I am pretty sure the “Three Blind Mice” in the bottom row visit Salem on Halloween yearly. I love that they take so much interest and passion for celebrating Halloween!
This guy is another regular in Salem during my visits here. he definitely comes up with the coolest costumes. Spolier alert: his costume for Halloween was just as, if not more, amazing.
Clowns and other creepy costumes have also been popular this Halloween.
My favorite costumes, though, are the fun ones.
It’s definitely not an election year. I only saw one person dressed up as a politician and this person is not even in office anymore. He also took up smoking.
Costumes of the witches from the movie Hocus Pocus are a popular costume choice which makes sense since some of the scenes from that movie were filmed in Salem.
As Halloween drew to a end, it was only appropriate for Mr and Mrs. Clause to make an appearance since that is all we are going to hear about for the next few months.
These beautiful dogs are Calvin Ruckus, a 5 year old Australian Cattle dog (blue heeler) is on the left and Bean (or Corbin), a 5 year old Australian Cattle dog (red heeler) is the happy fella on the right. You can follow them at calvin_n_bean.
This brave cat Oliver (5 years old) and his friend Hedy Lamarr (named after the Austrian/American actress and inventor), a 5 year old Chihuahua Weimaraner, took to the streets of Salem. Oliver has similar marking as my cat, Bailey and she probably would have hid in the back of the carriage like Oliver did.
I know Halloween is technically over. But, I’m going to extend the Halloween theme on my blog for a little while longer. Stay tuned for my Halloween related posts coming soon. I spent pretty much all day in the city on Halloween and I have lots of Halloween goodness to share with everyone! I also have a few other extra surprises coming up.
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