Halloweekend (Salem, MA)

Dates Of Visit: October 28, 2018

Location: Salem, MA

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Halloween always seems to creep up on me (no pun intended).  There are always so many fun, cool and interesting costumes each year that I visit Salem for Halloween.  These photos were taken the weekend before Halloween (also known as “Halloweekend”).  Since Halloween was on a weekday this year, Halloweekend is even busier in Salem than Halloween.

There were costumes of all kinds from scary to fun and everything in between.

Jason and Michael double teamed the Scream guy!

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Looks like the tables have been turned, Jason and Michael.

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Is there another Halloween sequel in the works?  Halloween 86: Michael Meyers Jr!

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But where’s the Tin Man?

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This lady had some cool face paint.  We both thought it was funny that, although smiling is the normal inclination when you are about to get your photo taken, she couldn’t smile because it might mess up her makeup.

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If you forgot to put on your makeup, there were face painters there to help you ouy.

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I love the creativity of the costumes people wore.

Scooby and friends are always a popular costume

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Theses costumes are inconceivable!

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Meanwhile, down at Fraggle Rock…

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I hadn’t realized that Halloween was so popular with the WWE! (Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Ric “Nature Boy” Flair from left to right for those of you who are not fans)

These ladies were already ready for Christmas!

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When I take photos, especially of pups and smaller people, I often kneel or bend down lower so I can shoot them from eye level or include the entire figure I am photographing.  I have also noticed that when I do this some people, especially children, will copy me and get low as well!  It always makes me smile.

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Sometimes things can get out of hand during Halloweekend.

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As much as I love all of the costumes during “Halloweekend” the kids costumes are always the best.  It’s great seeing them enjoy the Halloween festivities.

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The best photos during Halloween in Salem are often the shots you get at night.  Many people wear costumes or have props and accessories that light up and look very cool during the evening hours.

Some of the colors of Salem at night during Halloweekend.

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Dogs enjoy Halloweekend also!

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Mr. Man is a 10 year old Greyhound.

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I found Waldo.  Well, actually, his name is Wally, a 5 year old Shiba Inu.

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Blitz, Juno and Daisy (from left to right) were all dressed up in the Harry Potter gear!

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This dog had a ball during Halloweekend!

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

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