Happy Halloween from Chicago’s Past!

The leaves are turning colors and falling, and the air is getting chilly. With autumn comes a favorite holiday for many kids: Halloween.

Maybe your little one hasn't quite landed on the perfect costume to elicit the most candy yet. We're here to help. If your household's daily life is anything like mine, and grotesque heads sound like way too much work to you, too, then perhaps these costumes from Chicago's past will inspire you. You'll also find some great ideas for how to carve and decorate pumpkins and generally celebrate Halloween.

If you need more inspiration, check out additional Halloween photos in our Chicago Park District Digital Collection, or come in to view even more Chicago Park District photographs in person in Special Collections. Share your favorite costume ideas from Chicago's past or present in the comments below. Trick or treat!

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