Halloween is the time of year when parents can dress up their little ones in cute costumes. However, it was not always this way. Take a look at some vintage Halloween costumes from way back.
The celebration of Halloween started in the mid-16th century. This holiday is celebrated the night before All Hallows Day. Over the years, there have been many customs associated with Halloween, such as carving of pumpkins to make jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating.
Trick or treat is a celebration for children wherein they go door-to-door dressed up in costumes asking for treats. Most homeowners prepare small treats like candies, chocolates, small toys and goodie bags for the children. On the contrary, some homeowners are not able to give treats and must be prepared for some sort of trickery performed by the kids.
Nowadays, we see children who are dressed up as ballerinas, astronauts, cowboys or other cute and cuddly creatures. Even in Halloween parties for adults, we seldom see people donning a really scary costume. Today, it is easy to go into a store and purchase a costume that you want to wear for Halloween. But back then, they had to make their own costumes from scratch or use recycled materials to come up with something to wear. Let’s take a look at some of the costumes that people wore way back in the day:
Halloween came early this year via the New York Comic Con 2014. Folks from Lomography NYC stepped out from the normal day-to-day scene and into an alternate universe of cosplay, costumes, and creatures. New York Comic Con 2014 was the biggest it's ever been with people from all over country to celebrate their favorite time of year!
Some city-based parents feel wistful when they see their kids huddled in front of screens. There is nostalgia for tree climbing, hopscotch and bicycling. And why must children of today spend all their free time playing with zeroes and ones? This black and white gallery will inspire you to get the little ones out and about even just for the weekend.
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
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When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.