In the distant past, I used to really love Halloween, it was my favorite holiday, even when I was a Christian. I spent my childhood building elaborate haunted houses in my parent’s garage and driveway and I’d have 500+ people go through it, free of charge, on All Hallow’s Eve. I did this for many, many years until Halloween stopped being about scaring people and about getting free candy. Kids stopped trick-or-treating and started going to malls. It stopped being fun.
Now that my kids are pretty much too old to dress up, now that they go to their friend’s houses on Halloween to watch scary movies and play video games, and since we haven’t had a single trick-or-treater come to our door in over a decade so there’s no point in doing any decorating at all, I’ve pretty much started ignoring it, there’s no point to it these days.
However, sometimes you come across a bunch of creative Halloween costumes that just make you laugh
Earlier this year, an ancient Spanish fresco, Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Elias Garcia Martinez, was damaged after 80-year-old Cecilia Giménez tried to restore it. She did far more damage to the piece, now popularly known as “Monkey Jesus”. So… why not do a costume?
Since any drawing or depiction of Mohammed is blasphemy, we can safely assume that those peace-loving Muslims have already sent this guy to eternal damnation.
It makes sense since the Vatican is in the middle of Italy, home of the mafia. The Pope has plenty of enforcers to do his bidding, why not make them look the part?
With as many child molestation cases as there are, bleeding the Catholic Church dry, why not just tell it like it is?
And, of course, the most predictable costume, zombie Jesus. Any ancient mythological figure that stumbles out of a grave after three days is almost certainly looking for brains, which sort of explains why most of his followers have none.