No, nothing creepy about that picture at all.
As part of our continuing series of snapshots – many of them vintage – of old Halloween costumes and trick-or-treaters, we present this picture, undated but certainly from the mid 1900s or earlier.
Maybe it’s the lack of costumes other than the masks.
Maybe it’s the pose, the body language that says, “Please, father, would you finish taking the picture?”
That or, “When you wake up in the middle of the night we’re going to be standing by your bed wearing these masks.”
Or maybe it’s just the ears on the little boy.