The best part about Halloween has always been getting to dress up as whatever or whoever you want. On October 31st, you can be anything that your dark, little soul desires.
In honor of the spooky holiday, Mode created a video that shows 100 years’ worth of Halloween costumes: “For centuries, people have celebrated Halloween with costumes that run the gamut from spooky to sweet. Today, we’re revisiting Halloween costumes one decade at a time, and ending with a 2015 costume guaranteed to break the Internet.”
The countdown starts all the way back in 1915. While the art of costumery has evolved, Halloween seemed way creepier in the earlier days—I’ve never been more frightened by someone dressed up as Raggedy Ann. As we progress, more familiar characters emerge like witches, devils, cowgirls, and major pop-culture icons like Minnie Mouse and Britney Spears. If you still don’t know what to be for Halloween, watch the video above for inspiration.