Voices of the Valley: What is your favorite Halloween costume?

"A witch because it’s spooky." - Arabella Rapose, Lake Isabella

"I’m going to be a dragon ninja for Halloween because ninjas are cool and they have a mask." - Evan Zurn, Bodfish

"Anything without a hat... I hate hats." - Finnegan Brown, South Lake

"The Red Power Ranger, because he is my favorite." - Luke Zurn, Bodfish

"We made a TARDIS for my son, Evan, who was Dr. Who last year. It was pretty awesome." - Nick Zurn, Bodfish

"I saw a guy dressed up as cthulhu once. With latex tentacles and everything. It was pretty cool." - Seth Jacobson, Weldon

Did you know: According to History.com, Halloween is thought to have originated with the Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts celebrated their new year on November 1, and they believed that the night before, the line between the living and the dead became the thinnest. The practice of dressing up in costume was traditional during Samhain in order to ward off ghosts. Later, when Pope Gregory III designated November 1 “All Saint’s Day,” a day to honor all saints and martyrs, some of the traditions of Samhain were retained. The word “Halloween” is derived from “All Hallows Evening,” or the night before All Saint’s Day.