Traditionally in some European cultures people dressed up in scary costumes to scare off any malevolent spirits at this time. Now-a-days any kind of costume goes, and the holiday is a time to dress up. We can use this time of costumes as an opportunity to explore issues of identity. Who are you? Who do you want to be?
I always wanted to be a Fairy Princess. But even as a child I never had the figure that Fairy Processes are "supposed" to have. It took me years to come to terms with this and say:
I'M A FAIRY PRINCESS!
Have a Blessed Samhain!