What did we do to deserve something so pure?!
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on October 27, 2017, at 5:16 p.m. ET
At the annual Zoo Howl at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Aliyha Alleyne (left), age 3, and Kadeem Dixon, age 5, wait to be judged for best costume on Oct. 31, 1998.
A Halloween reveler dressed as Casper the Friendly Ghost parades down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Oct. 31, 1995.
Costumed children go trick-or-tricking in Oak View, California, on Oct. 31, 1996.
The New York City Halloween Parade makes its way up 6th Ave. in Greenwich Village on Oct. 31, 1996.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen act in a scene for the made-for-TV Halloween movie Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble in 1993.
Jack Miller, age 3, dressed as a Teletubby, gets a hug from his cousin Melissa Greene, age 10, who's dressed as Heidi at the annual Halloween Parade in Milton, Massachusetts, on Oct. 30, 1998.
Miro Cassetta (left) and Greta Sanford watch performers during an outdoor Halloween party in New York City's Central Park on Oct. 29, 1995.
White House press secretary Mike McCurry uses a pumpkin and a blow-up doll of "The Scream" as props during his Halloween briefing on Oct. 31, 1995, in the White House briefing room.
Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel host a special Halloween episode of NBC's Today show on Oct. 31, 1994.
Rosie O'Donnell and Bette Midler joke with each other at Bette Midler's 2nd Annual Halloween Ball on Oct. 30, 1998.
Magic Johnson, wearing a Phantom of the Opera mask, plays with his son E.J. dressed as Barney at a Halloween event in New York City on Oct. 31, 1993.
Edward Norton and his friends pose at a Halloween party in New York on Oct. 31, 1998.
Left: Martha Stewart arrives at a Halloween party dressed as a surfer on Oct. 30, 1998. Right: Melissa Joan Hart arrives at a Halloween party dressed as Princess Leia on Oct. 30, 1997.
Ernest Esquer of Whittier, California, strikes a pose as Cruella DeVil during Halloween night festivities on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Oct. 31, 1997.
Costumed revelers enjoy themselves at a Halloween party in New Hope, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 1997.
Children and their families participate in a Halloween event on New York City's Chelsea pier in 1996.
The sun goes down on the Old Towne Orange Harvest Fest in Orange, California, as a bunny makes her way with other trick-or-treaters in 1998.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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