It was Halloween 2014, and Maryland man Ryan Bowen proudly unveiled a trick-or-treat costume for his six-month-old son, Geraint, which had been years in the making. Indeed, this was no mere shop-bought zombie one-piece or off-the-peg skeleton suit. No, Ryan had pulled out all the stops to create the ultimate robot getup so that his toddler could rock the spooky occasion in style and have himself a real blast.
Ever since ancient times, folk have enjoyed the act of dressing up for Halloween. It is thought by historians that pagan people wore costumes or disguises as they went house-to-house in their communities to celebrate the spiritual while commemorating the dead. Spirits and fairies, as well as the souls of the departed, were warded off every late October by the superstitious adopting their frightening appearance for the night.