Easter is a bizarre holiday with pagan origins and lot of bizzarre traditions in Europe, but not only. The dead returning to life. Bunny shaped chocolates. Painting and hiding eggs. Handing your children over to strange adults poorly dressed as humanoid and creepy rabbits.
If we’re in a horror movie, I would say that none of these children were seen again after taking these photos. But did you know that the hare that later became the Easter Bunny came to be associated with churches because many believed it was a hermaphrodite? In fact, the belief that a rabbit could reproduce without losing its virginity lead to hares being linked to the Virgin Mary! Nothing creepy, just another assumption more unconventional on the origin of Easter Bunny, that we already know…
As for the eggs, according to the same assumption, it all started with Orthodox churches abstaining from eating eggs during Lent. German protestants continued the custom of eating eggs but not fasting and brought it to the US in the 18th century. With them came the tradition of the Easter Hare bringing eggs as gifts to good children.
Now, as hard as shopping malls try to make “going to see the Easter Bunny” a thing, it’s never quite caught on like visiting Santa Claus. Maybe that’s because Christmas is a magical celebration of materialistic greed with toys, presents and magic, while the closest thing to “fun” about Easter is showing off your new pair of church slacks, or eat big amount of chocolate — or maybe it’s because lot of Easter Bunny costume is a walking nightmare of scarring horror.
Here are some examples of why the image of a bleeding, emaciated Jesus on a cross rising from the grave is somehow not the most traumatizing thing about this holiday worldwide celebrated.
In your opinion, which one is the scariest on these, more or less, vintage photos?
“Good evening, my friend!” 👇🏼
I honestly believe whoever made this costume has never actually seen a rabbit...👇🏼
This character has 2 mustaches and one them is growing from its fangs.…👇🏼
If you need someone to dress up as the Easter Bunny, try to find someone who looks like Steve Buscemi…👇🏼
….but If you can’t find someone who looks like Steve Buscemi, Eugene Levy is a valid second choice. 👇🏼
He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake….👇🏼
Can’t find a bunny mask? Carve one from a paper plate. It’ll be cute….👇🏼
Nobody escapes us! 👇🏼
Welcome to the family! 👇🏼
Vintage Easter Bunny Clown feeds upon your sanity.…👇🏼
Sometimes, dead is better. 👇🏼
“You play a good game, boy… but the game is finished. Now you die!”