From the annual White House Halloween party to some downright creepy costumes of the past, here's a look at 31 Halloween photos from as far back as 1938.

>> With the help of some fake teeth and multiple exposures, New York AP photographer Eddie Adams' daughter Susan is transformed into a little ghoul on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 1966.

Library of Congress

This photo shows a Halloween party at the Shafter migrant camp, California, 1938.

Associated Press

Youngsters wearing E. T. masks check out phone at a Halloween party at the Museum of Science in Boston, on Friday, Oct. 30, 1982. The phone is an exact duplicate of the instrument used in the movie and is on loan from New England Telephone.

Associated Press

Though it appears he's making his attack from the wrong end of a glass-bottom bucket, Jay Hatcher, 6, of Charleston, W. Va., Oct. 31, 1973, still exhibits the exuberance that goes with the old tradition of bobbing for apples at Halloween time.

Associated Press

Dressed in their bunny outfits, Warren and Missey (below) Millard of Miami, Fla., Oct. 25, 1974, are ready for a night of trick or treating on Halloween.

Associated Press

President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter stand by as daughter Amy and some of her friends carve pumpkins during Amy’s 10th birthday party Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1977 in the White House in Washington. Amy is seated directly in front of the President.

Associated Press

Participants in the 10th annual Halloween Parade in New York, Oct. 31, 1983, don't have time to loaf as they move with the flow of marchers through Greenwich village. The event attracted some 250,000 people who watch marched in the parade.

Associated Press

Ann Lorraine, an artist from Key West, Fla. poses in her "Halloween in Salt Ponds" costume that made her the winner in the Masked Madness Ball costume competition Oct. 29, 1987 at Key West during the annual Key West Fantasy Fest which marks the start of fun and excitement for Halloween enthusiast.

Associated Press

Space shuttle Challenger crew members show off Halloween disguises worn Nov. 1, 1985. From left to right: German payload specialist Ernst Messerschmidt; pilot Steven Nagel; and mission specialist James Buchli.

Library of Congress

>> This photo shows the winning entry at the Halloween party masquerade at the Hillview cooperative, Osage Farms, Missouri, 1939.

Associated Press

Pictured here are children preparing for the Halloween festival in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 20, 1962.

Associated Press

Pictured here is the Halloween festival in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 20, 1962.

Associated Press

Pictured here is the inside of a pumpkin, all set up for Halloween with a candle, Oct. 20, 1964. The three youngsters whose eyes are looking from the other side see a 180 degree fisheye camera and a cut out in the back of the pumpkin.

Associated Press

These jack-o-lanterns offer Dickie Clark, 13, of St. Paul a stern warning to mind his manners on Halloween, Oct. 29, 1965.

Associated Press

Kids in Halloween costumes are seen through a fisheye lens, Oct. 31, 1966.

Associated Press

Youngsters parade through Central Park in New York dressed in their Halloween costumes, Oct. 30, 1966. Some 20,000 kids attended the party in the Park.

Associated Press

In this photo released by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japanese Crown Princess Masako is shown Oct. 31, 1970 in a family album. Masako Owada, 6 years-old, center, was dressed in a skeleton outfit as she waited for the start of the annual Halloween Parade, in New York.

Associated Press

One of the games played at every Halloween party is eating — or rather, trying to eat — an apple suspended on a string with your hand behind you. These were few of the children of New York's Little Italy who were guests at the Annual Halloween Party sponsored by the Children's Aid Society in New York, Oct. 25, 1939.

Associated Press

Vice President Richard M. Nixon addresses a crowd at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, October 29, 1960, while campaigning for president against Sen. John F. Kennedy. Next to him stands 10-year-old Tom Lemke, wearing a Halloween ghost costume that reads "Jack Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance," referring to John F. Kennedy. When Nixon spotted the boy in the crowd, he called attention to the youngster.

Associated Press

Pictured here is the Halloween festival in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 20, 1962.

Associated Press

Pictured here are elementary school children at the Halloween festival in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 20, 1962.

Associated Press

Rosalynn Carter, center, watches as daughter Amy Carter, left, gets her face painted at a Halloween party at the Poe Elementary School, Saturday, Oct. 30, 1976, Houston, Texas.

Associated Press

Mike Domingue and Liz Lassalle put their heads together and go after a couple of apples during the Halloween bobbing contest at the University of New Orleans in New Orleans, Oct. 28, 1978. This bucket's eye-view of the bobbing was made by a creative photographer who shot the action through the bottom of a glass container.

Associated Press

John Bohannon of the Society of American Magicians performs the annual "ritual of the broken wand" Oct. 31, 1980 in New York, over the grave of the extraordinary magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. Some 250 persons attended the rite.

Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan greets children at the Grand Rapids Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Friday, Oct. 31, 1980 with candy to go with their Halloween costumes.

Associated Press

Dr. Joyce Brothers films a Halloween television public service announcement prompted by the National Confectioners Association of the United States on Oct. 25, 1983.

Associated Press

Al Nipper of the Boston Red Sox sports a Halloween mask prior to game three of the AL playoffs against the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium, Friday, Oct. 10, 1986, Anaheim, Calif.

Associated Press

President George H W Bush and wife Barbara emerge from a giant pumpkin on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 31, 1989 in Washington, where they hosted a Halloween party for local school kids.

Associated Press

Journalist outside the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles wear Robert Shapiro masks as they await the arrival of O.J. Simpson's lawyer Monday, October 31, 1994. One-on-one questioning of potential jurors continued Monday, Halloween Day.

Associated Press

Pictured here are elementary school children at the Halloween festival in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 20, 1962.

Associated Press

Television personality Willard Scott, left, dressed as a werewolf, clowns with President George H. W. Bush, center, and First Lady Barbara Bush at a Halloween party on the White House lawn, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1989, Washington, D.C.

Vice President Gore and Tipper Gore pose for a halloween photo in costume on the front steps of their residence in Washington, D.C., in this White House handout photo. Halloween is Tuesday night, Oct. 31, 1995.