22 Most Bizarre Costumes From Last Night’s Eclectic Ħal-Għaxaq Carnival

The little village's macabre Carnival tradition is going strong

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Malta’s most beautifully bizarre Carnival celebration was in full force last night, as the village square of Ħal-Għaxaq was converted into a costume bonanza that somehow managed to be both creepy and extremely jovial. 

Ħal-Għaxaq’s Carnival celebration is a tradition which goes back over 100 years, and is renowned for its macabre costumes and absolute spontaneity - with organisers just letting the night flow. 

These are some of the weirdest costumes snapped from last night:

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A lot of milk was consumed for this one

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Just two guys under a box...

Cards

Playing cards on parade

Joker

Creepy...

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Creepier 

Wicker

Even creepier

Box

No comment needed

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Keeping the streets clean

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That costume must have taken quite a lot of work 

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Some patriotism on display

Feathers

Very elaborate design 

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Kudos to whoever thought this up

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One of the M&Ms out and about last night 

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Having the time of his life 

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Just chilling...

Octopus

A many-tentacled nightmare 

Scissors

The kids didn't seem freaked out in the slightest 

Wheel

Shades of Hayao Miyazaki

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Keep your skin protected

Boat

Not a costume, but that's a boat in the middle of the street...

Migrants

Again, not a costume, but integration defined in one photo 

Were you in Ħal-Għaxaq last night? Post your pictures in the comments section below 

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Tim Diacono

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