What's the first appearance of Becoming the Costume on Halloween in literature?

Something turns people into whatever costume they are wearing.

  • Cross-posted: movies.stackexchange.com/questions/55229/…
    – BCdotWEB
    Jun 9, 2016 at 13:49
  • So this question is looking for the first appearance of the trope in literature, and the question on M&TV is looking for the first appearance of the trope in movies and TV?
    – Null
    Jun 9, 2016 at 14:16
  • @Null - Yes. Precisely. Should I specify the movies and tv in the other question?
    – Malady
    Jun 9, 2016 at 14:18
  • I don't think that's necessary since you'll get an answer specific to movies and TV on the M&TV site. I just wanted to clarify your question on this site. Please be more careful with your questions in the future, since you invalidated an answer when you clarified this one.
    – Null
    Jun 9, 2016 at 14:23
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    @Null - True... But, that answer would have at least been valid for M&TV if it dealt with Halloween 'stead of Mardi Gras. ... But your point stands.
    – Malady
    Jun 9, 2016 at 14:38


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