By HANNAH UNGER
A popular TikTok trend has gone viral again, starting this year’s spooky season off strong with people dressing up as ghosts. But the difference is people aren’t just wearing ghost costumes for Halloween anymore: they’re wearing them whenever and wherever they want. To the grocery store, the movies or even restaurants, people are taking photos dressed as ghosts everywhere. The ghost photoshoots trend began near the end of the summer and has grown in popularity with Halloween around the corner. It’s an easy, fun fall activity and only costs a couple bed sheets, a phone and friends. From rainbow colored sheets to plain white ones, many people have taken this trend and put their own twist on it, even adding accessories like hats and sunglasses.
The photographs presented are an example of a ghost photoshoot in locations throughout Fredericksburg, and they give an accurate depiction of the viral TikTok trend that has white sheets flying off the shelves. It also shows that any place can be used for a photoshoot, and any items around work well as props for shoots. They were shot on UMW’s campus, in Target and the streets of Downtown Fredericksburg. The photographs were taken at these different locations but are not limited to only places like these, there are many environments and spots other than the ones shown, displaying the versatility this photoshoot can take on. This trend rolled in just in time for boo season and is easy to do with little preparation, so grab those white sheets off the shelves before they disappear with all the ghosts.