Cute Halloween Ideas for Women

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I would share some of my favorite cute Halloween ideas for Women.
As if shopping for a Halloween costume isn’t hard enough, what if you don’t want to be scary?  CUTE always works!

Women’s Butterfly Costume, just add a black dress!

Women’s Ladybug Costume

Unisex Squirrel Costume

Women’s Bumblebee Costume

Women’s Unicorn Costume Onesie

Women’s Cozy Bat Costume

Women’s Alice in Wonderland Costume

Disney Belle Costume

Women’s Pirate Costume

Women’s Renaissance Costume

Women’s Snow White Costume

Women’s Statue of Liberty Costume

Halloween T-shirts for Women

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves


You know you sang that in your head, right?….

This Freaky Friday post will feature the Gypsy Queen Kelly Mitchell. Mysterious, enchanting, worldly and with the title of “Queen”, what more could you want?

Gypsies in Meridian?

Yes and no, but only because Meridian had ice. That’s right, Meridian was used for its ability to keep a dead body cool. Which is why the Gypsy Queen was brought here after her death. Queen Kelly, or “Callie” as it’s sometimes spelled, died in premature childbirth. It would have been her 15th child. Without the aid of a doctor, the Queen’s health declined quickly as labor progressed. Against custom, her husband, King Emil Mitchell, sent for the town doctor and offered him $10,000 if he could save the Queen’s life. She died at the age 47, on Jan. 31, 1915, in the town of Coatopa in Alabama.

The Queen City

Grieving King Emil Mitchell chose Meridian as the final resting place of his wife. The city had adequate refrigeration and funeral facilities and Meridian was just across the MS/AL state line from where the gypsy tribe had made camp. So, the Mitchell tribe carried their beloved Queen to Meridian. The extravagant funeral service was held 12 days later to allow gypsies to travel to the event.

According to an article in The Meridian Dispatch, more than 20,000 gypsies crowded the town to witness the service. It was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Most had to stand outside.

The newspaper described the funeral:

“At one side of the parlors, with candelabra at the head and foot stands the magnificent silver-trimmed metallic casket. Hermetically sealed within, in all the barbaric splendor of a medieval Queen lays Mrs. Callie (Kelly) Mitchell
Queen of the Gypsies of America.

Her swarthy face with its high cheekbones is typical of Romany tribes and the head, the upper portion of which is covered with bright silken drapery pinned at the back with pins, rests upon a cushion of filmy silk and satin. The hair is braided Gypsy fashion and the dark tresses shine. The body is attired in a Royal robe of Gypsy Green and other bright colors contrasting vividly with the somber hues usual under such circumstances.

Two necklaces are around the neck, one of shells, an heirloom that was descended through generations. The lower part of the body is draped with ‘Sacred Linen’ treasured by Gypsy bands for the use only when death overtakes one of their numbers. When the children arrive, each will put a memento of some kind in the casket and it will devolve upon the youngest child to place her mother’s earrings in the ear.”

Rose Hill Cemetery

Gypsy Queen Kelly Mitchell was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery. This began a tradition for the Mitchell clan of gypsies, with King Emil being buried beside his wife, Kelly. As folklore has it, if you bring a trinket or offering to the Gypsy Queen’s grave, she will come to you in a dream and solve all of your troubles. It’s an old stereotype that the Romani people have psychic powers, use tarot cards and many make their living in the fortune-telling trade.

Thousands visit Queen Kelly’s grave every year, to pay their respects and maybe with the hope a bit of magic will rub off. The city of Meridian “The Queen City”, has no problem using the Queen’s grave as a tourist attraction, but has outlawed fortune telling inside of city limits.
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Want to visit the Gypsy Queen?

Rose Hill Cemetery is located at 8th St & 40th Ave, Meridian, MS 39307. Bring a token, a treasure or offering of some sort and maybe the Queen of the Gypsies will visit you in your dreams.

Pay tribute to your favorite Gypsy Queen, by dressing as her for Halloween. Check out these Gypsy Halloween Costume ideas…

Haunted Meridian Mississippi

Merrehope- Meridian’s Haunted Mansion

Eugenia Gary has been said to haunt the first floor of the mansion, and she’s most often seen at the bottom of the staircase. The house was bought by Eugenia’s father, Mr. John Gary in 1868. While Eugenia never lived in the house, a portrait of her hangs in the home and has seemed to have trapped her spirit there. The teenage, dark haired beauty has been seen peering out of windows on the first and second floors. She’s often described as wearing a green “old-fashioned” hoop dress. Eugenia can often be found lurking around at social functions held at Merrehope. People who have experienced Eugenia say she is a comforting spirit.

However, Eugenia isn’t alone at the grand old Merrehope Mansion. It seems as if, several other spirits reside there too. One of those, being a man by the name of Marcus. He was a local teacher, who in the 1930s, committed suicide in his bedroom. Marcus is not nearly as quiet as sweet Eugenia. He’s known to be quite loud, slamming doors and stomping about, leaving an uneasy feeling wherever he goes. Although, the spirit is not believed to be harmful. The bedroom where he killed himself, feels heavy and uncomfortable, with a cold spot in the area where he died.

Location: 905 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Meridian, MS 39301

Stuckey’s Bridge

Listed as a Historic Landmark in Mississippi, Stuckey’s Bridge is better known as the site of an unknown number of grisly murders. The bridge gets its namesake from a member of the Dalton Gang named “Stuckey”. Old Man Stuckey operated an Inn near the Chunky River and would stand on the bridge and wave his lantern at the passing boats. He would offer a warm meal and soft bed to the weary travelers. With all of his guests sound asleep for the night, Stuckey would sneak into their rooms. Often he would murder his guests, taking their valuables. He later buried the bodies on the banks of the Chunky River.

It was said that Ol’ Stuckey killed about twenty people before he was caught. With rumors of people vanishing on the Chunky River, the Sheriff was notified and a posse was formed. Stuckey was promptly arrested and hung from the trusses of the bridge. His lifeless body hung there, swinging from the bridge, for five long days. It was finally cut down on the fifth day, with Stuckey’s body landing in the cold Chunky River. He was left to float downstream, vanishing to his watery grave.

Since that day, it has been said, you can catch a glimpse of Old Man Stuckey, crossing the bridge, waving his lantern. Many have experienced loud splashes in the water below when standing on the bridge. Others have said they have seen his body hanging from the bridge in the moonlight, with sightings of lights in the area being most common.

Location: Chunky River Watershed 47 Dam, Union, MS 39365

Pigford Building-Pythian Castle Hall

This old brick building was constructed in about 1915 for the Knights of Pythias. They were a secret fraternal organization and they named the building Pythian Castle Hall. Standing at three stories tall and boasting a ballroom on the top floor, it has been home to many businesses over the years. Some past owners have heard footsteps in the building when no one was around. Several have seen the ghostly apparition of a lady in white, on the balcony. Vacuums have turned on, despite being unplugged. Hanging merchandise, such as clothing and jewelry, have been tossed about while the business was closed and unoccupied. The current business occupying the Pigford Building is called “The Venue”. They plan and host events in the space. Wonder if they’ve had any otherworldly guests?

Location: 820 22nd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301

Grand Opera House-Riley Center

The Grand Opera House was opened in 1890. After it was leased to Saenger Theatres, it operated as a movie theater and in 1928 it was closed, boarded up, and abandoned until 1988. It was donated to the Historic Meridian Foundation. After lying silent and forgotten for all of those years, the grand old lady began a new life as The Riley Center. Although, the spirits from long ago still lingered.

The most prominent entity of the Grand Opera House is a ghostly lady that sings on the stage. While she’s never been seen, her haunting voice has been heard drifting through the theater. Nobody knows who this songstress is, it has been rumored that she could be the woman in the portrait painted above the stage. It is rumored that her presence can be felt while standing on the stage. The Grand Opera House has also been known for knocks, bangs, shuffling and shadows are seen fleeing into the darkness.

Location: 2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301

Other Spooky Places to Visit in Meridian MS

Royal Land is an old abandoned theme park hidden inside the city of Meridian. It’s been abandoned since the 1970s and looks like something straight out of a horror movie. Location: 1623 Sowashee St, Meridian, MS 39301

Rose Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for Gypsy Queen Kelly Mitchell, along with several members of the royal gypsy family. Location: 8th St & 40th Ave, Meridian, MS 39307

See my post on the Gypsy Queen :  Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves

About Shelley

Welcome to my website. My name is Shelley and I’m a Mississippi girl with a love of all things spooky. I can’t drive by an old abandoned house without wondering if it has a story to tell, and usually, it does.

MY STORY

Over the years, I’ve had many haunting things happen to me. I’ve had my name called when no one was around. I’ve seen shadows out of the corner of my eye, for them just to flee as I turn my head.   As I’ve gotten older my fascination has grown. I’m always in search of the truth.

CONTACT ME

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All the best,

Shelley

https://haunted-mississippi.com

Shelley@haunted-mississippi.com