The tradition to dress up in costume for certain holidays appeared a long time ago. The roman special holidays celebrating the God Saturn – are considered to be the very first official masquerade. Everyone covered their faces with masks and all conventionalities disappeared right away – there was no difference between a master and a servant… all were equal. Gradually, from an event where all class and moral prejudices were being erased, masquerade turned into a fun celebration. Ball-masquerades were extremely popular during the rule of Peter the Great, and at the court of Anna of Russia, the so-called “metamorphosis-balls” became popular. That is where men were required to dance in women’s dresses and women, had to dress up as men, accordingly. That was considered to be fun but at the same time completely scandalous… The masquerade quickly turned into a fun party for kids, when anyone can become whatever and whomever they want! Isn’t it magic? On New Years Eve each and every one of us can become anything they want to be, including the main characters of the holiday season – Father Frost and Snegurochka! The costumes always add to the feeling of celebration and joy!