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Top Ten Halloween Costumes

Yes it’s that time of year already: Halloween is almost upon us! Despite its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain - in which people lit bonfires and wore frightening costumes to keep ghosts away - it is now widely perceived as a time for family fun. Many people have Halloween parties, and groups of children can be seen going from door to door trick or treating.

So the big question is, what do you wear for Halloween? However old you are, many of us do like to dress up when we get the chance! Yet we don’t want to spend a small fortune on something that is “silly” and perhaps a one-off. So we’ve scoured the Internet for the clever ideas that took the world by storm last year, and produced a list of Top Ten ideas for cheap and cheerful Halloween costumes you could try this time.

  1. Cracked doll Simple but so effective! It’s the make up that matters here. Simply paint a cobweb-style pattern across the face (probably eyebrow pencil or liquid eyeliner would do the trick) to create a cracked effect, then team it with any kind of old-fashioned frilly dress (try a charity shop!) and you’re all set!
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  3. Transformers Team any kind of neutral outfit with a series of cardboard boxes and here you have a fun Transformers outfit all ready to go trick and treating!
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  5. ET The popularity of ET never seems to wane, and in fact its iconic Halloween costume scenes have contributed in various ways to the growth of Halloween celebrations in the UK. So why not have a go at making an ET costume! We love this one here from Crochetverse.
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  7. Peter Pan’s Shadow So simple but so effective! Dress entirely in black then create a top layer and hat either from black fabric or card, and fashion into the silhouette of whatever shadow you want to represent.
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  9. Dinosaur We also love this fun tyrannosaurus rex costume - but you could easily vary this to make the dinosaur of your choice! Dress in leggings and a long sleeved top in the appropriate colours then use materials such as mattress foam and spray paint to create the dinosaur body and head.
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  11. Stick Figure For this one just dress up all in white and then use black duct tape along your limbs to create the image of a stick figure. You can create the face mask from white card - or perhaps even a large paper plate - with holes cut out for the eyes.
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  13. The Cats’ Pyjamas Another simple one if you find yourself a bit stuck for ideas or time. Just put on a pair of fleecy pyjamas and team them up with a some cat ears - or other type of animal headgear - and you’ll look as if you actually planned it!
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  15. Skeleton A quick and easy skeleton can be created by topping a black T-shirt or vest top with a white T-shirt from which you have cut out sections to create a rib cage illusion. Some black and white face paint will finish it off to perfection!
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  17. Mummy Yes we’ve found yet another use for toilet paper! Create this fabulous Mummy costume simply by dressing in a white T-shirt and leggings, then wrapping yourself in multi layers of toilet paper. Simples!
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  19. Go batty! How about this inventive use of an old umbrellas to create a bat costumer? Simply dress in black and pin one half of the umbrella to each arm for a fun and unusual costume. Full instructions HERE.
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    We hope that these ideas help you to enjoy your Halloween fun. Why not share your costumes with us online? We’d love to see them! We’re on Facebook and Twitter so get tagging! We are also currently running a brilliant Half Term Creepy Halloween! Come for a very special creepy photoshoot dressed in your favourite Halloween costume. This limited offer is running from October 21st to November 5th and will result in some amazing family photography that will make you smile for years to come!

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