1. Easy skeleton costume Snip a ‘ribcage’ shape out of a fitted black t-shirt Wear over a white top with black trousers Paint your face white and ‘decorate’ with black eyeliner like above, or follow this this video below
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traditional skeleton mask or go trendy and try our ' dead man walking' mask or Mexican sugar skull mask.
2. Head-on-a-plate Halloween costume Cover a large, stiff cardboard square with a tablecloth Glue on disposable place settings, adding a platter in the middle with a hole for your head Pop an apple in your mouth and accessorise with fake blood 3. Easy-peasy eyeball Cut two large circles out of a double sheet and sew or velcro together, leaving holes for head, arms and legs Stuff with newspaper until you have something resembling a sphere For a pupil glue on a large black circle made of card or material, adding veins with a red pen 4. Lego brick fancy dress costume Glue six identical plastic bowls onto the front of a large cardboard box Paint the whole thing red or yellow Cut some armholes at the side, one at the top to push your head through, and another hole at the bottom, so you can ‘wear’ your brick Accuracy fans can write ‘Lego’ on the bottom of each bowl 5. Halloween mummy costume Soak five teabags in a washing-up bowl of warm water Soak two old double sheets in the liquid Dry and tear into strips Wrap around your body, adding a few knots and frays and leaving space across eyes and mouth 6. Zombie Halloween costume Make some fake blood out of golden syrup, warm water, red food colouring and corn flour Shred the hems of an old outfit and rub it with dirt or brown eye make-up Add a few leaves and twigs to backcombed hair, and make your face white using talc powder Smudge brown eye-shadow round your eyes, adding the fake blood to your chin and hands Now stumble around to nail the look 7. Halloween spider costume To make the spider legs, cut off the legs of two pairs of old black tights and fill with scrunched-up newspaper Tie the ends and safety-pin or sew to the sides of a black top Wear with black skinny trousers to complete the look More crafty Halloween ideas