If you've been handed a party invitation at the eleventh hour, or left it a little late to sort out the dress-up for your little monsters to go trick-or-treating in, fear not. We've got a creepy wardrobe full of last minute Halloween costumes to save the day (or night).







Did you know...

The whole 'dressing up for Halloween' thing started back in ancient times, at the pagan Celtic festival of Samhain, when people danced around in costumes to scare away ghosts and evil spirits. Nowadays we dress up as the actual ghosts - as well as other spooky characters - for our 31st October parties and activities, though it's more about fun than frightening. The modern-day tradition of wearing fun costumes on Halloween is said to have started in Ireland and Scotland, where it's known as 'guising'.