By Sally Underwood •
Published: 17 Oct 2021 • 16:35
The 11 most spooktacular Halloween costume ideas for all the family
And while the standard Halloween fare of just a few years ago involved little more than a last-minute rummage for the spookiest looking ensemble you could find (read: anything in black), thanks to an online world full of hilarious videos of dogs dressed as spiders, the Halloween costume has suddenly become big news.
So for those who take their Halloween seriously, which are the best costume ideas for men, women, children- and even our furry friends?
Read on for our rundown of the 11 most spooktacular Halloween costume ideas to seriously impress at this year´s party (and most for less than €30).
It´s feisty…. it´s feminine… it´s the female pirate costume. Universally flattering and complete with head scarf, dress and belt, this costume can simply be paired with black boots for a fuss-free Halloween look in minutes.
Available in sizes small to large, this outfit can easily be dressed up even further with a few more swashbuckling accessories.
The classic skeleton; a Halloween staple for all the right reasons. It´s spooky, it´s flattering, and its unisex enough to be repurposed by the rest of the family for years to come.
Get yours for less than €35 with this fitted outfit for men that can easily be worn by women too.
Available in sizes small to large, the skeleton comes with a liftable hood for easy eating of all those Halloween treats.
No Halloween would be complete without a vampire, and this girl´s costume for less than €20 comes with dress, wings, and headband.
Made from polyester, it has been designed with comfort in mind meaning it can be worn all day.
What boy doesn´t want to be a superhero? Now you can make yours one for the day with a Batman costume complete with mask, outfit and cape.
High quality, this outfit can also be worn for other fancy dress parties, making it good value too.
Pumpkins are a Halloween classic and this baby costume works for both boys and girls and comes with outfit, shoes and hat.
Machine washable, it also makes a practical choice for a family Halloween.
Startle and amuse friends, family and neighbours with this spider outfit for dogs. Made famous by Youtube videos of costume wearing pooches frightening passersby, this outfit is still a favourite and will make your dog the talking point of any party.
Suitable for furry friends with chest sizes from 20 to 55 centimetres, this costume can even be used for the cat.
Add a jumbo spiders web to your home for added effect this Halloween.
Turn your cat into a fearsome(ish) lion with this furry collar which will transform your regular sized feline into a big cat for the day.
With a circumference of between 10 and 11 inches, this collar will fit most cats.
This Flintstones-inspired ensemble includes the dress, necklace and wig, gives you a complete Halloween costume for less than €20.
Double up and make it the perfect budget couple´s outfit with a Fred costume for a further €16.99.
For those who take their Halloween costumes very seriously, this gothic-style bustier cocktail dress takes an outfit to the next level, bringing some serious glamour to any party.
Accessorise with your best jewellery for a look to impress this Halloween.
This zombie bride and groom duo is perfect for couples who like a theme and even comes with makeup and fake blood.
Just find a spooky spouse to complete the look.
If Halloween isn´t your thing and you don´t feel like going the whole hog this year, why not get into the party spirit effort-free with some accessories?
This four-pack of pirate accessories is unisex, easy to wear, and will lend a Halloween vibe to any existing outfit.
Halloween is great but searching for a last-minute costume isn´t, so take a look through our roundup, pick your favourites and start planning that party.
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