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Tomorrow night is the time when all the ghouls and ghosts come out to play and everyone will be all dressed up in their unreal and super clever costume that they thought of/made/bought weeks ago.

And you?

If you're anything like us, you've clicked on this article because you have absolutely no idea what you're gonna wear tomorrow night and it seems like literally everyone in the whole world does. 

But fear not, mere mortal…for we have your lazy ass covered.

Read on to see how you can get ready for the spookiest night of the year in five minutes… 

Wednesday Addams

She's iconic. And oh-so-easy to pull together as a costume if you're stuck.

Plait your hair in two thick braids, throw on a white shirt with a collar under a black dress, black tights and shoes and there you have it. 

Holly Golightely

Any Breakfast at Tiffany's fans?

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn in a simple black dress, a string of pears, a dark sunglasses.

Sweep your hair into an updo and if you have one, a cigarette holder finishes off the look. 

Bubble Bath 

This is soo cute.

Put on a shower cap and stick loads of white balloons to pin onto a t-shirt.

Even the most un-arsed people can manage this one. 

Bread Winner

Wanna have to spend only five minutes getting ready and have a clever costume?

Throw on a plain t-shirt, a fake plastic medal and carry a loaf ofbread.

You're a bread winner! Get it?

Tourist

This is another so-easy-it-hurts one.

You need: a straw hat, Hawaiian shirt, and a camera, preferably on a strap to hang around your neck. 

Raining Men

Another idea if you have no time/interest is this one.

Grab an umbrella and hang cut-outs of hot guys off it.

Voila – it's raining men. 

Cinema Floor

Dress all in black and stick movie ticket stubs, sweet wrappers etc to yourself and there you have it…you are the floor of a movie theatre.

Not the scariest thing in the world but an easy Halloween costume, and you can't have everything. 

Ghost

We all know this one…a white bed sheet with holes cut for your eyes and chuck it over you.

Boo!

Freudian Slip

If you a slip dress handy and some well-know terms coined by Sigmund Freud cut out that you can attach to the dress. Easy and funny.

Happy Halloween lads, stay safe, have fun and do one of these five-minute costume ideas if you're panicking about what to wear. 

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Pop culture Halloween costumes are always all the rage every year.

I mean, who wouldn't love getting all dressed up as your fave movie character/social media star/gas meme?

Some of these costume ideas are so 2018 and others are pure classics.

So maybe chuck that weathered witches hat in the bin and forget about those shitty devil ears and embrace something a bit more quirky…

1. Mia Wallace

This is an iconic look, made famous by Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, this look is an easy one if you're in a bit of a last-minute dither. Short black wig, slash of red lippie, white shirt and black trousers and of course, the ciggie for show. Now al you gotta do is the twist with someone dressed as Joh Travolta's Vinny. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mia Wallace ° ° ° ° ° #quentintarantino #tarantino #movie #90smovie #vintagemovies #retro #miawallace

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2. Any Riverdale character 

This cringe-fest on the CW has given us so much Halloween inspo. You could be Betty Cooper – tight high ponytails and granny clothes, or Veronica Lodge – a sixteen-year-old who goes to school every day in a short Blair Walforf-eque dress, heels and a string of pearls.

Jughead Jones is easy – plonk a hat on your head and write 'Southside Serpent' on a black leather jacket. See? So many ideas. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet me at Pop's #Riverdale

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3. Mamma Mia!

It was the movie of the summer and you could literally wear something sparkly and say you're one of the characters. However, if you wanna channel Young Donna, think 1970's bohemian style – floaty dresses and flowy skirts, lots of denim and wedge sandals. Don't forget to lash on the jewellery as well and voila.

 4. Cher Horowitz 

She is and always will be a Queen of pop culture. Clueless gave us Cher, the spoilt rich LA kid embodies all that is 1990's teenage hood fashion. So break out that checkered yellow two-piece you must have somewhere and dig up a phone with an antennae. As if!

5. Carrie

One of the most famous gals in cinema horror, bullied teen Carrie White after she gets pigs blood dumped on her is a timeless nod to pop culture. 

Get a white/pale-coloured fancy dress, a sash saying 'Prom Queen' if poss and a plastic tiara. Then just go for it- slather the fake blood EVERYWHERE. The messier the better. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#stephenking #carrie1976

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6. Ariana Grande

The undisputed Pop Queen of 2018.

This gal has been through a lot so pull that hair up into the highest ponytail possible, slick on that eyeliner and channel the 'God is a Woman' vid. 

7. Steve Harrington

It wouldn't be Halloween without a Stranger Things reference, now would it?

King Steve, Hawkin's resident babysitter, is an easy one – '80s-inspired tight jeans, a grey windbreaker, yellow gloves and whoosh up that hair with some major hairspray. Baseball bat with nails optional. 

8. Michael Myers

This one ahs been popular since the first Halloween movie came out in 1978, however in honour of the final and fab Halloween movie being released this month, we had to include the serial killer that's slashed his way through the teenage babysitters of Haddonfield. 

9. Sabrina the Teenage Witch 

Although we love the '90s Nickelodeon version, thanks to the Netflix reboot Sabrina might become a Halloween staple costume again. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blow the candles and make a wish. Something witchy is coming your way tomorrow. #CAOS

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10. Hormone Monster from Big Mouth 

If you haven't seen this f*cking hilarious Netflix show, then do ASAP. 

The Hormone Monsters Maury and Connie have quickly become TV show classics and it's so easy to be them this year – all you need is some fake fur, a big wig and some horns. 

12. Meghan Markle 

It wouldn't be a 2018 Halloween if you didn't see at least a handful of Meghan costumes around. 

You can do wedding Meghan were she looked like a Disney princess or Royal Tour Meghan…we'd go for the bride look tho. Classy and fab. Kinda like her.  

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Taylor Swift is an undeniable icon – and her Reputation comeback this year, alongside her sold-out worldwide tour, proves that she truly is the feminist phoenix of the music industry.

Her commitment to female empowerment, clever video concepts and iconic style moments make her incredibly unique, and we can’t think of anyone we would rather emulate this Halloween.

Here are six Swiftie costume ideas to slither into the Halloween spirit in style:

Reputation reptile 

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Take the Look What You Made Me Do theme of snakes to a whole new level. Copy Taylor’s Reputation Tour performance look with a snakeskin, long-sleeved bodysuit (here’s one from Amazon, but you can find them on ASOS and Missguided, or on the highstreet in Zara and H&M) and team it with fishnet tights and knee-high boots.

Once you have your outfit down, do your makeup just like Taylor, complete with red lip and liquid liner, before grabbing another pair of fishnets, stretching them over your face, and using green shimmery eyeshadow to add a snake-scale pattern to your temples, down your cheek bones and chin.

Finish with lots of highlighter and a microphone.

22 (and BOO) 

This is one of those Halloween costumes that you probably have most of the elements of already.

All you need is a black hat, black shorts and a plain white t-shirt. Duct tape on the ‘Not A Lot Going On’ slogan, or write it on the t-shirt with a marker.

You might have to get online to order those red, heart shaped sunglasses, but other that that, this costume is probably already in your wardrobe. Bonus points on this one if you’re actually 22 and just want to go around shouting that all night.

VM-Tay 

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Taylor Swift has had a serious ascent to stardom, but one incident that will go down in pop culture history has got to be the events of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when Kanye West notoriously stormed the stage after Taylor’s win for Best Female Music Video.

Taylor proved that she is graceful to her core after she reacted bravely and with dignity on stage to Kanye’s interruption, as he claimed that Beyonce would have been more deserving of the win in the middle of Taylor’s acceptance speech.

For this costume, a silver sequin sheath draped into a Grecian-style gown will suffice, and you can pick up a length of sequin fabric at your local haberdashery. The most difficult aspect of this to replicate would be the Moonman award, but a sliver spray-painted action figure should suffice – it’s such a notorious moment that the reference won’t be lost on anyone.

OG Junior Jewels Tay

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While we may have left this Taylor behind in music video history, Love Story will always be a firm fan fave.

This is arguably one of the easiest Taylor looks to recreate. All you need are flannel PJ bottoms, a white t-shirt, some markers, and plastic hipster glasses.

Copy the pattern on the neck and sleeve hems of Tay’s t-shirt, and then become the life of the Halloween party by getting all of your friends to sign it. In the original video, Taylor’s Junior Jewels t-shirt had lots of different names, but in the video for Look What You Made Me Do, it featured the names of her friends, like Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham and Gigi Hadid.  Bonus points for this costume, as you get to venture out in the comfort of your pyjamas.

The Bad Blood Squad

This is one for you and your girl gang – Taylor’s Bad Blood music video is one of her best, and it cemented the iconic nature of her squad. The video goes a little something like this: Double-crossed by her partner Arsyn, played by Selena Gomez, assassin Catastrophe (Tay-tay) enlists a troupe of fierce females to seek her revenge.

Simply deck yourselves out in different styles of black clothing, from leather skirts to ripped leggings, black crop tops and bralettes and stompy boots.

Then, add as many belts as you can pool together, and some plastic weapons for good measure. Finish off the look with intense cat-eye liner al la Taylor and your bad ass, boss babe squad look is complete.

The Blank Space, baby

One of the most memorable moments from Taylor’s hit Blank Space (other than her smashing up that car with a golf club and dropping her lover’s phone in a fountain) is the very deranged looking Taylor writhing in front of a fireplace.

Taylor’s video pays homage to toxic, damaged relationships, and she epitomises the trope of a crazy girlfriend as she punches the walls in a leopard print dress, black makeup streaming down her face.

Luckily, leopard print is a popular pattern on the high street at the moment, so you should be able to pick up a leopard gúna for a steal. Then, simply add some smudged eyeliner down your cheeks, a red lip, and you’re done.

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Gone are the days when all we wanted to do is go trick or treating on Halloween. If you’re stuck for something to do then look no further because we’ve conjured up the top five events happening in Dublin around All Hallows’ Eve.

1: Halloween Roller Disco:

Get your skates on and spin around the dancefloor with Eleven from Stranger Things, Edward Scissorhands and Hermione Granger. 

The annual Halloween party will take place in Dublin’s only roller disco in Finches Business Park, Longmile Road on October 31. Make sure you wear your best costume (and not the backup one you got in Dealz) and you might be in with a chance of winning a fab prize.

Tickets cost €10 and are available to buy here.

2: Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Pub Quiz:

Watching the Halloween episodes of The Simpsons has become a ritual for us so what better way to test your knowledge than to take part in the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Pub Quiz.

There'll be costumes, episode screenings and top prizes on the night. Head down to Hely’s Bar on Dame Street on October 28 and celebrate the spookiest time of year with the best TV family.

Tickets cost €22 and are available to buy here.

3: The Great Gatsby Halloween Party:

Head back to the 1920s and 1930s and party in style like the great Jay Gatsby. Think of the flapper dresses, the fancy cocktails and the jazz music that will leave you twirling around the dancefloor all night.

You can enjoy a dinner and show for a mere €15 at this glorious event. 

If anyone needs us we’ll be hunting down the perfect flapper girl dress for this classy event.

Get your Gatsby on at the Purty Kitchen in Dun Laoghaire on October 28. Tickets are available to buy here.

4: Halloween Movie Screenings at the Lighthouse:

Our favourite cinema is screening some of the BEST Halloween movies this October and you just don’t want to miss them.

The Lighthouse Cinema will be showing everything from Hocus Pocus to The Blair Witch Project as we inch closer to Halloween. You can cosy up with some popcorn but make sure you hold on tight to it because some of these horrors will have you jumping out of your skin.

Click here for the full list of Halloween screenings and prices.

5: Heroes from Mars presents The Goblin King Masquerade Ball:

The Grand Social have knocked it out of the park again with this event.

The Goblin King Masquerade Ball celebrates the best of the late David Bowie. You can strut around to his biggest hits like Let’s Dance and Ashes to Ashes, as well as hits from Labyrinth, on the night of October 28.

Fancy dress isn’t essential but c’mon it’s Halloween and Bowie is a fashion icon. You just can’t miss this night celebrating the Goblin King himself.

Tickets cost €13.72 and are available to buy here.

We've never been so excited for Halloween in the Big Smoke. There are so many spooktacular events happening.

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With the Halloween weekend in full swing, and just days to go before the big event, the "wtf am I going to wear" panic has well and truly set in. 

But, luckily for us, the 2017 celebrity costume game is stronger than ever – menaing there are some seriously iconic looks just waiting to be reimagined. 

From classic horror films to country music stars, here's the best celebrity costume of  Halloween 2017. 

1. Rita Ora slays as Poison Ivy on the KISS House Party red carpet

2.Kourtney Kardashian channels her inner MJ

3. Bruce Willis and his assistant, Stephen J. Eads, as the Grady twins from The Shining

4. DUA LIPA performing as Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice 

 

BEETLEJUICE

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5. Usher as Jules Winnfield from the Tarantino classic, Pulp Fiction 

6. Adele gives off some serious Hocus Pocus vibes here 

7. Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban as a modern day Sonny and Cher 

8. Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden keep it simple 

9. Gigi Hadid gives Olivia Newton John a run for her money

10. Ellie Goulding as Dolly Parton 

 

I love you Dolly! 

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Love it or hate it, Halloween is fast approaching – and if you're anything like us, despite all good intentions, you've left costume planning to the last minute. 

But never fear.

This year, the high street is packed with Halloween collections that are both stylish and spooky in equal measures. 

From casual tees to OTT wigs, here's our top pick of what's on offer. 

1. Regan Knitted Skeleton Halloween Jumpsuit – Boohoo €24.00 // 2. Skeleton Hands Corset Waist Scuba Mini Dress – ASOS €43.24 // 3. Skeleton Black Print Leggings – Pretty Little Thing €18.00

1. Halloween Floral Net Head Band – New Look €9.99 // 2. Get Catty Diamante Headband – Nasty Gal €9.00

1. Halloween Pink Synthetic Wig – ASOS €24.32 // 2. Halloween Grey Extra Long Wig –  Pretty Little Thing €18.00 // 3. Purple Ombre Halloween Wig – Claire's €29.99

1. Amy Halloween Slogan Bodysuit – Boohoo €8.00 // 2. Black Witch Please Slogan T-Shirt – New Look €9.99 

1.  Halloween Novelty Deer Headband – ASOS €13.51 // 2. Sugar Skull Face Stickers – Pretty Little Thing €4.20 // 3. Black Lace Mask – New Look €6.99 

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She’s well known for her elegant feminine style, but that doesn’t mean Holly Willoughby won't be playing dress-up this Halloween.

Appearing on this week’s episode of Celebrity Juice, the This Morning presenter channelled her inner rebel by wearing what is likely to be one of this year’s most popular costumes, Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn.

The 35-year-old mother of three embodied Margot Robbie’s character perfectly with fishnet tights, dip-dyed pigtails, red and blue co-ords and a decorated baseball bat.

 

 

@celebjuiceofficial #harleyquinn

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Meanwhile, show host Keith Lemon made an epic Sia with a black and white wig, oversized fringe and huge white bow complementing his little white shirt dress.

 

Me and Ben Shepherd

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Fearne Cotton looked unrecognisable as Angelina Jolie’s dark fairy character, Maleficent, while Joey Essex rocked an orange glow and bleached smile for Donald Trump.

 

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Cotton and Gino

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One Halloween special. Done! I'm sia by the way. Love Sia

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With Halloween just around the corner, many of us are scrambling to get a good costume together. 

But you might hit the dilemma of what to dress up as. Traditional costumes are fine; you'll always get away with a vampire, witch or a devil. 

And then sometimes you come across costumes that aren't so great and are SO over-done they've just become basic and boring.

Avoid these get-ups at all costs:

Nerd

It was in about five years ago. It's NOT in anymore. 

 

Cat ears

Could you get anymore basic?!

 

Minnie Mouse

We're SO over this one.

 

Minion

Last year, everyone in the world dressed up as a Minion. You can do better.

 

School girl

You can come up with something more imaginative than that! 

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Dogs might go along with their owners putting them in ridiculous animal costumes, but cats, no; cats don't like it at all.

Just take a look at these ten furry felines who looked less than impressed in their Halloween costumes: 

The octopus

 

The lion

 

Spider glasses

 

 

The pumpkin

 

The dinosaur

 

The peacock

 

The green devil

 

 

The cabbage patch kid

 

The shark

 

But this pirate takes the grumpy cat crown:

 

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There's nothing really better than cute dogs to cheer up your day. But even better than cute dogs are cute dogs in Halloween costumes.

Check out these adorable pups dressed in their best Halloween get-ups (that are probably better than ours):

Sesame Street

 

Sailor

 

Kylie and Kendall Jenner

 

The Wests

 

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

 

Jay Z and Beyoncé

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's

 

Sex and the City

 

Charlie Brown

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

Legally Blonde

 

101 Dalmatians

 

Marilyn Monroe

 

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There's nothing cuter than animals dressed up, but it's even better when they're dressed up in adorable Halloween costumes. 

Your heart will melt after you see these 17 pets in costumes that are probably better than yours: 

Harry Potter

 

Where's Wally? 

 

Woody from Toy Story

 

Bumblebee

 

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

Marilyn Monroe

 

Robin from Batman

 

Martini glass

 

Elephant

 

Seal

 

Squirrel

 

Michael Jackson and his girlfriend in Thriller

 

A Princess

 

A ghost

 

Hula dancer

 

Pumpkin spice latte

 

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It's officially October! And as well as embracing warmer coats, the chillier air, and darker evenings, we need to start thinking about Halloween.

There's no denying that the costume ante has been upped in recent years – meaning a black-plastic sack and a witch's hat just ain't gonna cut it.

So if you're stuck for inspiration, YouTube has a load of oh-so amazing clips which show you how to create seriously spooky looks at home.

From Poison Ivy to scary clowns and fortune tellers, here are EIGHT of SHEmazing!'s favourites..

 

1) Ripped and stapled mouth

 

2) Poison Ivy 

 

3) CleoCatra

 

4) Clown

 

5) Fortune teller 

 

6) Cabin In The Woods

 

7) Marie Antoinette

 

8) Pencil face

 

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