The best Halloween costume ideas for 2017 including scary 'It' clown and sexy outfits for adults

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Halloween is nearly here, and it seems to get bigger and bigger each year.

But that's not the only thing increasing... The cost of preparing for Halloween – whether you're kitting out your children or yourself – is becoming, ahem, frightening.

Luckily, there are some great deals to be found on the high street and online if you know where to look.

Supermarket giants Sainsbury's, Tesco and Asda all do affordable Halloween ranges for both kids and adults, while online retailers like Missguided, PrettyLittleThing and ASOS offer fashion-led costumes that won't break the bank.

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Online superstores Amazon and eBay are also great places to look for a wide-variety of costumes that won't make you (or your bank balance) see red.

But if you are looking for a thrifty alternative, we've enlisted the expert advice of Jen Gale, a money saving blogger who has shared her best DIY and free Halloween costume ideas.

So, what are you waiting for? Snap up a frighteningly good deal with our foolproof guide on this year's best fancy dress costume bargains. Mwahhahhhaaa.

Kids Costumes

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Both Aldi and Lidl will be giving the major supermarkets a run for their money with their low cost fancy dress ranges for Halloween.

Aldi's range (on sale from 5 October) features spooky pirate and skeleton outfits, all priced at £3.99.

Primark also have a wide variety of kids and baby costumes, priced from £1.80 to £6, so even your very mini-me can look the part when you're out trick or treating.

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Adult costumes

Who says grown-ups can't get in on the fancy dress action come 31 October too?

Aside from the usual witches and vampire outfits that can be found at all the major supermarkets, there's also a great range adult costumes at Very.co.uk.

Our favourite is this Margot Robbie, Harley Quinn Suicide Squad outfit (£44.99), a look which Holly Willoughby (pictured) pulled off last year. And if you want to splash out and buy the official jacket, it IS available online from www.celebsclothing.com for $99 (roughly £77).

However, if you're trying to do Halloween on a budget, Wilko also have a great selection of adult costumes from £8.

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Sexy Costumes

If Sandy from Grease or Jessica Rabbit is more your thing, take cues from Heidi Klum and Gigi Hadid, and opt for a slightly more flattering look this Halloween.

We've rounded up the sexiest celebrity Halloween looks with everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Kylie Jenner making an appearance.

If you're looking for some inspiration check out the spooky yet sexy ranges from Missguided, PrettyLittleThing and Boohoo.com, or if you're after something a bit racier, Ann Summers has sexy Halloween costumes priced from £20.

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Scary Costumes

With 'It' hitting cinemas nationwide really, REALLY, scary costumes may be making a comeback. Make sure your 'creep' factor is 10 out of 10 on fright night by donning a Pennywise 'It' clown mask from eBay (£15).

If you're looking for an extensive range of decaying zombies, horror clown and demon costumes and masks check out the selection of Smiffy's costumes from Amazon.

Or why not don a super creepy morph suit? There really is something for every twisted trick-or-treater to choose from.

Luckily the prices won't give you too much of a fright as they start from £10.

Scott Blair - UK News
By Scott Blair - UK News 11/10/2017 11:12:00