When it comes to choosing a Halloween costume, you probably sit firmly in one of two camps, funny or sexy, with a bit of scary thrown in. Either way, most of us have attempted a homemade costume with tragic results (guilty), so we've searched the internet to find all of the best costumes and accessories you can shop online for an outfit you'll love that requires minimal effort.
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Squid Game Halloween costumes
Amazon has lots of Squid Game costumes so you can go as the characters from the hit Netflix show. Just add white Vans to the tracksuit or wear the red jumpsuit with chunky trainers.
Squid Game two-piece set, £18.99/$26.99, Amazon
Vans unisex classic slip-on, from £37.90/$51, Amazon
Squid Game red jumpsuit costume, £29.99/$33.99, Amazon
Halloween angel costumes
Adding angel wings and a halo to that little white dress you've been wanting to wear is an easy and cute Halloween costume. Or let Amazon do all of the hard work for you with one of their angel costumes, complete with a dress and accessories. To make it more Halloween-appropriate, go as a fallen angel in black.
Faux feather halo, £4.80/$4.80, Boohoo
Extra large feather angel wings, £30/$58, Pretty Little Thing
Boland angel wings, £9.79/$16.11, Amazon
Smiffys angel costume, £24.14/$33.68, Amazon
Fallen angel costume, £42.99, fancydress.com
Black angel wings, £9.95/$15.95, Amazon
Halloween devil costumes
A devil costume can be sexy and scary, plus it's a great excuse to wear a bold red lip. If you want to go low-key you can just wear a pair of horns, or you could go all out with a red outfit complete with a cape.
Halloween headband with crystal devil horns, £8/$11.50, ASOS
Halloween choker necklace in red crystal, £6/$9, ASOS
Smiffy devil costume, £18.99/$26.26, Amazon
MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo, £14/$16, LookFantastic
Halloween vampire costumes
Wear a black lace dress with fangs or choose from one of these ready-made costumes to be a vampire this Halloween. Fake blood is essential.
Deluxe vampire Halloween costume, £33.99, fancydress.com
Women's gothic corset dress, £39.99/$55.30, Amazon
Halloween black velour vampiress costume, £20, Argos
Vampire fangs for Halloween, £7.99/$11.36, Etsy
Fright Fest fake blood, £5.99/$8.28, Amazon
Halloween bunny costumes
Bunny, cat and mice (duh!) costumes aren't very scary but they're still classic choices for Halloween. If anyone asks, you're Frank from Donnie Darko.
Black lace bunny ears, £22.95/$32.91, Etsy
Belted unitard, £15.49/$19, Shein
White bunny ears, £3.50/$4, Missguided
Bunny ears with veil, £15/$21.50, Etsy
Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala costume
Undoubtedly set to be one of this year's most popular costumes, Kim's all-black Met Gala look complete with full face covering was just made to be replicated this Halloween, AND it's low maintenance.
Mystery Gala Guest Costume, $99.99, Yandy
Promising Young Woman costume
Give a nurse's outfit a dark twist by adding a rainbow wig and going as Cassie from Promising Young Woman.
Synthetic multi-coloured wig, £9.61/$9.89, Light in the Box
Say ahhhh! costume, £35.99, fancydress.com
The Addams Family costumes
If you live by the words of Wednesday Addams "I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker colour", she's the perfect Halloween costume for you. Best known for the 90s remake, Wednesday and Morticia from The Addams Family both have easy outfits to recreate. Add a collar to a black mini dress for Wednesday or go for a wide-sleeved maxi for Morticia. There are lots of ready-made costumes online, too.
Wednesday Addams dress, £21.99/$24.99, Amazon
Athens 2 chunky high lace up boots, £36/$35.20, ASOS
Cotton frill collar in white, £7.80/$10.50, ASOS
Smiffys immortal soul costume, £17.50/$21.27, Amazon
Harley Quinn costumes
Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad is still one of the most popular Halloween costumes. Hot pants, face paint, pigtails - what's not to love?
Rubie's Official DC Harley Quinn costume, £47.99/$39.41, Amazon
Rubie's Official DC Harley Quinn inflatable baseball bat, £11.49/$17.99, Amazon
Harley Quinn movie costume, £54.99, fancydress.com
Halloween alien costume
Looking for a costume that will make everyone laugh? This alien outfit is the ultimate minimum effort maximum impact purchase.
FunClothing inflatable alien costume, £23.59/$32.99, Amazon
Halloween clown costumes
Or if you want to genuinely scare a few people, these Pennywise costumes should do it.
IT Pennywise mask, £8.83/$13.81, Amazon
Pennywise costume, £59.99, fancydress.com
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