Get ready for Halloween with last-minute kids' costumes on a budget

HALLOWEEN may be just a day away – but do not panic if your planning has given up the ghost, as there is still time to get that all-important creepy costume for your little one.

Many stores are offering next-day delivery or you can make a socially distanced shopping trip so your children can celebrate in spooky style.

Here, Abby McHale finds the places to shop for every kind of outfit, from the best budget buys to the cutest outfits, to ensure things will be all fright on the night.

Best for choice

YOUR little one will be too cute to spook in this adorable pumpkin outfit from George at Asda.

They have a wide selection of costumes, from £4.50, so your kids will be spoilt for choice.

  • Pumpkin costume, from Asda, from £5 – buy now
  • Order by 7pm for next-day delivery, £4.50

Best for character outfits

YOU will be sure to be howling with delight once you’ve got your hands on this wonderful werewolf costume, from Tu at Argos.

If your child loves Marvel and Disney, you will find a great selection of character costumes at Argos.

  • Werewolf costume, from Argos, from £5.50 – buy now
  • Order by 8pm for next-day delivery, from £3.95

Best for mini-me fun

EVERYONE loves a skeleton at Halloween and this kids’ cosume from Very is scarily good.

The online store has a range of costumes from £4.99 with adult versions, too, so you and your little ones can match.

  • Skeleton costume, from Very, £14.99 – buy now
  • Order by 7pm for next-day delivery, £4.99

Best for cuteness

YOUR kids will fall hook, line and sinker for this pirate costume from Melissa and Doug at John Lewis.

If they do not fancy quite such a scary get-up though, the retailer has a range of less frightening options to pick from.

  • Pirate costume, from John Lewis, £22.99 – buy now
  • Order by 4pm for next-day delivery, £6.95

Best for value

WILKO has the purr-fect costume for kids, with this cat kit.

And its great range of outfits come in at under a tenner.

  • Cat costume, from Wilko, £7 – buy now
  • Order by 5pm for next-day delivery, £8

Best for older kids

THIS clown clobber from Smiffy’ is sure to give anyone the creeps.

The fancy dress specialist has plenty more to choose from, too, if you are looking to really dial up the fright factor this Halloween.

  • Clown costume, from Smiffy's, £19.99 – buy now
  • Order by 2pm for next-day delivery, £7.99

In-store picks are just fright

TOO late to order online? Head to one of these shops and be set for Fright Night.

  • Witch costume, from Tu at Sainsbury's, £6 – buy now

  • Batman costume, from H&M, £19.99 – buy now

  • Day Of The Dead dress and mask, from Tesco, £12 – buy now

  • Jack Skellington outfit, from Matalan, £14 – buy now

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