Surviving the mad scramble when you realise Halloween has creeped up on you

·Lifestyle contributor
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(PHOTO: Getty Images)
(PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE – There are some people who are die-hard (pun intended!) horror fanatics and there are some who can’t even stomach the sight of the tackiest House of Horrors promotional poster. Which one are you?

If you’re one of the latter and still can’t find it in you to turn down a party invite, then you know you’re repeating old patterns of scrambling for an outfit at the last minute.

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If you are a parent that’s stuck at this desolate juncture with - gasp - a looming Halloween party and no outfit or inspiration in sight, then we empathise. Life on this fast-paced, dog-eat-dog island can get us when we least expect it… like a kid in full meltdown mode, when he can’t join his friends trick-or-treating.

Halloween is just a week away, and you don’t have your costume just yet? FEAR NOT. If you feel like there’s a creeping presence behind you, don’t look. It’s because we’ve got your back.

Can’t go wrong with super heroes and characters!

Vampire for kids
Vampire for kids

Vampire outfit for kids, $16.18

Batman for kids
Batman for kids

Batman for kids, $18

Superman for kids
Superman for kids. (PHOTO: Shopee)

Superman for kids, $18

Captain America for kids. (PHOTO: Shopee)
Captain America for kids. (PHOTO: Shopee)

Captain America for kids, $17.61

Go the easy route and dress up as a skeleton. A simple mask and gloves set on top of an all black outfit will sort you out!

(PHOTO: Shopee)
(PHOTO: Shopee)

Skeleton latex mask, $8.95

(PHOTO: Shopee)
(PHOTO: Shopee)

Skeleton white gloves, $4.95

Play on the common clown phobia by donning this mask, reminiscent of the recent movie It.

Scary clown mask. (PHOTO: Shopee)
Scary clown mask. (PHOTO: Shopee)

Scary clown latex mask, $8.95

Easy to emulate, cult movie icons like Mia from Pulp Fiction

Thom Browne white shirt. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)
Thom Browne white shirt. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)

This Thom Browne shirt, $515

Short hair black wig. (PHOTO: Shopee)
Short hair black wig. (PHOTO: Shopee)

Black wig, $8.20

Black trouser pants. (PHOTO: Shopee)
Black trouser pants. (PHOTO: Shopee)

Federica Tosi black pants, USD$215

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