Put down the cat ears. Judging by the number of searches we've had for 'catwoman costume', you might want to rethink that last minute Halloween ensemble this year (plus, you saw Hollyoaks last year, right?). Instead of going for an obvious costume, try something a tiny bit more unusual, but easy to put together with bits and bobs from the high street.

Scooby-Doo's Daphne is the perfect lazy girls' Halloween costume. There's still a tenuous 'spooky' reference ("and I would have got away with it too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids...") and with all the 60s inspired dresses that are readily available, finding the key piece is a breeze. Plus if you're going with a group of friends, they can team up to go as Velma, Fred, Shaggy and Scooby. Job done!

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Green silk scarf £12 Amazon
Long-sleeved purple dress with embellished cuffs £25 Very
Orange wig from £7.89 ebay
Purple faux suede shoes £20 Barratts ebay outlet
Purple plastic alice band £1.20 ebay