WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE. THAT DRESS-UP PARTY THAT’S BEEN PEN­CILLED INTO YOUR CAL­EN­DAR FOR WEEKS IS SUD­DENLY DAYS – OR EVEN HOURS – AWAY, AND YOU’VE GOT NOTH­ING TO WEAR. EEK.

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Dress-up par­ties can go one of two ways in the eyes of a guest. You ei­ther love and em­brace the dress-up fac­tor and spend ages work­ing on ev­ery lit­tle de­tail, or, you can’t de­cide on a theme, leave it to the last minute and ei­ther spend a for­tune at the cos­tume shop on the way to the party or (gasp!) don’t dress up at all! If you’re sick to death of the vam­pire cos­tume you’ve been re­cy­cling for years from the back of your closet or if every­thing else seems too com­pli­cated to pull to­gether at the eleventh hour, fear not! Whether the party is for you or your kids, we’ve come up with some easy and fun kids’ and adult cos­tumes guar­an­teed to look like you’ve put more than 10 min­utes of thought into them.

FOR THE BIG KIDS

A mime: We’re pretty sure you’ll have a black and white stripe top, so all you need is some white face paint and a red scarf. Use some black paint to il­lus­trate around your eyes and cre­ate sharp black brows. The per­fect cos­tume for those who don’t like small talk. Derek Zoolan­der: Re­use that mime face paint and be­come the most iconic, hot-right-now male model. A spikey wig, black and white head tie and a blue steel pout are all you need for this hi­lar­i­ous Where’s Wally?: Put that red and white stripe shirt to use as Where’s Wally! The best part? There can never be too many Wally’s at the party Er­ror 404: Sim­ply write or print “Er­ror 404 – Cos­tume Not Found” onto an old white t-shirt and be­come the well-known (al­beit frus­trat­ing) page we’ve all seen be­fore.

FOR THE LIT­TLE KIDS

Bag of jelly beans: Get a clear garbage bag, cut multi-coloured bal­loons. Tie a rib­bon around the neck open­ing and write up a nu­tri­tion chart on the back for ex­tra de­tail. Min­ion: Any fan of De­spi­ca­ble Me will be happy to hear how easy a min­ion cos­tume is. Sim­ply grab some over­alls, a yel­low t-shirt and a yel­low beanie. You can add Gru’s su­pervil­lain logo to the shirt and big min­ion eyes to the beanie too. Teenage Mu­tant Ninja Turtle: Who knew you could make a TMNT cos­tume out of things from around the house? A laun­dry basket can be sprayed green to make a shell and you can make an eye mask out of an old sheet or t-shirt. Grab a green t-shirt and add a brown vest if you fancy. Cowabunga! Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood: Sim­ply grab a piece of red ma­te­rial and wear it as a cape, add a basket And there's Book Week sorted as well. Easy.

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