You can never be too old for trick or treating. There's still a lot of fun to be had on and around Halloween in London with the little ones.
Dressing up is one of the best things about Halloween. Not to be a downer, but it can also be one of the most wasteful — as millions of ready-made costumes are worn once and then get tossed in the bin. Instead, get creative and D.I.Y your own look. Whether you're aiming to be scary, funny or ironic, these creative recycled Halloween costumes will give you and your whole family lots of inspiration.
Much older than Halloween itself is the figure of the witch, which has taken different forms over the years in different parts of the trash bags and a lot of creativity.
A WALL-E costume can be a very cheap idea- instead of spending money on a pre-made costume the kids will only wear once. How to do it yourself? Make this a family event with the valuable help of your kids use some boxes and packaging materials.
If you want to make a mini version of that samurai costume, you can create a little warrior's armor from cardboard boxes, with one side peeled off to reveal corrugation. You can create a smart origami helmet from an old calendar with the expert skill and patience of, well, a samurai.
Bats have a bad reputation, but they're actually great for the environment. Make this warm-blooded Halloween symbol shine with a clever costume fashioned from an old umbrella.