We've all been in that situation where we've had to find a last-minute costume of some kind for our kids.

And Halloween is no exception: whether it's a late doors party invite or trick or treating's come up way sooner than you realised, if you've found yourself needing an outfit pronto, panic not.

We've got 9 lsat-minute and easy to make costumes for kids that would look great at any Halloween party or trick or treating out.

Some require a bit of dewing, most don't - and lots can be made using bits and bobs you've (hopefully) got at home. Take a look.

9 last-minute Halloween costumes made from things around the house...

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

You will need:

  • Green onesie
  • Orange material or scarf
  • Brown material or scarf
  • Large foil roasting tin
  • Green spray paint
  • Brown crayon

It's amazing what you can do with some tinfoil and green paint! Use them to make the shell of this turtle and finish off with a green onesie or green t-shirt and leggings.

Full instructions: A Night Owl

2. Skeleton

You will need:

  • Black clothes
  • White duct tape

Simply dress your child all in black and stick duct tape in the right places to turn them into a skeleton.

Full instructions: And We Play

3. Cat lady

You will need:

  • Soft cat toys
  • Dressing gown
  • Safety pins
  • Hair rollers

Grab as many soft toy cats as you can and get your child to wear their dressing gown - with perhaps a few rollers in for added effect.

Full instructions: Design Dazzle

4. Dragon

You will need:

  • Green bodysuit
  • Green sponges
  • Fabric glue

If you're a bit nifty with the scissors you might want to try this dragon outfit. Glue dragon 'spikes' onto a baby grow and make a tail for full effect. Roar!

Full instructions: Masterworks

5. Pizza

You will need:

  • Large cardboard box or boxes
  • Felt for the crust and toppings
  • Fabric glue.

Did someone order a Hawaiian?! Use stiff fabric in a triangle and choose your 'toppings' to stick on for a walking pizza slice.

Full instructions: U Create Crafts

6. Elliot and E.T.

You will need:

  • Red hoodie
  • White crate
  • Soft toy, preferably with big eyes
  • White blanket
  • Bike

If your kids love the movie, why not have a go at this cool E.T. number? You don't need an E.T. toy - just one with big eyes that you can wrap up - and hopefully you'll have the rest of the props handy too.

Full instructions: And We Play

7. Snail

You will need:

  • Brown paper
  • Masking tape
  • Headband
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Ribbon
  • Glue Gun

Lots of brown paper is required to make this rather cute snail outfit. It's a bit of a knack to do, but once you've got the hang of it - it will be plain s(n)ailing.

Full instructions: Oh Happy Day

8. Flowerpot

You will need:

  • Pink shirt and leggings
  • Large plastic tub
  • Pound shop flowers
  • Headband with flower glued on

How cute is this flowerpot number?! You'll need a large plastic tub, like a laundry basket, and plenty of plastic flowers for this one, but once you've got the bits in it's super easy to make.

Full instructions: Dukes and Duchesses

9. Owl

You will need:

  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Velcro

If you don't mind getting a needle and thread out, this lovely owl outfit is well worth spending the time on.

Full instructions: The Mombot

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