Parade participants march in the 41st Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York, New York, USA, 31 October 2014.
JOHANNESBURG - As South Africans gear up for Halloween, some might find they&39;ve left their preparations a little too late and are stuck for a good idea or two.
Fear not, there are plenty last-minute quick fixes suggested on social media, some of which we&39;ve included below.
In a rush? Last minute suggestions:
And dressing up is certainly not restricted to those of the upright, two-legged ambulation method.
Cats, dogs and babies are included too:
ITS HALLOWEEN pic.twitter.com/hhzcVG9HoU— sarina (@antisocialharry) October 31, 2015
(Image: AFP / Timothy A. Clary)
A few celebrities are well prepared to outdo themselves once again:
Remember Ellen DeGeneres at Halloween 2013?
This Halloween I&39;m putting the "boo" in boobs. pic.twitter.com/xaTyg3dCuk— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 31, 2013
And then there was Heidi Klum ...
(Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Heidi Klum/AFP)
Have alook at these ideas, which will require some forward planning if you choose to go big next year. If they&39;re good enough for celebs, then ...
Google mapped the 500 most-searched Halloween costumes in the US: https://t.co/xO2AkFUefj— Forbes (@Forbes) October 30, 2015
Reminder: Here are few costume ideas to avoid this year (and any other year too):
Traditionally Halloween was seen as the one night of the year when the souls of the dead could return to their loved ones. It originated from a mixing pot of cultural festivities and morphed into the supernatural event it is today.