Halloween is big business. When it comes to things that go bump in the night it seems us Brits are definitely happy to part with our cash. Not only is Halloween now the third biggest retail event of the year - sitting just behind Christmas and Easter - but it's estimated that this year alone we'll spend a spook-tacular £300 million on Halloween items and paraphernalia.
With this in mind, it's no surprise that the variety and range of costumes available to buy has increased substantially. But so too have the daft ideas that go with them. Instead of expelling the myths that surround Scottish culture, it seems Halloween is a time to indulge in the delusions of Scots and their bonny lives in bagpipe country. If you're still on the lookout for your costume this year, here's some of the best (and worst) examples which apparently represent Scotland...
See you Jimmy...
Tartan hats and ginger wigs go together like Irn-Bru and deep fried Mars Bar suppers, and we all know how often us Scots like to indulge in those appetising delights.
Who wears short kilts? We wear short kilts
Not only do we all wear tartan and sport ginger locks, but we're also always wearing kilts. Although we can't remember ours ever being as short as this.
We're bringing sexy back
Jeans are out. Note to anyone not in Scotland: this is how all women dress here on a daily basis. Fact.
We didn't get taught about cowgirls in Scottish history but maybe our teachers skipped over that part in favour of telling us about Bannockburn.
Tartan teen sensation
The Bay City Rollers look is back. One Direction's stylist is currently getting these made to order for the band.
Yep. Totes legit.
What's under the kilt?
To be honest we think we know, and we're not really interested. But thanks.
See more Halloween in Glasgow from Time Out.