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Five Halloween costumes we’d like to see this year in London

Polly Bartlett

In the wake of clowns scaring people countrywide, it feels as though Halloween has already been and gone. But the spookiest night of the year is still yet to come, so if you’re stuck for a dress up idea that isn’t a novelty Donald Trump mask (don’t be that guy), think closer to home instead – here are five Halloween costumes we’d like to see in London this year.

An estate agent

Is there anything that gives a Londoner the willies more than a suited bloke extolling the virtues of a mouldy flat in Elephant & Castle? (Clue: nope.)


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The Central line

Ever been called confusing or unreliable by your chums? You’re already half way to becoming the tube’s most hated line. If you’re bored of dark clothes and vampire teeth this Halloween, dig out your finest red threads and channel life in the painfully slow lane instead.


A hipster

The one night a year you might legitimately be able to trial a new, edgier you without someone asking ‘mate, is that a man bun?’ The full sleeve and craft beer in hand is just for effect… obviously.

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A chugger

Nothing instills the fear of god into a Londoner like the sight of a stranger smiling and making eye contact, except perhaps one who wants you to donate £5 a month to a sanctuary for deaf and blind hamsters. A slightly disheveled old ‘Greenpeace’ t-shirt is enough to convincingly adopt the character of a chugger, but go the extra mile with a clip-in dreadlock and/or nose ring.

Tourist Tat


If all else fails, the 'I heart south London' t-shirt

It's bound to scare everyone living north of the river.

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