Readers' Halloween costumes: the good, the bad and the truly frightening

We asked readers to send us their snaps. The best wins an Irish Times goodie bag

 

Scary, quirky, funny or cute – whatever way you are dressing up this Halloween, young or old, we asked you to send us a snap of your homemade costume creations. Our favourite costume(s) will win an Irish Times goodie bag. 

Summer and William. Photograph: Aisling Long
Summer and William. Photograph: Aisling Long
Michael D Higgins and Bród. Photograph: Caroline O'Donnell
Michael D Higgins and Bród. Photograph: Caroline O'Donnell
Happy Halloween from around the (snow) globe. Photograph: Fiona Mulvihill
Happy Halloween from around the (snow) globe. Photograph: Fiona Mulvihill
Handmade Plague Doctor, ready to cure all your ills this Halloween. Photograph: Nathan Wheeler
Handmade Plague Doctor, ready to cure all your ills this Halloween. Photograph: Nathan Wheeler
Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas. Karl Butler and his twin sons Kallum an Adam from Templeogue, Dublin. Photograph: Niamh Butler
Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas. Karl Butler and his twin sons Kallum an Adam from Templeogue, Dublin. Photograph: Niamh Butler
Photograph: Orla Curtin
Photograph: Orla Curtin
Donald Trump and the Mexican, Calum (7) and Cian (4). Photograph: Rosie Costello
Donald Trump and the Mexican, Calum (7) and Cian (4). Photograph: Rosie Costello
Kevin Rave as a Creeper from the video game Minecraft together with his best friend M.P. dressed as the player character Photograph: Gosia Konior
Kevin Rave as a Creeper from the video game Minecraft together with his best friend M.P. dressed as the player character Photograph: Gosia Konior
This costume is DIY and inspired by Cybergoths which is a subculture that derives from elements of goth, raver, and rivethead fashion Photograph: Samantha Balina
This costume is DIY and inspired by Cybergoths which is a subculture that derives from elements of goth, raver, and rivethead fashion Photograph: Samantha Balina
Wahooo! Itsa our first Halloween! Photograph: Yvette Kelly
Wahooo! Itsa our first Halloween! Photograph: Yvette Kelly

 

Iceberg right ahead! Photograph: Lisa Twamley
Iceberg right ahead! Photograph: Lisa Twamley
Natasha O’Neill’s first halloween, dressed up in her handmade Raggedy Ann costume. Does this mean double treats and double sweets?
Natasha O’Neill’s first halloween, dressed up in her handmade Raggedy Ann costume. Does this mean double treats and double sweets?
GDPR outfit - the scariest thing to come out of 2018 Photograph: Alan Smyth
GDPR outfit - the scariest thing to come out of 2018 Photograph: Alan Smyth
The Baby Snatcher Photograph: Anne Marie Mockler
The Baby Snatcher Photograph: Anne Marie Mockler
Kadyn (5 months) getting arrested by big brother Masyn (4) Photograph: Nicole Kee
Kadyn (5 months) getting arrested by big brother Masyn (4) Photograph: Nicole Kee
Next stop Babadook Grove Photograph: Sarah Sumeray
Next stop Babadook Grove Photograph: Sarah Sumeray
Zoltar Photograph: Joanne Forde
Zoltar Photograph: Joanne Forde
Teddies are healthier for you than sweets at Halloween Photograph: Linsey Brunton
Teddies are healthier for you than sweets at Halloween Photograph: Linsey Brunton
Broken doll Photograph: Vicky Edgar
Broken doll Photograph: Vicky Edgar
My daughter Katie as Bosco Photograph: Mags Purtill
My daughter Katie as Bosco Photograph: Mags Purtill
Old Maid! Photograph: Sarah Edwards
Old Maid! Photograph: Sarah Edwards
RianBot Photograph: Sarah Murray
RianBot Photograph: Sarah Murray
Enchantress from Suicide Squad. I handmade everything except the wig! Photograph: Fiona O’Kelly
Enchantress from Suicide Squad. I handmade everything except the wig! Photograph: Fiona O’Kelly

Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter is The Irish Times Limited, The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2. Employees or agents of The Irish Times and their families or other persons connected with this promotion are not eligible to enter.

2. Entry is restricted to people aged 18 years and over.

3. All entries must be sent via the electronic form provided, including a valid email address.

4. The Judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

5. The promoter is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize.

6. By entering the promotion and submitting your photograph, you hereby grant The Irish Times a license to use your photograph for the purpose of promoting the competition within the newspaper and online in printed and electronic formats. The Irish Times may also use the photograph for the promotion of any photographic competition with The Irish Times in both print and online.

7. All imagery MUST be the total and exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another.

8. The entrant will indemnify the Promoter for all liabilities, including legal costs, in relation to any action or complaint taken by any third party against the Promoter in relation to the entrant’s photograph.

9. Entry to this competition shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.

10. The promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.

11. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and subject to the jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.

12. When a photograph is submitted and entry finalised the entry cannot be changed or edited.

13. The prize is an Irish Times goodie bag and is non-transferable. No cash alternatives will be offered.

14. Full details of our privacy policy can be found at www.irishtimes.com/policy-and-terms/privacy-policy.

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