The only time it will ever be excusable to wear a Miley style leotard

We're cheapskates - there, we said it - and that means finding a Halloween costume that not only looks awesome and is easy to chuck on, but something that won't break the bank either. So if you're also on the hunt for a disguise that'll leave you enough cash left over to stuff your face with sweets, we've got a few ideas of our own, starting with a blood spattered Carrie, Katniss Everdeen Vampire Diaries baddie Katherine Pierce and the one and only Veronica Malik.

Oh, and then there's Red Coat from Pretty Little Liars, Miley Cyrus and her controversial foam finger friend from this year's VMAs.

Miley Cyrus in a leotard with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV VMA's - Miley yrus twerk images -

Probably one for the braver of you, why not get all rebellious and get your Miley on? Masking tape a teddy bear to your back, put your hair in two buns, chuck this lot on and you're ready to go.

Well, the idea of Miley rubbing her bum on you is fairly terrifying. Maybe make your best pal go as a murdered Hannah Montana for extra edginess.

Grey leotard - £11.50 from American Apparel.
Flesh coloured tights (what? It's cold out and we're more modest that Miley) - £14.00 from American Apparel.
Foam finger - £9.76 on Amazon.
Packet of sharpies (to draw your teddy face on your leotard) - £4.99 from Ryman's.
Gold chain necklace - £7.00 from Claire's.
Lip paint in Pillar Box Red - £4.49 from Barry M.

It's also worth mentioning that while we've tracked down all the bits to buy on the high street, it's always worth hitting the charity shops to see if you can find any basics to cut up/deface/chuck fake blood all over.

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