BE PREPARED: this is the sort of sight you could be seeing on your doorstep tonight. Witches, ghosts, goblins and all manner of scary beings have long been a part of the Halloween tradition.

People of all ages love dressing up, with shops and businesses getting into the mood with Halloween decor, as well as homes across the country.

Here are some impressive creations from previous years to inspire you, if you plan to head out trick or treating.

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