Frightening fangs, creepy cloaks and outrageous outfits - it’s almost Halloween again!

As we all brace ourselves for the inevitable tap on the door from trick or treaters, the Daily Echo looks back at the effort some have gone to in previous years

Creating a terrifying look for the big night can be as easy as donning a mask or popping in some fake teeth - although some go the extra mile to create a more shriek-inducing look.

Some even achieve the dramatic effect by having their face painted by a professional.

Daily Echo:

With a little wax, some latex and some expertly-applied make-up, any Halloween event can become a real scream – as these pictures show.