People seeking an instantly recognisable outfit or timeless costume for Halloween could consider Hollywood fancy dress.

Described as "classic fancy dress" by a recent article from Lonad News, film star and movie character outfits always seem to go down well at special occasions.

"Having a few key film star outfits in your wardrobe can prepare you for many different fancy dress parties," the website explained.

However, it also urged people to "think outside the box" when it comes to Hollywood-inspired costumes, as many popular outfits have been done time and time again.

One of the website's recommendations for an unusual ensemble was to spray yourself with gold paint to resemble an Oscar award, although arriving as a movie star with your own Oscar accessory could be even better.

For Halloween next month, partygoers may like to add a scary twist to their Hollywood theme.

This could mean arriving as the evil Joker from the Batman films, or opting for Hellraiser fancy dress.