A YOUNG boy’s spectacular Hallowe’en costume gave his neighbours a fright when he went trick or treating in Whitby.
Benjamin Rimmer, 10, was dressed as a man carrying his severed head as he once again caused a stir with his inventive costume.
Back in 2007, his parents created a candlelit dining table with drops of blood and creepy spiders, and left a hole for Benjamin’s to poke his head through so it looked like it was being served on a platter.
His mum Melanie said: “Everyone loved it. He had his photograph taken by lots of people on their phones and again caused quite a stir.
“People have said that they can’t wait to see what we come up with next year.”
Explaining how the costume was made, she added: “We bought an old coat from the Ellesmere Port Charity Support Shop and filled an old hiking backpack with rags to bulk it out, which my son wore on his back.
“The coat was then placed over the backpack and buttoned up around Benjamin’s neck. We filled out the arms of the coat with rolled up towels, as they are flexible, and attatched black washing up gloves to the end of the arms filled with cotton wool.
“We made the neck from my husband’s work cereal bowl, covered it in paper mache to create veins and a windpipe, then painted the whole thing using small tester pots of paint.”