We can't decide. Are these the worst-ever fancy dress outfits? Or are they actually the best-ever? Either way, we're very impressed.

A Portuguese website - Cospobre.com - is devoted to showcasing innovative and inexpensive ways to dress up as your favourite character from comics, cartoons or video games. The costumes are mainly made from things you'd find lying around at home. Or possibly in the street outside. Or in a bin.

We particularly like the Iron Man one, constructed using red and yellow paper stuck together with Sellotape. In fact, we like it so much, we're off to make one for ourselves. But there are plenty more where that came from...

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  • Captain Caveman

    (All images: <a href="http://cospobre.com/">Cospobre</a>)

  • Robocop

  • Pingu

  • Wall-E

  • Samus Aran from Metroid

  • Kirby

  • SpongeBob SquarePants

  • Iron Man

  • A snake in a box

(Via Cospobre.com)