This was it! (remade for this year):
He got so many compliments his dismembered head nearly swelled with pride!
...and this was his brother (with a titchy bit of special effect):
The headless costume was made from a cardboard box tube that has a hole cut out for the head. The shirt and jacket are put around the cardboard and false hands made from gloves are attached to the sleeves.
I took a small group of boys round the houses, but we were very good and only went to houses displaying pumpkins.
We displayed our own this year. It was from a design we've seen on the internet:
Thanks for looking and for any comments,