Oh, no! As with most things, I've left my Halloween preparations to the last minute.
It'll be our first Halloween living in West Hollywood and more to the point in America as well.
This annual event is a much bigger affair in the States than it is in the UK, so with that in mind I headed off to Party America at The Grove to hunt down some suitable costumes or some such, for us to wear for the Friday night festivities.
Halloween is huge in West Hollywood with a massive annual Costume 'Carnaval', apparently the largest in the world, with around 400,000 or more people descending on the city to celebrate this spooky occasion.
I'm looking forward to the sheer spectacle of thousands of people dressed up in their outrageous costumes all along Santa Monica Boulevard, from Doheny to La Cienega.
I'm sure our 'bought' outfits won't compare to the fabulous creations on the night, but I thought it best to at least get into the spirit of the evening.
Unlike Britain where people tend to keep to the traditional witches, ghosts and ghouls, over here I'm reliably told anything goes, so I'll be expecting some real eye openers in true WEHO fashion.
I'm sure it'll be nothing short of a Project Runway extravaganza.
Our friends tell us it's even bigger a celebration than L.A. Gay Pride and that was a massive theatrical production.
I hope you enjoy my little Halloween hat and costume parade from the inside of Party America.
We had lots of fun trying to piece together an ensemble that wasn't too tacky (whilst probably failing miserably).
There wasn't a vast selection of costumes to choose from. I don't like pirates, so they were an no-no. Mummies, zombies and skeletons all seemed too predictable (and also unavailable).
I didn't think a saucy nurses outfit would be my thing (scary maybe and not out of place in West Hollywood, but not for me) and even though there were some great kids outfits I didn't think even my short stature would be able to squeeze into one.
I also considered some face-paint, but then thought that could take too long to apply and without some practice may turn into a horror show all of its own. Especially when you read the instructions and see that it says that you may need to wash your face several times to remove the make-up. I don't really fancy spending my Saturday with a glow-in-the-dark white, green or orange face to be honest.
You'll have to wait until the end of the week to see what I decided upon for us, but for now feel free to make up any captions for the various millinery and costume offerings.
Did I mention that I love dressing up for costume parties? You'd never guess I'm sure.
Talking about all things spooky. Today our pup was spooked when I took him to Runyon Canyon and he came across someone standing on their head - he didn't like that at all.
I also think he had a flashback to yesterday when he nearly became a scared lost pup in the dark.
Anyhow, on the night itself you're encouraged to leave your animal companions at home due to the sheer volume of, no doubt drunken, people on the streets.
But don't despair, come back tomorrow to catch a glimpse of Cooper's new Halloween outfit, at least this one fits better than his Halloween Devil Dog costume did.
Until then, happy haunting...