With around 500,000 people crammed along Santa Monica Boulevard for West Hollywood's annual Halloween Carnaval, the festivities are not for the faint of heart, especially when the street is haunted by terrors from your favourite big screen movies, people's wicked imaginations and your own nightmares.
original Insidious: Chapter 2 movie costumes on display.
After six years of attending the Carnaval I'm starting to recognize some of these characters, their costumes and the roles they play year after year.
And speaking of the wacky world of Tim Burton, even though 1990's Edward Scissorhands was more of tortured soul in the fantasy romance, he still makes for a cool visual at Halloween with his blade fingers.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval costumes from this year.
Stay tuned in the days to come for even more fun looks and costume inspiration for 2014...