Even though Halloween was almost week ago (where did that time disappear to anyway?!?), I still have lots of fun photos to share from the spooky proceedings along Santa Monica Boulevard from this year's West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. Here's a selection of fab costumes inspired by the movies, television and music.
Behind the Candelabra was a fantastic, if a little sad, movie starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas as the infamous entertainer, Liberace, so I'm surprised that in such a gay-friendly community as West Hollywood there were not more flambouyant outfits inspired by the world-famous pianist.
Speaking of entertainers, and Elvis is always a popular choice at Halloween, especially when his has an entourage of Las Vegas showgirls.
It's always fun the dress up and indulge your inner child at Halloween, and I can certainly see how cosplayers are attracted the the genre and attend conventions all year around. There's nothing like being able to pretend to be someone else, whether a favourite character, hero or something you'd never dream of being in a million years in every day life.
Be sure to check out more fantastic costumes from West Hollywood's 2013 Halloween Carnaval and compare them to previous Halloween Carnaval costumes to see if this year made the grade and the high standard set by past attendees.
Life seems a bit dull now that all the fancy dress is over, so forget Christmas, let the countdown to next Halloween begin...