Once again this year I'll be missing the annual West Hollywood Halloween festivities in order to fly to the Big Apple and run the New York Marathon. This long Labor Day weekend whilst I'm training for the race, I'm sure there'll be more than a few people taking the opportunity to research and work on their Halloween costumes for this year. If you're undecided what your look will be this year, here's just a selection of the fun and crazy costumes that have graced West Hollywood's Carnaval in the six years I've actually attended.
I always love how the parade of Halloween costumes manages to pick up on topical pop culture moments, from the likes of politics, current events, popular movies, TV shows and even songs.
Wonder Woman or some other superhero.
Be sure to check out even more fab costumes from West Hollywood's 2013 Halloween Carnaval.
Here's more of what looks Halloween 2012 in West Hollywood had to offer.
There's also loads of food trucks and the bars along the boulevard are always packed, plus there's often a food-themed costume like this great Julia Child homage.
comic book, sci-fi and fantasy inspired costumes from Halloween 2011.
costumes from West Hollywood's Halloween 2010.
As you can see Halloween here is a lot of fun and a real treat for everyone who loves dressing up (at least once a year), but if you're going to attend try and be as creative as possible to stand out from the crowd and make the most of the celebrations.
Halloween may seem like an age away, but if you're making your own costume time is tick-tocking away, so get your thinking cap on and start sewing...