Making plans for the most important holiday of the year—we're talking Halloween, of course—isn't so easy in sprawling Los Angeles. Our Halloween guide has you covered with the best candy treats, the most inspiring costume shops, the rockingest parties, the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, and the coolest fall festivals and activities. Still not feeling the fall in Los Angeles spirit? We've also rounded up our favorite haunted spots where real ghosts still can rattle a few chains. Let the countdown to the thrills and chills begin!
Halloween 2014 photos
The Ace Hotel's first Halloween party
Cinespia, FYF and the Ace teamed up for one of LA's newest and hippest parties: the Haunted Hotel Bash
LACMA Costume Ball 2014
The museum came to life as partiers dressed as favorite works of art
The best Halloween 2014 costumes we've seen so far
From LA icons to classic characters, we've seen a lot so far on the Halloween party circuit. Get inspired by these creative costumers.
KCRW Masquerade Ball 2014
Dancing hippos, X-Men, Muppets and more and this year's costume party
DTLA played host to Rhonda's biggest party yet
Halloween parties and haunted houses
The best haunted houses and attractions
What's Halloween without a few good scares?
The best Halloween parties in Los Angeles 2014
Halloween parties are your best excuse to dress provocatively, drink excessively and be (or go home with) someone else for a night.
Halloween costume ideas
25 Halloween costume ideas for 2014
Sexy law enforcement costumes are so 2013. Get inspired with these fresh Halloween costume ideas.
10 last-minute Halloween costumes inspired by LA landmarks
Break away from the cliche costumes this year with these fun and easy DIY ideas based on neighborhood landmarks
Costume ideas inspired by famous artworks
Get creative and dress up as famous works of art on display at LACMA with these easy DIY ideas
Best couples costumes for 2014
Paired up this Halloween? These clever couple costumes won't make your single friends gag (maybe).
Best dog Halloween costumes
Dog Halloween costumes seem to get cuter every year, so there's no excuse not to erase your dog's dignity with these get-ups
The best costume stores in LA
Stumped on what to be for Halloween this year? Check out these costume stores for unique get-ups from Hogwarts to Honey Boo Boo.
Halloween for kids
Best places to go trick or treating in Los Angeles
Make trick or treating plans with our guide to the top neighborhoods to visit for a fun Halloween with kids
The best pumpkin patches in Los Angeles
Find that perfect orange squash this Halloween with our guide to the best pumpkin patches in LA
Halloween attractions and family-friendly festivals
Haunted houses too scary? We've rounded up the best Halloween attractions and family-friendly festivals for this year's holiday.
The cutest kids costumes on the Internet
Your little one will score big when trick or treating wearing one of these adorable kids' costumes
13 real haunted places in LA
Call us old-fashioned, but we like our haunts authentic
The 100 best horror films
The best horror films as voted for by more than 100 experts, including Simon Pegg and Roger Corman
What's new at the Haunted Hayride
A preivew of all the new stuff that will scare the you-know-what out of you this year
The 20 best Halloween songs
Go on, throw that Halloween house party. We took care of the playlist for you.