Around this time of year I always get lots of visitors looking for Halloween costume inspiration, or for detail shots to help them complete an authentic look for a particular costume or character. If you need some help deciding what to wear for this year's Halloween festivities, maybe these female-friendly film and TV costumes I've spotted on display in the past twelve months will provide some ideas and inspiration.
Both of these out-of-this-world costumes designed by Michael Kaplan were spied on display at Disney's D23 Fan Expo at the Anaheim Connvention Center on August 14, 2015.
Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne was responsible for updating her look and I especially liked the illuminated piping they added to Natasha Romanoff's iconic black catsuit (or is that spider-suit).
This edgy outfit was photographed on display next to her on-screen brother's Quicksilver costume at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood when the movie was released in May.
If you like this Sandy Powell designed dress be sure to check it out in more detail, plus additional fantastic costumes from Cinderella on display at the El Capitan Theatre when the film opened in cinemas.
But if you're more of a darker soul, maybe her evil Witch movie costume also designed by Colleen Atwood would be more to your liking.
Plus for a different Red Riding Hood look be sure to check out these Once Upon a Time TV costumes for even more storybook inspiration.
These intrepid members of the Paternoster Gang wore these kick-ass period-inspired lace and leather-corseted outfits designed by Howard Burden in the season eight opener, 'Deep Breath'.
If you're a Whovian, you should also take a look at more costumes on display at the Doctor Who Experience exhibition in Cardiff Bay, Wales.
This cool costume was snapped on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema when the movie was released last November.
Now if you're still looking for inspiration, be sure to also check out these women's Halloween costume ideas from last year, from 2013 and from 2012 - want to be Gamora, Catwoman, Lady Sif, Poison Ivy, Mary Poppins, Cruella de Vil or a Wicked Witch, then take a look.
Whatever you decide there's still plenty of time to source materials and sew, glue and construct your perfect Halloween look, and if you doubt the lengths that people go to creating their costumes, then just take a look at some of these looks from West Hollywood's Halloween Carnavals past.
Meanwhile if it's men's Halloween costume ideas you're looking for, stay tuned in the days to come.