Halloween, Hallowe’en, All Hallows’ Eve.

Whatever you call it, America’s favorite dress-up holiday is here again!

Whether you get your festive fix from swapping scary stories, the latest episodes of The Walking Dead or American Horror Story, or from the many activities you can do with a pumpkin, get the most out of your Halloween-time fun!

Have a costume yet?

Check out costume trends for 2014, compiled from Google search results from earlier this fall:

And below is a breakdown of the “most searched for” costumes by state:

If you’d like to stray from the mainstream, however, there are plenty of creative ideas afloat, with DIY opportunities from components found at the hardware store. Check out our McHalloween costume album or our Pinterest page for a few ideas.

Rule number one: have fun this Halloween!

While you’re at it, check out our favorite videos from the season:

The History of Halloween

Mutant Spider Dog