It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Halloween is approaching, the AP kitchen is stacked with skeletons wielding candy (pictured), seasonal shops and vintage stores are opening their doors to the costume-seeking and we’re all prepping for our grand disguise on devil’s night.

Unless, of course, you follow the “Halloween every day” philosophy like the following experts who would all make the perfect fashion advisers in your costume seeking.

AFI



Perhaps the AFI of today couldn’t help you so much with your creepy look, but holy falsies, Havok. Check out “Love Like Winter” for inspiration for your evil ice queen look.

EMILIE AUTUMN

Emilie Autumn | Halloween at AltPress

If it’s dark cabaret you want, look to the theatrical and beautiful Emilie Autumn for inspiration.

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE



If purple is your favorite color and you steadfastly believe you can remain creepy enough to carry a name like “Chibi” or “Rainbow,” go with these guys and gal.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES



They may not dress up as much as they used to, but their former look–their elaborate spin on KISS–proves they still have the chops to dress it up spectacularly for Halloween.

WILLIAM CONTROL

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On second thought, if you go on any sort of excursion with Wil Francis’ alter ego, you might just end up in a dungeon somewhere. So, if you’re into that…

CALABRESE



They have that undead greaser look and horror knowledgedown.

CRADLE OF FILTH



Last year, professional scary dude Dani Filth wrote us a masterpiece of a list acknowledging his top 10 underrated horror villains. I’m sure he could show you exactly how to dress like any of them.

CREATURE FEATURE



This band were one of my Myspace favorites and super-underappreciated. I don’t know if that’s because people can’t hang with some spectacular spooky tunes or were just were afraid the band would come haunt them. Regardless, Creature Feature, come hang out with me. Please? >>>