03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Very Important Reminder

Important reminder: you've got just 8 days to put together a Halloween costume for next Saturday!

For New Yorkers, if you've never been to the Village Halloween
parade, you're missing out on one of the hands-down best city events of
the year. There is nothing like marching down Sixth Ave and seeing
literally millions of New Yorkers exhibiting their creativity in the
most horrifying or hilarious ways imaginable. Last year, I was the
Invisible Man...


Some design their costumes months in advance, others frantically piece together outfits in the half-hour before the parade. Whatever you do, just don't be one of the suckers in this hour-long line on October 31...


To those that have never gone, anyone can march in the parade, costume or not. Just go to Canal & Sixth Ave and head on in. Even if you just want to watch, I still recommend doing it from inside the parade. You can get much better pictures and see the costumes up close.