If you want to have the ultimate party in your Halloween fancy dress this year, you could do worse than head to a gig by the king of shock rock, Alice Cooper.

The mayhem-raiser has announced two performances on October 31st and November 1st 2010 at the Roundhouse in London, which will be entitled Alice Cooper's Halloween Night of Fear.

What's more, there will be even more scary performers on stage than usual, because Alice has been holding his very own talent show to find "circus freaks" to join him - think Britain's Got Freaks rather than talent.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday August 13th (when else?), so it may be best to organise your Halloween fancy dress as soon as possible.

What about going as Michael Myers from the Halloween films and seeing how many people you can scare by standing in the Roundhouse queue menacingly?

Or, you could pay tribute to the man himself and go in '80s rocker-style fancy dress.