Anyone hoping to have a Halloween fancy dress bash has been advised that there is no time to spare - so you'd all better get planning!

Kelley Notaro from the Cuyahoga Voice said the smell of autumn is already in the air, meaning Halloween is just around the corner.

She recommended visiting a haunted house in order to create a really spooky ambience for your October 31st party, plus you'll have the added benefit of having the entertainment already provided by people in ghost fancy dress and the like.

However, Kelley pointed out that an equally fun night could be had by simply chilling at home and watching the best ever scary movies.

"Whatever you may do, just remember, this is a night for trickery and you never know what ghosts and ghouls lurk around the corner," she added.

Earlier this month, the Huffington Post also said it may be wise to get ready for Halloween now if you want to turn heads with your outfit.