Zombies, witches and little devils descended on the Treaty Centre in Hounslow today for some good-natured Halloween mischief-making.
Youngsters proved a chilling sight as they pulled out all the stops for the fancy dress competition at the shopping complex in Hounslow High Street.
Top prize went to Wail Zakieldin, seven, whose fiery devil outfit came complete with trident, goatee and the attitude of an underworld tormentor no judge would want to mess with.
Children also took part in a spooky craft session this afternoon, conjuring up bat and spider puppets, witches' hats and pumpkin masks ready for trick and treating this Friday.
Shoppers then got a scare when the gruesomely attired little ones were unleashed to track down eight bats hidden at stores around the centre in exchange for their first treat of this witching season.