As tragic as it is to admit, let's be honest: Halloween 2020 may as well be cancelled.
Although the masks we've all become accustomed to lend themselves nicely to all kinds of creative spooky costumes, spending the better part of a year obsessively disinfecting our hands makes the idea of kids sticking their fingers in communal bowls of sweets feel as dystopian as a packed house party full of "ironic" costumes and makeshift cobwebs.
Still, while trick or treating may not be the one this year around, that doesn't mean there isn't fun to be had.
One family even managed to capture the imagination of Nicola Sturgeon with their child's impersonation of the First Minister of Scotland.
Doctor Alyson Welsh shared a video of her 7-year-old son dressed as Sturgeon, and it went immediately viral.
Our 7 year old son asked to be Nicola for hallowe’en. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all… https://t.co/Shp5VgW0Gd