Wracking your brain for Halloween costume ideas? The Going Out Gurus are bringing experts to help. (Jeffrey MacMillan/For The Washington Post )

You could pour fake blood on a T-shirt and call yourself a zombie (again), or just put on a white dress and go as ... Pippa Middleton. But then you’d just be like everyone else.

Instead, join us Thursday at 1 p.m. for the Going Out Gurus’ weekly Got Plans chat, when we’ll be hosting guest Gurus costume designer Kendra Rai and Sandy Smoker Duraes, manager of the venerable costume shop Backstage Inc. in Capitol Hill. They’ll be dishing on creative ways to make your dream Halloween costume to come together.

Submit your questions early.