Another year, another Halloween on the horizon. It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking of new costume ideas for the whole family, ways to “spookify” your home, and yummy treats to make — the opportunity for creativity can be a bit overwhelming!
Lucky for you, we’ve enlisted some of our Babble bloggers to scour Etsy for Halloween-themed finds that are definitely worth checking out this year. Click through the slideshow below for the most bewitching items of the season!
For even more of our favorite Etsy picks, visit Babble’s Etsy pages! — Erin Lebar
15 Things We’re Buying on Etsy for Halloween 1 of 16
Skip the store and head to the web for the most stylish accessories and dÃ©cor for Halloween 2013. Here are 15 Etsy must-haves, according to our bloggers!
Baby French Chef Costume 2 of 16
Crochet Penguin Hat 3 of 16
"We bought the crochet penguin hat three years ago for my son's handmade penguin costume because we could never make a penguin hat as perfect as this one. Not only did it make his costume, but he continued to wear it as a winter hat ever since. After countless washes and years of use, it's still in incredible condition!"
— Michelle Horton
Get it at AmiAmigos(newborns), $23
Halloween Bakers Twine 4 of 16
Red Cyclops Monster Pouch 5 of 16
Vintage Lab Glass Bottle with Stopper 6 of 16
"Whether you're recreating Frankenstein's laboratory or putting your Halloween candy on display, this set of vintage apothecary jars would make the perfect Halloween accessory. The jars were originally part of a chemistry set in a 1950s science lab, but you can repurpose them as spooky decorations. I'm thinking about filling them with fake taxidermy skulls and other creepy items you'd find in a laboratory."
— Rebecca Ricks
Get it at BirdinHandVTG, $12
DOCTOR WHO Tardis Police Box Dress 7 of 16
"Doctor Who stuff is all over Etsy, but this dress is exceptionally well done. The TARDIS printed fabric even has a very slight reflection of Big Ben in the windows! I'd wear it with Converse shoes, obviously, and set my phone ringer to the TARDIS noise."
— Kayla Moncur
Get it at smarmyclothes, $149
Temporary Eye Tattoos 8 of 16
"I think these are a fun way to get a great makeup look for Halloween with very little know-how or skills. For instance, if you were dressing as a cat for Halloween, this would be fun eye makeup to go with it! You can also cut them up to use as you wish, for example, or you could create a mask of sorts with a few of these lace temporary tattoos without worrying about makeup smudging!"
— Maegan Tintari
Get them at cclstore, $4-$20
Golden Yellow Lace Knit Crown Headband 9 of 16
Halloween Tree Wall Decal 10 of 16
Hooded, Fur Halloween Costume for Dogs 11 of 16
Fox Cub Kids Costume Dress Up Tail and Mask 12 of 16
Handmade Turquoise Parrot Costume 13 of 16
"Halloween can be chilly here in the Midwest, so Thumbelina's super warm, handmade baby costumes are the perfect fit for tiny tots! Bee was this parrot last year, and we just couldn't stop smiling at the cuteness. Who doesn't love a baby dressed up in a furry, warm animal costume?"
Get it at ThumbelinaWorkshop, $55
Beautiful Decay Book Collection 14 of 16
Harry Potter-Themed Happy Halloween T-shirt 15 of 16
"Since I had my kids, I've put all my time and energy into their Halloween costumes, and by the time the big day rolls around, I realize I have nothing to wear! I'm not a big fan of dressing up, but I like to wear something festive for the holiday, and this top fits the bill perfectly. It's cute, simple, and has a super-flattering half sleeve. I would totally wear this with a black-and-white striped skirt or my orange corduroy skinnies for a fun, modern mom Halloween outfit!"
— Merrick White
Get it at DJammarTall, $24
Black, Silver, Gold and Orange Cake Topper Flag 16 of 16
"I love Halloween, and the decorations I like the most are those that have a dark and spooky look that still retains a bit of pretty and a touch of elegance. I love this cake flag because it has a spray of glitter and cool hand lettering that make it fit that look perfectly!"
— Cyd Converse
Get it at gnomeswhimsy, $4