With Halloween just around the corner we thought it would be wise to compile a little shopping list to counter all the random plastic crap on the High Street. There are loads of indie brands producing great Halloween themed merchandise (some of them all year round) so if you’re still on the look out for a seasonal costume or spooky mascot to take you through the year, we hope you’ll find some indie magic in this edit. We’ve thrown in some kawaii options for those who like to keep things cute. For more indie brand love and fashion and style inspiration, check out our other blog categories!
- Halloween themed dresses and accessories by Silly Old Seadog Handmade dresses from £105
- Kawaii Pastel Anime Witches Sweaters by Geenie Jay £40
If you’re looking for gorgeous handmade vintage dresses, Silly Old Seadog have a range for all shapes and sizes, all ethically handmade in the UK. This indie brand is run by Alison and always has a quirky option for every holiday and occasion. We particularly love this classic horror movie print for Halloween and beyond.
This pastel sweater featuring manga style witches is by Wolverhampton (UK) based Geenie Jay who shares her wonderful character design and illustration on Instagram too. If the sweater doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can find these dreamy drawings on stationary and enamel pins.
- Halloween Kawaii Halloween Creature Necklaces by Luna and Kiki £10
- Kawaii Ghost Glow in the Dark Acrylic Brooch by Asking for Trouble, part of a bigger range of kawaii stationary and accessories. Brooch £6.25
Nottingham (UK) based Luna and Kiki create dinky, kawaii cuties in various forms of jewellery. We love their little animal creations, including this Halloween themed trio for the season. Keep an eye on their social media to see if you can catch them at a craft fair.
Asking for Trouble has been selling various incarnations of their kawaii ghost for many moons. If you’re not a brooch wearer, you can find this ghostie on stickers and stationary too, but really, how can you not love this glow in the dark version?!
- The Model Diet inspired Acrylic Necklace for Halloween by Sugar and Vice £25
- Enamel and Gold Plated Poison Apple Stud Earrings by Em and Sprout £9.51
The brilliant Sugar and Vice have plenty of spooky options with their acrylic jewellery brand, the latest collection features piece inspired by classic Horror, this eye-popping design would make a creepy, yet stylish addition to any outfit. This is such a bargain for £25 too, considering the amount of handiwork and ingenuity that’s gone into this particular design.
For a sparkly nod to the season these Em & Sprout 22K Gold Plated earrings are lovely! You can also find this design in an enamel pin. You’ll find more Halloween spooks in the Em & Sprout store too, such as an adorable embroidered ghost beret and more pins and acrylic jewellery.
- Handmade Felt Pumpkin Hat by Pearls and Swine £180
- Pumpkin Rick Enamel Pin by Get a Life Designs £8 (currently on offer at 20% off!)
To make a statement at a costume party or add some class to your Winter vegetable shopping trip, this pumpkin hat from Pearls and Swine is a stunner, handmade too! If you’re looking for some fancy headwear for a party or special event, head to Pearls and Swine to find a wide variety of elaborate hair pieces, headbands, hats and more!
For nerd and pop culture references check out Get a Life Designs for this sweet Pumpkin Rick enamel pin, amongst a bunch of other gaming, TV and movie nods in pin form.
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