Halloween might just be my favorite holiday. I love the costume parties, the trick-or-treaters, the haunted hayrides, the scary stories and seeing the whole town decked out with the clever and creative decorations. Just today, I walked past a yard that had been transformed into a graveyard, complete with tombstones, cobwebs and a flying ghost. Later on, I saw a lady at the grocery store wearing a hat decorated with (what I hope were) plastic spiders and bats.
I love how Halloween brings out a sense of playfulness and imagination in people. It lets us express ourselves and connect with the joy and fun that Halloween represented when we were children. At the very least, it’s a great excuse to throw a theme party and just have a little fun. To help you get in the spirit of things, I’ve selected 13 truly spook-tacular treasures for your home and your wardrobe this Halloween.
From spooky decor and eerie collectibles to boo-tiful jewelry and accessories, these Halloween decorations are unlike anything you’ll find in stores. Each one is a handcrafted, custom-designed Halloween masterpiece that will bring you a frightful delight for years and years. Click the images to shop, and share your favorites on Pinterest!
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas Cookie Jar
Treat yourself to some ghoulish goodies with Jack Skellington and Sally, who make this generously-sized, fully functional cookie jar a dreadfully enchanting work of art — not to mention a fabulous place to stash Halloween candy!
2. J. Anthony Kosar “Dead of Night” Zombie Tabletop Lamp
If you want to create some seriously eerie ambiance, this ghoulish table lamp has all the ghoulish appeal you need. Its fully sculpted base was created by award-winning FX artist J. Anthony Kosar, whose detailed depiction of the rising dead is enough to send chills down anyone’s spine!
3. Disney’s Spook-tacular Halloween Pumpkin Centerpiece
Those who prefer fairy tales to horror stories can happily indulge in the playful imagination of this Disney masterpiece. A clever take on white “Cinderella” pumpkins, it lights up as 6 characters rotate in a circle (Winnie the Pooh and Tigger dressed up as each other are my personal favorite).
4. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Pendant Necklace
You don’t need to be in full costume to dress up in devilish style — this crystal heart pendant is a perfectly boo-tiful way to bring the charm of Halloween Town to your look.
5. PEANUTS It’s The Great Pumpkin Sculpture Collection
You don’t have to believe in The Great Pumpkin to believe how irresistibly charming this PEANUTS collection is (but don’t blame me if you don’t get any treats). Each sculpture is a heartwarming Halloween accent on its own, but the real magic happens when you collect the whole display. Start with the two sculptures in Issue One, and by next Halloween you’ll have a full set — including the Great Pumpkin that lights up in changing colors.
6. Haunted Pumpkin Sculpture Collection
Go all out with a decoration that’s quintessentially Halloween. Each pumpkin sculpture in this collection lights up, casting a bone-chilling spell on a spooky graveyard scene filled with gremlins, ghosts, and ghastly details.
7. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Bracelet
Boasting 13 silver-plated charms enhanced with glass beads, sculpted characters, sterling silver plating and crystals, this bracelet is a bewitching addition to any ensemble — especially for Halloween!
8. Welcome to Halloween Town Billboard Village Accessory
Whether you already have a Nightmare Before Christmas village or you just want an eerie Halloween accent for your table or desk, this illuminated billboard brings a spellbinding touch to the season.
9. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Charm Bracelet
Here’s another charming way to show off your wicked sense of style. This silver- and 24K gold-plated bracelet includes 8 Halloween Town character charms with colorful Swarovski® crystals for a simply mesmerizing effect.
10. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Quilted Crossbody Handbag
Sure, it won’t hold quite as much candy as the old pillowcase you used to carry around on Halloween, but this bag is way, way more stylish!
11. Stalking Dead County Village Collection
Truly impressive Halloween decor requires dedication, but the end result is totally worth it. This fabulously freaky village collection is a terrific example. Each issue brings you an eerily illuminated building or landscape complete with ghoulish zombie figurines, creating a miniature town of terrors that’s destined to impress!
12. Disney Halloween Harvest Lighted Village Collection
Create a world of Halloween fun the whole family can enjoy with this delightful Disney village. Featuring beloved characters dressed in costume, it captures the joy of Halloween’s childhood traditions — trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples, hayrides and more.
13. The Journey of Doom Express Train Collection
Last but not least, grab your ticket to a ghastly adventure aboard this gothic-inspired electric train collection. Loaded with devilish details and spooky illumination, it’s a unique way to keep your Halloween decorating on track.
What’s the best Halloween decoration or costume you’ve ever seen? Tell me all about it in the comments below. In the meantime, use the buttons below to share this post with someone you know who loves Halloween. And as always, thanks for reading — and happy haunting!13 Spooktacular Halloween Decorations and Accessories by Ann Kelley