Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thanks for reading the Halloween features!

I just wanted to thank everyone for reading all of the Halloween features, and to let you know that I'm taking a break from posting this week, because our Halloween plans involve flying 2,000 miles and being in a wedding the day after Halloween. :)

Expect regular posts to resume sometime in early November. If you've been thinking about sending in a request to be featured, now is the time to do it! After all, it's getting to be time to think about Christmas shopping...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween hair falls

Since most office jobs typically frown upon doing crazy and bizarre things to your hair, even if it is just for Halloween, I've always liked the idea of hair falls to dress up your hair. Here's a variety of just the fun green hair falls I found on Etsy--there are plenty more in other colors as well, from these shops and more! :)

Green and black falls, made from tubular crin, from Exoskeleton Cabaret.

Green and black falls, made from synthetic hair, hand-painted fabric, and more, from Sisters of the Moon Design.

Green and purple falls, made from yarn, netting, ribbon, and more, from MTCoffinz Underground.

Green and black falls, made from yarn and plastic lacing, from Creepy Closet.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween journals

If you're looking for a spooky place to write down your thoughts, check out these great options for Halloween (or year round) journals!

A sculpted skull and crossbones journal from Flurrsprite!

If you want a little protection for Halloween, try this Nightmare Snatcher journal from Spiderbite!

An upcycled journal with one of my favorite bad horror movies on the cover from LuluMagoo!

Here's a lovely handmade journal from Moxy!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm gonna be a pirate!

So my Halloween costume this year is inspired by a purchase from Brown Button, who made a custom vest and pair of bloomers for me a few months ago. I think I may have mentioned her a few times on this blog. :) But I'm going to be a pirate, in case that wasn't clear.

Now since I'm going to be staying with friends on Halloween, I don't want too much of an elaborate costume. But if money and suitcases were no object, I would totally be selecting a pirate hat from one of the options here!

Simple elegance in this gray and black tricorn! From Cynthia's Boutique.

Nothing says pirate like wearing a ship on your hat! From Topsy Turvy Design.

Noxenlux Chapeaux makes some amazing hats, and this little tricorn is no exception!

Though this isn't a traditional pirate hat, no post about fancy hats on Etsy is complete without a nod to Boring Sidney. Anyway, it's got an eyepatch! :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Halloween bags

Here's another bunch of bags that would be great for trick or treating, or even carrying year round!

Extra scary and extra cute! Check out this monster bag from Columbia Lily Designs.

A great practical black bag, with Frankenstein's monster in green glitter! From Mercy's Mark.

A super adorable fleece monster backpack or shoulder bag from Artsi Bitsi!

A cute felt skull bag from Lil' Bit Sassy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween stripes

I don't know what it is about Halloween that makes stripes seem oh so perfect, but I'm definitely hooked. Here's a few items of striped legwear for Halloween--legwarmers and socks for various sizes, from babies to adults!

The classic Halloween color combination, orange and black, is just adorable in these legwarmers for babies. From Anna Carrie Baby

Purple and black is my favorite color combination for Halloween and the rest of the year, and when you add skulls and crossbones, I'm sold. From Alexi's Princess Wear.

Great for a costume or just for wearing any day, these red and white striped socks from Poppy's Wicked Garden are sure to turn heads!

As someone who works with yarn, I think the stripe pattern on these socks is super cool, because self striping yarn absolutely blows my mind! From The 13th Gypsy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another Halloween jewelry collection!

Here's another batch of Halloween jewelry, where you're sure to find something great by the artisans of the EtsyRain or Big Damn Crafters street teams!

Trick or treat earrings from One Eyed Collie!

A spiderweb necklace with orange and black beads from WireTree!

Sparkly orange beads with spiders on them, so you can make your own Halloween jewelry! From Valerie Beads.

A great bat necklace from Happy Squirrel Creations!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween T-shirts for little ones!

Here's a collection of Halloween T-shirts for kids, from a variety of artisans on Etsy!

My recent fascination with Frankenstein's monster doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. Love this T-shirt from Jonah Bonah!

I would be in love with this zombie T-shirt from Tina Seamonster even without these super cute models!

A great girl's long sleeved T-shirt from repurposed fabrics with a Halloween theme from Little Overcoat!

A cute little Frankenstein robot girl on a red T-shirt from Boutiki Hut!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween art dolls

If you're looking for a truly unique decorative piece for Halloween, check out the art dolls on Etsy, including this bunch! One of a kind and beautifully detailed, these will certainly be the talk of any Halloween gathering!

Witches are an essential part of Halloween, and this elegant witch art doll from Lady Artisan Dolls is exquisite!

Bad Snail has a thoroughly creepy but cute mummy baby art doll!

Luna Clay Design has a friendly looking skeleton shelf sitter!

Mealy Monster has this super cute monster art doll!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween paper goods and more!

Here's a collection of Halloween paper goods and things made from paper from the artisans of the EtsyRain and Big Damn Crafters street teams on Etsy!

Total eclipse Geek Magnets from Anandi's Laboratory!

A super cute Halloween scrapbook from Tudor Designs!

A spooky Corpse Bride ACEO from Autumn Whispers!

Ghosts and pumpkins on "spooktacular" stationery from Pickled Panda Designs!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dress up your MP3 player for Halloween!

If you're looking for a case for your iPod, iPhone, or whatever other small gadgets you carry to play music or talk on the phone, check out these ideas from a variety of Etsy sellers! All of these are fun Halloween selections, but there's plenty of non-Halloween options as well! :)

It's a monkey! It's a Frankenstein's monster! IT'S ALIVE! A super cute case from Monkey Travel Club.

Cottage Creations has a great case in vivid colors, with bats!

Blessed are the Geek has a bunch of cute monsters on cases, but I like this Grampa Monster the best!

Gurley's Goods has a black, gray, and orange case called "Spook"!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Etsy Featured Shop: Handmade Horrors

Even though I've featured Paige of Handmade Horrors here before, it just wouldn't be Halloween without showing off several of her fabulous items! I pretty much love everything in her shop, and her Halloween stuff is some of my favorite stuff around!

So here's a little bit of everything. Earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trick or treat? I'll take the treats!

Halloween is well known for all of the sugary goodness that kids collect. Even if you're not going trick or treating this year, you can get all sorts of tasty Halloween treats on Etsy.

There's nothing that says fall and Halloween more than a caramel apple! From Double Dipped Sweets.

A wicked witch lollipop will be a big hit with the Halloween crowd. From Sweet Lollipop Shop.

Black bat sugar cookies will fly straight off the table! From Crafty Gourmet Love.

Pumpkin shaped cake with cream cheese in the middle? Brilliant! From The Wave Shop.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween plushies

Looking for something to keep you company on Halloween? Although these monsters might be scary, when they're made into plush, they're nothing but big softies.

Lowell and Son has a variety of Halloween plush monsters, including this cute bat monster!

Uber Cool Pirate has pocket zombies! Because who doesn't want a zombie in their pocket?

Caseybots has several different monster plushies, including this cute vampire plushie!

This pair of brothers from Keena's Kreations are kooky and spooky!