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    28 Products To Help You Get Into The Halloween Spirit

    This is prep for Halloween 2020 of course — your decorations are already up for this year.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A rather startling secret mug for brave souls who love the scary parts of Halloween and simply adore drinking it all in.


    Promising review: "I LOVE skulls! I have them on everything from clothing to skins on my PlayStation. When I saw this cute cup I had to have it! It's very good quality and the skull looks great." —Gamer/Otaku Princess

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four styles).

    2. An enamel pin that'll accessorize your outfits in a gloriously ghoulish way all year long, keeping you from feeling like ~sheet~ when Halloween isn't here yet and (especially) after it ends.


    Promising review: "This pin is super cute and great quality. It even has two posts on the back to make sure that it sits just right on your shirt, jacket, sweater, or bag. It's clearly high quality! I would definitely buy more pins from this company!" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. The Girl From The Well, a delightfully creepy YA horror novel based on an old Japanese legend — it's narrated by a vengeful ghost who looks like she came right out of The Grudge films, and centers on a boy who literally has evil beneath his skin, trapped by ritualistic tattoos that are slowly breaking as the demon comes free...and if it does, its host dies.


    Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE this book. My (autographed!!) copy is probably my most prized possession. If there is a TV show, a movie, and seven sequels to this book, I will be first in line for them all. For now, I will settle with getting as many people to read it as I can, and that includes my colleagues, Mal Mower and Elizabeth Lilly! I gave this book to Mal within a week of meeting her and we've bonded over our mutual love for it (because killer ghosts and demons are an absolutely appropriate bonding topic for the workplace).

    The story is original, beautifully written, and awash in creepy Japanese lore and an even creepier setting. The characters are well-developed and it borrows well-loved elements from classic Japanese horror films weaved in with original ideas. I've always found dolls creepy, and guess what? THERE ARE DOLLS in this book. Being in the mind of Okiku, an angry, vengeful ghost with a murderous appetite, never gets old to be honest. If you read it, please let me know. Let's talk about how great it is. —Nusrat

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle editions. There's also a sequel!)

    4. A wooden ouija board because you *knew* a ouija board had to be part of this list, didn't you? This one comes with a planchette and step-by-step instructions so you *absolutely* will have a 100 percent chance of summoning a spirit. So get into the Halloween spirit and remember, never play alone...


    Get it from Wiccstar on Etsy for $27.44.

    5. A hoodie sweatshirt — you're gonna be positively *crawling* in compliments when you wear this statement piece out and about. If anyone thinks it's only gonna make sense in October, their fashion sense is sadly mistaken.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79 (available in one size fits most).

    6. A chandelier and three lanterns to add a little ~fang~ shui to your space.


    Get the chandelier for $8.70 and the paper moon for $14.61, both from Amazon.

    7. A sinister book that'll leave you with all the chills and shivers: Each page is a creepy illustration that tells a story with just one line of text. It gives you just enough for the nail-biting, hair-raising setup, but leaves the rest for your imagination to go absolutely haywire. The more you study the drawing, the more you notice...

    Brian Coldrick/Instagram / Via

    I've followed the author since before this book was published, when he posted his illustrations on his blog, and have loved every one! —Nusrat

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in hardcover and Kindle edition).

    8. A Frankenstein-themed bar of soap that is Halloween-appropriate because no, even your bathroom soap isn't getting out of this one. *Everything* in this house shall be spooky. EVERYTHING.


    These handcrafted soaps even have ridges on the sides to mimic actual pages! This one smells like green tea and lemongrass.

    Get it from TheSoapLibrarian on Etsy for $6 (available in 16 scents and book themes).

    9. A graphic tee for brave beings who would gladly partake in a cult ritual *or* a cupcake-eating contest... life should be filled with diverse interests.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Good Advice Cupcake line at Hot Topic for $16.03+ (available in sizes S–3XL).

    10. A skull box so you can prove you have real brains when it comes to finding tantalizingly terrifying (and useful!) storage decor.


    Promising review: "The quality was so much better than I expected. I love to look at details on the underside, the sutures, and the bones! The box it came in is really nice to. I wanted to hide an oil diffuser and get some color in my office, done and done." —Raven

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. An unsettling creepy doll tote bag that's sure to weird out your family, your friends, and the nice old lady next to you on the train.


    The bags are 100% cotton.

    Get them from TheGrungeMonkey on Etsy for $12.99: the doll heads one here and the twin faces one here.

    12. A sleep shirt — you're gonna get a skele-ton of compliments when you wear this during your annual horror movie marathon night.


    Get it from ModCloth for $39 (available in two colors and sizes S–4X).

    13. A monthly horror book subscription box so you can bring that Halloween feeling back once a month. That way, even if Halloween is taking too long, at least you'll have it in book form at your doorstep. Let's just hope the books aren't ghostwritten.


    Promising review: "This box is awesome. Getting two hardbacks plus an e-book every month makes reading exciting. I have loved the books so far. Highly recommended." —James H.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16/mo.

    14. A hilariously macabre bookmark of the Wicked Witch of the West, in which her legs poke out of your book, much like how they poked out from under the house that crushed her to death. It's brilliantly morbid.


    Promising review: "A delightful twister to your usual bookmark. If you like a little whimsy and love The Wizard of Oz, this bookmark is for you. Definitely puts a smile on your face every time you see it. Turned out to be a little conversation piece as well. Would recommend. :)" —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    15. A burlap table runner sure to spruce up your space in an unsettlingly charming way, considering the cemetery-filled subject matter, while still making your house a most wholesome haunt.


    Promising review: "I really love this runner. The burlap creates durability and I love the overall rustic Halloween feel of the runner. It's great for everyday decor or perfect as a party decoration." —Kelc

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39.

    16. A raven pocket mirror so you can channel your inner Edgar Allan Poe. Even better if there's a spirit trapped inside, amirite?


    Get it from PrintIsDeadShop on Etsy for $9.15 (spirit not included).

    17. Mothmeister, a book of haunted fairytales with photos featuring taxidermy art, Elizabethan fabric sculptures, and nightmarishly stunning landscapes. This is sure to be a stunning piece to show off on your coffee table far before it's seasonally appropriate to have out.


    Get it from Amazon for $35.56 or from Mothmeister on Etsy for $50.

    18. A set of LED string lights for people who love Jack-o'-lanterns but have no intention of getting actual pumpkin all over the place.


    "Oh my ~gourd~ where'd you get those lights?!" —Everyone

    This set has 20 pumpkin lights and requires three AA batteries, not included.

    Promising review: "These lights are great because you don’t need to plug them in. They are a fun decoration that you can put on a table, string around a door, or put inside a haunted house. I like how there is a mode to leave them on and a second mode to leave them blinking. The pumpkins are small and cute. I can’t wait to put them out for my Halloween party!" —Paul S. Chang

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A ghoulish bag of loose leaf tea or coffee beans to upgrade your tea and caffeine fix from dull to amazing — uh, I mean ~terrifying.~ (Amazingly) terrifying.

    Coffee Shop of Horrors

    There are more than 12 different types of tea and coffee to choose from, they come in different sizes, including a sample size, and each type has its own macabre artwork and name on the bag! So fun.

    Get them from Coffee Shop of Horrors: the Indian chai bag for $10.99 (available in two sizes) and the chamomile blossom tea bag for $12.99 (available in two sizes).

    20. A skeletal pinky-promise art print that's sure to spookify any room you frame this in. It's perfect Halloween decor — but if you have this up all year, we won't judge.


    Get it from Print IsDeadShop on Etsy for $11.77+ (available in two sizes; frame not included).

    21. A mini retro candy dish featuring a delightfully darling pumpkin and a rather peculiar pussy cat, so you can show off your Halloween spirit even if you live in a tiny space., Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The death's head moths in the second photo are also available on Amazon.

    Promising review: "This is the cutest little Halloween candy dish I have ever found. It has a nice nostalgic look. I'm very pleased. It's well made and arrived in perfect condition." —Beach Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    22. A pendant keychain to keep you in the spirit of spooks and scares no matter where you go. Also because I'd just really like a black cat.


    Get it from ThePendantEmporium for $10.50+ (available in seven styles and two finishes).

    23. A box of bones that'll make your yard the best looking on the block. Just be prepared, you'll get some rather ~grave~ expressions from passersby if you leave these out as long as you'd like. This really is more of a Halloween-specific garden accessory.


    Promising review: "We had a great time with these at our Halloween party. I bought two sets, spread them out all over the yard, and the kids broke into teams and had to assemble the full skeleton before the others did. So fun! And they look good, too. The quality is great for a plastic skeleton. If you're looking for one, this is the way to go!" —Carolyn Crane

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

    24. A skeleton bracelet sure to get your friends saying, "I've gotta ~hand~ it to you, your festive accessory game is strong."


    But when your sunny friends realize you plan on wearing it all year long? It's gonna chill them to the bone.

    Promising review: "I think this is perfect to complement any outfit. I love it! A great accessory." —Rosemary Silva

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    25. A mantel scarf to make your fireplace decorations worthy of more than just Pinterest fame — this is sure to be a hit with the entire world wide web.


    Promising review: "I bought it for Halloween. It's good quality and big enough to fit on my fireplace. It will be reused next year :-)" —melon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A surprisingly mod decorative pillow so you can have a gourdgeous, and spooky, statment piece on your sofa. Tricks and treats? Looks like you *can* have it all!


    Be sure to grab a pillow insert if you don't already have one!

    Promising review: "This has very nice quality stitching and looks so good on my couch. I've gotten lots of compliments." —T-lebanon,tn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    27. A bat-shaped neon light for the perfect way to keep your room Halloween-ified all year. It's Valentine's Day? Bats. Christmas? Bats. This bat will be there for them all.


    Get it from Amazon for $17.96.

    28. A spiderweb lamp shade cover so even your lamp gets to dress up for Halloween. I'm jealous.


    This cover is adjustable for any lamp!

    Promising review: "Looks really cool over my antique floor lamp! Easy to use; the drawstring design makes for a perfect drape." —NazKat

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    When someone dares say Halloween is overrated in front of you:

    New Line Cinema

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