Megan Reardon studied costume design and construction in college before being distracted by making websites. After moving to San Francisco she found herself building a website about all the projects and inspirations she was obsessing over while building websites for other people. After moving to Seattle she started a small business selling handmade knitting needle cases called The Organized Knitter. These days she is a founding member of the Grassroots Business Organization and continues to keep track of all the things she hopes to find again over at Not Martha. She has several knitting patterns published in books and at Knitty.com, and once wove small baskets out of bacon in the hopes that the dazzle would disguise the fact that she isn’t such a great cook.
I have always loved Halloween. My birthday is in October and as a child I thought Halloween was just for me (confession, I still sort of think that). I’ve picked out a few things for costumes and Halloween parties that delighted, surprised or downright frightened me.
This Instant Cemetery Display will have your buffet spread covered for spook factor. By crafterella, $35.
I am afraid of spiders and find this Little Miss Muffit costume clever and absolutely terrifying. By TheBohemianGoddess, $165.
skeletaldropkick‘s shop is full of spooky faced dishes. I sort of want to comfort this guy. $27.50.
This neck corset is mesmerizing. Pin your hair up, put on a strapless dress and it’s a costume. By idolatre, $50.
vandycraft‘s hand blown glass bird skull is delicate and spooky. $80.
They are coming for you. When I came across this vinyl wall art, I had to look away for a while to calm down. By Pillboxdesigns, $35.99.
Everybody needs tentacles for their ears. These mismatched earrings are awfully creepy. By OctopusMe, $65.
These would complement a little black dress for Halloween so nicely. By electricbluebird, $48.
This mask is ethereal and looks very comfortable. By TomBanwell, $39.
These pigtail falls are named Sea Nymph, but I hope she doesn’t mind if I suggest that would work equally well as hair for a perky witch. By cleowolfus, $82.
This amber soap with bugs would make a great hostess gift for your friend who throws the best Halloween parties. By amandalouise, $6.
The autopsy t-shirt was hand stitched by a former funeral director. Enough said, yes? By nancygamon, $29.
BeadsInTheBelfry has found a sweet and creepy spot with these spider earrings. $52.
I want the Incredible Visible Man to watch over the guacamole. From bellalulu, $27.50.
madebymoxie‘s hand puppet comes with his own mustache on a stick, clearly he is ready for a costume party. $125.
A group of baby hands reaching up to… clean your guests. By foliage, $18.
A collection of undead horror and fantasy characters. If you end up waiting in a long line you can pass the time by trying to name them all. By chopshopstore, $23.
If you’re short on time, this collection of downloadable and printable Halloween decorations will make you look more on top of things than you are. (Nobody needs to know.) Includes bag toppers, napkin rings, cupcake wrappers, window decorations, snack bags, bottle labels, a Halloween banner and more. By paperandcake, $8.
This party tray is darling, and so useful. From leVintageMaison, $68.
Buttonhead‘s spider temporary tattoos creep me out. I want them. $5.
These pumpkin pie truffles would make a great hostess gift. By VintageConfections, $12.
Appropriate for the office and perfect for Halloween. I really like all of post‘s tattoo socks (hope she brings back the peacock feather design, it was stunning). $13.
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