These Are the Halloween Trends in Everyone's Carts, According to Etsy

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With Halloween just around the corner, your thoughts may start to turn to costume parties or spooky decor meant to frighten even the most seasoned trick-or-treaters. Just in the nick of time, Etsy has released its 2019 Halloween trends list, which has a little something for everyone to help elevate their Halloween game to scary new heights. The trends are all based on what was popular during the same three-month period as last year.

Here's what shoppers are gravitating toward for Halloween 2019:

Petrifying Planters

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Succulents have been a huge millennial trend over the past few years, so it's no surprise that they also love putting a creepy Halloween twist on the potted plant craze — with searches for ghost planters up 137%, monster planters up 60%, and skull planters up 10% in the last three months.

Retro-Ween

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Nostalgia for all things '80s and '90s has been a huge trend as of late, and that extends to the Halloween season as well. Searches on Etsy for vintage Halloween decor have increased by 35% in the last three months, proving that people love reliving the Halloween of their childhood.

Creepy Candles

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If you're not ready to commit to full-on haunted house decor, consider adding a few spooky candles around the house to help set the mood. Searches for Halloween candles on Etsy increased 11% in the last three months.

Door Decor

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Searches for Halloween decor such as welcome mats and wreaths have already risen 12%, so get ready to see a lot more terrifying entryways and doors soon.

Dressed-up Dogs

A dog dressed up like a piece of candy corn for Halloween
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Naturally, Etsy is the perfect place to shop for Halloween costumes for your four-legged friends, and people are apparently ready to dress Fido up, with searches already up by 8%.

Alien Invasion

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With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing just having passed, all eyes are on outer space this season, with searches on Etsy for alien costumes soaring 37%. Given the mysterious nature of alien life, you can't go wrong with any mask you find, though some are more convincing than others, like this spooky bug-eyed grey one.

Get the look: Alien Mask, $80

Little Lion Kings

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Many dogs like to think they have reign of the household, so it's only fair to dress them up as the king of the jungle as well. Perhaps inspired by the recent live-action remake of The Lion King, searches for costumes like this one are up 14%.

Get the look: Lion Dog Costume, $75

Statement-Making Masks

A spooky masquerade mask.
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Masks may have a reputation for being a bit of a lazy costume, but some Etsy designers are creating intricate and downright terrifying new masks in a variety of sizes and attention to detail. Shoppers are definitely down with taking it easier this year, with searches on Etsy for Halloween masks up 23%.


Laura Ratliff

Laura Ratliff

Laura is a New York City-based freelance writer who writes about travel, food, and design. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. She's a sucker for a good curbside furniture find.