I’ve never been interested in Christmas in July but Halfway to Halloween is a different matter! If you love spooky things all year round, or always leave it too late to finish craft projects in time for the holiday, this post is for you.
While the main San-X Halloween collections won’t be revealed until the autumn, they always do limited edition made-to-order special plush too. Once the order period is closed, you can never get them again! Cuteness (EU) is currently taking pre-orders for both these candy monster Rilakkuma plush and a Sumikko Gurashi pumpkin set but the page will close tomorrow. San-X Japan (JP – requires forwarding service) will have their public pre-order soon if you live elsewhere – keep an eye on the May update page.
These glowing ghost keychains on the Sanrio (US) site are too cute and even come with a detachable stick so you can hold them like a lantern. There’s 7 characters to choose from – Cinnamoroll probably makes the cutest ghost but Hangyodon is amazing.
If you prefer to shop small, Shana Logic (US) stocks all the best indie artists and have an Enter the Darkness collection that’s full of spooky treats. These black cat skeleton asymmetrical earrings by Quirky Turkey Designs are too cute to save for just Halloween.
Em & Sprout (US) truly believe in the Halloween spirit and add new things all year round to keep your life looking creepy cute. Witchy air fresheners are an incredible idea, but there’s also a matching enamel pin set that you can share with your coven/BFFs.
On to crafts and the Amigurumi School of Magic patterns by Amigurumi Adventures will keep crocheters busy for the next six months. There’s 3 terms of patterns to choose from with everything from bats and ghosts to potion bottles and spell books.
If you’d like to try resin crafts, Sophie & Toffee (SG) have some cute Halloween resin kits and supplies to choose from. There’s themed boxes with Disney, plus moulds, glitters and more.
RedBear Design have quite a few cute Halloween-themed cross stitch patterns that are a little more complicated than most so you can keep busy while you wait for spooky season, or even make extras for gifts. I’d quite like to live in this colourful haunted house!
If you like to sew, Gathered blog has a nice round-up of Halloween quilting patterns with lots of cute ones. I especially like this Creepy Critters design by ellis & higgs as there’s a lot of different character blocks that you could make individually if a whole quilt seems overwhelming. Single blocks can be framed or you can add a border and use it to make a pillow or tote bag.
There’s also loads more DIYs in our Halloween Crafts section so have a browse and start planning.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.