Halloween has become one of the most hotly anticipated dates on the calendar and it’s no longer just about pumpkins and apple-bobbing. Fashion, food, toys and even beauty products are getting in on the creepy craze this year, here’s some spooky highlights for all the family to enjoy…

Kids fancy dress from H&M


This year H&M have a huge range of fancy-dress costumes for the little ones, from spider prom dresses to mummy-themed lounge wear. We love this classic vampire outfit (£14.99) and stylish skeleton dress (£6.99) – for ages 18 months to 10 year

TY Beanie Boos


An alternative gift to sweets, these adorably squishy TY beanie toys from Clintons will be played with long after Halloween is over. You can choose from Shadow the Cat, Mist the Ghost and Ghoulie the Orange Ghost.  £6.99 for 6-inch toys and £9.99 for larger 10-inch toys.

Lush Halloween Range


Double, bubble toil and trouble! Have some Halloween fun at bath time with the new range of smellies from Lush.  Take your pick from Monster’s Ball Bath Bomb (£4.25 each), Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar (£3.95 each) and Boo Bath Melt (£3.50 each). Your kids will love getting clean for once and with no scary ingredients they’re perfect for delicate skin.

Ghoulish Goodies from Marks & Spencer

Get the party started with some gruesome foodie treats from Marks and Spencer. The Halloween range includes devilish delicacies such as Witches Fingers (£1.50 for 5), Zombie Jelly Brains (£3.00), Fizzy Fangtastic Popcorn (£1.50) and Poppy Candy Spiders (£2.00)!


Gothic Glamor at Claire’s

Fashionistas can join in the fun this Halloween by styling it out with gothic glamour. Vamp up your little black dress with some on pointe accessories from Claire’s, which combine lace, velvet and floral adornments to stunning effect.  And with a buy three get three free offer on at the moment, there’s no need to hold back!


Day of the Dead Lace Choker £8.99


Purple Flowers Headband with Black Veil £10.00

Primark Halloween Beauty


Whether you’re adding the finishing touches to your epic costume or going for just a subtle nod to the gothic side – you can celebrate Halloween with these vampish beauty products from Primark.  PS… Matt Lipstick (£2), Stay All Day liquid eyeliner in black (£1.50) and pitch black pointed nails (£1.50) will provide a subtle gothic look, while Primark’s Halloween Face Paint Kit is perfect if you’re going for full-on frightening