Shopping

Missmonster is the shop of Melita Curphy, who makes all sorts of beautiful, imaginative costume pieces, dolls, clothes, etc.

Corvus Helm, $465

 

Glow in the Dark Shark Tooth Pendant, $24

Crystal Raven Glow in the Dark Wall Bust, $85

Curphy also sells items on other sites, like Shirt.Woot, Design by Humans, and Five and Diamond.

Werewolf skull shirt, $25

Snake Leggings, $70. They have plus sizes, but they’re kind of a joke. Dear retailer: XXXXL is *not* a size 18-20.

JennyMonkey is an old friend from Portland, Oregon. She used to sell mostly craft supplies, especially stuff for letterboxers. I recently checked out her shop again, and she has gone in an entirely different direction.

Jesse Fowler Bakelite Bangle, $196

While her shop is mostly not spooky, it has lovely stuff. Jenny has carefully curated a collection of hand-made jewelry from small shops.

Skeleton Hand Earrings, $14

Owl Hair Clip, $17

She still has stuff up on her Ebay shop, including a couple vintage postcards. It’s possible I couldn’t resist bidding on this one (even though I totally shouldn’t):

Vintage Halloween Postcard

Jenny is a great person with superb taste, and I’ll be keeping an eye out here.

Cobra Skeleton Ring, $18

The Dark Exact is the shop of Coleman Stevenson, a Portland, Oregon based artist.

The Dark Exact Tarot, $38

I dig her style, and am itching to add her Tarot to the collection. The shop has a few different augury kits, plus scents, and other odds and ends.

Pin Divination Set, $22

And how cool is a matchbox ritual kit? That’s a stocking stuffer for all your witchy friends.

Ritual Kit, $10

Robyn Lees makes hip, spooky bits. I think she has a great design style, and I could go absolutely nuts in this store. In fact, I need to add this place to the Spousal Unit’s holiday hint file.

Clear Resin Globe with Embedded Cauldron. $11.05

Mirror Ghost Necklace, $13.81

This memorial urn includes glow-in-the-dark powder to mix with your loved one’s ashes. $62.15

Flower Sentry charm necklace, $10.86

Seventh Ink

Seventh Ink is the home of Matthew Johnson (who should totally do shirts for The The). Johnson does wonderfully designed pins, patches, shirts, etc. The size chart on his shirts make no sense, unless that’s a straight measurement across the front. I’m tempted to find out, because…

Haunted Harvest, $28

Bats, $28

Altered Vivification, $28

Enamel pins will probably be out again next week, but for now, you can jump on the trend with some cool stuff:

Candy Corn Enamel Pin Set, $25

Graveyard Shift Pin, $10

Just want something purty for your walls? These could only be better if they were printed on black velvet:

Blacklight Mini Prints, $20

De Mer Jewelry

De Mer Jewelry isn’t all skulls, all the time, but they do have some lovely memento mori pieces, and overall, their thick, swooping lines and matte metals appeal to a darker sensibility.  Just have your life savings ready.

Two finger ring, Tahitian black pearl, $27,841

Skull Fleur De Lis pendant necklace, $3,087

Memorial necklace, $2,764

Gothic skull and reliquary memento mori, $14,302. My personal favorite.

Heavy Silver Wayward Memento Mori Mens Ring, $1,599. For the budget-conscious.