Falls is here, smell the pumpkin spice in the air and start planning those Halloween costumes and parties!Etsy has released their list of biggest Halloween trends for 2018.
- Girl Power Costumes
Etsy has seen more than 170,000 searches for "girl power" in the past year alone. To continue the trend, expect to see lots of costumes inspired by badass woman, from real-life ones to comic book heroes.
- Friends Costumes Are the New Couples Costume
Sure, couples costumes are fun, but best friends costumes are even better. For Halloween 2018, grab your BFF and get dressed up in your best matching ensembles. A coven of witches, your favorite sports team, or the cast of Mean Girls is all fair game.
- Industrial Chic Is the New Modern Farmhouse
While the modern farmhouse look may show no signs of stopping (thanks, Joanna Gaines), the trend experts at Etsy predict that chic industrial style has the power to replace it. For Halloween decor, this means lots of concrete, cool neutral tones, and clean lines. Plus, these sturdy materials—like this set of concrete pumpkins—are reusable and will last in storage for years, making the holiday much less wasteful.
- True Crime
If your Netflix queue is all about true crime dramas, then this Halloween trend is for you. Order some caution tape, fake blood, and magnifying glasses—and set the scene at your Halloween party by decorating a crime scene.
- Seeing the Future
So far in 2018, Etsy has seen over 250,000 searches for "tarot cards," and according to Dayna Isom Johnson, the trend is sure to pick up in popularity as Halloween draws near. To incorporate the trend into your Halloween party, invest in a set of cards, some tarot-inspired wall art, or a palmistry-themed candle.
- Concrete Skull Planters
Some years unicorns are in style, other years pineapples are trendy. Well for 2018, skulls are in vogue. From concrete skull planters, to skull pumpkin carving designs, you'll see this creepy-cool motif showing up everywhere.