There’s no doubt that Halloween is the best time of year, but here at Mysticum Luna one month simply isn’t enough! We like to stay ghoulish all year-round and we know you do too! So we’ve put together a list of 10 of our favourite small businesses that serve spooky 365 days a year, so you don’t have to wait ’til Halloween to get your frightening fix!
‘Where Alchemy meets Art’. First up in our list of spooky small businesses we have the incredible vegan and cruelty-free candle haven, ‘The Scent Coven’. Hand-poured and hand-carved, The Scent Coven is a family business dedicated to making beautiful, gothic candles and wax art. We love this brand for their deep-rooted quality and ethics, as well as their wonderful scents! Check out their candles on their website here!
Next, we have the talented Lyndsey Clark. At Lyndsey Clark, you will find handmade fantastical, gothic and alternative bridal wear for all shapes and sizes. Lyndsey is a powerhouse, one-woman-team who designs and creates goth-inspired pieces, using recycled materials where possible. We love this brand because of the bespoke designs, size inclusivity and dedication to ethical and sustainable production – even the studio is solar-powered! Have a look at her website and designs here.
‘Painting nails ghoul year-round’. We love seeing you guys wear our jewellery and rings, but if you’re wanting to up your ghoulish hand game, look no further than Magick Nails by Josie Rose. This UK-based brand make chillingly-good handmade nails, so you can have magic at your fingertips no matter what time of year it is and support small businesses doing so! Get your fix of Magick Nails via the brand’s Etsy store here.
The ‘Princess Spookerina’ Gown (IG: @moonmaiden_gothic_clothing)
’Keeping it spooky since 2003’. MoonMaiden is a gothic and Wiccan women’s clothing store based in Cornwall. Their stunning pieces are designed and made in-house. The brand offers a range of unique and haunting clothing, providing for all sizes from a UK 4 to UK 30 and offer size alterations at no extra cost. Their exclusive designs ship worldwide from their studio and you can find anything from traditional medieval gowns to a modern Morticia style to bespoke Halloween costumes. Click here to shop their website!
This US-based brand makes and sells a range of romantic gothic-style and alternative home decor, furnishings and kitchenware. Everything from a witch’s tea set to written spells, you can find it all at Me and Annabel Lee. With a focus on DIY and up-cycling, Me And Annabel Lee products are not only perfectly spooky year-round, but ethical and sustainable too. You can shop the brand Etsy store by clicking here.
‘Baby Bat Brooches’ (IG: @gothicdivadesigns)
Gothic Diva Designs is another incredible small business ran by a one-woman-team. Penni Wallace, a florist by trade, designs and creates hauntingly beautiful fascinators, headpieces, gothic bridal veils and bouquets. Forget Whitby Goth Weekend, with GDD’s accessories and pieces, you’ll be looking mysterious no matter the occasion. You can browse the brand’s website here.
My Spooky Vanity are an online cosmetics retailer, perfect for those looking for gothic-inspired makeup looks. Working with international brands, My Spooky Vanity pride themselves on cruelty-free and vegan products, so you can look ghoulishly gorgeous whilst protecting animals and supporting a small business. They ship internationally and you can check out their range of make-up and vanity products by clicking here.
UK-based and charity-supporting, The Crafty Burreato offer a range of spooky little gifts, cards, prints and much more. With a range of Halloween-themed Christmas decorations, there’s no need to take down and re-decorate between October and December! Keep your home, friends and family feeling a little freaky this year with The Craft Burreato’s various gifts and decorations designed to spook. Browse their offerings here.
All of our favourite things – alternative style, size inclusivity and environmental thoughtfulness – Exo Umbra Clothing have it all. The small brand operate through Etsy, selling a range of frightfully fashionable alternative clothing catered to plus sizes (UK 6-28). Exo Umbra are trailblazers for slow fashion and producing less fabric waste whilst keeping their pieces affordable. Check out their store here.
The Mermaid Inn Restaurant
Want to live the full eerie experience? This small hotel is historically haunted by the supernatural. Based in Rye, East Sussex, you can stay the night, book a tour or even a wedding at The Mermaid Inn. Although we recommend visiting on all Hallow’s Eve (naturally), you can visit all-year-round for a spooky stay! Book a room at the hotel or read some more about it’s history here.
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