With the Steampunk style so hot this year, it was a natural fit for some of that Victorian Gothic flavor to show up in Halloween decor. I'm reminded of a haunted mansion and days of forgotten elegance. Potion bottles, tattered lace, vintage glitter, candelabras, apothecary jars, and a color scheme of black, white, crimson and tarnished silver. It's easy to incorporate these elements into your home decor this season, adding an ethereal elegance with a bit of edginess.
For a quirkier feel this year, how about eyeballs? They've been seen in trees, masquerading as bats, and even as fun, knitted softies for the kids! This trend keeps Halloween fun and bright, with a bit of whimsy that is fresh and new. Eyeballs offer a great Halloween option without the scare factor.
There are a lot of fun costume options this year as well. From Smurfs, to Lady Gaga to an iPhone, the possibilities are endless. I found some great how-to's that are easy to do. And if you're short on time, throw on a crazy hat and dare anyone to say that you aren't "dressed up!"
And, last but not least, don't forget the four-legged members of your household. A few pieces of felt, some tulle, and a little bit of glue are all it takes to create a fun look for your furry friends this year!