As someone who isn’t a fan of being scared, I lean into the friendlier aspects of Halloween, like smiling carved pumpkins and vintage card art featuring black cats wearing witch hats. It’s that kind of aesthetic I had in mind when curating this list of cute and spooky enamel pins to add to your Nerdoween ensembles.
Whether you attach them to a denim jacket, a hat, or a backpack, Halloween pins are just the accessories to bring some scare to your flair. The below pins are some of our favorites; the shops and makers are all linked so pull out your pumpkin pail and treat yo’ self.
Bats and Pumpkins
I said I liked cats in witch hats and Two Ghouls Press delivered with these lucky and chilling kitteh designs.
If you’re in a mood to cast some spells, Stephanie Buscema‘s Cauldron Cuties are the pins you’ve been looking for.
Haunted Happy Meal
Remember McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal pails from the ’80s? Yesterdays has them as tiny lil’ pins.
Pumpkins and Ghosts
Bat kitty. Sparkly ghosts. A pumpkin spice latte. These are just a few of the pins from Linda Hong’s shop that are going on my wish list.
For a gorgeous floral supernatural pin, point your browser to Enerjax‘s corner of the web. I need one of every pin in this shop.
Look underneath the skulls of unicorns and dragons with these pins by Dizziness.
Spiders don’t have to be frightening, as this design by Valley Cruise Press proves.
If you like to wear vampy red lipstick, why not get the enamel pin to match? Bonus: this has fangs. Snag it from Pepper Raccoon.
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Witches and Wizards
What’s that? You’ve always wanted to see a mummy eating pizza? This design by Night Cake Press fits the bill (and yes, it’s still available).
Ghosts and Caffeine
Coffee keeps me from being a dead thing, so this enamel pin by Krystan Saint Cat is all too appropriate.
This wee fella is turning up this week. Will be up on the website by the weekend. pic.twitter.com/08nhq02jMs
— AliScare Wood (@alisdair_wood) October 16, 2017
Prehistoric Tricks and Treats
Kate Gabrielle knows how to turn back the clock to find dino inspiration. This trick or treating T. Rex isn’t the only dinosaur in costume in her shop.
Featured Image: Lantern Pins
Get freaked out with more Nerdoween stories!
- Seven non-scary stop-motion Halloween flicks.
- 13 creepy treats to make for Halloween
- One woman’s turning herself into mythical creatures every day in October.
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