12 ways to make your home more goth this Halloween

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In my younger days, I would creep out at night to the local student union to sup cider & blackcurrant and throw shapes on the dance floor to the goth-tinged sounds of The Mission, Sisters Of Mercy and Fields Of The Nephilim. This wasn’t only at Halloween though - I would do this most weekends. And while I may not have enough hair to crimp these days and it's more grey than black, I’ve always loved Halloween - the vibe, the ghoulish fashion, the fancy dress, all those cheesy horror films, party games and lots of pumpkins.

So with All Hallow’s Eve fast approaching, what better way to get into the spirit than by decorating our houses with all manner of ghoulish gadgets and terrible trinkets. I’ve picked out 12 of my favourite Halloween-themed products from the hugely talented souls over at Etsy, who have stirred their cauldrons and produced a twisted range of delightfully devilish decorations and more.

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Scott Munro

Scott has spent more than 30 years in journalism covering everything from audio tech and video games, to travel, sport and news. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more.

Goth up your home this Halloween: Product list

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.