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Halloween Trends 2014

Professional Crafters.com has identified these top Halloween trends for 2014

 

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costume Trends 2014

Zombie

Goth

Skeleton

Fairy

Fairy Tale

Princess

Geek

Medieval

Superheroes

Spiderman

Captain America

Maleficent

The Great Gatsby

Superman

Batman

Hobbit

Individuality - Create your own concept.

Humorous

Sexy is now more wearable.

Rave Costumes.

Separates and accessories: Sequins and glitter, feathers, wigs, extensions, eyelashes, makeup, nail colors, tutus, shoes, masks and hats.

Higher quality, affordable price.

Upscale elegance.


Halloween Baby Costumes

Baby costumes trending up- Look for crochet coming into the market.


Halloween Crafts, Party and Decor Style

Scare Up Some Fun

Spiders
Owls
Ghosts
Bats
Jack O' Lanterns and pumpkins in every shape, size, material and texture.
Glitter
Animation
Whimsy
Humor
Color: Black, white, orange, lime green, purple.

Goth

Skulls
Spiders
Bats
Ravens
Crows
Half-moons
Dark, aged and weathered.
Cream, gray or black lace.
Black or red roses
Vampires
Vintage fonts
Apothecary jars w/vintage labels
Color: black, gray, red, white.

Zombies: still hot.

Skeletons

Cats

Bats

Pumpkins

Owls

Spiders

Spider webs

Witches

Chevron

Checkerboard

Polka Dots

Stripes

Items that can be displayed throughout the entire Fall season.

Mercury glass

Vintage style

Primitive / handcrafted style

Words and phrases

Vintage fonts and labels

Apothecary jars

Pillows

Candles, lanterns and luminarias.

Glitter, glitter, and more glitter.

Metallics and shine.

Fibre optics

Personalized: Pieces put together in creative and uniquely personalized ways.

Upscale elegance

Fashion elements

Luxurious materials.


Halloween Yard Art

Gothic

Humor

Whimsy

Graveyard scenes.

Signs

Vintage style.

Large hanging, poseable, or animated Ghouls and Goblins.

Witches

Lanterns and luminarias.

Owls

Crows

Ravens

Bats

Spiders

Skeletons

Ghosts

Pumpkins

Lighted decor

Items that can be displayed throughout the entire Fall season.

Window posters.

Silhouettes

Spooky trees.


Halloween Pet Trends

Pet pampering and gift giving continues to grow. In 2013 approximately 22 million people dressed up with their pets for Halloween, spending an estimated $330 million on costumes for their furry best friends.

Pet costumes: As more pet parents enter their fur-babies in costume contests and attend Halloween-themed pet events, the desire for creative and unique costumes continues to grow. Pet costume trends are aligning with people costume trends. It has become trendy for entire families to dress in Halloween costumes, including of course pets.

Halloween pet portraits, costume contests, dog parties, dog costume parades and community pet-themed events.

Halloween pet products include apparel and costumes, made-for-pets temporary hair color and wigs, dog-safe washable spray paint, Halloween shaped treats, holiday-themed toys, lighted collars and leads.

Available at Petsmart:
The three core services of Pet Expressions build on the popularity of human-inspired trends. Everyone from celebrities to kids' classmates has been spotted with decorative feathers or streaks of color in his or her hair.

Chalking: This colorful, non-toxic product has a composition similar to sidewalk chalk that can be easily washed out of a dog's fur. Available in a variety of hues, a typical application will last from one to six days and is best for dogs with longer fur. Prices range from $2 for a streak and $6-15 for custom ears, tails or other areas.

Stenciling: This pet-safe, temporary color is sprayed onto shorter fur in fun shapes such as stars, hearts and paw prints that will change with seasonal trends. They are easily removed with soap and water. Prices are $4 for one stencil, $6 for two and $8 for three.

Feathers: Similar to a human's hair extension, these ethically sourced feathers are handmade into designs in the U.S. and affixed into dogs' fur to withstand brushing or bathing. Prices are $10 for one feather and $18 for two.


Halloween Statistics

Halloween is the second-biggest decorating holiday of the year - behind Christmas.

47,800
Acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S. in 2012, with a total estimated production value of $148.9 million. Of the top six pumpkin-producing states, Illinois led the country by producing an estimated 556.3 million pounds of this vined gourd, followed by California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan. Pumpkins are frequently carved as decorations around Halloween.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service

In 2013 total spending on costumes, treats, festivities and pets reached $6.9 billion. Average spending on Halloween has increased 55 percent since 2005.


Retailers Continue To Display Halloween Early

Halloween decor continues to grow, often displayed with seasonal fall merchandise. Look for displays, discounts and promotions to continue creeping further into the "Back-to-School" season.


Halloween In April

Aprilween (Halloween-In-April), or Halfway-to-Halloween parties are trending.


Falloween

Falloween (fawl.oh.WEEN) n. An extended celebration or observance of Halloween, often beginning several weeks before the day; the retail season that extends from the beginning of fall through Halloween and Thanksgiving in the U.S.


Halloween Friday

Halloween falls on a Friday this year - look for a full weekend of parties and activities. Trick-or-treating, office parties, adult and children's parties, school activities, haunted houses, pet events, nightlife, neighborhood gatherings and community events... varied opportunities for costume wear, party and home decor.


Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2. Even though the holiday directly follows Halloween, it is a separate holiday.

Motifs are colorful, featuring painted skulls with bright floral and fantasy designs, also whimsical skeletons. (see also Craft Trends 2014)


 

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