Etsy's 2017 Halloween Trends Are Going to Give You Major Costume Inspiration
Etsy is a hub of creativity. With about 1.8 million sellers on the site, imaginations run wild, and we want to buy what they're selling! This year, Etsy released its creative Halloween trends of 2017, and we can't wait to start planning our costumes based on these amazing ideas. Spoiler: mermaids are out and "sophisticated sirens" are in. We rounded up some shoppable ideas for you to start with, but don't be afraid to try your hand at DIYing as well!
"From mermaids (and purr-maids) to fairies and unicorns, mythical creatures have been trending all year. This Halloween, though, the scales are tipping even further in mermaids' favor, thanks to the sophisticated silhouettes, shimmering details, and enchanting, iridescent cosmetics that help bring the look to life. (Think ethereal, not Ariel.)"
Aquamarine Mermaid Crown ($160)
"From this Summer's North American solar eclipse to an ever-increasing interest in astrology, the celestial trend is going strong, with galaxy prints, stars, zodiac signs, and more showing up on everything from necklaces to pillows. In fact, 'celestial' is one of the top searches of the year on Etsy, and we predict it will translate into one of the biggest trends of the year for Halloween costumes too. Go galactic by donning a bold, metallic star tiara and a sheer, constellation-print cape, or just focus on a next-level makeup look that leans on starlight, space dust, and sparkle."
Stars Crown ($42)
"The phrase 'You are what you eat' is taking on a new meaning this Halloween. While pizza, tacos, and donuts have been trending year-round, now they're making their way into fun and colorful costume designs. These ensembles are a creative way to show off your favorite food with tastebud-teasing accessories like realistic pizza masks, colorful cereal jewelry, and tot-friendly taco suits."
"Send in the Clowns"
"With the It redux on the big screen this season (and the clown-focused new installment of American Horror Story on small ones), circus and carnival styles are top of mind for Halloween. All you need is makeup and a few key accessories — headpiece, ruffled collar, or top hat — to take this costume from creepy clown territory to carnival glam."
"When you think about Halloween, you likely think of pumpkins, ghosts, and skeletons (and, of course, sweets). Etsy sellers are bringing back all the classics this year — but with a fresh upgrade. A black cat mask fashioned from lustrous feathers or an artist-designed skeleton-printed bodysuit delivers bespoke, handmade appeal that puts their mass-produced drugstore counterparts to shame."
Luxury Black Cat Mask ($118)
"One of the top trends for costumes this year is actually a non-costume — a new twist on the rising trend of graphic message tees that we're seeing everywhere on Etsy. Wearing a tee with a cute and clever slogan shows you tried at least a little — and isn't that all anyone can ask for?"