Dark Delights for Back to School Ghouls
Summer is slowly coming to an end, which means that every darkling’s favourite season will soon be upon us. As well as Halloween decorations, pumpkin spiced drinks and a crisp chill in the air, it’s also time for many of us to return to school, college, or university – which means buying new supplies!
Let us guide you through a selection of back-to-school accessories fit for every Doctor (Frankenstein) in your life.
No student is prepared for the start of term without a supply of fresh notebooks. Keep your notes creepy with these pads.
Whether you’re a medical student, or simply someone who is curious about your fleshy prison, this anatomy notebook is perfect for all things gruesome. StilleSkygger//£14
Black Book of Spells Notebook
Wychwood Oracle have created these gorgeous A5 notebooks, ideal for jotting down inspirations, plans, or hexes while you’re on the go. Wychwood Oracle//£4.99
Witch Pattern Notebook
This hardcover journal can be ordered with lined, plain, or graph paper, for any type of study. The occult symbols are for darklings only. Medusa Dollmaker//£14
Sleep Coffin Notebook
Did somebody say nap? If you find your sleep schedule falling by the wayside when term begins, you might want to use this coffin notebook to jot down all your pre-bed thoughts. You’ll sleep like the dead. Killstar//£9.99
“Nature Sufficeth unto Herself” Spiral Notebook
Another necessity for new or returning students: stationery. We don’t know which circle of hell all of last year’s pens got lost in, but it’s time to buy some more.
Raven Feather Quill
Whilst not necessarily the most practical of pens, this raven feather quill makes a very bold statement. Your commitment to an arcane aesthetic will be respected across the department. Sabre Shores//£26.70+
Strange and Unusual Pencils
A new term means new societies, activities and friends. Start your own club with these Beetlejuice-inspired pencils, and use them to sign a pledge to make this year your most unusual yet. Dorkface Shop//£2
Macabre Mini Planner Stickers
Even ghouls need to be organised – decorate your planner with these macabre stickers to keep track of your sinister schedule. Scarborough Scribbles//£2.50
Lace Washi Tape
Washi tape is a hugely versatile piece of stationery. Decorate your notebooks, planners, devices and walls with this elegant gothic lace pattern for an instant injection of darkness. MechaKucha808Tape//£1.44
Moon Planner Stickers
To-do lists are every student’s friend. Make yours feel more occult with these crescent moon stickers, because everyone knows that just ticking off lists is so last year. My Gothic Planner//£2.50
It wouldn’t be back-to-school without a copious amount of coffee. However you take your poison, serve it in style with these mugs.
Witches Potion Cold Brew Cup
Save on plastic when you order iced drinks with this cold brew reusable cup from Killstar. Although it might not actually be a witches’ potion, a drink that keeps you awake for a 9am lecture seems pretty magical to us. Killstar//£9.99
Cabinet of Curiosities Enamel Mug
This enamel mug is perfect to take on your studies both far and wide – whether you work best in a misty forest, or a quiet library corner. The Creeping Moon//£13.63
Favorite Cryptid Coffee Mug
You might not be studying cryptozoology, but that doesn’t mean you don’t behave like a cryptid. If rare department sightings, blurry photographs, and a tendency to flee from human contact sound familiar, then you probably need this mug. Look Human//£10.10+
Skeleton Bone China Mug
There’s nothing more punny than a skeleton design on a bone china mug. Be the source of groans and eye-rolling amongst your friends and colleagues when you show them your new purchase. MoreThanPorcelain//£25.17
Herb Witch Mug
Sometimes school is stressful. It helps to have warm drinks and look at adorable illustrations of crystals, cats, and herbs. Nikury//£12.87+
The best way to customise your devices and stationery is with a statement case – keep your stuff safe and show your classmates you mean spooky business.
Pumpkin Kitties Zippered Pencil Pouch
Halloween might only be once a year, but it’s forever in our hearts. Keep the spirit alive with this pumpkin kitty pencil case – you could even stash some candy in there for emergencies. Thalamus Wraith//£10.72
Misty Graveyard Laptop Skin
“I’d rather be on a beach” said no darkling ever. Let everyone know what your natural environment is with this misty graveyard laptop skin. chihuahuashower//£18+
Periodic Table of Horror Movies Pencil Pouch
Forget Chemistry; it’s extensive knowledge of horror movies that impresses us. Brush up on your favourite titles every time you reach for some stationery with this periodic table pencil case. kreepykustomz//£8+
Moth Spirit Board Laptop Sleeve
Busy witches need to multitask – make your laptop sleeve work for you as a portable ouija board, for when your upcoming tests require some serious occult knowledge. Jenny Fontana//£24
Ye Olde Bag of Witchy Shit Pencil Pouch
This pencil pouch is perfect for anyone who employs the “throw it in and go” method of packing their school bag. We won’t judge. Look Human//£13.99+
You’ve got your notebooks, your stationery, your travel mugs and your laptop. Now you need a witchin’ bag to keep it all in.
This backpack by nu-goth favourites, Disturbia, keeps things simple yet sinister. The faux snakeskin adds a luxe feel to carrying around your supplies. Disturbia//£44.95
Black Harness Backpack
Harnesses and bondage style accessories are a darkling staple, and this O-ring backpack promises to keep all your gear tied down and ready for action. Restyle//£44.26
Moon Snake Satchel
Sometimes you need a heavy-duty backpack to carry all your books. Disturbia’s Zero backpack has maximum support and space, without sacrificing style with pins, patches, and chains. Disturbia//£54.95
Banned Apparel Karma Backpack
For when you get to travel a little lighter, this dainty coffin-shaped backpack makes for an awesome statement piece. The memento mori inspired bag proves you’re well-versed in both philosophy and style. Banned Apparel//£34.99