There’s so much about the Halloween season that has us feeling nostalgic for some retro spookiness. Perhaps its the inevitable classic horror movie marathons, and countless psychobilly and Misfits cover shows flooding our Facebook invites. Or perhaps its all the wonderfully kitschy decor inspired by Beistle, Ben Cooper, and the novelty of Halloweens past. Whatever it is, October has us ready to depart from our usual wardrobe of all-black layers for full skirts, embroidered cardigans, and fun prints, even if just for one night.
The kitsch and fun of Halloween-inspired vintage can cross the threshold into corny very quickly, so we’re always on the lookout for those who can do it in a way that lives up to our discerning darkling tastes. Imagine our delight when we came upon The Oblong Box Shop, featuring novelty prints by Danielle Von Fitch, as well as a beautifully curated selection of retro goods. Their seasonal shop, aptly named The Halloween Boo-doir, is brimming with spiderweb-embellished collars, spooky resin brooches, and spell-binding circle skirts fit for the most vampy of vintage vixens and glamorous of gothic ghouls.
Perhaps you’re looking to dress up as an undead version of Little Miss Muffit for Halloween, or you’re just a big fan of our eight-legged friends (we like to call them spooders). Either way, this skirt features a darling black widow spinning her beautiful web across a flattering vintage silhouette. And it pairs perfectly with the web-embroidered collar of the accompanying blouse. Pearl the Spider Gathered Skirt//$95 Little Miss Muffit Spiderweb Blouse//$47.50
Haven’t had enough of Pearl the spider spinning her webs across your clothing? Neither have we, and this sparkling spiderweb embellishment is the perfect touch to this vintage sweater silhouette. Pearl the Spider Embellished Sweater//$60
We already know you’re a fan of bags featuring retro shapes and spooky touches, and this lavender and black piece featuring Danielle Von Fitch’s Halloween cat face, skulls, owls, and bats should be no exception. Halloween Cat Purse//$65
We love everything about this skirt, from its purple, black, and white color palette, to the skulls, cats, and owls that decorate each panel, and tiny bats that fly across the entire full skirt. You can catch us wearing this while we dance the night away to the Monster Mash. Halloween Treat Gathered Skirt//$120
Match your monster mate for a positively ghoulish date in this novelty print of bats, brains, eyeballs, snakes, and cauldrons. I Put A Spell On You Circle Skirt//$78 I Put A Spell On You Button Down//$75
Not looking to stray from your all-black-everything look but still want to add a touch of retro Halloween kitsch to your look? The Oblong Box Shop carries a full selection of beautifully curated Erstwilder brooches. A Girl Named Elsa Brooch//$29.95 All Hallow’s Eve Brooch//$29.95 Not So Wiched Brooch//$29.95
All images courtesy of The Oblong Box Shop.