Halloween should be a fashion-lover's favorite holiday: it's a time to get creative, dress totally crazy—and it's perfectly accepted by outward society. And while we'll be going over some of our favorite Pinterest-provided costume ideas next week, we wanted to turn our attention to getting the rest of your living space into the Halloween spirit. Pinterest is overflowing with ideas that are either easy, super-cheap or…awesomely, both. This week we remind you of all the amazing things you can do with pumpkin (including eat!) and to get out of the house once in a while and enjoy the season's best offerings (ahem, beautiful leaves). Get in the spirit now, for next week Halloween fever will be in full swing here in this column—and you don't want to get left out!
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.