Call us kooky, but Halloween is by far the creative fashionista’s favorite holiday. A time ripe for experimentation and dressing up just for the sake of it, the fun is in picking out a new costume each year. Beyond that, it’s also a time to embrace your darker side, with gear that can be worn all month long. Not every piece is a gross-out either, as accessories depicting spiders and snakes can actually be quite cute when handled the right way. Click through to find out which accessories are topping our list for inspired Halloween-ready gear—that you’ll be wanting to wear well past October 31.
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.