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A fun collection of spook-tacular items, inspired by trick-or-treating, a dash of fantasy, and things that go bump in the night.

Spooky Hollow foam glitter pumpkin, $5. Decorate your dining table, window ledge or porch step with a smattering of pumpkins, interspersed with fake cobwebs or tealights. spotlightstores.com

Skull Garden print, $38.95. Life and death collide in this colourful image from online art gallery, Americanflat. zanui.com.au

Ballerina skeleton plate set, $12.95. A fun addition to your Halloween table - that said, they are so cool you could use them for any occasion. tkmaxx.com.au

Halloween pack of hair clips, $12. Not sure what to wear when you're trick-or-treating? This is a subtle touch if you'd rather not go the whole enchilada. asos.com/au

Funkyfonic skull headphones, $49.90. Featuring the Jolly Roger, the awesome sound quality means they can be used to listen to tunes on an iPhone, iPad or mp3 player. thedesigngiftshop.com

Harry Potter Hedwig cardigan, $70. As far as pet owls go, Harry's makes an adorable fashion statement. bodenclothing.com.au

Face Halo pack of 3, $30. These make-up removers have replaced more than 370 million wipes in the past year and this month Instagrammers have been tagging their best Halloween looks with #FACEHALOween to raise awareness of the mass waste caused by make-up wipes. facehalo.com.au

Laila velvet blazer. $286. With its beautiful velvety finish, this gentle piece is inspired by luxury loungewear, but can be taken to the streets. mshemlabel.com

Midi Skirt, $109. Just like vampires, the popularity of pleated skirts is immortal - seems the ombre colours in this version really hit the mark. marksandspencer.com/au

Suck Your Salt n Pepper, $10.95. This cute ceramic Dracula salt and pepper shaker set is the perfect match for this seasonal holiday. gyrofish.com.au

The Natural Confectionery Co. Fruit Smoothie range, $4. These new lollies come in two varieties; Orchard Blast and Tropical Crush. Keep a bowl of them by the front door this Thursday for trick-or-treaters. Available at Coles and independent grocers.

Pintor paint marker, from $4.95. Decorate a trick-or-treat goodie bag, or Halloween mask with colourful markers. Templates are downloadable at pilotpen.com.au. Available from BIG W, Officeworks and Mega Office Supplies.

Kraken Black Spiced Rum, $89.99. Imported from the Caribbean and carefully blended with a range of spices, this limited edition ceramic bottle is available from Dan Murphy's, First Choice and all good independent retailers.

Hidden spider cup, $24.95. The gift box this comes in is beautiful, but inside is pure trickery, with the spider emerging as you drink. yellowoctopus.com.au