Horror for the Holidays

The following list consists of mostly small businesses with a few exceptions, and a diverse group of creators! Remember that even just sharing shops you love helps support these artists, shop-owners, and creators.

And since I live near the area, some great places to check out in Pittsburgh:

The Weeping Glass

Trundle Manor — When I visited, I gave the owners a copy of my H.H. Holmes book and they showed me their jar of dirt from Holmes’ grave!

10 Oddity Places in Pittsburgh

Witchcraft, Soaps, Body & Spirit

The Naked Wytch made by Brooke Warra, who also wrote the Shirley Jackson Award-winning novella Luminous Body

Witch Baby Soap — Body butters, oils, bath products, and lots of witchy goodness

Witchy Washy Bath Co: “All products are handcrafted by Taylor and are vegan/cruelty-free.”

Mystical Blossoms: “We are two sisters from Southern New Jersey — We make natural products from nature for the mind, body and soul. We are herbalists and artists.”

Scent From Hell: “Horror-inspired candles by writer Kristi DeMeester”

Greywick Lane: Horror candles & wax melts

Houss Freya: Intention candles, smudge sprays, and more

The Witch’s Bath: Gorgeous products

Jewelry & Apparel

Handmade jewelry at The Peculiarity Shop: “The Peculiarity Shop started as two queer folks (Hillary and Becky) adopting a hobby.” As you can see from their gorgeous shop, it has morphed into so much more!

Probably the most stunning jewelry you will ever see is found at Sofia Zakia’s shop. A fine jewelry selection made from what looks to me to be actual magic.

Die With Your Boots On — Horror Christmas sweaters and more! *Clothing, patches, pins, and more

Goods and Evil — From their website: “If you could mix together all the things that make you happy and those things were Sci-Fi, being Vegan, Horror movies, Pop Culture, Art and Punk Rock, you would get Goods And Evil.” *Shirts, hates, decals and more

Antisocial Jewelry: Also check out their very cool Instagram

Toxic Femme 666: “Shirts, patches and bags for queer and trans people.”

Crooked Teeth Keys: Personalized vintage key or a human tooth necklace? This shop has you covered.

Death Couture: Seller note since there are real animal skulls and bones used, “Cruelty Free! Everything I use is ethically sourced from USA!”

Red Hot Gals Boutique: From the shop — “handmade accessories, jewelry, vinyl decals & T-shirts inspired by my love of vintage, pop culture and horror!”

Wickedland Jewelry and Redbubble Shop: “Handmade Jewelry Craft for Werewolves, Witches, and those who have fallen through the Looking Glass”

Lenore and Co

Team Manticore: So many amazing things! Frightdorables are a must-see; apparel, decor, and so much more!

PlusHiiKawaii: “Plus Size Kawaii Fashion and accessories” — great for pastel goth lovers!

Melty Chocolate Moon: Another dream for pastel goths!

Crow Treasures Co: Jewelry, dishes, trinkets, etc…

Spooky Cat Press: Clothing, greeting cards, mugs, socks, stickers, and more!

Artwork, Crafts, and Decor

Fiyah Lit Mag: Bookish things, art, and apparel

Let’s Get Galactic — Cassie Daley combines rainbows and horror! She’s added so much new stuff since last year, such as coasters, books, and resin coffins!

A Stranger Dream — Bookmarks, prints, and more 

Elegant Gore (I love this name) and Wes Brooks. These links are for their beautiful Instagrams, but check out the respective websites at Elegant Gore and Undead Speed Equipment! *Stickers, prints, shirts, art, and more

Velvet Hand Designs — Gorgeous artwork, original illustrations

Alyssa Thorne Fine Art: You may have seen Alyssa’s stunning work around Instagram; I have her Autumn Eternal photo book and few other small pieces and am obsessed. The work is truly gorgeous.

Claire L. Smith, author of the novella Helena, has gorgeous artwork available here!

Fright Night Sketches: Zombies, monsters, famous horror icons, and more!

Imaginarium Arts: Custom art pieces, handcrafted jewelry, and so much more! You may recognize Ellen from being a reviewer at Divination Hollow Reviews and more within the horror community!

Death Positive Art: Jody Monochrome Art

Destiny Kelly’s Etsy shop can be found here, and her amazing art portfolio here

Vicki Be Wicked: “Kawaii Afro, Pastel, Fun and Geeky Original Art Shop”

Tales from the Stitch: Crochet horror dolls! Twitter: https://twitter.com/thestitchkeeper

Art, ornaments, candles, and other unique items: Me and Annabel Lee (who could resist that shop name?)

Shayna J. Feinstein Arts

Dark Delicacies — Books, clothes, collectibles, and more

Abigail Larson: “Hugo Award winning illustrator Abigail Larson specializes in macabre and gothic illustration using a unique mix of traditional and digital media.”

Molly Violence Art

Glitter Thread Designs: Glitter Halloween and spooky tumblers

Our Dark Days: Handcrafted gothic accessories and décor

The Creep Boutique

Retech_org: Sci-fi sculptures (can DM for customs)

Horror Decor — Home decor

Ghost Girl Greetings

South Street Mart

Hot Pink Black Ink

The Art Experiment — Kevin Simpson Illustration

Scott Bokma: “Morbidly tasty twisted goodness”

Little Spooky Studio on Etsy and Society 6

Lovely Landfill

Classy Creeps

The Haunted Bouncy Castle: First of all, I just love that name. Great art, products, stickers, mugs, and more!

Misc.

Little Ghosts Books: An amazing place to support, and they also have a monthly horror book subscription!

Leaping Lily Creations: The cutest book sleeves! Stickers, earrings, bookmarks, etc

Night Worms — Horror will be your happy place here with exclusive book club packages and extra goodies in store!

Tooth and Veil: Oddities and Macabre Shop (everything from upcycled art, to taxidermy, to home furnishings!)

Glam Goth Beauty: “a creepy chic vegan and cruelty-free indie brand. We pride ourselves on having a glamorous combination of a deadly and luxurious aesthetic.”

Brain Fever Artwork and Taxidermy

Cabinet of Curious Clay: “Curious Ceramics for Unconventional Individuals”

Dark Rain Designs: Clockwork critters, oddities, and darksome market finds

Rex Boucher: Gothic glass (stained glass artist)

Fanbase Press: Bookish gifts

Small and Indie Horror Presses:

*Just to name a few, will happily add more to this — let me know your faves.

Rooster Republic Press Design Services

Death Knell Press

Scary Dairy Press

Raw Dog Screaming Press

Journalstone

Crystal Lake Publishing 

Unnerving

Independent Legions

Off Limits Press

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing

Neon Books

Clash Books

Author Stephanie Rabig has a great Queer Horror Database found here

Horror Spotlight posts great recs and reviews for diverse books!

Lynne Hansen Art: amazing book covers and art!

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