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:
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
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!”
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.
Fright Night Sketches: Zombies, monsters, famous horror icons, and more!
Death Positive Art: Jody Monochrome Art
Vicki Be Wicked: “Kawaii Afro, Pastel, Fun and Geeky Original Art Shop”
Art, ornaments, candles, and other unique items: Me and Annabel Lee (who could resist that shop name?)
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.”
Glitter Thread Designs: Glitter Halloween and spooky tumblers
Our Dark Days: Handcrafted gothic accessories and décor
Retech_org: Sci-fi sculptures (can DM for customs)
Horror Decor — Home decor
Scott Bokma: “Morbidly tasty twisted goodness”
The Haunted Bouncy Castle: First of all, I just love that name. Great art, products, stickers, mugs, and more!
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.”
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.
Horror Spotlight posts great recs and reviews for diverse books!