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Halloween in Canada is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get ready for spooky season—no matter what it looks like this year. Bring on the fun and frights with Halloween decorations, picture books, and kids’ Halloween costumes for monsters of all ages. From fun ideas for kids’ Halloween costumes to scary stories and horror books for adults, find everything you need in Indigo’s Halloween store.

Kids’ Halloween Costume Ideas

Whether they’re trick-or-treating or participating in the school costume parade, your kids are going to need a Halloween costume. For easy Halloween costumes for baby, look to Rubie’s Costumes—we love this sloth option. Remember, you’re going for adorable, not super scary.

When it comes to Halloween costumes for girls and boys in pre-K and beyond, speak to them about who or what they want to be on October 31. Maybe they’ll go as their favourite superhero or literary character. Perhaps they’ll dress up like the profession they want to be when they grow up—look to Melissa & Doug if that’s what they’re leaning towards. Or go the classic Halloween costumes route and try a friendly ghost, vampire, or witch. Feeling creative? Try some DIY Halloween costumes. Mix store-bought pieces with homemade accessories for the ultimate fright night disguise.

Halloween Decorations and Accessories

Halloween decorations are a must come October 1. Scary Halloween decorations are traditional, but if you have younger kids, or prefer the autumnal aspect of the holiday, add cute and cozy touches to your home. Get started with Halloween mugs—perfect for cold mornings and curling up with hot chocolate. As a bonus, a ghost, black cat, or bat mug doubles as a piece of Halloween office decoration. Don’t forget to pair your bevies with pumpkin-shaped waffles for breakfast with this Dash mini waffle maker. For kid-friendly and DIY Halloween decorations, turn to plush toys and crafts—like this Halloween craft kit from Kid Made Modern. You’ll be rocking those haunted house vibes in no time.

Halloween Books for Kids

For Halloween 2022, embrace slightly scary stories. Halloween books for kids celebrate the lighter part of this holiday—like carving Jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. Add classics to their bookshelves, like It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and The Berenstain Bears Happy Halloween along with new favourites, such as The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, The Bad, and The Spooky by Jory John, Boo! Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton, Jessie Sima’s Hardly Haunted, and Oliver Jeffers' There's a Ghost in this House. If you have older kids, you can always up the fright factor with books like Ally Malinenko’s Ghost Girl and The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow by Emma Steinkeller.

Top 10 Horror Books and Scary Stories

Halloween books for adults and teen are downright scary. For the can’t miss classics, explore our top 10 list of horror novels featuring must-reads by Shirley Jackson and of course, the King of Horror, Stephen King, along with lots of new favourites that might just make you want to sleep with the lights on this Halloween.