In October, Japan turns orange. Not just from the annual spectacular of the leaves turning to autumn colours, but also from the myriad of Halloween decorations that pop up around the Tokyo streets. Pumpkins, bats and zombies… you name it, it’ll be all over your local convenience store, cafe and opticians.
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As a child, my mother was always slightly reticent about allowing me to get involved in Halloween parties and the like; despite my love of all things gothic, grotesque and tackily terrible, I’ve often too shied away from the more demonic side of the holiday. My favourite Halloween costume that got dragged out for a few years was a leopard – leopard print trousers, huge amounts of cat-like eyeliner and managing to back-comb my hair into ears (photographic evidence exists somewhere!). With Q-Pot’s fiendishly cute rage of Halloween accessories, I think it’s time to put away the leopard for good and embrace the dark side…
Well, not too dark! As always, Q-Pot have managed to combine the cute with the quirky, resulting in some unique jewellery. The image above shows their special Halloween items: adorable ghosts romp alongside handsome black cats, with a large helping of witches hats, tops hats and coffins thrown in for good measure!
For those wishing for a more subtle nod to All Hallow’s eve, consider the Disney collaboration Alice in Wonderland-inspired Cheshire Cat’s tail in black and grey. What really caught my eye was the caviar ring – a homage to the fish egg delicacy, fallen opulence, or an alien-like substance? I love the addition of the tiny blue gems hidden amongst the black bubbles – genius.
As a change from all that black how about something red – the colour of danger! Vampiric lips adorned with jewels, and a red velvet lined coffin for a tiny ghost; cute gets spooky!