September 28, 2013

10 Temptingly Dark and Gothic Etsy Shops

Creepy Christine's Cabinet of Curiosities

Creepy Christine lives in Toronto, Canada. She sells shadowboxes, dark ofrendas (altars) dedicated to Edward Gorey and Vincent Price, plus some artistic creations.

Dr. Kyla's Emporium

Dr. Kyla lives in Montreal, Canada and creates adorable crocheted Pocket Monsters. They're dedicated to characters from horror films, including Carrie, Pinhead, Chucky, Ghostface from Scream, Samara from The Ring, Tippi Hedren's character from The Birds, and more.

My favorite Pocket Monster here is Ode to Jack Torrance from The Shining.

Helene Hawthorne Fashions

Helene Hawthorne Fashions is based in Edmonds (I'm assuming that's near me in Seattle). She creates stunningly beautiful Victorian and rococo gowns and skirts, plus some fabulous hair pieces, collars and wigs.

My favorite thing here is this black and white striped Marie Antoinette dress.

La Vie Macabre

La Vie Macabre sells Victorian mourning jewelry, memento mori, and other dark adornments. There are also a lot of beaded spiders here.


McLaineO is a shop run out of Miami. While most of the things here are closer to tattoo and rockabilly culture than dark alternative, I thought you might like to see the skeleton adult onesie and skull romper. There are also some cute skull dresses.

My favorite item here is this sugar skull party dress.

Paper Moon Gallery

This California shop sells odd folk art creations, including big-eyed dolls, felt zombies, witch ornaments, and zombie cats.

Romantic Threads

This Long Beach based shop sells drop dead gorgeous gowns: Medieval, fantasy, Victorian, gothic, and steampunk. There are also a few stunning, original fairy fantasy wedding gowns.

My favorite thing here is this Marie Antoinette peacock gothic fantasy gown.

Sandra Arteaga

This artist lives in Barcelona, Spain. She creates morbid, odd little paper dollies and art pieces.

My favorite piece here is this Celinne Halloween paper doll.

3Quartermoon Creative

This shop (in Tucson, AZ) sells unique steampunk jewelry. They also offer some T-shirts and art pieces.

There are also some home decor pieces here, such as this steampunk drink coasters set.


TwinklyBits sells hands-down, the most creative, unusual headpieces and hats I think I'll ever see. There are goth cupcake skull fascinators, teacup death skulls, zombie duck hats and dripping eye ball hats. So cool!

--Copyright 2013 Carrie Carolin

Dark Side of the Net


  1. Thanks again, for posting such awesome links. You are a vital resource and much appreciated!!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my Etsy shop 3QuarterMoon Creative, LLC. on your blog! I had no idea, thanks again!