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For many, Halloween is just another holiday. But for its biggest fans (yours truly among them) it’s not just a day, it’s a season. Once the calendar flips to fall, like it or not, we’ve entered spooky season — and the earlier you embrace it, the more fun it’ll be. We’re talking party planning, scary movie marathons, pumpkin picking, and most importantly, decorating. While there are different levels to Halloween decorating (remember that 12-foot skeleton decoration that went viral last year?), the easiest place to begin is with a fun, festive Halloween candle. While autumn is littered with candles of the saccharine sweet pumpkin spice variety, Halloween candles are the exception. They’re moody. They’re deep. They’re mysterious. They’re, well, spooky. Below, we rounded up 13 of our favorite Halloween candles, perfect for All Hallows’ Eve and beyond. Have a ghoulish candle you swear by for Halloween? Let us know in the comments below. Long live spooky season!

Sarah M. Vazquez

Commerce Writer

Sarah writes about all things shopping for Apartment Therapy. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Elle Decor, and PureWow, among others. In her free time, you can find her strumming away at her guitar, on the perpetual hunt for the coziest duvet, and enjoying Sundays in the park with Marty—that’s her pup.

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