Top 10 Best Spooky Items in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Here are the best Spooky items in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

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Whether you want to decorate for the scary season or have haunted treats all year round, you may be wondering about the best spooky items in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here, we’ve listed what we think should make your Top 10.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Best Spooky Items

Before we get started, you can find these items inside of Nook’s Cranny. They’ll have one Spooky item for sale every day. Alternatively, you can find recipe cards for the entire Spooky Set by talking to your villagers. However, getting the recipe cards is random. What’s more, all of these come in four different color variants: Halloween orange, ghastly green, fall yellow, and surgical monochrome.

10. Spooky Lantern

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  • Price: 5,600 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 4 Pumpkins.

What’s Halloween without some good old jack-o’-lanterns? The Spooky Lantern is the best way to add that eerie flair to any place on your island. It also comes in multiple colors, depending on what pumpkins you use! If you’re wondering, here’s how to carve a pumpkin! For those like me who want Halloween to be a year-long holiday, these are perfect for your collection.

9. Spooky Table

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  • Price: 22,000 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 14 pumpkins, 10 softwood.

You’ll need a place to eat all the candy you get this Halloween season (or any that you hoard for later in the year), and the Spooky Table is the perfect place to do it. There’s plenty of room for you and your friends to sit around and enjoy the holiday.

8. Spooky Chair

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  • Price: 5,000 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 3 pumpkins, 3 softwood.

You’ll also need a place to sit alongside your ghostly table, and these Spooky Chairs fit the fall vibes perfectly. They come in different colors, too, making for some nice alternatives to the usual orange. They’re also perfect if you’re going for more of a woodsy decor with your island at other times of the year. Never hurts to have these in your stash.

7. Spooky Tower

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  • Price: 9,800.
  • Crafting Recipe: 7 pumpkins.

Do you need even more jack-o’-lanterns? Yes, of course you do. This item is actually several separate pumpkins put together. Just stack three on top of each other for this tower of terror. Each one has a different expression that makes it stand out from the regular Spooky Lantern.

6. Spooky Candy Set

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  • Price: 3,500 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 1 pumpkin, 3 candy.

No matter what other decorations you have, it’s not All Hallow’s Eve without candy. You can share the sweet stuff with other villagers, but why not have a pumpkin full of your own? The Spooky Candy set is the perfect way to set the mood for your island and its inhabitants. And it’s an even better way to end a night of trick-or-treating.

Spooky Arch

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  • Price: 18,000 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 10 pumpkins, 10 hardwood, 3 clay.

The Spooky Arch is one of my favorite ACNH items in this set. It’s both spooky and cute, and it serves as the perfect entry into a lavishly decorated area of your island. Whether you’re going for a haunted forest setting or a witch’s coven full of shiver and fright, you won’t want to miss out on this piece.

Spooky Standing Lamp

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  • Price: 5,800 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 3 pumpkins, 5 hardwood, 1 clay.

The Spooky Standing Lantern is the perfect complement to any other decorations you have. It gives off a real Headless Horseman vibe for me. They look especially great when you line them up on a path and pair great with the Spooky Tree and the Spooky Arch.

Spooky Tree

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  • Price: 10,000 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 5 pumpkins, 10 hardwood.

The Spooky Tree is my all-time favorite item in this set. It captures everything that Halloween should be: gnarly tree limbs that dance in the moonlight, fiery pumpkins, and nicely toned lights. It’s spooky yet cute. If you can get a few of these, you could even make your own spooky forest, especially when paired with Standing Lamp item.

Spooky Lantern Set

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  • Price: 5,900 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 4 pumpkins, 4 weed clumps.

Need the perfect fall vibes for Halloween in large and small varieties? The Spooky Lantern Set is what you’re looking for. The hay next to the jack-o’-lanterns reminds me of walking through the pumpkin patch or getting ready for a hayride. It’s somewhat understated — but not too much.

Spooky Scarecrow

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  • Price: 5,200 Bells.
  • Crafting Recipe: 3 pumpkins, 4 wood.

The Spooky Scarecrow will surely scare anyone who comes across it. Plant this item in a forest or near your home to not only scare pesky crows away, but maybe your neighbors, too! The somewhat disproportionate head and body add to the creep factor.

Those are the best spooky items in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you’re looking for more ACNH guides and tips, check out our dedicated hub.

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