Traditional Halloween icons, like ghosts, witches, and black cats, ebb and flow in popularity each year, but none of them will be as popular for 2017 as skeletons and skulls. Driven in part by the growing popularity in the US of the Mexican Day of The Dead, expect to see skulls and full skeletons appearing in a wide variety of materials, ranging from paper to tombstone granite. You’ll even see skulls encased in Jack-o’-lantern skins!
You can also anticipate that skeletons (or parts of them) will serve many diverse purposes. Our early research of Fall 2017 is telling us that they will:
- Hold yard signs
- Adorn tablecloths
- Inspire the shape of metal plates
- Decorate divided serving dishes
- Become the main focus of toss pillows
- Serve as Halloween masks (masks are also trending for 2017)
- Act as dining-table centerpieces and a whole lot more!
As the popularity of outdoor Halloween decorations continues to grow, weather-proof skeletons will be populating front yards with more frequency—and the more the scarier! Take it from your Halloween experts at The Trend Curve, the sight of several skeletons gaining footholds on windowsills while scaling a three-story house will be positively horrifying!
We also advise that you think of skeletons and skulls as a framework for trending themes. The most popular motifs for skeleton and skull apparel and accessories in 2017 will be pirates, Día de Muertos, and farmers.