You’ve probably seen the Holiday decorations already out in stores, but don’t forget about the spooky holiday that’s coming up in a few weeks! There’s still time to upload designs and get them to your customers in time. And it doesn’t have to be complicated!
Stick to classic designs and make them in your style. Think about your audience and what they would want to wear this time of year. Put a spooky spin on one of your designs and advertise it as exclusive merch. Here’s some ideas to get your brain going…
Stick to What Works
There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics when it comes to spooky merch designs. Classics are classics for a reason, after all! If you want to create designs that your customers will wear year after year, use design elements like ghosts, ghouls, and more.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about making something from scratch. Free design software like Canva already has a bunch of great graphics that you can use. Just adjust the sizing and color, add some text, and voila! You’ve got a personalized design that looks like it took hours to create (when really it only took a few minutes). Plus, your customers will never know that you didn’t hand-draw it!
What Will Your Customers Wear?
If you’re a merch seller, you know that there’s always demand for spooky-themed designs. But it’s not enough to just throw together some designs and hope people will buy them. You need to think about what your customers will actually want to wear.
Here are some things to consider when coming up with spooky merch designs:
– What is your niche? If you sell gaming merch, put your own spin on your spooky designs. Have a witch playing a gameboy, or a pumpkin-style arcade game.
– What do your followers like? If you’re not sure what kind of designs your followers would like, just ask them! Do a poll on your socials or ask them to drop their suggestions in the comments.
– Get creative! There are endless possibilities when it comes to spooky merch designs. Think outside the box and come up with something unique that your customers will love.
Spooky Can be Sweet
If you’re looking to add a little spookiness to your merch this Halloween, don’t think that you have to go completely dark and creepy. There’s something to be said for adorable spooky designs, too!
We love this cat design from Queer Deer. It’s spooky with the little witch hat and cauldron, but it’s still in their cute, pride-based style. This shows you don’t have to completely revamp your shop this time of year. But we have some suggestions if you want to. Just think about what you would be attracted to if you were browsing your feed and would want to purchase.
Some other things to keep in mind when creating spooky merch:
– Use fun, Halloween-themed colors like orange, black, and purple.
– Think about adding some sparkle to your designs with glitters or sequins.
– Get creative with your typography and use spooky-looking fonts.
Make Something Old New
If you don’t have time to think of entirely new design ideas, just revamp your old ones! Add little bats and moody colors like Floof Nation did. Your audience will already be familiar with your designs if you promote them enough and might be more intrigued if they’re spooky themed. Merch is all about promoting your brand so keep that in mind. You don’t have to change your style, just find ways to elevate it. When you’re promoting your designs, make sure to feature them on hoodies and sweatshirts to keep with the cozy vibes.
This merch trend is perfect for brands that are looking to add a touch of spookiness to their products without veering too far from their original style. By simply adding a few Halloween-themed elements to your existing designs, you can create spooky merch that your audience will love!
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