The highly-anticipated Animal Crossing: New Horizons fall update is live. The update contains a bunch of cool features such as the ability to grow pumpkins, spooky new reactions, and new Halloween clothing and costumes. Additionally, players now have access to more skin and eye colors for their player to choose from.
Wicked witches with green skin, imps with red eyes, and orange-eyed cats are just a few ways the new Halloween skin & eye colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are making Halloween costumes better. However, they aren’t immediately available to players when using a mirror for character customization.
Like me, you may be wondering if you didn’t get this update feature. However, there is a way of obtaining the new skin and eye colors. In this article, we will explain how you get the new Halloween skin & eye colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Accessing The New Skin & Eye Colors – A How To
Albeit obvious, the very first thing you need to do is to install the fall update if you haven’t already done so.
Next, load up Animal Crossing: New Horizons and head to Residents Services.
Once inside, interact with the NookStop Terminal. Select the ‘Redeem Nook Miles’ option when prompted.
You will notice two new additions that can be redeemed with Nook Miles. The first addition is labelled ‘Body-Paint Costume Tips’. Redeem this option for 2,400 Nook Miles and you will then have unlocked the new Halloween skin colors too
The second new addition is called ‘Exploring New Eye Colors’. Redeem this option, which also costs 2,400 Nook Miles and you will then have access to the new Halloween eye colors too.
To access and try out the new skin and eye colors, simply interact with a mirror like you usually would when customizing your character’s features.
Body Paint Color Options
There are four new body paint color options for players to choose from after purchasing ‘Body Paint Costume Tips’ from the Nook Stop terminal. The four colors included are white, green, blue, and purple.
Eye Color Options
There are six new eye color options for players to choose from after purchasing ‘Exploring New Eye Colors’ from the Nook Stop terminal. The six new eye colors included are pink, orange, yellow, purple, grey and light green.
Examples Of Players Using The Feature To Make Costumes Even Better
NB: These new body-paint and eye color options are useable year round. However, as they are only redeemable in October, (make sure you get them from the Nook Stop terminal before the month ends).
In addition to body-paint, Halloween-themed face paint will make a one-day appearance on October 31st. Stay tuned for more information on this, as well as what the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween event will be like!
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons fall update has officially arrived! Pumpkins, new eye colors and skin tones, Halloween costumes, spooky furniture and more! I can hardly contain my excitement. If you’re curious about the new spooky items and how to get them all, you’re in the right place! Here’s everything you need to know about the spooky items for Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
How To Get Spooky Furniture & DIY Recipes
There are numerous ways in which players can get their hands on spooky items. Below are some confirmed ways of obtaining Spooky items and Spooky item DIY recipes.
Buy Items From Nook’s Cranny Throughout October
You can get some Spooky items at Nook’s Cranny during the month of October. The Spooky item for sale changes daily.
Residents May Give You Spooky DIY Recipes When You Find Them Crafting In Their Homes
Talk to animals while they are crafting in their homes and you may get given a Halloween-themed DIY recipe.
Get DIY Recipes From Balloon Presents
There are rumours that Halloween DIY recipes can be found in balloon presents. Due to the update being super recent however, this has not been officially confirmed.
Get DIY Recipes and Furniture by Giving Candies On October 31st
On the night of Halloween, you can give Candy to villagers and Jack. They will give you a Spooky DIY recipe or a Spooky item as thanks!
The following items can be obtained on October 31st — some from Jack and others from villagers:
Spooky Table Setting
Full List Of Halloween Furniture
List Of Spooky Furniture & Items
You can purchase the Spooky Arch from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 18,000 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
Spooky Candy Set
You can purchase the Spooky Candy Set from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 3,500 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
You can purchase the Spooky Chair from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 5,000 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
You can purchase the Spooky Table from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 22,000 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
You can purchase the Spooky Lantern from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 5,600 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
Spooky Lantern Set
You can purchase the Spooky Lantern Set from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 5,900 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
You can purchase the Spooky Tower from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 9,800 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
You can purchase the Spooky Scarecrow from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 5,200 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
Spooky Standing Lamp (somebody give that poor guy some candy! 😞)
You can purchase the Spooky Standing Lamp from the upgraded Nook’s Cranny during October for 5,800 Bells or craft it with a DIY recipe.
You can learn the Spooky Fence recipe from a villager crafting in their house.
You can get the Spooky Garland recipe by giving villagers candy on October 31st.
You can get the Spooky Carriage by giving Jack lollipops on October 31st.
Spooky Table Setting
The Spooky Table Setting item and recipe can be obtained from giving villagers candy on October 31st.
You can get the Spooky Wand recipe by giving Jack lollipops on October 31st.
Spooky Wall, Flooring and Rug
The only way to get the Spooky Wall, Flooring and Rug is by giving your Villagers a treat during the Halloween Event itself.
Pumpkins. The latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update allows players to plant, grow and harvest pumpkins. This allows players to create some awesome, authentic-looking little pumpkin patches! In addition to this, pumpkins are essential to craft the new Halloween-themed items. To lend fellow fans a hand, here is a quick guide on how to grow pumpkins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How To Grow Pumpkins
Where To Buy Pumpkin Starts/Seeds
Pumpkin starts are purchasable from the cabinet inside of Nook’s Cranny for 280 bells each. Alternatively, when Leif visits, he sells them a bit cheaper at 140 bells a pop.
How To Plant Pumpkin Starts
You can plant pumpkin starts by standing on an empty piece of land, opening your inventory, and then planting the starts.
Alternatively, you can dig a hole with your shovel and then open your inventory to plant the starts.
Tip: Using the Island Designer app on your NookPhone to place dirt tiles to plant the starts on, is a cute way of making a proper little pumpkin patch.
Watering Your Pumpkins
It’s important to water your pumpkins regularly as they will then produce more pumpkins for you to harvest later on
If you water your planted pumpkin starts everyday (barring rainy days) until the pumpkins are fully grown, You will be able to harvest three pumpkins as opposed to the fewer pumpkins that grow when you don’t water them each day.
Like flowers, the pumpkins will twinkle when watered.
The Stages Of Pumpkin Growth
There are four different stages of Pumpkin growth. These four stages happen over the course of the four days it takes for Pumpkins to be ready for harvesting.
Stage 1 (Planted)
Stage 2 (Growing)
Stage 3 (More Growing..)
Stage 4 (Ready!)
When your pumpkin(s) have reached the fourth stage of growth (as illustrated above), they are ready for harvesting!
To harvest a pumpkin, stand over it and press the Y button. The pumpkin will then be in your inventory, and can now be used as a crafting material!
Do Pumpkins Regrow After Being Harvested?
Yes, pumpkins do indeed regrow after being harvested. So there’s no need to dig the plants up, as more pumpkins will contine to sprout.
The Different Types of Pumpkins & Their Role In Customization
There are four different types of pumpkins that can grow from a pumpkin start and then be harvested. The pumpkins grow in orange, yellow, white, and green.
The orange pumpkin is the most common colored pumpkin to sprout. The other three colored pumpkins are uncommon in comparison. This does make sense however, as the spooky item DIY’s require solely orange pumpkins as crafting materials.
But to customize your Spooky Set items, you’ll still need the other colored pumpkins which sprout in yellow, white, and green.
The video released by Nintendo shows that the game’s Halloween update contains a whole bunch of great features. New skin colors, purchasable Halloween costumes, spooky new reactions, and the ability to grow pumpkins (and use them in new DIY recipes!).
These are just some of the things we’ll get for Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
Halloween festivities kick off on October the 1st and with the fall update already here, we can start decorating! To help you get in the spirit, I’ve shared some spooktacular island tunes and flags with you.
I also compiled a list of some of our favourite Halloween-themed island ideas. To spook-ify your island even further and compliment your take on these island ideas (and/or the new items coming to the game in the update), here are just a few examples of some awesome paving designs for you to use.
Things You Might Have Missed In The Recent Halloween Update Trailer
For a full analysis of the Halloween update trailer, including hidden details you might have missed, check out the video below!
Pumpkin Patch Ideas
For more seriously creative ideas for Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, take a look at these pumpkin patches!
Nintendo recently revealed information about the long-awaited Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween event. The video released by Nintendo shows that the game’s Halloween update will contain a whole bunch of spook-tacular features.
Some examples of Halloween features include brand new fences, DIY Halloween furniture, new skin tones, the ability to plant pumpkins, and some new reactions! I don’t know about you, but this unveiling has got me super hyped for Halloween in the game! I’ve been frantically spook-ifying my island in preparation for the event.
Whilst doing this, I decided to also change my island flag and tune for Halloween. Whilst searching for some, I came across the following Halloween Animal Crossing: New Horizons flags and tunes which I wanted to share with fellow fans!
For a reminder on how to use ID codes to obtain designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out this article here.
Flag Designs Perfect For Halloween
You can check out some more awesome island flag designs here.
Island Tune Ideas Perfect For Halloween
You can check out some more awesome island tune ideas here.
For a full analysis of the Halloween update trailer, including hidden details you might have missed, check out the video below!
Be sure to watch this space for some Halloween-themed paving designs to use on your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the first game in the franchise to not have seasonal events ingrained. To stop players from time travelling and experiencing seasonal events out of season, Nintendo have been introducing them via updates instead. Additionally, Nintendo haven’t been very forthcoming in sharing details about Halloween in Animal crossing: new Horizons. Only confirming that there will indeed be a Halloween event, the Big N have been trick-and-no-treating players super early!
Jack Is Back
Jack is a visiting spectre-like character with a pumpkin for a head. Like Zipper (who would actually be a creepier king of Halloween), Jack has a relatively humanoid appearance, but is rather short. It is almost certain he will make an appearance in New Horizons due to the presence of his Jack-o’-lantern head in Nintendo’s updates.
Shops Get A Spooky Makeover
Whilst we don’t know a lot about what the Halloween event will entail, there are some things we know for sure. It has been confirmed (thanks to Nintendo Direct gameplay footage), that your island’s shop exteriors will get a spooky makeover!
Are Animals Feeling Spooky?
Yes! At least enough to want to decorate the exteriors of their homes for Halloween. In regards to whether they will go trick or treating, we’ll just have to patiently wait and see. In the meantime, there’s nothing stopping us from getting spooky! Why not give your island a Halloween makeover with these awesome ideas?
A Blast From The Past
Halloween varies slightly throughout the Animal Crossing series. However, there are some notable elements of continuity. These include:
Jack paying a visit on Halloween
Trading candy/lollipops for halloween-themed furniture
Running for your life from anthropomorphic animals Residents getting spooky
Residents getting spooked
That Halloween music that suggests you are about to see some freaky walking, talking Jack-o’-lanterns
This consistency throughout the series means that we are likely to see the above features in New Horizons also.
Halloween-Themed Furniture We Might See
Animal Crossing: New Horizons could see the return of the following furniture from the Spooky Series:
Pumpkin wall lamp
We could also see the return of the Creepy Series items introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The Creepy Series consists of the following items:
Scary mouse stone
Tips Based On Past Halloween Events
Leave two free spaces in your inventory
Have one undesired item on your person
Do NOT have items in your inventory that you like
Do NOT wear clothing items that you like
If ‘Jack’ (residents dressed up as him) runs towards you, be sure to start running too; in the opposite direction.
As the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween event draws near, players inevitably are wanting to decorate their islands to celebrate. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has less Halloween-themed furniture than in New Leaf.
But we’ve seen how creative and innovative the Animal Crossing fanbase are, and they aren’t letting that fact stop them from celebrating in style. Whether it be using official Halloween items, or improvising with cool custom content, players have come up with some spook-tacular island ideas! Pumpkin patches, cemetaries, and haunted houses are just a few examples.
If you’re unsure about how to welcome Jack back in style, get inspired with these Halloween island ideas from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Animal Crossing New Horizons Halloween Update and Costumes
Are you looking for more information about the Halloween event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? For an insight into what players can expect, be sure to check out this article on the next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update.
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