The smell of pumpkin spice fills the air, and the leaves are changing color, but it isn’t TRULY fall until Target stocks its shelves with the season’s first shipment of Halloween items! Here’s a list of our favorites—which also happen to be animal-friendly: 

Foxy Wool-Free Beanie

Fox Beanie

Target 

Always check clothing labels and avoid wool products. In the wool industry, farmers usually cut lambs’ tails off without giving them any pain relief!  

Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids 

sour patch kids and swedish fish

Target 

Two vegan classics in one glorious trick-or-treat bag. 

Goblin Chocolate Chip Clif Kid Organic ZBar

 

Clif Kid Organic Bar
Target 

Because you can’t live on candy alone. 

Kiss gel FANTASY Ready-to-Wear Gel Nails

Kiss Fake Nails

Target 

 

These gel nails come in a variety of colors to match your spooky look, and they stay put for up to a week!

NYX Super Fat Eye Marker 

nyx super fat eyeliner

Target 

Great for Elvira-inspired eyes and NOT tested on animals! 

The Essential Velvet Lobster Hat

lobster hat

Target 

Dress up like a lobster this year, and show the world that crustaceans have feelings, too.

Novelty Kitty-Ear Headbands

Novelty Cat Headbands

Target 

For the costume minimalist. Also, check out peta2’s DIY version to make your own customized kitty headband

NYX’s Simply Vamp Lip Cream

NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream

NYX 

When buying any cosmetics, make sure to check the ingredients list and avoid products that contain carmine! NYX’s Simply Vamp lip creams come in shades that look good all season long. 

wet n’ wild Fantasy Makers Lipstick 

Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers Lipsticks

Target 

It’s easy to be a compassionate Halloween shopper when brands like wet n’ wild, Milani, e.l.f., Physicians Formula, Jordanna Cosmetics, and NYX say NO to animal testing. These lipsticks come in bright shades that are perfect for a night out.

Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Jolly Ranchers Lolipops
Target 
 Yum.

Day of the Dead Animal Figurines

Day of the dead animal figurines

Target 

 

Don’t forget to show your love for animals. Decorate your house or dorm room with a few of these guys for the season.

e.l.f. Dramatic Lash Kit

ELF Eyelashes

Target 

Just trim these lashes to fit your eyelid, then glue them on with some eyelash glue! 

wet n’ wild Fantasy Makers Stencil Kit

Fantasy makers day of the dead makeup stencils

Target 

These stencils from wet n’ wild will help you achieve the perfect skeleton look. 

Spooky Studded Pumpkins

studded pumpkin

Target  

Just because.

Pro tip: Be sure to check out the sales on November 1. Many of these seasonal items will be discounted!

Shop cruelty-free ANY season. Here’s how: 

1. Make sure that all the products you buy are truly cruelty-free. 

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Check out our searchable list of companies that do and that do not test on animals. With so many animal-friendly products available, there’s no reason to support cruelty! We also have guides for buying vegan cosmetics year-round at Target, Sephora, and Ulta.

2. Order free cruelty-free pocket shopping guides!

peta2 cruelty-free shopping guide

Give our shopping guides to your parents and friends. Make sure that you always take one with you when you head to the store.

3. Spread the word!

Let everyone know that they shouldn’t buy from any company that tests on animals. Hundreds of thousands of bunnies and other small animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in cruel and unnecessary tests for cosmetics. Animals who are tested on often live in lonely, cramped conditions. Researchers put harsh chemicals in their eyes, in their stomachs, or on their shaved or scraped skin without any painkillers—even though more effective, humane, and modern non-animal testing methods exist! In fact, animal testing for cosmetics is banned in several countries, including the European Union, India, Israel, and Norway.

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