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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipe list

Celebrate the scariest time of the year with some pumpkin decor

A horned Animal Crossing character ominously stares at the camera while surrounded by pumpkin furnishings Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons now has pumpkin-themed Spooky DIY recipes to collect so you can celebrate the Halloween season.

Recipes for the Spooky set will only be available during October. While you can use the recipes during other months once you have them, you’ll only be able to find them during October.

Marshal offers a player a recipe for a Spooky Tower Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

During this period, you will be able to find seasonal recipes that use Pumpkins talking to your villagers who are crafting in their houses. Other players have reported that you can shoot the Spooky recipes down from balloons, but we haven’t confirmed this ourselves.

If you’re still missing recipes on Oct. 31, your villagers will give you them in exchange for Candy, which can be bought from Nook’s Cranny. The Spooky Rug, Flooring, and Wall belong in the set, but they have no recipe. You can only obtain them from giving your villagers Candy on Halloween. There are some recipes that you can only get on Halloween as well. If you don’t grab all of the recipes by the time October ends, you’ll be out of luck until next year (unless you time travel).

You can also customize a bulk of the Spooky items, though you’ll need different colored Pumpkins to do so, rather than using Customization Kits.

A customization screen in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, showing turning a Spooky Tower green from orange. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Throughout the month, you’ll also be able to buy a bulk of these items from Nook’s Cranny. You’ll only need the recipes if you want to be able to make these items year-round.

To get Pumpkins, you’ll have to grow them using seedlings you can buy from Nook’s Cranny.

Spooky Arch

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Arch Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 10 Orange Pumpkins
  • 10 Hardwood
  • 3 Clay

Spooky Candy Set

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Candy Set Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Orange Pumpkin
  • 3 Candy

Spooky Chair

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Chair Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 3 Orange Pumpkins
  • 3 Softwood

Spooky Fence

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Fence Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 3 Orange Pumpkins
  • 5 Iron Nuggets

Spooky Lantern

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Lantern Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 4 Orange Pumpkins

Spooky Lantern Set

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Lantern Set Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 4 Orange Pumpkins
  • 4 Weeds

Spooky Scarecrow

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Scarecrow Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 3 Orange Pumpkins
  • 4 Wood

Spooky Standing Lamp

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Standing Lamp Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 3 Orange Pumpkins
  • 5 Hardwood
  • 1 Clay

Spooky Table

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Table Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 14 Orange Pumpkins
  • 10 Softwood

Spooky Tower

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Spooky Tower Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 7 Orange Pumpkins

Spooky Garland

This recipe is only obtainable by giving villagers Candy on Halloween.

  • 1 Orange Pumpkin
  • 1 Iron Nugget
  • 1 Clay

Spooky Table Setting

This recipe is only obtainable by giving villagers Candy on Halloween.

  • 1 Orange Pumpkin
  • 1 Iron Nugget
  • 1 Clay

Spooky Carriage

This recipe is only obtainable from Jack on Halloween.

  • 30 Orange Pumpkins
  • 20 Hardwood
  • 20 Wood
  • 20 Softwood
  • 10 Iron Nuggets

Spooky Wand

This recipe is only obtainable from Jack on Halloween.

  • 1 Spooky Lantern
  • 3 Star Fragments

There are many other seasonal recipes to unlock, depending on the season: