How to Celebrate Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Updated on August 11, 2015
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Dreamhowl plays Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, and Pocket Camp. She enjoys decorating her home and starting new projects.

Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Halloween is an event celebrated on October 31 from 6 PM until 1 AM the next morning. Jack - a character sporting a pumpkin on top of his head - will appear during this timeframe. The villagers outside all dress up like Jack and will chase the player around. If the player can locate the real Jack, they can trade lollipops for pieces of the Creepy Set furniture, or candy for pieces of the Spooky Series furniture. There is a slight chance that trading candy will result in receiving a piece of the Creepy Set.

Learn how to celebrate Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, from furniture and candy to decorating your town!
Learn how to celebrate Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, from furniture and candy to decorating your town! | Source

How to Celebrate Halloween

Celebrating Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the only way to obtain the Creepy Set furniture. The furniture is acquired by giving lollipops to Jack, though candy can sometimes award pieces from the set. The furniture included in the set are:

  • Creepy Skeleton

  • Creepy Cauldron

  • Creepy Bat Stone

  • Creepy Stone

  • Creepy Coffin

  • Creepy Crystal

  • Creepy Clock

  • Creepy Statue

How do you get lollipops? While candy is sold in the Nookling Store, lollipops can only be obtained by scaring the villagers that stay inside their homes for Halloween. Throughout the month of October, the Able Sisters will sell various masks that villagers may be afraid of. Entering their homes with the right mask on will frighten them, and result in them giving you lollipops instead of candy.

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Spooky Furniture Pricing at Nookling Stores

Spooky Furniture
Buy Price
Sell Price
Spooky Bed
4124
1031
Spooky Bookcase
4124
1031
Spooky Chair
4124
1031
Spooky Clock
4124
1031
Spooky Dresser
4124
1031
Spooky Lamp
4124
1031
Spooky Sofa
4124
1031
Spooky Table
4124
1031
Spooky Vanity
4124
1031
Spooky Wall Lamp
4124
1031
Spooky Wardrobe
4124
1031
The Spooky Furniture set can be purchased from Nookling stores in October.

Candy can also be purchased at the Nookling Stores throughout the month of October in the place of either tools or flowers. While candy can be given to Jack in exchange for furniture, it can also be given to villagers outside of their homes on Halloween. These villagers will chase the player around while dressed as Jack; if they catch the player, they will demand candy. Giving candy will appease them and give the player hints about what the indoor villagers are scared of.

Players can also choose the trick option, resulting in either a game of rock-paper-scissors or a game of charades. If the player wins, they will receive candy. If the player loses, they will be tricked by the villagers; their inventory may be filled with junk items (like Old Flooring) or their clothing may be swapped with patched clothing (a shirt, pants or shoes). If the player is not wearing a mask, they will receive the pumpkin mask that the villager is wearing. So beware losing your clothing, and have plenty of candy on hand!

Once you find Jack, you can trade candy and lollypops for furniture!
Once you find Jack, you can trade candy and lollypops for furniture! | Source

Once you have candy and lollipops, you need to locate the real Jack amongst the villagers. Jack will chase you just like everyone else, but will look noticeably different; in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Jack is shorter than the villagers and has an orange pumpkin on his head. His pumpkin has hollowed out eyes, a circle-shaped nose and a curved toothy smile. His dark blue robe has a lighter blue trim on the bottom, and he wears black gloves and black boots. In contrast, villagers may have their skin showing or triangle eyes on their pumpkin masks.

Even spelling out "boo" with flowers can decorate your town for Halloween!
Even spelling out "boo" with flowers can decorate your town for Halloween! | Source

How to Decorate for Halloween

Aside from the Halloween event on October 31, you can celebrate throughout the month by decorating your town! If your friends play Animal Crossing: New Leaf, try preparing your town for Halloween and inviting them over to experience it with you. After all, most people refer to Halloween as their favorite holiday of the year! Here are some objects that you can manipulate in your town:

  • flowers

  • trees

  • floor designs

  • custom-design sign

  • face cut-out standee

There are plenty of ways to use flowers to decorate for any holiday! For Halloween, red, orange, and yellow flowers will be the most fitting. In an open area of your town, try making a pumpkin out of flowers - orange for the pumpkin, black or yellow for the carved eyes and mouth, and another color for the stem. If you don’t have many hybrid colored flowers, simply use what you have on hand! Other designs you can try include skeleton heads, spiders, and more. Get creative!

I bet this ring of trees would look creepy on a dark night in October!
I bet this ring of trees would look creepy on a dark night in October! | Source

You can also plant trees around your town to emit a wild or spooky atmosphere. Cedar trees (purchased on certain days from the Gardening Shop) in particular have a forest-like appearance. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, players can sit on tree stumps; try planting a ring of trees around a stump, making sure they have enough room to grow. At night, players will have a spooky little forest to sit in the middle of.

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The custom-design sign allows you to put any picture up in your town.The face cut-out standee lets you design a fun background for pictures!
The custom-design sign allows you to put any picture up in your town.
The custom-design sign allows you to put any picture up in your town. | Source
The face cut-out standee lets you design a fun background for pictures!
The face cut-out standee lets you design a fun background for pictures! | Source

Have you ever tried making your own designs? While outdoors, you can place designs on the ground. This makes it possible to customize your town with paths of your own design! Try making a pumpkin, skeleton or another spooky design in your design interface. You don’t have to place the design everywhere, and the design can easily be removed by pressing Y on the appropriate square. You can also place custom designs in the custom-design sign and face cut-out standee to show off your Halloween spirit! These are accessible through public works projects.

Examples of Halloween Clothing by the Able Sisters

Clothing
Buy Price
Sell Price
Bear Cap
480
120
Bear Shirt
420
105
Big Bro's Hat
320
80
Big Bro's Tee
320
80
Bone Pants
480
120
Bone Shirt
280
 
Bunny Hood
1600
400
Bunny Tee
360
90
Cow Bone
480
120
Cow Pants
3600
900
Cow Tank
5800
 
Detective Hat
320
80
Detective Outfit
480
 
Giraffe Pants
3600
900
Giraffe Tank
5800
 
Leopard Pants
480
120
Leopard Tank
280
70
Lil Bro's Hat
320
80
Lil Bro's Tee
320
80
Mummy Shirt
180
45
Skeleton Hood
1031
 
Skull Tee
320
80
Tiger Pants
3600
900
Tiger Tank
5800
 
Zebra Pants
3600
900
Zebra Tank
5800
 
These are just a few examples of clothing that can be worn as costumes!

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Check in at the Able Sisters’ clothing store to look for costumes and accessories to wear throughout October! Simple clothing items can make great costumes when paired together, like the cat dress and cat cap. Some users create their own clothing items and make them available to the public via QR codes. Talking to Mabel - the Hedgehog at the sewing machine in the Able Sister’s clothing shop - once a day for ten consecutive days will unlock the ability to make or scan QR codes. Try searching the internet for QR codes - there are some really talented artists in the Animal Crossing community!

Most importantly, have fun celebrating Halloween in your Animal Crossing: New Leaf town!

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      • AlexisG profile image

        Alexis 

        14 months ago

        Haha, I know I forgot about the clean town ordinance. Can't remember either..

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        Jessica Marello 

        14 months ago from United States

        @AlexisG I need to play again, too! I worry about the same thing; I can't remember if I left the clean town ordinance in place last time I played. Oops?

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        Alexis 

        14 months ago

        Really awesome article. I really need to pull out my copy of New Leaf again, though I worry about how many weeds I'll need to pull up. Decorating for Halloween though, is a great motivator!

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