It’s October already, and the countdown to the day when all things weird, wacky, and spooky are liberated to roam the earth has begun. October 31st is the one day in the year when the regular and normal is not just cool; the one day when everyone, young and old, stern and playful, gives free rein to their imaginations and lives out their fears or fantasies. It’s a day when the big bad wolves, terrible fire-breathing dragons, and witches on broomsticks come out to play. Yup, there is everything to love about Halloween, especially if your costumes and decorations are set and ready to go. Hold on, they aren’t? It’s okay, we’re here to help.
Choosing Halloween decorations is a no-brainer when you have a theme; it helps you know the décor, props, and costumes to buy. So, what’s your theme? Are you going to turn your house into a house of ghostly horrors, or would you prefer a witchy approach? How about doing something vampire-related with coffins, bats, blood bags, and cobwebs? There are countless themes for you to choose from, and just as many decorations to work with, so you don’t have to worry about finding decorative items.
The Halloween decorator has a lot of options to choose from in today’s market, but there are items that are basic and are synonymous with the season. Take the Jack-O-Lantern, for instance. The chubby pumpkin with triangular eyes and uneven teeth is a Halloween classic. It’s easy to make one; all you’ll need is a healthy pumpkin and a good set of carving knives
. But if you’d rather not make one, you can buy a foam model. If you’re doing something with castles, such as Game of Thrones or Hotel Transylvania, decorative pieces as simple as tastefully horrific – or elegant – candles, candle holders, or candelabras will work wonders
for your space.
Technology is doing so much to take the celebration to the next level, with animated haunters, shrieking skulls, and glowing skeletons. The good thing is that they aren’t difficult to use. All you may need are projectors
or batteries, and a wall, window, or door, and you’re set. Combine these with some banners, tombstones, and cobwebs, and sprinkle in some creepy crawlies and you've got it. We hope you find our guide useful on your prowl for great Halloween decorations.
When it comes to pricing Halloween decorations, a lot comes into play. The material, size, features, and quantity of the decorations go a long way in determining how much you’ll be shelling out for them. Let’s say you're going for a graveyard theme with grave walkers, coffins, skeletons, and all the works. If you decide to buy all of these, you just might end up spending a sizeable amount of cash. You’ll probably need at least two lawn stakes shaped like some horribly disfigured zombie trying to break out from its earthy confines, animal and human skeletons (certainly not the real things, please) –and of course, a skeleton body suit, tombstones, and more.
Unless you’ve set aside a huge budget for Halloween decorating, shopping for all these at once might cut a hole in your pocket. Plan and shop in advance. Post-Halloween sales in the first weeks of November offer great discounts. Buy good quality decorations that you can reuse. Cheap Halloween decorations may not last through Halloween night, let alone till next year. Having said all that, most Halloween decorations fall in a $9 to $60 price range; Halloween décor can be found for even more, though.
If you’re looking to get voted the one with the spookiest house in the neighborhood, you’re going to have to pay attention to choosing the decorations. We’ve provided some of the important stuff you’ve got to look for below:
Construction and Design
Halloween decorations can be made with a diverse range of materials, such as metal, plastic, wood, fabric, rubber, fiberglass and more. They can be regular Halloween favorites or unique custom-made items, but one thing that they all have in common is that they’re creepy, fun, and creative. The decorating options and designs are becoming increasingly varied, as there are new trends each season and the clever minds behind the production of this stuff are always on their toes to wow us with splendid decorations. The type of decoration is basically dependent on the design. It can be animated, digital, inflatable, or more traditional.
Technology brings your fears to life, thanks to LED-lit eyes on animated hairy creeping and flying things, life-size projected ghouls and monsters, and talking decorations. You can place little critters, bones, and skulls in strategic positions around within and outside your house, and smile as unsuspecting guests scream or jump in fear.
Performance and Ease of Use
Getting the most rewarding Halloween celebration is going to take a lot of creativity. The first thing you have to do is choose a theme. Is there any popular movie or series that you really like? You could recreate your favorite scenes or episodes –Halloween doesn’t necessarily have to be bloodcurdling. Popular movie themes include Star Wars, any Disney movie, or DC heroes and villains. You can also channel your favorite celebrity or any iconic character. For those of us with naughty plans for Halloween, your decorating options are limitless. Feel free to let your mind devise means to scare the socks off your guests.
It’s important that you take note of the size of a decoration before paying for it. Ensure that its dimensions are going to fit the space you’ve prepared for it, because when it comes to pulling off a perfect Halloween scare, all the small details matter. A banner or wall hanging could be off by a few inches and ruin the whole effect. If it’s an item that requires assembly or installation, make sure you have the right hardware for the job. Pay attention to reviews on the product, as they’ll help you know how easy it’ll be to set up a decoration and care for it after it’s done its bit.
It would be nice to stay at the top of your Halloween decorating game year after year, and that’s what the best decorations will do for you. Hopefully, our guide has armed you sufficiently enough to recognize them in this review.
The Crazy Bonez product line has lots of personality, and is a quite a big hit with a number of loyal customers who keep going back for more. It’s a line of life-size human and animal skeletons, with small touches of flaw or flair that make them deserving of the "crazy" in their name. They are dreamed up and manufactured by Seasons USA Inc., a leading provider of Halloween decorations, costumes, and accessories. Its large inventory includes Pirates of the Caribbean, Nightmare Before Christmas, and, of course, the Crazy Bonez collections. These are the most fun and interesting bunch of articulated bones you’ll find in the entire state – the ones in the last group even have their own Facebook page. It also includes decoration and costumes from Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, and other lines.
The Crazy Bonez Pose-N-Stay Skeleton gives you plenty of room to get creative with Halloween decorating this season. He’s a theme in himself. Since he’s a life-size skeleton with a 60-inch height, you can pair him with other bones from his product line, or you can incorporate skeleton body suits into your Halloween wardrobe. You can also just put him in any costume, and he’ll blend into any other themes you choose.
The Pose-N-Stay skeleton is built with durable, weather-resistant plastic that lasts a long time, so you get to create fun memories with this guy every season. The great thing about him is that he’s articulated; his knees and hips are moveable and can be locked into any position. His whole arms – wrists, elbows and shoulders – move in any degree of front and back movement, and they stay in those positions. His head moves back and forth, and his jaws move up and down. They keep in position too.
Add all these to a moveable ankles and a complete rib cage, and you’ll find that this bony fella will either have folks jumping out of their skins in fright or falling in love – depending on how you introduced him to them. He isn’t built to stand on his own and will need support to assume a standing position. There's also a loop connected to his head, so that he can hang around the house. All the moveable joints stay in position because of the tightly fitted screws connecting them.
It’s time to take your spooky finds home. Go on and place that Halloween decorations order, and have fun!