If you’re one of the millions of people that readily embrace the Halloween season, it’s time to get ready to be spooky. With the past couple of years seeing the holiday get extremely toned down or canceled altogether, this is the perfect time to crank things up a notch.
Whether you’re looking for Halloween costume ideas, decorating tips, or just want something new this year, we’ve got a few ideas that can help you make the most of this spooky season.
One of the most fun ways to embrace the holiday is to decorate both inside and outside the home with spooky decor. While there are countless Halloween-themed props and decorations and we can’t cover them all, there are a couple of special ones we think you’ll enjoy.
Put a twist on an old favorite and get an animated zombie fog machine as opposed to a traditional one. With hand-painted features and a head that moves while spewing out the fog, it’s sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
If you want to go the other way and add a little personalized wackiness, some custom light-up Halloween pumpkins or funny homemade tombstones could be perfect.
To get the best of both worlds and have something not too scary and not too silly, there are some great poseable skeleton decorations that virtually everyone will love.
Conversely, if you’re allowed to decorate your office space, make the most of it and spread fake cobwebs and spiders along the walls and in the corners. Get an animated Chuckie doll or the light-up pumpkin mentioned above for your desk. Creating a Halloween space at both home and work can help keep you in that spooky mood.
Once you start with the right decorations, you may come up with some ideas of your own and build from there. Making the most of Halloween means having fun and going with your personal taste and likes. Find a Halloween concept or theme you enjoy and stick to it for the best decorations!
Your Halloween Costume
There are almost as many costumes as there are Halloween decoration choices and as such, it’s pretty easy to be unique. If you get the poseable skeletons above, you can easily go with a whole theme based on them.
Get everyone a skeleton Halloween costume and stand next to the props to hand out candy. Scatter various bone decorations around the yard and inside the house. Put a twist on the funny tombstone idea above and make ones that look creepier and are decorated with skeletons, and moss, and then light them up with some mood-appropriate fluorescent blacklight.
Having a creative theme can set the stage for Halloween fun, especially if you get guests involved and they dress accordingly
If you’re a gaming enthusiast, you may be surprised at some of the esports cosplay costumes we found. Alternatively, there are a lot of really great costumes for couples so you can pair up with your sweetie or even get matching ones for the family and top things off.
No matter what you do to kick off the season and prepare to celebrate the holidays, the point is to enjoy this time of year and have fun. Halloween is the unofficial entry into the overall holiday season. Embracing it may help put you in the mood for the rest of the fall and the forthcoming scrumptious turkey, ham, and other delectables for Thanksgiving.
With Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties and celebrations just around the corner, it’s never too late to start getting into the spirit. Decorate the house or office space, grab or make a unique costume, and get the most out of the spooky season.