Halloween Props

Halloween props are very easy to get hold of nowadays. Some people that have time on their hands will even make their own. But for the rest of us that really do not want to spend any of our time making props, it will suffice for us to go shopping for something that we like. There are a wide variety of types and styles of props available to buy.

How much Halloween decor you use depends again on how much you wish to spend in time or money. If you wish to do up the house from front garden entrance through the main floor to the back garden, then two things you can start off with are skulls or skeletons and tombstones. Tombstones are the ultimate in setting up the freaky atmosphere as it represents the dead, or as they always become in horror movies, the undead – zombies, something scary lurking inside, or nearby waiting for the right moment to get you. Likewise of course a few skeletons also serve an eerie message. Although the flesh is gone from the bones, as in the movies, the haunted spirit of the person who that skeleton was a part of may still be possessing the skeleton and is waiting for its moment to pounce on someone.

You may like to invest in glow in the dark versions of tombstones or skeletons to make sure they really stand out. These are perfect Halloween props to set the scene for your arriving guests. And of course, no let us not forget that classic Halloween mascot that will decorate many a property at Halloween, the candlelit Jack O’ Lantern pumpkin. However, only use a Jack O’Lantern if it fits in with the other Halloween props or use it exclusively if you are on a budget and simply want to concentrate on props for inside your home.

In your doorway and inside your home, you could use hanging Halloween props which include spider webs – perhaps will a nasty big scary spider on it, or hanging bats, or skulls. You can even get fake rat holes to make your home look infested with disease ridden rodents.

To stick to solid surfaces you can buy eerie eyes that appear to leer at you as you move around the room, or full monster images that look like they are actually in the room rather than a piece of art. Stick on glass or mirror props are especially good for this purpose. Or you may like to get a few cut out life size figures. Speaking of which do not forget to get Halloween props that will go well with your costume. A fake knife, sword, hammer, or decapitated head that you can greet and shriek your guests with – if they do not out-spook you first!

For your tables you can get Halloween themed banqueting rolls or drapes, or a mist or fog blower to create that spooky tension in the air. Treat music as part of the props too, get some zombie or monster themed pop or movie music to play as your guests arrive.

Most of all, have fun, decorating your home with Halloween props should be an exciting process, and the reward will come as your guests are excited or freaked out by your efforts. Happy Halloween.