How to make Halloween Props

If you’re someone that has a lot of time on their hands, you may like to make your own halloween props or costumes.

Here are two great sites that have quite a few examples of what you can do to produce your home made spook goods.

From costumes to props to makeup. If you’ve got the time, then you’ll probably find something enjoyable to make via the information gathered at these sites. For everyone else, simply hop over to Where to Buy Halloween Props.

Halloween Decorations – How Soon To Put Them Out?

How soon to put out Halloween Decorations?

I put out my Harvest decor but when is good for the full on halloween-skulls, lights, etc decor?

i put out holiday decorations for a full month because I enjoy holidays so much. At present I bring down 1 item or box at a time from the attic for Christmas decor!! and place it in an out of the way place til the day after Thanksgiving. When my kids were small I bought their Easter outfits after Christmas!!

Hmm, I found this interesting video for anyone that wants to make a nice simple Halloween decoration to represent that quintessential prop of Halloween props & classic Halloween mascot – a pumpkin!

These are not the Jack O Lantern scary variety made from an actual pumpkin, just a nice simple way to make a pumpkin prop using fabric. Enjoy!

Easy Halloween decorations! Learn how to make a pumpkin patch for a children’s Halloween party in this free video clip about making Halloween decorations.

Expert: Karen Weisman
Bio: Karen Weisman teaches cooking, baking, cake decorating and various crafts such as mosaics and sewing.
Filmmaker: Karen Weisman

Duration : 0:2:17

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How to make low cost halloween props

It’s time to get imaginative. A great Halloween Party demands great props. Great props depends on knowing where to look and / or having a creative mind. And the where to buy and a desire to take a creatively inspired approach is exactly what this poster is looking for:

I am starting my first year doing a haunted thing in my front yard for halloween and do not know where to begin!
I would like it to have a WOW factor…

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I add something new every year. After putting everything out, I usually add some more the day of Halloween for a bit of a surprise for the kids. Our house has become the drive by spot, like a house all decorated for Christmas. On Halloween night, kids have their parents drive them to our house to get their goods, and parents in other neighborhood know our home by the Halloween house. Hysterical!!

We always have the music going. A cd on loop hidden in the bushes. We have two foggers going, and a strobe light. Realistic tombstones are easy to make. Use Foam board insulation, cut into the shape you want and then sand the edges down. Once you have them done pick up some Grey latex paint. Paint the entire tombstone. If you purchase Rustoleum spray paint you can remove this little thingie inside the top. That allows the can to spurt. Get black, grey, and white. Stand back and sputter in even strokes. As you add the layers of the spray paint you’ll see that you are creating a granite stone look. They are too cool!!

We have some skeleton bones we put out in front of some. Some skulls, some ravens on the tombstones or in the trees, If you have a large window in front of your home you could do a couple of things. Hang cheese cloth as curtains, and decorate the room as a set. Like a psychic parlor, a haunted room, or roll your big screen in front of it and play a PG scary movie.

The thing is, pull them in with the decorations, get them coming back with the goods. Hit a Sam’s or Costco to get the big candy bars, or find a wholesaler to buy things from. Your house will be safe all year long.
The only problem is you need your friends out their to entertain the line. Those kids can get mean!!!

Hey, You! Do you know where I can find some super scary Halloween props?

Here’s an interesting view on Halloween props. Someone has asked for super scary props, and another person has said there’s no such thing, try and scare them with the element of surprise.

This is true to an extent, if it doesn’t move then it’s probably not going to freak someone out if they can see it from a mile off. But if it’s something that may suddenly move or make a noise unexpectedly, then the element of surprise will startle if not completely freak out most people.

An atmosphere of course is established by having high quality scary looking props, but you definitely need the element of surprise via movement or sound to achieve the scare factor element!

Okay…I’ve got a HUGE halloween/birthday party coming up, and when I say HUGE, I mean it. I’ve got a DJ, fog machine, strobe lights, and great music…But I need some scary props. If you can’t already tell, we’ve spent a lot of money on other things, so I can’t really blow the budget on this one.
I need a good website where I can order some extremely scary halloween props.
All help is appreciated!
Thanx for looking!

No such thing as extremely scary props. You’ll need the element of surprise. Have a distraction prop and scare people from behind or use a device to make an object pop up when someone gets close. Last year, went coast to coast catching ideas on camera then put them online. Maybe they’ll do the same this year. They called it Route 666.

where I can find some super scary Halloween props to buy?
You can try all of the most popular UK stores for a selection of great Halloween props. They have come a long way nowadays. Unfortunately however, in the UK Halloween is not as big of a deal as it is in the US, so some of the best – and of course with a price tag to match – props are not on sale here and you will need to import. But look around at the UK stores first, you may still find exactly what you need.

Halloween Props – Welcome To The Spook Zone

Welcome to Halloween Props

It’s coming up to that time of the year again where we like to scare each other witless, play tricks on one another, or perhaps treat each other to something nice. Yes, Halloween is approaching us once more. And here at Halloween Props you can find props, lights, outfits for adults, scary makeup and costumes for kids.

Whether you’ll be heading off for a Fright Night Spooky Party or Trick or Treating, you’ll find everything you’ll need here.

Have you looked at Halloween Outfits to decide who you are going to be celebrating or partying as this year? Who are you going to be, the most notorious horror icon of recent times – the razor claw gloved, burnt body, red and black striped with a dirty hat Freddy Krueger, or the one of the more long standing famous horror icons. The human leeching, blood sucking Count Dracula or a vampire? Or maybe you want to be someone in-between.

Just because it’s Halloween, it doesn’t mean you have to be a scary horror character. Some people go for dodgy characters like pirates – Jack Sparrow anyone. Or maybe the magical route – where Halloween is not necessarily frightening, but definitely spiritual. So maybe you might like to be a wizard or a witch.

You should ensure you have the necessary Halloween Props with you. Whether it’s a broomstick, Grim Reaper’s blade, or witches hat to go with your costume, to of course your mask, vampire’s fangs, fake blood and any other accessories that you will want to get to enhance the visual look of yourself in your halloween outfit.

If your hosting the party yourself, maybe you’d like to have special Halloween paper plates, or halloween candy as part of your decor of halloween props. Don’t forgot your toy bats, spiders or skulls.

You can also add fun things to the decor such as rat traps and blood coloured skeleton print adhesives to your floor to really turn your home into a pit of horror fit for occassion. Similarly for the ceiling you can have hanging bats, spiders, skulls or even chandeliers.

You can even get glass grabbers that add a scarily realistic “I’m gonna get you” feel as they appear to be near and leering at you, hellbent on sending taking you straight to the land of the dead.

Mwahahahaaaa. Are you ready to make this year the most scary, exciting and fiendishly fun Halloween celebration ever? If that’s a resounding yes, then step forth and get select your Halloween Props.