It’s Friday the 13th; time to stock up for HalloweenSeptember 13, 2019
It may not be October, but it is Friday the 13th, and that’s spooky enough for us. Also, retailers are getting a jump on selling Halloween items, meaning there are tons of worthwhile deals out there for those that like to think ahead.
We believe there’s nothing wrong with celebrating Halloween for the entire month of October — so, with spooky season quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing. We have inspiration for your decorations, costumes, and trick-or-treating, so get yourself in a scary mood in observance of Friday the 13th.
Before you set out to start decorating every room and surface of your house, inside and out, consider focusing on a specific theme. If you’re planning to decorate for Halloween, why not go all out? Here are a few ideas to get you going.
Witches’ brew: Cauldrons, smoke machines, and witches galore, this is a Salem-themed design that features lots of black. Spiders, cats, and bats are fun additions too – and cobwebs always offer a subtly spooky effect.
Cauldron: This misting, color-changing cauldron creates an eerie ambiance that’s sure to catalyze your witchy aesthetic.
Cobwebs: Stretch some of this decorative spider web around your home, inside or out, to add some freaky flair.
Monster mash: These are your Frankensteins, zombies, skeletons and other dreadful, eldritch, or undead creatures.
Skeleton: This skeleton has pliable joints that can lock into place to hold any position of your choosing, so you can incorporate it how you want into your Halloween decorations.
Zombie: For a really creepy lawn, consider this zombie statue, which appears to be clawing its way out of the ground.
Sleepy Hollow: This is ideal for those who want to embrace the season as much as the holiday. Pumpkins, scarecrows, corn, and hay can offer an autumnal, rustic feel.
Pumpkins: You can pull out this set of five decorative pumpkins year after year to amplify your fall-themed yard.
Lights: Add some seasonal lighting with a string of autumn leaves that will accentuate your mantel or tabletop.
The possibilities are endless. To hone down your costume search, consider a few things first. Will you be dressing up solo, with a partner, or in a group? Does the costume need to facilitate your plan for Halloween evening, be it eating, drinking, dancing, or trick-or-treating?
And of course, always consider the weather. Halloween can be particularly tricky in some parts of the country, where it may rain – or even snow – and drop to chilly temperatures, but it’s never fun wearing a coat over your costume. Some ideas may offer more flexibility, and comfort, than others.
Here are some of our all-time costume favorites:
Adult costume: The Jurassic World Inflatable T-Rex is always a crowd-pleaser, and you’re sure to be the hit of the Halloween party when you show up in this 7-foot tall inflatable dino suit. This costume isn’t for larger people, but it’s our favorite option for anyone who can fit it….