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Hallowe’en! Yes, that time of year when you can be whoever you want and decorate your place as you like. It’s the only time people appreciate cemeteries and dead bodies in their front yard. The creepier the better.
Decorating doesn’t necessarily mean you have to rummage through your pockets to achieve that scary Halloween vibe. There are inexpensive ways to create amazing decorations. Here are some tips.
Do you want to create that haunted house effect? Create a spooky silhouette and stick it on your windows. Cut spooky figures out of cardboard or paper. It can be a headless person, a serial killer, the ripper, any image you can think of. Stick it on your windows and have that spooky effect, especially at night when you turn on the lights.
Creepy trackers are a staple when it comes to Halloween. You can buy small chandeliers and creatively place them in your window curtains, stairs, above your doors and entryways, as well as on your tables. You can create a huge spider and place it on your lawn or patio for a more terrifying touch. You can use a huge Styrofoam ball as your spider’s body and pool noodles as its limbs. Paint it black or put black cotton balls on your feet and body for a more spooky effect.
Have you ever had the feeling that someone is taking care of you from afar? Recreate this by wearing those creepy dolls. This gives me the creeps even if it’s not Halloween. Put them strategically placed around your house or in your front garden and it is sure to give your friends and passersby the chills.
Head in a jar
This is really a cheap hack. All you need is a jar, water, and a picture of a head. You can simply print one. Put the image inside a jar filled with water and there you have it, a head in a jar. It is simply a forced perspective. Put this on your fridge and just wait for that scream.
Create bright eyes, you can use cardboard or paper plates and then place them behind the bushes. This would surely get anyone’s attention.
Remember those floating candles in the Great Hall from Harry Potter? You can replicate this by using a roll of old white painted paper, insert some flickering light in the middle, and then hang them up with some nylon string. The effect is so amazing.
There are still more tricks you can do. Just get the juices of imagination flowing and scare your friends and neighbors like hell.