A list of really extraordinary horrifying, spooky, graphic Halloween haunted house ideas follows, all effective, some disturbing.
Halloween is a magnificent yearly event that most of us enjoy, a mysterious time in which we enjoy time with friends and family, it is a social event for which many of us prepare a great deal, we do our best to transform our homes into something “welcoming”, welcoming here being ofcourse a relative term. We have covered in the past certain Halloween themed decorations and we will link all of them below, before we start the scary Halloween list that we strongly invite you to browse if you are looking for something really scary yet we invite you firsthand to ask yourself a few questions before:
Why am I decorating my home?
What effect I`m trying to create?
What budget and time I have available?
These three simple questions will help you clear things out a tad, there are numerous ideas worth following but they`re only a dozen fit for each and everyone one could argue.
Simply ask these questions and proceed onto the list; if you think you`ll find the list below disturbing we invite you to cast a glance on the list of related articles, it may suffice.
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This article is not for the those faint of heart.
If you are easily scared or if there are children around you, please skip the content below.
1. The CobWebbed Entryway
What would Halloween be without creepy cobwebs and spiders? Now, from the looks of it, designing the cobwebbed decor might be a nightmare in itself. Thankfully, looks can be deceiving, and it is not half as complicated as it might seem.
This design can be easily achieved with the generous use of white cloth and stretchable spider webs. In case of the spiders, you can take the effort to make them out of papier-mâché or simply purchase plastic models.
2. DESigning spellBooks
Spell-books can be a great way to accentuate your Halloween decor. Moreover, they are not at all complicated to make. All you need are some old books, glue and tissue paper. For the bones, we suggest you clean some chicken bones and wrap them with glue and tissue paper. The leg bones will be ideal for this case.
3. bleeding halloween candles
Like spell-books, Halloween candles are a great way to take your decor to the next level. The best part about this is the simplicity. You can easily make bleeding candles by dripping wax from a red candle onto a white one. Moreover, you can add nails to make it even more dramatic.
4. The standing coffin
While the standing Coffin may not look all that intimidating, you can always get creative and introduce scary elements inside the Coffin. For example, you can put a ghastly spring-loaded figure which will pop out the moment someone opens the door.
5. the spooky window
To be honest, most of us have seen too many horror films to be actually scared by this. However, with the element of surprise, you can transform this into something quite petrifying. How, you ask? Well, you can keep a light switch to reveal the otherwise hidden scary figure, or you can introduce the spooky figure later while your friends are asleep. Make sure you make enough sound to wake them up and rejoice at their chilling screams.
6. Zombie apocalypse
Whether you are a fan of The Walking Dead or not, you will surely agree that zombies are not only repulsive with the right decor, they can be extremely frightening as well. Now, the decor might look pretty complex at first sight, but we assure you that is not the case. You can easily achieve this by purchasing some zombie hand props online or by making them out of papier-mâché.
7. The Cobwebbed Entrance
A great first impression will go a long way in making your Halloween memorable and what better way to make a stellar impression than with a spooky cobwebbed entrance. Moreover, it does not take much time and effort to complete this decor.
8. The Spooky Gravestone
Another way to get your guests in the Halloween spirit is with a creepy gravestone. If you can execute it properly, then it will look ideal in your front lawn. Crafting the gravestone is also relatively simple. All you need is some black paint, skeleton hand props, a large cardboard box and an old rag.
9. Hallway filled with Hanging Balloons
Who said Halloween has to be terrifying always? Sometimes, you need to twist things up a little. The decor idea featured in the illustration can be a fun project to work on if you are expecting a lot of kids at your Halloween party.
10. The Frightening Head
While it looks like it may not freak anyone out, we believe that with the right execution and environment, a creepy head can send chills down anyone’s spine. Moreover, it is pretty straightforward to make, and you can even let your kids get creative with these scary heads.
11. Spooky Tree Signs
The trick to achieving the ideal Halloween themed tree signs is getting the font right. The signs themselves are the simple part; you can easily make them by deconstructing an old crate. We would suggest you experiment with some fonts and colors to get the perfect combination.
12. Glow Sticks In Toilet Paper Rolls
Now, this is a simple yet genius solution if you are looking to terrorize your neighborhood. The image is pretty self-explanatory, and all you need to do is invest in some glow sticks and start saving some toilet paper rolls.
13. Wade through a Sea of Balloons
Kids will absolutely love this Halloween decor and if you are expecting a bunch of kids this Halloween, then you can impress them with this epic project! You can also choose to step things up by creating a entire maze of balloons and watch the kids scream in exhilaration when they wade through your balloon maze.
14. Beheaded By The Garage Door
If you get a kick out of random people screaming their lungs out, then this is exactly what you need. The best thing about this bone-chilling prop is that it will work just as well in broad daylight as it will work at night.
Now, the good news about designing this seemingly complicated dead body prop is that you do not need to create a robust internal structure to hold everything together. Since the body will be lying down on the ground, all you need to focus on is the stuffing. We suggest you make the innermost part of the stuffing with toilet paper rolls, old newspapers or plastic bottles, the latter option being the fastest, you can refine the outermost parts by using cotton.
Photo Courtesy to Johnnie Mullins
15. Skeletons Climbing The House
Let’s face it; nobody gets scared by skeletons these days. But, they can be used creatively to express your Halloween spirit without offending anyone. While some props can be considered garish and downright tasteless, skeletons will not induce any such negative feelings. Moreover, they are quite inexpensive and easy to obtain.
16. The Zombie in a Well
The Zombie in a Well prop can be a great addition to your backyard Halloween decor. However, even if you are all about the DIY life, creating this can be quite a tedious process. For starters, you will need generous amounts of cardboard to shape the well. After you build the basic structure, you need to wrap it up with papier-mâché to create an uneven texture.
The next step is to paint the well. Finally, you need to put the zombie prop inside the well. Now, the last step can be simplified if you choose to purchase a prop instead of making one yourself.
17. The Grim Reaper’s Lair
If you are planning on taking your Halloween decor to the next level, this is one way to do it. If you have a long hallway, then you can redecorate it to achieve this frightening spectacle. The crucial things here are the lighting and the element of surprise. In fact, you can take advantage of the creepy figures by hiding a real human who will scream the moment an unsuspecting guest passes through the hallway.
18. The Horror Maze
While an empty maze may not look all that intimidating for most, you can get creative with some scary elements and make it truly terrifying. The illustration featured here is just to give you an idea of designing the maze. We suggest you use black tarps instead of the cheerful colors in the image.
19. The Emergency Room
The Emergency Room decor can be a really nice Halloween decor idea for your backyard. Moreover, it is quite simple to execute as well. All you need are a couple of props resembling a human body, a white translucent curtain, and a light source.
However, you can step up your game if you can merge elementary robotics with this. How, you ask? Well, imagine if the hand of the prop was remote controlled to go up and down and on top of that you have a synchronized audio of bone-chilling screams. Wouldn’t that be amazing?
20. The One-Legged Woman
The One-Legged Woman prop might be one of the more underrated ideas on this list. However, you can easily freak out any unsuspecting guest by blocking a narrow hallway with this prop. On the other hand, if you are building a scary maze, we believe that this prop will be right at home there.
21. Haunted House Decor
Redecorating the exterior of your house to make it look like haunted can be a great way to express your Halloween spirit. However, we must confess that it is no easy task. In fact, we will need more than a few helping hands to execute this to perfection.
Now, the generous use of spider webs in the illustration might seem a little daunting. However, the good news is that these are readily available for purchase, but it might take a lot of manual effort to achieve the perfect haunted houses look.
22. It AKA Pennywise the Clown
Imagine if you hid this blood-curdling clown prop in your guest room closet. You can almost visualize the sweet symphony of your friends screaming and freaking out. However, we suggest you do not go overboard if any of your guests suffer from heart conditions.
23. The Peeping Clown
If your bathroom has a ceiling opening, then that is the perfect spot to put your scary clown prop. Your unsuspecting guests will surely freak out as soon as their eyes stray towards the ceiling.
24. The Spooky Walkway
With the help of some old wooden crates, you can easily build a narrow walkway with creepy elements such as the one you see in the illustration. However, if skeleton hand props are not your thing, you can also decorate it with zombie hands.
25. Get Crafty With Wooden Crates
Parts from old wooden crates can also be used to construct a petrifying maze. However, building a maze out of wooden crates is no walk in the park. But on the bright side, if you are tenacious and handy with carpentry tools, then we believe you will be up to the task.
How you plan on building the maze is completely up to you. We suggest you blend different ideas from this list along with your own to create something truly terrifying.
26. The Electric Chair
The Electric Chair has brought doom to many criminals; however, in this case, we are sure that it will not induce any negative feelings. In fact, we believe that it will be a fun addition to your interior Halloween decor and guests will enjoy taking turns to sit on this chair.
27. Innocently Horrifying
If you have a children’s playroom, you can spruce it up with an innocently horrifying decor like the one you see in the illustration. You can also make use of creepy dolls and clowns to make the decor even more terrifying.
28. Creepy Specimens in Jars
Creepy Specimens in Jars can be a great addition to your interior Halloween decor. Moreover, these are incredibly simple to make, and all you need are some jars, greenish liquid, and a few plastic props. If you want to make it even more authentic, you can use labels to describe the specimens in the jars.
29. The Human Wrapped In Cobweb
The Human Wrapped in Cobweb is a classic Halloween prop that you can create, albeit with some effort. For the sake of this article, we cannot list all the instructions that are required to build this prop. However, you can follow this link to get an extensive idea about the creation process.
30. Ghost With A Lantern
Don’t these ghoulish spirits look absolutely terrifying? Well, maybe not in this lighting but they will be quite formidable in a dimly lit room. The trick to creating these floating ghosts is getting started with building a sturdy standing structure which consists of a base and a slim pole. The next step would be to create the upper body structure and cover it up with a black cloth. Finally, you can make generous use of white rags to create the floating effect.
31. The Terrifying Prisoner
The Terrifying Prisoner prop can be a brilliant addition to your basement Halloween decor. While it may look sophisticated to build, it really isn’t that complicated as most of the elements in this decor can be purchased.
First, you will need to acquire a large dog cage to put your prisoner inside. Now, for the prisoner prop, all you need to do is just purchase a realistic head, and you can make use of bottles to shape the body. To make the decor even more authentic, we suggest you use glow paint as shown in the illustration.
32. Scary Window Decor
These scary silhouette window decors are not only simple to set up, but they also create quite the dramatic effect as you can observe in the illustration. These posters are readily available for purchase, and all you need to do is paste them up against your windows.
33. Performing Live Decapitation
Now, this is one Halloween idea which is definitely not for the faint of heart and if you are one, we suggest you skip to the next idea. If we are being honest, we do not have a clear idea of creating this horrifying scene. However, you can take a look at this YouTube channel and make the necessary adjustments to create something similar.
34. The Creepy Doll
For this grotesque prop, you can either make use of an old doll or simply purchase a scary doll from your favorite Halloween store. The remaining elements of this prop are quite straightforward, and all you need is some paint and an old baby dining chair to recreate this scene.
35. The Decapitated Human
If you have a lust for blood, then this might be right up your alley. However, we believe you can easily create a more horrifying version of the prop shown in the illustration. You might be wondering how to get started with creating this prop? The good news is that you really do not need to go through a tiresome procedure or buy expensive items.
First, you should get a large panel that will house the decapitated body. Then you need to make a rough human shape and stuff the trousers and shirt with padding. Once you are satisfied with the result, pin the entire body on the panel and create cutouts wherever you feel necessary. Finally, use red paint generously to create the horrifying look you desire.
36. The Scarecrow
If you are looking to spruce up your outdoor Halloween decor, a creepy scarecrow can be a great way to do so. You can casually place this prop on your front porch chair or keep it standing in your lawn. Moreover, this prop can be easily created out of old items lying around your house.
37. The Beheaded Man
Now, this is one prop which can shock any innocent passerby and trigger a 911 call. But the good news is that it is quite simple to create this prop. While you can use different things to stuff the headless body, we would suggest using an old pillow for the torso. The rest of the prop is quite straightforward. However, we would advise you to place a bloodied axe or a sword beside the prop to create a more dramatic effect.
38. Rotting Corpses
Rotting corpses can be a great addition to your garden or front lawn but creating these props is no easy feat. Earlier on this list, we covered how you can emulate a horrifying live decapitation. We would suggest you follow the same YouTube channel, especially this video, to get a complete idea of creating rotting corpses.
39. Fun With Skeletons
Unlike most of the other grotesque Halloween ideas featured on this list, this is more on the jolly side. Moreover, you do not need to spend much time and effort to design this set. Everything you see in the illustration can be purchased, and we would not suggest any other alternatives.
Photo Courtesy to Carole Field – Cher Car Kennels
40. The Skeleton Platter
If you are a Halloween aficionado, then the skeleton platter is something you must consider. Not only is it a fun way to have your Halloween dinner, but it will surely woo your guests as well. Plastic skeleton props are readily available for purchase; however, they might not be fit for serving dinner. So, we suggest you wrap the interior with cling film before placing food on it.
Photo Courtesy to thephotographerswife.com
41. Spooky Black Cutouts
Black cutouts in the shape of Halloween figures can be a great way to adorn your garage door. However, bear in mind that the dramatic effect as seen in the illustration can only be brought to life if you can execute the lighting correctly. The cutouts themselves are quite simple to make, and all you need is cardboard and black paint.
The lighting, on the other hand, is a little more complicated, and we suggest you use orange LED strips to highlight the edges of the cardboard.
42. The Cobwebbed Exterior
Flamboyant? Yes! Ostentatious? Absolutely! But if you are crazy about Halloween and willing to put the time and effort into putting up this decor, then we wish you nothing but the best. Now, most of the props you see in this illustration are readily available for purchase, and all you need to do is assemble everything together. We suggest you take a look at this website for purchasing your Halloween props.
43. Spray Painted Creepy Text
While it may not be as dramatic or as complicated as the other items on this list, this idea is not meant to be used on its own. Instead, a creepy text like the one you see in the illustration is intended to accentuate the rest of your Halloween decor. We suggest you get creative with the font to make it even more authentic.
44. The Human Butcher
If you are into garish things, then the Human Butcher shop decor is something you can try this Halloween. Most of the elements you see in the illustration are readily available for purchase, and we suggest you go overboard with the blood effect to make it as gruesome as possible.
45. Create a Noodle Maze with Horrifying Elements
A standalone noodle maze may be more fitting in a children’s birthday party. However, you can tweak a few things to make this genuinely terrifying. How you ask? Well for starters, we suggest you use black foam noodles and insert random scary elements inside it. You can make it even more interesting by placing a prize inside the maze.
46. The Horrifying Woman Climbing Your House
This terrifying prop is guaranteed to give any unsuspecting passerby a momentary shock when their eyes catch a glimpse of it. Props like the one you see in the illustration are readily available for purchase, and you need not spend hours crafting them.
47. The Creepy Clown
If you are planning on redecorating your kid’s playroom for Halloween, then this creepy clown can be a great addition. Clown props like this are readily available for purchase. However, we suggest you get creative with it to make it even more terrifying.
via Penny Adams
48. The Petrifying Carved Pumpkin
We are quite confident that this floating “scarecrowesque” pumpkin head figure will look quite dramatic during the dark hours. However, creating this can be quite tedious and time-consuming as you can see from the illustrations. We suggest you follow the link mentioned below the images to view the step-by-step tutorial of the entire process.
49. DIY water Only fog Machine
Theatrical fog can not only be riveting when put in a witch’s cauldron, but it can also be used to limit visibility and mask horrifying elements. If you are interested in building your own Water Only Fog Machine, we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the illustration for the complete step-by-step tutorial.
50. Decapitated Hand on a Signboard
The Decapitated Hand on a Signboard is one way to get creative with severed hand props. The nails you see in the illustration not only create a hair-raising effect, but they are functional as well.
51. create a ghost illusion for your haunted house
Now, this might look straight out of a sci-fi movie, but what if we told you that even you could create this fantastic illusion quite easily. How, exactly? Well, for the sake of this article we cannot give you a full tutorial of the entire procedure, but you can follow the link mentioned below the illustration to create this jaw-dropping illusion.
52. Hand Breaking through a Wall
If you have a broken wall in your house, then you can use it to create an incredibly gruesome effect like the one you see in the illustration. Gory severed arm props are readily available for purchase, and all you need to do is position it properly in the hole.
53. The Haunted Soul Tree
We must admit that the haunted Soul tree prop is not for everyone. Unless you are handy at crafting stuff and have a lot of time to spare, you should not attempt this project. If you are interested in creating this, then the step-by-step details of the entire procedure are mentioned in the link below the illustration.
54. Gateway to Hell
At first glance, the arched gateway adorned with skulls can trigger your trypophobia. If you are not familiar with the term trypophobia and are disgusted by the illustration, then we suggest not to perform a Google search for the same. However, if you really intrigued by this prop, then we suggest you follow the link mentioned in the Haunted Soul Tree section.
55. Floating Figures
Floating figures are one of the more intriguing outdoor Halloween props. Moreover, they are quite simple to create and did not take much effort. For the sake of this article, we will only focus on the first image. Building this prop is quite simple, and all you require is a chair, a long the piece of white cloth, a head and a sturdy tree branch.
First, you need to ensure that the tree branch is firmly stuck to the ground in a vertical position. Then attach the head to the top of the tree branch so that it is positioned right above the chair. Finally, use the white cloth to cover the head and the branch as shown in the illustration.
56. Creepy Doll Head With Glowing Eyes
For this prop, you will require a medium-sized doll with a neck wide enough to accommodate a light bulb, a light bulb holder of course itself. First, you need to behead the doll and smoothen the rough edges. Then connect the light bulb to the holder and place the doll’s head on top of it.
57. Horrifying Indoor Walkway with Dramatic Red Lighting
This is one of the more complicated Halloween decor ideas and definitely not aimed at the faint of heart. If you want to remodel your existing walkway to look like this, you will require lots of wooden crates, planks, stretchable spider webs, old cloth and finally multiple red LED bulbs. The good news is that most of the items we mentioned are easily available. However, the bad news is you need to put in monumental effort to assemble everything together.
58. Halloween Styled Staircase Adorned With Creepy Antique Elements
Staircases are generally quite neglected during the time of Halloween. However, if you want to spruce up your staircase for Halloween, then this is a great way to do so. For this decor, you will require an old carpet, candles and many antique objects. If your items are dirty, we would suggest you to keep them that way as it will only help with this decor.
59. Glow-in-the-dark Halloween Decorations
Glow-in-the-dark Halloween Decorations are one of our favorite Halloween decor ideas, and they are relatively simple to execute as well. For the sake of this article, we will not be able to explain the entire procedure of creating this Halloween decor. However, we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the image to get the whole step-by-step procedure for its creation.
60. Creepy Woman Trapped in a Wooden Crate
This decor idea is quite simple and can be executed with just 2 things, namely, a wooden crate and a spooky zombie woman prop. However, you can step things up by placing a friend with gruesome makeup inside the crate.
61. The Empty Coffin
If you are handy with woodwork, then you can consider building your very own empty Coffin. On the other hand, if you are not experienced at handling woodworking tools, then there is no need to worry as Coffins like the one you see in the illustration are readily available for purchase.
62. The Terrifying Morgue
A creepy morgue like the one featured in this illustration can send chills down anyone’s spine. However, explaining how to execute this decor is beyond the scope of this article, and if you succeed in creating this decor, we would love to hear from you.
63. The Demon Baby
There are more than a few Demon Baby Halloween dolls available in the market today. However, you can also remodel your existing doll to look like one. You need to start by retouching your doll with papier-mâché elements and use appropriate paint to add the finishing touches.
64. The terrifying clown
Imagine if you encountered this terrifying clown prop in a dimly lit basement. We are quite sure that a sudden encounter with this monstrous clown can freak anyone out. Now, scary props like these are available for purchase. However, they are not inexpensive by any means.
65. Psycho Final Mother Scene [Psycho Movie Spoilers Ahead]
Spoiler alert for those who have not watched the famous Alfred Hitchcock film yet!
Now, that the warnings are out of the way, let us begin with a confession.
The scene you see in the illustration is not taken from the Psycho movie; however, it does share an uncanny resemblance.
For this decor, you will require some antique elements along with a full-size corpse. Earlier in our list, we have covered how to create your own rotting corpse, and we suggest you take a look at it.
66. The Electric Chair 2
This is a more modernized take on the electric chair we featured earlier on this list. If you are interested in building this prop for your Halloween party, we suggest you take a look at the link mentioned below the image.
67. The Skull Crow
The creator of this incredible Halloween prop calls this the Skull Crow, and we feel that it is quite an appropriate name for it. To get started with the building process, you will require a plastic skeleton prop, a couple of tall poles and dried corn plants. Once you are done with acquiring all the materials, all you need to do is assemble everything together.
68. Creepy Head Peeping From the Commode
If you are planning on redecorating your toilet for Halloween, then this is one way to do so. Spooky head props like the one you see in the illustration are readily available for purchase; hence, all you need to do is place them inside your commode and wait for your unsuspecting guests to entire the toilet.
69. Halloween Bloodbath Fountain
Although the illustration does not do it much justice, this Halloween prop looks absolutely stunning in a dimly lit environment. However, the bad news is that you need to put in an immense amount of effort to execute this idea to perfection. If you feel you are up for this gargantuan task, then we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the image.
70. Decaying Shrunken Head
Decaying shrunken heads like the one you see in this illustration can be created by a process called corpsing. We have already covered the process of building a corpse prop earlier in this article, so we suggest you take a look at that.
In the previous case, we featured a full corpse instead of just the head. So, there is no need to purchase an entire plastic skeleton for this prop. Instead, you can just buy a skull.
via Brad Blog Speed
71. Bloody Skull Candle Lamp
Although it looks quite sophisticated, this is one of the more uncomplicated props we have featured on our list. You can quickly create this prop using a few red and white candles and a bronze skull prop. First, place the skull on a base and then fix the white candle on top of the skull. Finally, pour molten red wax on top of it in a random manner.
via Skeleton Foundry
72. The Checkered Room
If you have a small room like the one you see in the illustration, then you can cover it up with checkered posters for this Halloween. The hypnotic effect can be quite daunting to look at. Moreover, you can make it even more formidable by putting up a scary prop and painting its entire body to blend with the checkered surrounding.
73. The Creepy Ghost with Face Wrapped in White Cloth
This is a simple yet effective Halloween prop if you are looking to freak out your guests. All you need is a thick piece of white cloth and a creepy Halloween prop of your choice. Once you are done with acquiring all the elements, use the white cloth to cover the head of your prop. Make sure that the cloth is tightly wound around the face.
74. Gravedigger animatronic
If you have delved into the world of robotics, then the animated gravedigger prop will definitely pique your interest. Bear in mind that building this prop is no easy feat and unless you are tenacious, this is not meant for you. All the step-by-step details for building this unique Halloween prop is mentioned in the link below the image, and if you feel you are up for the challenge, then go right ahead and click on it.
via Davis Graveyard
75. The Radioactive Zombie In A Barrel
If you are a zombie aficionado, then you must check out the Halloween idea featured in the illustration. To get started on this project, you will require a can of spray foam, a zombie prop and an empty barrel.
First, use the spray foam to create the veiny structures on the Zombie’s chest and then paint it with appropriate colors. Finally, decorate the exterior of your barrel with radioactive stickers to make it look more authentic.
via Yard Haunt
76. Inexpensive Halloween Pop-up Figure
Although the illustration may look a little unassuming, this is quite an intriguing Halloween prop. However, building this prop is no walk in the park by any means and we will only advice you to work on this project if you have a thing for DIY.
If you are interested in bringing this idea to fruition, then we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the image.
77. Create a hologram that will talk to your guests
While this may seem like a really complicated project, it is far from it. In fact, it is one of the most more straightforward projects featured on our list. If you are interested in wooing your guests this Halloween, follow the link mentioned below the image to view the complete tutorial for creating this prop.
78. Invite the grim reaper to welcome guests
If you are looking to make a great first impression on your guests, then this prop might be perfect for you. Although there are multiple ways to make the base structure for the Grim Reaper prop, we suggest you make it out of chicken wire and PVC pipes. After you have successfully built the structure, you need to cover it up with a ragged black cloth. Finally, for the hand accessory, you can use a traditional scythe or something more abstract like the lamp in the image.
via Halloween Forum
79. One white doll in your living
A creepy white doll masked by white decor can prove to be very useful in freaking out your guests. For this Halloween decor idea to work, you will need a room with predominantly white elements. You can cover the remaining nonwhite items using white cloth. Once you are satisfied with the look, make sure you place your creepy doll in such a way that it is not obtrusive.
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80. The Creepy Baby’s Head Portrait
A great way to redecorate your corridor wall for Halloween is with creepy 3D portraits like the Baby’s Head featured in the illustration. Moreover, it is quite easy to create this prop, and all you need is a doll’s head, an old frame and generous amounts of cotton or white cloth.
First, attach the doll’s head to the centre of the frame and make sure that it is firmly stuck in place. Finally, cover the entire portrait using glue and strips of white cloth or cotton.
81. The Arched Gateway Adorned with Skeletons and Skulls
This Halloween decor idea is guaranteed to woo your guests! However, it is a little complicated to execute unless you already have an arched gateway in your garden. For starters, you will require multiple tree branches of varying width and few skeleton and skull props. Although assembling them together might seem like an easy task, it really is not. However, with some time and effort, we believe that you can pull it off.
82. Skeletons Enjoying the Campfire
If you want to go for a jolly theme this Halloween, then take a look at this merry bunch of skeletons sitting by the campfire. You can easily recreate this scene using plastic skeleton props and some logs.
83. The Creepy Wrapped Bodies
Placing creepy wrapped bodies along the hallway or a corridor can create a really spooky atmosphere. Just take a look at the illustration! Brrrr! That is sure to send a chill down anyone’s spine! If you want to take the scare factor to the next level, then you can hide a living person amongst these lifeless bodies who will spring on any unsuspecting guest and scare the living daylights out of them.
84. Funny Skeleton Decor
If you are into jovial Halloween decors, then this idea might be perfect for you. For this decor, you will need a giant skeleton, a small skeleton, an old door and some cardboard. The coffin you see in the illustration is optional. If you are interested in building the Coffin yourself, we suggest you scroll up as we have already featured it earlier on this list.
85. Creepy Hands Sticking Out of a Mirror
If you want to revamp your corridor for Halloween, this creepy antique sculpture featured in the illustration will definitely be fitting. Although there is no tutorial for creating this prop, you can purchase it by following the link mentioned below the image.
86. DIY Pallet Zombie Pit
If your guests are big fans of the TV show, The Walking Dead, then this DIY Zombie Pit can be a great way to decorate your front lawn for Halloween. Moreover, it is quite simple to create, and the full step-by-step tutorial is mentioned in the link below the image.
87. Halloween Style Condiments
Not every decor idea needs to be complicated. Just take a look at this illustration for example: not only is it extremely simple, but it is quite effective as well. If this is too simple for you, you can also purchase Halloween-themed condiments to decorate your dining table.
88. The Spooky Check-in Bell
The Spooky Check-in Bell is a great way to welcome your guests, and it is quite simple to create as well. You will require a chrome service bell, a skeleton hand prop, an old photo frame, some cotton and stretchable spider webs to get started with this idea.
First, place the skeleton hand on the bell and use generous amounts of cotton and stretchable spider webs to cover it up. Once you are satisfied with the result, you need to print “Check-In” on a discolored background and place the printed image inside the antique photo frame. If you want to make it even more authentic, we suggest you sprinkle some dust over the entire prop.
89. Halloween Posters for your Door
If your door is fitted with glass, you can decorate it with Halloween window posters like the one we covered earlier on this list. These posters are readily available for purchase, and all you need to do is cut them to shape and paste it on your door.
90. The Creepy Doll in a Cage
Looking for more ideas to decorate your kid’s playroom? This Creepy Doll in a Cage might a great way to do so. Creating this prop is pretty simple, and all you need is a small cage, a scary Halloween doll, and some cardboard to create Halloween-themed cutouts.
91. Use Tim Burton Fonts for your Halloween Signboards
We have already covered Halloween themed signboards earlier in this article, and this is a slightly refined take on that idea. If you are a fan of Tim Burton’s quirky and eccentric Halloween themed movies, then you can use your favorite Tim Burton font to style your signboards. And yes Tim Burton fonts are an actual thing!
via Vim Henson on Pinterest
92. The Romantic Skeleton Portrait
If you have an old antique -looking photo frame lying around the house, then you can make use of it to design your very own Romantic skeleton portrait. For this idea, you will require a couple of miniature skeletons, some flowers, preferably roses and some glue to assemble everything together.
93. The Haunted Barn
If you are looking to spruce up your barn for Halloween, then this can be a great way to do so. Needless to say, it will take a substantial amount of time and effort to execute it to perfection. This decor idea can be brought to life using generous amounts of stretchable spider webs, old cotton cloth, and giant spider props.
94. Corn Rot Mask
Although corn rot masks, like the one you see in the illustration, are readily available for purchase, they can be quite expensive. Take the mask featured in the image for example; it costs north of $ 400! If you are not willing to make such a large investment, then we suggest you put some effort into crafting this.
The raw materials required for this project are extremely common, and we believe you can easily acquire every single one of them. The base layer of this mask can be made using papier-mâché technique, and you need to use cutouts from a sack on top of it.
95. Balloon Spider Webs
If you are looking to work on a fun project with your kid, then you can definitely check out this simple Halloween idea. Moreover, it does not take much effort, and you can get started with a few simple items like some small spider props, balloons, generous amounts of cotton string and glue.
First, you need to inflate the balloon and wrap it up using glue and strings as illustrated by the 2nd image. Once the glue has dried up, carefully deflate the balloon so that the outer structure remains intact. Bear in mind not to blow up the balloon as it can compromise the outer skeleton. Finally, stick the plastic spiders to the exterior of the balloon spider webs and hang it on some branches.
96. The Eerie Spirit
Although the background does not help its cause at all, we believe that when it is placed in the right environment, this ghastly looking prop can scare the living daylights out of anyone! So, how can you get started with this Halloween project? Well, if you are handy at arts, then we believe you are up to the task.
The best way to build this prop is using the papier-mâché technique. However, before you can get started with the papier-mâché part, you need to create the base structure first. We suggest using PVC pipes and coat hanger wires for making the basic skeleton.
97. The Creepy Ghoul
If you are looking for fresh ideas to decorate your front yard, then this Creepy Ghoul prop might just be the one for you. The creation process is similar to the last decor idea – “The Eerie Spirit.” So, we suggest you take a look at that and make the necessary changes. However, instead of creating everything from scratch, we suggest you to use a skull prop to design the Creepy Ghoul’s head.
98. Spooky Baby Dolls
A simple yet effective Halloween decor idea is arranging a gang of creepy baby dolls together as seen in the illustration. Not only does it take little to no effort to execute this idea, but you can use these creepy dolls to accentuate a broken wall as well.
99. Giant Straw Figures on Stilts
If you live on a farm, then you surely need to check out this incredible Halloween decor idea. Needless to say, creating such a large structure is no walk in the park. To get started with this idea, you will need two giant poles and large quantities of straw. Now, you can make the base structure using chicken wire or with the help of PVC pipes.
Once you are satisfied with the interior structure, cover it up with straw and erect the giant poles as shown in the illustration. Finally, attach the straw structure to the poles so that it is firmly held in place.
100. The Witch in a Cauldron
This is yet another fun Halloween idea for decorating your home interior. Although it looks sophisticated, it is quite simple to create. You will require a large cauldron, a pair of fake legs, witch’s shoes and large colorful stockings to get started with this idea.
101. The Skull Spider
Spiders have been feared by humans since time immemorial, but a normal spider prop is simply not effective in striking fear during Halloween. However, add a little spice to it, and things can get petrifying very quickly. Just take a look at the illustration for example. Brrrrr! Now, that is something you do not want to mess with!
If you are interested in creating this prop, the easiest way to do so would be to assemble a large spider prop and a skull prop. You can make it even more authentic by covering up the final structure with stretchable spider webs.
Photo Courtesy to Nate Hallinan
102. Use Ravens to Decorate your Home
Ravens have been an integral part of Halloween since its inception, and these props can be a great way to decorate your home interior. Moreover, raven props are readily available for purchase and quite inexpensive as well.
103. The Cursed Strongman
Skeleton props are always fun to work with; just take a look at this illustration for example. For this Halloween idea, you will require a full-size skeleton prop along with a fake strongman barbell. The other elements you see in the illustration are optional, and you can add unique touches to make it even more authentic.
104. The Two-Headed Creepy Doll
If you are fond of using creepy dolls for your Halloween decor, then you must check out this petrifying doll featured in the illustration. Although props like this Two Headed doll are available in abundance, you can create this from scratch using the papier-mâché technique as well.
105. EASY DIY Spooky Skull Ghosts
If you are looking for an incredibly easy-to-make yet effective Halloween decor idea, then you should definitely consider creating these spooky skull ghosts. You can easily get started on this idea with the help of a few readily available objects like a durable string, hook, skull prop and last but not least, a translucent white cloth.
106. The Creepy Mummified Body
Although we did not find any tutorial for creating this incredible Halloween prop, we believe we can give you enough useful tips to get started on this project. Since the mummified body closely resembles a skeleton, we suggest using a plastic skeleton prop for the base structure.
First, you need to add a nose, creepy teeth and a pair of eyes to the skeleton and then use newspaper padding to emulate the fleshy bits. Once you are satisfied with it, wrap the entire structure using bandage rolls and glue. Finally, you can use chains and leather cuffs to make it even more dramatic.
107. Skeleton Digging Out of a Grave
Skeletons are always fun to work with and here is yet another jovial idea you can try this Halloween. For this idea, you will need to dig out a shallow grave and place a skeleton prop inside it. Now, cover it up using loose soil and dry leaves in such a way that you leave some parts of the skeleton exposed.
108. The Zombie Baby’s Crib
If you are looking to redecorate the nursery for Halloween, the Zombie Baby’s Crib can be a great way to do so. For this idea, you will require an old crib, creepy natural cloth, stretchable spider webs, zombie baby dolls and tiny Halloween themed toys.
109. Fun with Skeleton Pirates
If you love both skeletons and pirates, why not try and combine them together? You can easily execute this idea using a few skeleton props coupled with pirate props. Also, we will suggest you to not follow the idea featured in the illustration, instead, you can add a unique twist to the theme.
Photo Courtesy to Christopher Baldwin via Pinterest
110. The Spooky Wind Chime
The Spooky Wind Chime is a fresh and intriguing decor idea you can try this Halloween. For this idea, you will just need a bag of bone props and some durable strings to assemble everything together.
If you purchase plastic bone props, then we will advise you not to drill holes into them as they can easily snap under pressure. Instead, you can firmly tie a knot around the bones and use hot glue to ensure that it stays in place.
111. The Dead Fence
The Dead Fence can be great outdoor Halloween decor idea. If you are interested in creating your very own Dead Fence, we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the illustration for the complete tutorial process.
112. Hands Wrapped Around a Tree Trunk
Just take a look at this eerie illustration! Brrrr! That is exceptionally spooky, to say the least! If you love creepy decor ideas such as this one, then you should definitely try it out this Halloween. Moreover, you can complete this project in a matter of minutes using a few severed hand props.
113. The Creepy Front Porch
You can make a stellar first impression by revamping your front porch for Halloween. For this decor idea, you will need generous amounts of white cloth, stretchable spider webs, body wrapped in cobweb prop, and multiple plastic spiders. Once you are done acquiring all the objects, all you need to do is assemble them together until you are satisfied with the look.
114. Sorceress Embellished in Glitter Frozen in a Mirror
If you are looking to add an ostentatious touch to your Halloween decor, then this is one way to do it. Although the Sorceress Skull Framed Mirror is available for purchase, it is on the expensive side. However, we believe that you can create something similar by assembling few objects together.
For this prop, you will require a small plastic skeleton prop, glue, glitter and an antique looking mirror with a silver frame. Once you are done acquiring all the elements, you need to tastefully assemble them.
115. The Petrifying Pumpkin Figure
The Petrifying Pumpkin Figure can be a great addition to your outdoor Halloween decor. Not only does it look formidable, but it is also bound to make a great impression on your guests. Moreover, it does not take much effort to build this incredible prop.
For this project, you will need a few pumpkins, PVC pipes, black paint, glue and tissue papers. First, you need to make the base structure using the PVC pipes. Once you are satisfied with it, use the papier-mâché technique to cover the entire structure. Finally, after the papier-mâché dries up, use black paint to cover the entire structure.
116. Decorate your Porch with Skeletons
If you are looking to set a jolly theme this Halloween, then take a look at this decor idea. Moreover, you can easily create this with little to no effort. Skeleton props are readily available for purchase, and all you need to do is assemble them to create the scene you desire.
117. Creepy Head under a Glass Cover
If you are going for a cold vibe this Halloween, then you must take a look at this bone-chilling decor idea. Moreover, it is incredibly simple to set up, and all you need to do is assemble few objects together, namely, a creepy head prop, some white lace cloth and a glass cover.
118. The Bleeding Masks
If you are adept at papier-mâché, then you can definitely try out the decor idea featured in the illustration. In case you are not confident at making papier-mâché objects, there is no need to worry. We believe that after watching this YouTube video, you will be more than ready to bring this Halloween project to fruition.
119. Creepy Doll at Entrance
If you are looking for ideas to decorate your front entrance for Halloween, then this is an incredibly simple way to do so. All you need to do is purchase a creepy doll and place it near your doorstep in any posture you desire.
120. Pumpkin Head Eating a Human
The Pumpkin Head Eating a Human is not only a fresh and intriguing outdoor Halloween decor idea, but it can also be quite disturbing. And, if that is the theme you are looking to set, then we suggest you get started with this idea right away!
For this idea, you will require a human prop along with a carved pumpkin with a monstrous face. Once you are done acquiring the objects, you simply need to assemble them together and make it convincing enough.
121. Hilarious Skeleton Decor Idea
Skeletons are always fun to work with! Just take a look at this illustration for example. We are quite confident that your guests will have a good chuckle when they come across this decor. If you are interested in working on this project, we suggest you buy a few skeleton props and get creative with them.
122. Skeleton Holding a Sign
If you have skeleton props lying around the house, you can make them hold funny signboards like the one featured in the illustration. You can also go for a darker vibe by painting bone-chilling messages on the signboard using creepy red paint.
123. Decorate your Fireplace with Bones and Skulls
Fireplaces are generally neglected during Halloween, but you can get creative with them to create something quite dramatic. Just take a look at the illustration for example. Stunning, isn’t it?
If you are interested in this project, you will need multiple skulls and bone props along with multiple white candles. Once you are done gathering all the items, you need to assemble them together randomly and finally, light up all the candles before your guests arrive.
124. Pumpkin Monster with Glowing Eyes
This is a slightly different take on the standing Pumpkin Monster we featured earlier on this list. However, this project is not meant for everyone, and if you are not skilled at arts, we suggest you try out another idea. On a more positive note, if you are comfortable with the papier-mâché technique, you can start working on this idea right away.
125. Creepy Skeleton Witches
If you want to take your Skeleton decor idea to the next level, then this is an epic way to do so. However, we must confess that there is no easy method to bring this project to fruition and you need to be quite adept at making papier-mâché objects if you are looking to execute this idea.
126. Halloween Themed Food
If you love adding the Halloween touch to anything and everything, then you must try out Halloween themed food. We suggest you follow the link mentioned below the image to find much more Halloween themed items.
127. The Haunted Tree
This is yet another Halloween decor idea for those who are skilled with making papier-mâché objects. If you believe you are up for the challenge, then we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the image to get the full step-by-step tutorial of the building process.
128. Witches Holding Hands
These quirky looking Witch props can be a great way to decorate your front lawn for Halloween. They are available for purchase in sets of 3, and if you are interested, we suggest you follow the link mentioned below the image.
129. Creepy Hands in a Wedding Gown
Last but not the least is this incredibly eerie Halloween decor idea. If you really intrigued by this idea, you will require many severed hand props, a wedding gown and a portable LED light.
First, hang the wedding gown from the ceiling in such a way that the bottom part touches the ground. For the hands, we suggest you attach them to a base before you place the entire structure under the gown. Make sure that you circularly arrange them so that it creates the illusion that the wedding gown is inflated. Finally, place the LED light in the center and switch it on.
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Happy Halloween !