Halloween Ideas …
Re-create your favorite TV crime drama this October!
Drape fake crime scene tape around your front yard, or line your sidewalk and porch with it.
Splash plenty of fake blood around on the sidewalk or walls (first make sure it won’t leave a stain).
Lay down a chalk outline on the sidewalk and greet trick-or-treaters dressed as a police officer or in tattered clothes, splattered with fake blood.
Fake body parts are the perfect props for this gory scene. Leave a bloody arm or a pair of boots sticking out from under the hedges, or hide a stuffed dummy or mannequin in the shadows just outside the porch light.
If using realistic body parts sounds too gory, you can set up a great crime scene with pumpkins.
Just carve faces, put a plastic sack of fake blood in each one and spend a fun afternoon smashing and chopping them to create your vegetable victims.
If you’re a fan of creature features, you know that science gone awry can create monsters—and you can stage a toxic spill right in your front yard.
A fog machine can blanket the area in steam. Give the steam a sickly glow with bright green lights or strategically placed glow sticks. Put up a few radiation warning or biohazard signs.
You can find all sorts of mutant monsters or animal figures at most Halloween supply stores, and you can also use pumpkins for your cast of mutants.
Visit the local pumpkin patch and look for the lumpy ones with strange growths, or buy green pumpkins or white ones. Whether you have props, pumpkins, or both, remember to apply a little glow-in-the-dark paint.
When the trick-or-treaters inevitably ignore all the warning signs, answer the door in a mad scientist costume with a lab coat splattered with glowing toxic ooze.
The Black Death is here. Warn your visitors with a few signs such as “Plague! Keep Out!” or “Beware the Black Death!”
Red paint hand-lettered on plywood works well for the medieval look, but you can also post a few modern biohazard signs, too. Light them with red or yellow spotlights or flashing lights.
Populate your front yard with plastic skeletons. Dress a few and pose them in the throes of death, or scatter skeletons and loose bones around the yard.
If you have enough props, build a pile of bones and post a sign advertising the “Plague Cemetery” or advising visitors to “Bring out your dead!”
If you have a plague outbreak, you’ll need hordes of plastic rats, large and small, to scuttle among the bones and terrify anyone who approaches your front door.
When you answer, make sure you look sick—pale skin and a few bluish black patches should do the trick.
The horror will be infectious.
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