Scary and Eerily Adorable DIY Halloween Costume Inspirations (Fourth Edition)

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Here I am dressed as a magician for a Halloween party. Got most of the stuff from a resale store. Hat includes a bunny, scarves, and wand.

While you may have an assortment of costumes at any Halloween or holiday store, a lot of them don’t seem to offer viable choices. Many may have sexy costumes for women which may not be suitable for a wholesome audience. And there are even sexy costumes for things that shouldn’t be. Yet, for added creativity, many would prefer to make their own. After all, you’ll see plenty of inspirations from craft stores and resale shops when I’ve looked for some ideas on Pinterest to show to you. Some may consist of scary monsters you’re used to seeing on Halloween. Some may be of pop culture characters or mundane things. While some might be made around an original concept entirely. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of unique DIY costumes for Halloween inspiration.

  1. Uh, I think you should look in a back mirror.
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Her dog is situated in her butt cheeks. Wonder how she’ll exclaim that.

2. “Come and play with us, Danny.”

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They’re supposed to be the Grady twins from The Shining. Don’t want to run into them in a hallway.

3. Someone must’ve made a mess in the kitchen.

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This boy is clad in a picnic table cloth draped on him. And he’s got a pot on his head while holding a dish of spaghetti and meatballs.

4. Don’t you dare cross this tiki warrior.

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However, remember that tiki figures are Polynesian gods. But you often see them at tiki restaurants.

5. Would you like a little ear of corn?

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Well, this doesn’t seem hard to make. Just a thick vest and egg carton. So cute.

6. Paul Bunyan always sticks by his blue ox Babe.

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Makes a great couples costume idea. He gets to dress like a giant lumberjack. She gets to wear a blue outfit with horns.

7. Don’t you just love these graceful jellyfish?

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They attached jellyfish tentacles to their transparent umbrellas. But remember you don’t want to be stung by them.

8. Behold, the ever chilling ice queen.

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If Queen Elsa was in a horror movie, she’d look like this. Chilling, isn’t she?

9. You wouldn’t want this wolf to blow your house down.

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They’re supposed to be the 3 little pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. Perfect for families.

10. If you can’t afford to be Batman, be Low Budget Man.

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And his low budget shows with a trash bag cape and masking tape. Yet, don’t expect him to be badass like Batman since he can’t afford those expensive gadgets.

11. Apparently, aliens have come to earth.

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Okay, he only seems like he’s being abducted by aliens. Yet, it’s just a Halloween costume.

12. These children are all prepared to leave the shire.

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Seems like someone really likes Tolkein. Includes Gandalf, Bilbo, Legolas, and Gimli.

13. Lisa Frank always inspires rainbow fun.

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If you were a girl in the 1990s, you had to have some Lisa Frank stuff. And yes, you can use plenty of rainbow combinations.

14. You’ll always bring the funky music with a disco ball.

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Wonder how you can put so many mirrors on this one. Like the matching hair though.

15. Halloween is always a time of good, clean fun.

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Consists of a guy in a robe, woman in bath tub, and baby loofah. Also, the dog is a rubber duckie.

16. All bow down to the Pumpkin king and queen.

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Each one has a jack-o’-lantern head and crown. I’m sure you can get all the stuff at any Halloween store.

17. A house always needs a garden.

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She has a house on her head and flowers in a watering can. Hope you can smell the flowers.

18. On Halloween, it’s countdown to blast off.

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The kid’s dressed up as a USA rocket ship. So it’s one small step for trick or treating.

19. Just need to make a few stops.

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This kid is a garbage man. While his wagon is a garbage truck.

20. Care for a sweet, frozen treat?

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Ice cream costume mostly consist of 2 large pieces of cardboard. While the pom poms are sprinkles.

21. She’s bursting with tentacles.

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Since she’s supposed to be an octopus. Even has tentacles on her arms and legs.

22. It’s not Halloween without a scary story from this man.

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He’s dressed as Edgar Allan Poe. Even has his own raven.

23. Want a bit of sauce on your little taco?

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The mom is dressed as a sauce while the baby is a taco. Not sure if the baby is liking it right now.

24. Nobody could resist some sugary cotton candy.

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Well, she seems so sweet. Guess someone put a bag on her with pink cotton balls.

25. Now this is a real family circus.

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This is a family dressed up as circus performers. And please, don’t feed the little lion in the wagon.

26. This space family is out of this world.

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Dad is the solar system while the mom is the rocket. And the baby is a little astronaut.

27. Watch out for the grammar police!

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She’ll put you in for a long sentence including 10 years of punctuation with plenty of verb conjugating visits. So know your nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, participles, conjunctions, and interjections.

28. You wouldn’t want to be underwater in a shark tank.

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Don’t worry, he’s fine since it’s his Halloween costume. Though it would’ve been great for Shark Week.

29. These three are just a group of tourists.

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They could just also be people at a Jimmy Buffet concert. Yet, you’re guessing they’ll probably be in Hawaii or the Caribbean.

30. There’s nothing special about these 2. They’re just a couple of guys from Scranton.

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Indeed, they’re Dwight and Jim from The Office. Though identity theft isn’t a joke.

31. Anyone would love this little pineapple.

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She wears a yellow dress with a pineapple top on it. Not to mention, she wears sunglasses since pineapples grow in warm climates.

32. “I’m afraid of no ghost.”

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This guy’s dressed as the Ghostbusters logo. Wonder how he got the plush “No” sign.

33. You won’t be scared of this little spider.

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This is a spider and web costume. Web mostly consists of a skirt. While spider costume includes legs.

34. You’ll be ready for school with these 3.

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Mom’s a pencil. Dad’s note paper. While the baby is an eraser. So cute.

35. You’ll crave for these animal crackers.

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These are the ones with icing and sprinkles. Come in pink and white.

36. Nothing cools you off like this little snow cone.

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Well, the baby is in a little triangular bundle. And wears a tiny rainbow wig. So cute.

37. Guess we’ll have to send him to the morgue.

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He’s all zipped up in a body bag. Can’t really determine the cause of death at this time.

38. There are some people who’d adore a unicorn.

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She has purple hair and a pink tail to match. Hope she gets points at the costume contest.

39. She needs some milk with her Froot Loops.

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She’s basically a bowl of cereal. Yet, still carries the spoon in Twister.

40. This little Energizer Bunny keeps going and going….

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Just slap a drum to a pink bunny costume and you’ve got it made. Still, this little one is so cute.

41. This boy better not get stuck without a paddle.

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For he’s supposed to be a little boat. Though he’s wearing swim goggles.

42. “It’s rainin’ men!”

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You can just put pictures of screen hotties from an umbrella. And you’re good to go.

43. “I’m just a bill, yes, I’m only a bill. And I’m sittin’ here on Capitol Hill.”

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He’s the famous Schoolhouse Rock character who teaches you about the American legislative process. Also figures prominently in a lot of political satire.

44. She’s ready for takeoff.

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Here’s a little aviator on her pink plane. She can’t fly it, but she’s adorable nonetheless.

45. You’d think this boy is fresh out of the oven.

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Since he’s a pizza. And it’s topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, olives, peppers, and basil leaves.

46. Make Halloween costumes worthy to phone home about.

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They’re supposed to be the kids from E. T. While the boy has the alien in front of him.

47. Real men eat spinach.

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They’re Popeye and Olive Oyl. And he’s got 2 anchors on his arm.

48. This seahorse is out of his water.

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His costume seems quite elaborate. Wonder how much time and effort he put into that.

49. Look out! There’s a tornado full of sharks!

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This boy’s a sharknado. From a franchise known for being so terrible it’s funny.

50. Children always look forward to a visit from the tooth fairy.

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The tooth guy even has a crown. While the tooth fairy has her wings and tutu.

51. These 2 pilots always make it through the day.

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These babies sit in a little fighter plane wagon. Love their sunglasses. So cute.

52. Hope you’re willing to play with these pieces on the board.

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They’re chess pieces. One kid is a black king. The other is a white rook.

53. Would you want to be served by this German barmaid?

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She’s not exactly a St. Paul girl. But she’ll do fine for Ocktoberfest.

54. Seems like these foxes are quite fierce.

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They’re straight from Fantastic Mr. Fox. Since they’re wearing the clothes from the Wes Anderson movie.

55. You’ll find a cat under these wraps.

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This cat mummy costume seems easy enough. Ironically enough, they found a lot of real cat mummies in ancient Egyptian tombs.

56. This guy has decided to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Since people did it to raise money for ALS for some reason. Yeah, I don’t see the point.

57. Ever heard of Pink Freud?

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He’s basically the famed psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud wearing a hot pink suit. Yet, it’s mainly a play on Pink Floyd.

58. A future family always stays together in the galaxy.

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This one has the parents dress in silver. While the kids wear space suits and hold ray guns.

59. You’d think he had the “wurst” costume ever.

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He’s in lederhosen. Not sure if Germans even wear that except during Ocktoberfest.

60. So you think your baby is an Einstein?

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This seems quite easy. Just use cotton for the wig and mustache. While the shirt can say E=Mc squared.

61. On an epic adventure, Captain Steve Zissou goes in search of the ferocious Jaguar Shark.

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Just requires a red beanie and blue polo shirt. From The Life Aquatic.

62. She’s got her arms full of groceries.

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She’s basically a crate from the local grocery store. And she’s even got a receipt.

63. You’d almost think she was full of hot air.

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Yet, she’s got a lot of balloons above her since she’s a hot air balloon. So adorable.

64. Country singer Willie Nelson has gone on the road again.

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Actually, that’s woman dressed up as Willie Nelson. But she definitely nailed it.

65. Apparently, this boy is at the spin cycle.

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He’s a Whirlpool washing machine. Wait, I have a laundry basket just like that one.

66. With 4 kids, they can be a barbershop quartet.

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These kids are all dressed in striped vest, straw hats, and mustaches. So does this mean the baby is the baritone?

67. Oh, no, these kids have been kidnapped by aliens!

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Don’t worry, they’re just Halloween costumes. The aliens are plush. Still, kind of hilarious.

68. When will she get out of the shower?

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Actually, the shower is her costume. Even has a rubber duckie shower curtain.

69. “ABC it’s easy as 123. So simple as Do-Re-Mi.”

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They’re dressed up as the Jackson 5. Unfortunately, the youngest boy Michael will end up incredibly successful but very messed up.

70. “For my next trick, I’ll saw a woman in half.”

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Seems like she’s not at all thrilled with that. Yet, it’s just a magic trick.

71. Carrie White is the ultimate prom queen.

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Okay, she got pig’s blood dumped on her before she went all out on everyone. Still, this is spot on.

72. Want some milk with your cookie?

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The mom is milk while the baby is the cookie. So adorable and sweet.

73. This kid is about the bulldoze the neighborhood.

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Well, the kid is in a wheelchair. But his chair is equipped for construction.

74. A lawn flamingo always goes well with a little cactus.

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The flamingo costume seems kind of easy enough. Yet, the little cactus is so adorable.

75. Perhaps you can use a knight in shining armor.

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Sure the suit is made out of cardboard. While his sword and shield is made of wood.

76. He just stands there like a houseplant.

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Since he’s in his houseplant costume. So don’t forget to water him.

77. These women are all covered in tape.

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Well, they’re all dressed in caution tape. So they’re reserved for a crime scene investigation.

78. Who could ever resist this little rag doll?

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She’s supposed to be Raggedy Ann. And yes, her red wig is made out of yarn. So cute.

79. So do I get to walk or not?

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They’re Halloween costumes. One can walk while the other has to stop.

80. Want to order some takeout?

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I’m not sure if going as the takeout box is cultural appropriation. But I think it’s quite clever.

81. “Oppa Gangnam Style!”

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She’s Psi from that South Korean music video that went viral. And she wears the suit to match.

82. Someone’s popped up with butter.

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This is a toaster. Well, the wagon is a toaster. While the kid is toast.

83. A STEM professional can’t do math without her.

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Since she’s dressed as a graphing calculator. A must have for scientists and engineers.

84. Bow down to the young royals.

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I think they’re supposed to be Will and Kate at the royal wedding. And yes, I’m aware the hair color doesn’t match.

85. These little girls are straight from the 1950s.

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Since they’re wearing poodle skirts. Love their matching glasses. So adorable.

86. “Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.”

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Yes, he’s Walter from The Big Lebowski. And he’s got Donny in that Folgers coffee can. He also takes bowling very seriously.

87. Hey, Trump, a Mexican wants his ball back!

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Well, that’s a great rendition of Trump’s stupid border wall. Let’s just hope it’s stays a Halloween costume.

88. Would you want a bite from this Subway sandwich?

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Yes, this is a baby dressed as a Subway sandwich. Even has a hat with lettuce and tomato slices.

89. Hope you don’t touch this prickly porcupine.

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This is a baby dressed as a porcupine. Don’t worry, the quills are made out of construction paper.

90. Rain or shine, you’ll have a fun time.

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Dad is rain. Mom is sun. While the kid is a cloud in a rainbow wagon.

91. These 4 are ready for any project.

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They’re dressed as construction workers. Just need a hard hat and bright orange vests.

92. Even a baby dragon can spout a breath of fire.

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The fire is attached at the baby’s binkie. So adorable.

93. Always beware the bone collector.

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Well, she’s dressed as a witch. Yet, she carries an animal skeleton with her.

94. Nobody can resist a baby Prince.

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Everywhere he goes, it’s “Purple Rain.” He’s even got the mustache down.

95. These babies have come straight from the cabbage patch.

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They’re wearing crocheted wigs with yarn hair. Yet, they’re quite adorable nonetheless.

96. You’ll be mad not to ignore these party animals.

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These seem like rather simple costumes. Just get a nice outfit with animal ears or antlers along with a party hat.

97. She shines like a shooting star.

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She has ribbons attached to her sleeves. While she wears a star hat.

98. Got Twinkies?

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These are twins in a pack. And yes, they’re cuter than the ones from Hostess.

99. She’ll always direct the flow of traffic.

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After all, she’s dressed as a little traffic light. So will she let us stop or go?

100.  “We are the 3 Amigos and Amigos we always will be.”

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Yes, these boys are dressed like the 3 Amigos. Even the baby. And yes, their outfits are so well done.

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The Haunted World of Halloween Village Houses (Third Edition)

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Though village houses are more of Christmas tradition, you’ll find plenty of village houses with a Halloween touch since it’s such a popular holiday. However, unlike its tinsel and cotton snow counterparts, Halloween village houses are usually made to be haunted with ghosts, spiders, jack-o’-lanterns, witches, skeletons, zombies, and more. And plenty of companies are willing to oblige since catering to multiple holidays means more profits. Besides, some people love Halloween so much that they may have their own miniature haunted village in their house. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasury of spooky Halloween village houses. Enjoy if you dare.

  1. Found a few crows sitting on the roof.
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The roof seems quite fancy. Yet, you’d think it’s a Christmas house if it weren’t for the black birds and widow’s walk spikes.

2. A house of horrors can always use bright colors.

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This one is made from paper. Has a jack-o’-lantern on the chimney. Like the bats in the window.

3. Perhaps this house may be worth a scream.

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You see “Boo” on the front. While “Scream” is on the top. Enter if you dare.

4. You might not want to go near this abandoned shack.

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Yet, it seems to be a perfect haven for ghosts. Still, abandoned houses normally aren’t safe places anyway. Whether or nor they’re haunted.

5. This small house is a haven for giant spiders.

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There’s one on the roof. While you’ll find another some distance from the front door. I’m sure some will be freaked out by this.

6. Perhaps you might find a home with stripes.

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Well, this one is in black and white stripes. Wonder if Beetlejuice lives here.

7. Would you trick or treat at this house?

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This house is mostly black with dots near the front door. Still, the large spider on the roof is menacing.

8. A Halloween village should always revolve around a cauldron.

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This one even includes candles. Hope you can last a night in this place.

9. Sometimes a simple haunted house will do.

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This one has orange edging and a bon bon on the front. Got to like the orange trees though.

10. There’s a no better Halloween house like one with bats on the roof.

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You’ll also find a ghost at the door and tombstones in the front lawn. Love the orange shutters.

11. The Bride of Frankenstein always prefers a nice black house.

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Has a fancy white façade with a bats. While there’s a white pumpkin on the front lawn.

12. A fancy haunted house will surely suit your fancy.

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These were made with fancy paper on the façade. One has an orange roof and windows. The other has black.

13. If you love Tim Burton, then you’ll go crazy over this house.

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You’ll see characters from both Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. The latter which Tim Burton didn’t have much to do with.

14. Care to come in this small stone house?

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This one has a bare tree in the front lawn and a pumpkin on the porch. If it wasn’t in miniature, you’d almost mistake it for the real thing.

15. There’s nothing more haunted than a house of lavender.

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Even includes flowers and skulls. Got to love the black trees and cat.

16. You’d almost think this house has a life of its own.

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This one has a window etched in the façade. Topped with a raven.

17. Hope you don’t stop by this haunted house of horrors.

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This one uses a bluish wood on the outside. Has a black and silver roof.

18. I believe you’ll find this house covered in vines.

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Guess this one is consumed by a rather ravenous plant. Also seems like a good home for crows.

19. A wooden house always possesses as certain elegance.

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And I see a ghost coming out of a chimney. Look out for the branches.

20. You’ll only find toil and trouble at this house.

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This one has all kinds of fancy paper on the façade. Yet, you’ll see as skull and cross bones on the balcony.

21. Stop by a church covered in cobwebs.

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This is mostly made of paper with windows and spiders. Enter if you dare.

22. Some haunted houses aren’t built in the traditional sense.

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Kind of reminds me of a house from a Dr. Seuss story. Includes candles.

23. A witch’s house doesn’t have to be glamorous.

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This one has a witch and jack-o’-lantern in the window. Don’t mind the pumpkins outside the fence.

24. A black house is an ideal Halloween haunt.

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Includes bats of different colors and patterns. Has “Happy Halloween” in the front.

25. Best you avoid the ghosts of Spook Hill.

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Wonder what this train tower is supposed to do. Because I have no idea of its function.

26. You’ll find this white house quite batty.

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Sure the house mostly has windows. But you have to love the bats and black trees.

27. This small spooky house is worth a scream.

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I see it has a couple of jack-o’-lantern twins in the front. There’s also bats and a raven near the chimney.

28. You can’t beat a checked roof.

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You’d almost think this was straight out of a Tim Burton movie. Still, like the bats.

29. I suppose this is a witch’s house.

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Since the house is shaped like a witch’s hat. Though I like the triangular windows. So clever.

30. A purple haunted house will surely excite you.

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It’s all glittery with green Mardi Gras beads along the roof. Hope you enjoy being welcomed by a ghost at the door.

31. You don’t want to know what’s in the water.

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Guess the sewage empties right here. So it’s best you don’t drink the water.

32. To stand out, may I suggest a house of bright orange?

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This one has spiderwebs on the roof. Oh, and the Bride of Frankenstein also stands on the porch.

33. The top window has some shutters loose.

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This is a rather modest place. But the loose shutters give this house a haunted and abandoned feel.

34. I bet this house has been abandoned for years.

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This one seems really decrepit. Only the bats and crows live there now.

35. You’d be scared out of your mind to come to this house.

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I see a mummy coming out of the grave. While a witch minds her cauldron.

36. This haunt’s covered with cobwebs.

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This one has some fancy edging near the roof. Yet, the ghosts appear to feel at home among the cobwebs and lights.

37. An orange roof will draw plenty of scary creatures.

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Includes a bat, spider, and skeleton. And yes, it has a tower on the side which must contain a stairwell.

38. Please don’t cross this ramshackle house.

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Since this seems rather condemned. Has a shiny roof with bats on the chimney.

39. On haunted houses, 2 towers are better than one.

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Wonder what that purple stuff growing on it is. Also, what’s that green slime on the widow walks?

40. Nothing makes a Halloween house like a checked roof.

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Has a couple of bats on the top. Still, got to love the black trees and shutters.

41. Perhaps a sparkly orange house will intrigue you.

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This one has jack-o’-lantern lights along the roof. Includes trees with baubles and skulls on top.

42. Bet you’d like to check in this haunted abode.

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Says “Happy Halloween” between the floors. Don’t mind the ghosts that haunt here.

43. Come in the Hotel Hollow for a spell.

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Don’t mind the ghosts of people who died here. They don’t mean any harm.

44. Didn’t know a “boo” factory existed.

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Not surprisingly, it’s staffed by ghosts. Nonetheless, love the windows.

45. Care to stay in this small green house.

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This one has candy corn trees. While the tree outside is covered in cobwebs.

46. This house is covered with treats.

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However, try to avoid this place. Since the candy is used to lure children into a trap.

47. Why don’t you stay in this pumpkin trailer?

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I guess this is for the witch who’s living on a budget. Or can’t afford her own cottage.

48. I’m sure you’ll run into a modest trailer like this in Transylvania.

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This one has a tombstone in front of it. Like the awning though.

49. You’d swear this green house glows in the dark.

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Though I’m not sure if it does. Includes a skeleton and 2 jack-o’-lanterns.

50. Nothing scares on Halloween like zigzags.

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Has bats on the second floor. But watch your step since there’s as snake in the front lawn.

51. Seems like we got a couple of ghosts haunting this place.

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You’ll seem a couple of jack-o’-lanterns in the front. While one ghost goes through the tower.

52. A fancy purple house may be your ideal haunt.

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A ghost slides down the roof. Still, doesn’t seem to have many windows.

53. Care to trick or treat at this house?

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This one has bright green windows and fencing. While the walls say “trick or treat” for your spooky delight.

54. Watch out for the snake in the front lawn.

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Compared to the other houses this is quite colorful. Like the tree and bats.

55. How about a house with lace?

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This one even has a triangle window. Includes a couple of jack-o’-lanterns in the front lawn.

56. This haunted house is all spotty.

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This one has a bright green fence you’d think glows in the dark. While the bat in the tree is certainly menacing.

57. Care to come through the gates?

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This one has a ghost and bats on the roof. Yet, you have to like how it included iron wrought gates.

58. You’ll find a couple of ghosts haunting this purple house.

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You’ll also see a couple of spiders on the roof. Love the sparkly purple fencing.

59. Don’t want to know what’s behind the front door.

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Seems like a hand. Yet, I’d be more scared of the clowns in the front lawn.

60. A small house can be as tall as a tree.

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Has a ghost and bats on the roof. While 2 jack-o’-lanterns sit on the porch.

61. Perhaps a yellow house will suit your fancy.

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The bats and ghost are on the roof. While the jack-o’-lanterns are stacked in sparkling glitter.

62. Sometimes the roof has to match the lawn.

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This one has a skeleton hand on the base along with a leafless tree. Still, like the skull and cross bones near the roof.

63. A red brick house should do you quite nicely.

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Has a couple of jack-o’-lanterns on the bare tree. While there’s a broomstick at the front door.

64. A small purple house should delight you on dark and spooky nights.

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This one has orange shutters to stand out. Yet, I like the crescent moon on the front door.

65. Wonder what that skeleton is doing atop this house.

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Well, there’s no bones about that. Still, seeing a skeleton sitting there kind of freaks me out.

66. Bright colors bring out a festive flair.

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This one has a black roof with orange stripes. Includes a pipe cleaner snake.

67. Halloween could be a festive time at a country church.

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Has bats flying on the steeple. Like the witch legs in the flower pot.

68. A glittery purple house is an especially spooky sight.

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Has a spider web in the window and on top the bottom one. Like the hypnotized cats and purple tree.

69. Hope you can enter this orange house if you dare.

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Seems a bit dirty. And those two girls may be ghost. Also, a witch may live here.

70. You’d think this house was a raven sanctuary.

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Yet, you’d have to awe at the abundance of skulls. Love the ravens in hats.

71. This house is as haunted as advertised.

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Has 2 sets of gates, 2 bats, and 3 tombstones. While the branches on that tree are oh, so tangled.

72. This house is teeming with ghosts.

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Are those candy wrappers on the roof? Yet, you see some ghosts in a tree outside.

73. A Halloween house should always have a few jack-o’-lanterns.

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Well, there’s 3 of them in the front yard. While an orange spider is just above the door.

74. A small black cottage should suit any pumpkin man.

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It’s a rather small cottage. Love the raven on the roof.

75. You’ll find plenty of frights in this small house.

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This one has a lawn infested with cobwebs as well as few graves. Like the “Boo” on the roof.

76. A ghostly home can always do with a few flowers.

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Well, the ghost seems quite happy. Add a few skulls for eerie effect.

77. A glitter house should always be enhanced with jewels.

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The roof is lined with a string of beads. While it’s all topped with a red star. Like the red and blue trees.

78. Hope this black glitter house doesn’t scare you to death.

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Has “Boo” on the roof. while an orange ghost rises out of the chimney.

79. A Halloween home can do with a few candy corn kernels.

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Though candy corn is just sugar wax. Got to love the pumpkins nevertheless.

80. Seems like these ghosts don’t want to be disturbed.

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I see some eyes coming from the window and door. Love the black roof decorations.

81. You can do anything to make a house spooky.

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Includes cats with orange witch hats. Love the black tree with orange décor.

82. A bright green house can be spotted from a mile away.

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Has a boarded up top floor window. As orange trees with baubles surround the entrance.

83. Hope you don’t get scared by these ghosts.

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Seem to be in a different style than some of the other ones. Wonder what that one ghost is doing to that cat.

84. This house is virtually filled with pumpkins.

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Well, this one has jack-o’-lantern windows. Has a “Trick or Treat” sign in the yard.

85. A fancy house doesn’t have to be large.

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The windows inside are bright green. While the front yard contains a couple of skulls and bones.

86. You’ll find a lot of spiders creeping on this house.

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You’ll see plenty of spiders and spiderwebs. Like the hypnotized black cat.

87. This purple house has a few loose shutters.

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And it’s all in glitter. While you see some cobwebs on the roof.

88. A witch’s house should always come with its own spike.

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Has a jack-o’-lantern on each post. Yet, it’s quite a witchy abode.

89. A green house can always give a rather eerie glow.

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Wonder if this house used to be a birdhouse. Has a tree with black baubles and ghosts in the top window.

90. A bright orange house like this brings in the Halloween spirit.

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You’ll see a ghost and Frankenstein monster. Like the witch’s hat on the roof.

91. You might find a place like this quite scary.

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Even says “Scary” across the roof. While you see 2 trees, 2 skeletons, a black cat, and 2 jack-o’-lanterns in the front lawn.

92. Plants and cobwebs can always grace a haunted house.

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This one has black roses and black trees on it. while the cat walks on a spider web.

93. Someone must’ve taken a wrong turn.

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Apparently, a witch ran into this orange house. Hope she wasn’t drunk while on her broomstick.

94. A sparkly purple house is always spooky fun.

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This one has a fuzzy witch hat and a sparkly spider on the roof. While the mummy shows his hospitality.

95. Nothing makes Halloween like an orange glitter house.

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Has a witch flying over the roof. Enter if you dare.

96. A witch’s house should always have all the best.

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The lower floor is striped. While the whole hose is decorated with black, green, and orange flowers.

97. A girly vampire would enjoy a house of glitter pink.

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Instead of bats, it has black butterflies on the roof. So cute.

98. A fancy witch house should always have flowers.

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Has spiderwebs on the roof. but I love the flower decorations the best.

99. A pumpkin man would relish a house like this.

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Doesn’t seem quite haunted. Yet, the pumpkin guy enjoys this place just the same.

100. Perhaps you might prefer a candy corn house.

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This one is in all candy corn colors. And it’s sickeningly sweet nonetheless.

The Spooky World of Halloween Pumpkin Dioramas (Fourth Edition)

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One of my more popular Halloween posts revolves around pumpkin dioramas. In fact, every year when Halloween comes around, I usually get high stats with these decorations. These usually consist of a pumpkin with a haunted scene inside. Though the pumpkin in question usually comes from a craft store. Since real pumpkins have a lot of craft inside and usually decay in November. Yet, many of these scenes usually consist of haunted houses and grave yards. However, some can be quite creative, too. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of Halloween pumpkin dioramas.

  1. Please, come into this pumpkin house.
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This one includes a doorway, windows, and chimney. And it even lights up as if a witch lives there.

2. Best to keep away from this witch’s cauldron.

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Wonder what potions she must be brewing. Though seeing her on her broom, she might be out shopping.

3. Someone’s hand must be rising from the grave.

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This one uses the pumpkin parts so they won’t go to waste. Still, looks quite terrifying.

4. Death comes to the old haunted cemetery.

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Seems like this one was created with odds and ends. Not sure what to think about the overhead light.

5. Hope these kids have fun trick or treating.

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Seems like we got a ghost, scarecrow, and vampire. The jack-o-lanterns also seem quite expressive.

6. Looks like someone’s trapped in the Upside Down.

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Indeed, you’d find a few pumpkin dioramas relating to Stranger Things. Not sure when the next season will premiere.

7. Apparently, you’ll find these ghosts behind bars.

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Though they can leave at any time since they’re ghosts. Still, they look more cute than scary.

8. Cinderella emerges out of her lavish pumpkin carriage.

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This one is decked in jewels with a princess crown on top. And I guess the small pumpkins are supposed to be wheels.

9. It’s a starry night at the cemetery tonight.

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Doesn’t seem to be much her other than a skull and a jack-o’-lantern. But I love how it lights up inside.

10. Hope you stay out too late in this graveyard.

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Seems like the haunted house is made out of paper. Still, you have to like the skeleton on top wishing a Happy Halloween.

11. Care to hear a song from a skeleton band?

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Well, this isn’t the first Day of the Dead band pumpkin diorama. However, it seems situated on Hoskull feet for some reason.

12. You can never use too much bling for a pumpkin coach.

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This one has a couple of windows and gold encrusted pumpkin wheels. Not sure if having candles on the top is wise.

13. Be wary of the gold skull inside.

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And it’s inside a black pumpkin covered with cobwebs and large plastic spiders. Best you keep away.

14. Looks like ghosts are coming from that haunted house.

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There’s even some green light coming from inside. Hope that black cat isn’t freaked out.

15. Care to spend some time in the pumpkin patch?

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Seems like there’s a pumpkin patch inside the pumpkin. But no one to sell pumpkins on the stand.

16. Sometimes you got to add some teeth to increase the scares.

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For some reason, the pumpkin itself is more terrifying than what’s inside it. Hope those monsters don’t stay in the grave yard too long.

17. Even till death do they part doesn’t do justice for their love.

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Well, they’re a skeleton bride and groom. Yet, they have tied the knot in front of all their friends.

18. Want to guess what this witch is brewing?

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I don’t know. But these ghost trick-or-treaters behind the seem quite interested.

19. Open the door and you’ll find a whole new world inside.

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The door has a window for you to peak in. Nonetheless, it’s quite bright inside.

20. It always looks pretty outside near the fire.

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Only has pumpkins beside the lawn chair. Yet, the sky is filled with stars.

21. Best you don’t look at the monster down below.

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Here’s another pumpkin diorama from Stranger Things. And it seems the demagorgon is inside.

22. You don’t want to cross these 3 ghosts.

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This one uses old photos for the ghosts. Still, it’s quite creative.

23. It’s not scary unless it’s infested with cobwebs.

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There are plenty of skeletons inside. Some are even in fancy suits.

24. Perhaps you might want to see an elaborate skull inside.

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Don’t forget to put flowers inside, too. Love the jewel decorations around the opening.

25. Beware of the grim dog in the cemetery on Halloween night.

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Well, the dog is just made out of black construction paper. Also has skull lights for some reason.

26. Don’t forget to decorate with 3 jack-o’-lanterns on the table.

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Seems like someone’s preparing for a Halloween party. Wonder what the black cat is thinking.

27. Perhaps you’d like to see a scarecrow inside.

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Seems more like a fall pumpkin diorama than a Halloween one. So cute.

28. You’d better keep out this haunted house.

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You can see a figure on a bench. Haunted house must be made out of paper though.

29. Seems like a mummy has risen in this cemetery.

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Despite that mummies like that mostly come from ancient Egypt. But I can understand the grave yard setting.

30. The witch always goes into the woods to brew her potions.

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The inside mostly consists of paper crafts. Yet, the purple eeriness is pitch perfect.

31. Want to come in to this pumpkin house?

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Seems inhabited by skeletons. As one gets out of their coffin.

32. Didn’t really remember Hoth being an orange planet.

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Okay, this is a takeoff of Luke Skywalker squaring against the Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back. Nonetheless, this is pretty clever.

33. Perhaps you’d like to sit on a bench in the woods.

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You’ll find all kinds of plants inside. The bench has a pumpkin though. Love how it lights up.

34. Don’t like Halloween? This Thanksgiving diorama might suit you.

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After all, both holidays use pumpkins. Though Thanksgiving has a rather shady legacy in regards with the plight of Native Americans.

35. When the sun goes away, the ghosts come to play.

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There are even skeletons coming out of the graves. Best to watch your back.

36. All a witch needs is her little hut outside of town.

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Even her own house has a hat on. Comes with a witchy owl.

37. Nobody could resist a raccoon inside a pumpkin.

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Again, this is more of a fall pumpkin diorama. But the raccoon is so cute I couldn’t resist.

38. These scarecrows can always lend a hand.

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Seems more like a harvest diorama with scarecrows. So adorable.

39. Perhaps you might want to spend your fall days in a field.

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He’s on a bench with a squirrel and a scarecrow. As the leaves deck the straw.

40. Would you like to go for a swing?

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Yet, another fall pumpkin diorama. While the scarecrow has a smile on its face.

41. Nothing makes a fall night like seeing a scarecrow in the patch.

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Turns out it’s a scarecrow in a pumpkin patch with a black cat. And yes, it’s adorable.

42. Wonder what’s gotten into this witch.

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Since her feet are sticking out. Oh, wait, someone must’ve poured water on her.

43. Nobody can resist the pumpkins in this patch.

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They all seem to have rather unique faces. Also like the scarecrow.

44. Guess this witch better get on her broomstick and go.

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The witch is depicted within the full moon. Though she didn’t leave much behind.

45. You better try to avoid this haunted castle.

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Well, the castle is on a hill far in the background. Comes with a ghost and pumpkin tree guy.

46. There’s nothing touching like 2 skeletons embracing in the cemetery.

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The pumpkin seems to be of an odd shape. Yet, you have to love the touching reunion here.

47. It’s a scary sight inside this jack-o’-lantern.

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Inside, a skeleton contemplates upon meeting old friends. While it sits under a tree with a spiderweb.

48. The ghosts always love a graveyard smash.

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They frolic among the tombstones and the bare trees. Doesn’t hurt to have a few pumpkins, too.

49. You’d be pressed to find a cobweb infested forest.

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Though you’d find some pumpkins on the ground. While the purple light gives a scary glow.

50. Perhaps you’d like to enter this haunted house if you dare.

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This one emits green, yellow, and blue light from the inside. While the haunted house looks really decrepit that you’d think it’s been abandoned for years.

 

The Creepy, Crawly World of Scary Halloween Craft Projects (Fourth Edition)

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During the Halloween season, party stores can always make a killing selling costumes and decorations. After all, you can find all kinds of décor at any store this time of year with a spooky edge. You’ll find cobwebs, skeletons, pumpkins, bats, and other décor galore. However, there are plenty of people who love Halloween so much that they’d rather make their own. They may use old clothes to make a scarecrow. They might buy supplies from a party or craft store and add their own personal touch. Over the years, I’ve shown you various Halloween crafts many could make to enrich their home and I do the same for this year. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of spooky Halloween craft projects. Enjoy if you dare.

  1. Perhaps you might want some witch to greet you.
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This is a wooden witch with a crescent moon and a frog in her hair. Love her pigtails.

2. Greet your guests with this spider infested wreath.

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Is mostly black with sparkly orange spiders on them. Guaranteed to freak out the arachnaphobes in your life.

3. Any little witch would enjoy this jack-o’-lantern dress.

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You can even make 2 for sisters to match. And yes, they’re adorable.

4. There are no bones about this skeleton chandelier.

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Might want to go to a Halloween store to get some of the supplies. But you have to love how it’s covered in cobwebs and spiders.

5. Curl up on your couch this Halloween with these black cat pillows.

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These are just black pillows with cat features. Includes whiskers, eyes, and nose.

6. You know a witch lives here seeing this cauldron.

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You’ll find broomsticks, jars, and a raven inside. There’s even a sign reading, “Witches Way.”

7. No one could resist these Spooktacular monsters.

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Includes a block jack-o’-lantern, mummy, ghost, and Frankenstein monster. More adorable than scary though.

8. Bring in the Halloween spirit with these wooden jack-o’-lanterns.

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Each of these has their own decorative hats. But unlike real jack-o’-lanterns, you can keep them for years.

9. Care to enjoy a mummy bowling game?

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This is more of a kid’s game for a Halloween party. Yet, they’re nevertheless quite cute with wraps and googly eyes.

10. If you’re afraid of spiders, you might want to avoid a wreath like this.

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Yes, it’s another spider wreath. But this one has way more spiders and cobwebs.

11. You’d be pressed not to avoid wondering what’s in this witch’s brew.

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This is more of a lawn display. Yet, I uses a lot of compelling special effects.

12. Grace your ghastly table with this skull bouquet.

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Contains all the fall flowers and foliage your heart desires. Though most of them can easily be found on grave stones since they’re fake.

13. Deck your Halloween home with this spooky tree.

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Unlike Christmas trees, these Halloween trees can look as scrawny as you want it to. Since we’re going for spooky here.

14. Wonder what’s cooking in this witch’s cauldron.

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Seeing how the potion’s brewing a purple glow, you wouldn’t want to try. Still, love the visual effects.

15. Feel free to take some candy from this pumpkin.

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Just take a candy bar from the mouth. Kind of a handy way to serve trick-or-treaters.

16. Hope you enjoy these eerie plates.

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Though these are mainly for scary display only. One depicts a skull and bones. The other a monstrous jack-o’-lantern.

17. Perhaps you don’t want to be scared of this haunted house.

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This is mostly a kid’s dollhouse spray painted black. Then decked with Halloween décor for a more spooky impact.

18. Nothing brings scary fun like a ghost in a jar.

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Well, that’s a clever idea. But you don’t want to know what happens when these ghosts get out of the jars.

19. Greet your guests with a whole arch of jack-o’-lanterns.

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Obviously, these are mostly fake pumpkins from craft stores. But each one has a unique expression.

20. This wreath at your front door will drive guests batty.

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Just consists of a ring with some bats, striped string, and ribbons. Doesn’t seem hard to make at all.

21. Impress your ghastly guests with this festive Halloween wreath.

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Includes a smiling skull with hat and legs. But I love the bow and other decorations.

22. Perhaps your trick-or-treaters would love this candy corn panel.

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Though I have to admit that candy corn is utterly disgusting. Yet, this panel is quite charming.

23. Show your scary side with this skull glass block.

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The skull and bones are mostly painted. And it’s tied with a black bow.

24. Light up your haunted house with these black candles.

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Most of these are made out of paper towel rolls and fake candles. Nonetheless, they create an eerie feel in the dark.

25. These pumpkin jars make handy candle holders.

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Yet, each has an orange touch and a funny face. Perfect for any Halloween home.

26. You’ll find a raven on this encased pumpkin.

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Well, it’s quite ingenious if you ask me. But the raven calls from a branch.

27. You can light up your haunted home with these lantern pumpkins.

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Each of these has a lantern painted on them. And each is cut to let the light shine through.

28. These pumpkin lights can illuminate any tree.

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Each of these pumpkins is a small origami box. But each has a face making you smile.

29. Perhaps you might find a crow or bat in these jars.

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Of course, you won’t find anyone in them. Yet, the illustration is spot on.

30. Wonder what’s burning in these baskets.

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Actually, they’re supposed to be cauldrons. While the fire mostly consist of string lights and cloth.

31. On Halloween, it’s best you creep it real.

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Mostly consists of a welcome mat painted in green and black. Love the slime flowing from the top.

32. Light up your haunted home with this spider lamp.

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Well, this lamp has spiders dangling from the wire shade. But the candle is fake.

33. Know the time of day with this monster clock.

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As you can see, it’s quite large. But it comes iwth a jaw frame and a tail pendulum.

34. A painted bottle like this might make you wonder what’s inside.

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This depicts a night sky with a full moon and bare tree. Love it though.

35. Apparently, someone must be trapped within this mirror.

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Actually this is more of a portrait painting with trapped hands. Love how it goes with the snake candle holders.

36. There must be a bat infestation in these sticks.

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This seems a rather simple decoration. As long as you can cut up bats that small.

37. For a more fancy Halloween party, this black tulle wreath is for you.

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Has a black raven with orange, black, and purple flowers. Love this.

38. A wreath like this can really shake you to your bones.

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Since it’s mostly a skeleton wreath. Contains a lot of skulls and spiders.

39. Apparently, this ghost really shines in the dark.

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It’s mostly a sheet draped over a frame of lights. But yes, it’s quite effective if you ask me.

40. You can always fill a jack-o’-lantern with flowers.

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Well, they mostly consist of orange fall flowers. But the jack-o’-lantern doesn’t seem to mind.

41. Perhaps this purple raven wreath will suit you nicely.

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Includes purple flowers and gold leaves. Still, you have to admire its beauty.

42. On this wreath, it’s crawling with snakes.

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This one mainly has green snakes on the inside. Guaranteed to freak out Indiana Jones. Also contains a Medusa face.

43. This raven will light up your haunted one.

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It sits on a bony hand and contains a candle inside a jar. Great for any Halloween home.

44. Need any scares? Fright this way.

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This panel has a bony hand pointing in a general direction. Still, it’s quite clever.

45. Greet any guest to your haunted hideaway with this shiny wreath.

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It’s mostly black with a spiderweb and skulls. Love the flowers, too.

46. You’d be scared to see these black candles.

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These candles seem to light from the inside as well. And they’ve been melted for quite some time.

47. Perhaps a jack-o’-lantern among the fall scenery will suit your fancy.

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This one is in a flower pot and inside a tall lantern. Love the sunflowers though.

48. You can hold anything with a skeleton hand.

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One holds some dead flowers. The other holds a small white pumpkin.

49. You’ll find the candles infested with spiders and cobwebs.

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Okay, the spiders are plastic and the cobwebs are fake. Still, guaranteed to scare your guests.

50. Perhaps a candy corn wreath will strike your fancy.

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Since decoration is the only thing candy corn seems to be good for. Like the black flowers though.

51. Open this paint stick coffin if you dare.

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Yes, it’s a coffin made with paint sticks that’s painted black with a skull and cross bones. Yet, you probably don’t want to know what’s inside.

52. These are just skeletons enjoying an afternoon at the park.

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Each of them dons a top hat, cane, and tie. And yes, they’re perfect gentlemen.

53. A lantern with a witchy decoration might suit your fancy.

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Has a witch’s hat with pumpkins. Love the ribbons.

54. Nothing beats a bonfire like skulls in the fire pit.

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Wonder what these skulls are made of. Though I hope they’re fire resistant.

55. These flowers were planted in rather bloody pots.

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Okay, they’re painted to drip blood. Yet, even with flowers, they’re quite gruesome if you ask me.

56. Impress your guests with this wreath of black flowers.

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Well, the black roses are definitely fake. While the wreath is touched with a black bow of tulle.

57. I don’t think you want to go into the water.

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Okay, these are fake hands reaching out from a puddle. Guaranteed to make you scream.

58. Curl up on your couch with this pillow of crows.

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Consists of 3 crows perched in front of the full moon. Perfect for a Halloween couch.

59. A striped wreath is always haunted fun.

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Consists of felt orange, black, and white flowers. While it’s held up by a black ribbon.

60. These wooden black cats come 3 in a row.

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Wonder if they’re made from fence posts. Yet, each is touched with straw bows and googly eyes.

61. You’ll find plenty of bats in this case.

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Even lights up at the branches. Also, includes a shiny pumpkin.

62. Sometimes a simple spider wreath will do.

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Even includes a few felt flowers in fall colors. Yet, the spiders are covered in silver glitter.

63. Don’t forget to touch up your bottle bouquet with flowers.

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Each of these has a black or purple rose on top. While they’re all tied with a black lace ribbon.

64. For a more ornate Halloween, you might want to try some black lace candle holders.

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Well, the black lace covers the glass. And it seems all of these use the same pattern.

65. What’s that black curtain near the arch way?

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Think it’s supposed to be a haunted house fixture. Not sure what it’s made of though.

66. Nothing scares your guests more than this orange witch’s hat.

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You can even see it at night. Also has skulls on the flowers and dangling from the brim.

67. Don’t like wreaths? Use a Frankenstein Monster hanging.

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Seems like a rather friendly monster. Even has a bow in its hair.

68. You might not want to see this skeleton in the sky.

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Yet, he has his own skull pumpkin hot air balloon. And he seems quite proud of it.

69. When you come in, leave your witch stuff at the door.

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Indeed, it seems like some witches live here after all. Though it’s hard to say how many.

70. With black candles, it always helps to have a black candelabra.

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They even come in 3 varieties. Just name how many. Love these.

71. Nobody could resist a couple of pumpkin candles.

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They’re made out of wood with fake flames. And they’re decorated with a small wreath.

72. Perhaps you might want some outdoor candles as well.

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Well, this is more of a column with a cracked top. But the candles are melted and held above by a skeleton.

73. Apparently, a witch has fallen into her own cauldron.

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You can even see her legs sticking out. Though the brew is made out of green fluff.

74. There’s nothing cuter than some monstrous amigurumi.

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Includes Frankenstein monster, ghost, vampire, black cat, and girl in black. And yes, they’re so eerily adorable.

75. Got old wine bottles? Paint some haunted images on them.

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Contains a spider on one and a skull and bones on another. The middle one just has black and white stripes.

76. Care for a crow on a perch?

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Okay, the bird isn’t real. But it sure as hell looks intimidating and badass.

77. You might want to run from these hanging ghosts.

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They basically consist of 3 heads under a transparent sheet. So you best get the materials from a craft store.

78. Greet your haunted guests for your party with this festive Halloween wreath.

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It’s a grapevine wreath with black, orange and purple baubles. And it’s tied with an orange and zigzag bow.

79. Grace your Halloween home with this haunted pallet.

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Depicts a witch on a broom flying among a full moon. Great for any Halloween home.

80. Apparently, the trees have eyes.

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Just stick a pair of large ides inside a billowing tree. It’s as simple as that.

81. Looks like we have a couple witches brewing something.

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It’s more of a silhouette as you can see. But it comes with a lantern.

82. Make a monstrous impression with this tulle monster wreath.

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Comes with gnashing teeth and a plaid red bowtie. Still, you can’t help but love it.

83. A Halloween decomesh wreath is always festive.

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This one has green ribbon, purple flowers, and orange berries. Great for any Halloween party.

84. Beware the owl with the red eyes.

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It’s a an owl painted black with red eyes. Some may find it quite terrifying.

85. Best you be careful around these black cats.

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Or black pumpkin cats to be more specific. Their eyes even glow.

86. This pumpkin clock will always tell you the time.

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And it seems to give a rather eerie smile. Wonder if it was made by a real pumpkin.

87. Want some dead rats in a jar?

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Okay, these are really disgusting. Seriously, rats in formaldehyde jars? Ugh…

88. Even a witch shoe has to shine.

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This one has stones on the heel and a spider web inside. So even witches have to stay in fashion.

89. You’ll find a wreath like this at a witch’s house.

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Says “Come Sit a Spell.” Comes with a broomstick and striped orange ribbon.

90. Feel free to get some candy from this Frankenstein monster basket.

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This one is made from a wooden basket with a Frankenstein monster face. Nonetheless, it’s adorable.

91. Perhaps a simple yarn wreath is all you need.

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This one just has a felt bat and moon. Not scary but quite impressive.

92. Nobody can resist the spells of these amigurumi witches.

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Each of these has a unique hair color and style. But they’ll nevertheless enchant you with cuteness.

93. Would you want to curl up with this monkey?

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Okay, it may have its face busted. But you have to love the jack-o’-lantern on its chest.

94. A black tulle wreath should always have black flowers.

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Includes some feathers and orange roses, too. Lovely to have on your front door.

95. A witchy penguin will always enchant.

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And here this amigurumi penguin gazes over a cauldron while sitting on pumpkin. So cute.

96. Wonder if anyone has their eye on you.

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Well, it has an eye on the front. It’s drawn but you don’t want to kid yourself.

97. A wreath of white feathers is always worth a scare.

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Comes with a black bow near the bottom. Quite lovely to say the least.

98. Seems like this wreath is covered with cobwebs.

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Yes, it’s another spider wreath. But this one is more covered with cobwebs than the others on this post.

99. Nobody can resist a spell from a monkey witch.

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This amigurumi monkey wears a hat and a cape. Even carries a broomstick. So cute.

100. Don’t like wreaths? Hang this witch hat on your door.

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This one has legs and a decomesh brim. Also decorated with spiders and webs.

The Wonderful World of Scarecrows (Fourth Edition)

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Now that it’s fall, it’s the season for scarecrows. Though I’m not sure if any of these can actually scare crows away from your garden vegetables or crops. Or at least once the birds pick at it and realize it’s just a mere figure of straw and old clothes that doesn’t do much of anything. Yet, people still make them anyway for their fall décor. There are even contests. Most of these consists of a mannequin dressed in old clothes and stuffed with straw. Yet, you’ll find a few made of metal and other materials. Some don’t even have clothes on at all. Of course, some people decide to get creative with these guys. So some of them can be well beyond the farmer image we’re used to. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of delightful scarecrows for the fall.

  1. Birds better watch out for this woman in black.
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Indeed, she has red hair. Yet, she could be a witch for all you know.

2. There’s nothing like an afternoon tea in the garden.

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Each lady has a bouquet of flowers on her lap. Also, love their hats.

3. I guess his name is either “Buckethead” or “Metalman.”

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Well, he has a bucket for a head. But his trunk mostly consists of a trash can. While his limbs are air pipes.

4. Sometimes you don’t need an old skirt if straw will do.

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The only clothing she has is a shawl full of holes. Yet, you have to like her straw dress and hat.

5. Have room for an old crow?

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This one has a crow head. While crows are normally sharp, this one doesn’t have a lot of fashion sense.

6. You will be delighted with this happy chef.

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He’s made out of straw in a chef’s outfit. Yet, you won’t find him in any restaurant kitchen.

7.  “Yer a wizard, Harry.”

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These are Harry Potter and Hagrid. Yet, the Hagrid one kind of gives the creeps. Since he comes off as a frightening cult leader.

8. This woman has a rather colorful disposition.

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She has a rather loud coat draping her outfit. Yet, I love her hat the best.

9. You can’t doubt her flower power.

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She’s wearing a flower skirt with a flower sash and scarf. She even has flower eyes.

10. I have to admit, her skirt is quite trashy.

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Okay, her skirt is a trash can and chicken wire. Yet, her head is a real can.

11. “I call this number, ‘Pumpkin Spice Blues.'”

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Just a scarecrow with a guitar. You’d almost think he’s actually singing.

12. This gardener is all tin cans.

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Seems more tin man than the Tin Man. And you don’t even need oil for him either. Though he’s prone to rust.

13. All she wants to do is sit and knit.

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Seems like she’s knitting a scarf. Yet, please don’t watch. Since it just seems weird.

14. This bonnie lass always loves tending her garden.

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She wears a tam, kilt, boots, and a sweater. So she can tend in all kinds of weather.

15. Seems like this guy has gone to the pond.

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He’s just sitting down with a hoe across his lap. Not sure what he’ll use it for.

16. Bet you didn’t see this little scarecrow.

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She even carries her own security blanket. Though I’m sure this is made out of old clothes for small children.

17. Don’t mind her. She’s just taking notes.

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She’s supposed to be a schoolgirl. Even has her own desk. So cute.

18. This pirate captain swings above his buried treasure.

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And who’s popping out from the treasure chest? However, remember that real pirates don’t have buried treasure since they didn’t expect to live very long.

19. You can surmise that she’s kind of flat.

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Well, she’s made from an ironing board with a pot head. And she’s holding a pot of flowers.

20. The flowers should always match the dress.

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She has pink flowers on her hat while wearing a white dress with pink prints. I guess the hair is made of straw.

21. A straw hat goes well with a white dress.

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She holds a basket of flowers and stands next to a flower wagon. Love her hat.

22. Well, this pothead is sitting pretty.

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This guy’s has a potted plant for a head. Still, that suit is snazzy.

23. He’s just a guy on top of his horse.

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Yes, that horse is made out of straw, too. And the guy has a jack-o-lantern had.

24. Seems like this guy has quite the rabbit ears.

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Interesting, his head is an old TV. And he has a bunny in hand.

25. Popeye always stays at port with his Olive Oyl.

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Here they are in their cartoon glory. Popeye even has a can of spinach.

26. Didn’t think I’d see a cowboy on his own lawn.

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Kind of reminds me of Woody from Toy Story for some reason. By the way, the gray cloth things are either guns or hands.

27. Guess he’s a goalie for H.E. Double Hockey Sticks.

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He’s supposed to be an undead hockey player. Though he will only skate when hell freezes over.

28. You’d almost think they’re well-dressed country bears.

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They’re bear scarecrows in suits. Love their hats. So adorable.

29. With Tinkerbell’s fairy dust, Peter Pan can fly.

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Yet, Peter Pan is a really creepy story. Yet, this is a good likeness.

30. This guy’s rather sunny.

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He’s dressed in white with Easter eggs in front of him. But you have to love his sunflower mane.

31. Sometimes you got to make a big impression.

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Well, a giant scarecrow will certainly scare the birds away. Despite that he seems kind of friendly if you ask me.

32. Apparently, this orange man’s about to go on a Twitter rant.

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Yes, that’s an angry pumpkin-headed Donald Trump screaming over not getting his way, again. Complete with tiny doll hands. This is perfect.

33. There’s something divine about this broom angel.

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She has her halo and wings. While she demonstrates her hospitality through a fan.

34. This seems like a job for Sir Pumpkinhead.

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You’d think they’d have a scarecrow Renaissance Festival with this guy. Yet, he’s not wearing a helmet.

35. How much longer do you think this guy will stay on the fence?

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This is a Humpty Dumpty scarecrow. But when he falls, you can’t put him back together again.

36. Hope you don’t bale on this scarecrow.

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He’s made out of hay. Has bales for a head and body. Square bales for arms.

37. You’d be board if you don’t view this lady in red.

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Well, she’s made out of wood planks. But she carries a fork and birdhouse just the same.

38. She comes outside in her straw hat and blue raincoat.

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And here she’s on the side of the road with yellow flowers in her hands. Still, she’s so lovely.

39. This scarecrow’s sawing logs.

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And he’s using am manual saw. Mostly because you wouldn’t use a chainsaw in a scarecrow display.

40. Even a fall bride should have a sensational gown.

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Wonder if that’s an old wedding dress. Wouldn’t be surprise. But her head is a pumpkin.

41. Hope you enjoy this scarecrow clown.

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On second thought, he’s kind of creepy. Wonder if he can give Pennywise a run for his money.

42. They always wanted a seaside wedding.

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Well, the seaside seems hardly picturesque. But the bride is exquisitely stunning.

43. You’d think she was a certified flower child.

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She stands with high boots and shorts. While smiling as her long blond hair drapes onto her shoulders.

44. Strange to see promgoers during the daytime.

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The three are under an umbrella. Wonder if those are actually prom dresses.

45. This scarecrow is all plastic.

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Well, almost all plastic. But everything about him is recycled for sure.

46. “Open wide.”

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Fittingly enough these dentist scarecrows are in front of a dentist office. Guess they want to drum up business.

47. Nobody can resist a girl with an umbrella skirt.

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Her skirt is even embroidered with flowers and butterflies. She also wears a hat of leaves.

48. This scarecrow is all pots.

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This one has a flower pot body with straw at the edges. Love the straw headdress.

49. Perhaps you might want to meet a lady from under the sea.

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She’s supposed to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Or at least inspired by her. Yet, her hair has seashells while her fish tail is covered with CD scales.

50. There’s nothing like hanging out at Snoopy’s doghouse.

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This is a scarecrow display of Peanuts. Yet, Charlie Brown wears a prize ribbon. Must’ve impressed the judges enough.

51. This wooden lady’s got a flower pot in each hand.

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Here she holds them high though the plants are dying. Still, she rocks that straw hat.

52. Heard this guy was quite the rake.

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Well, a green rake with autumn leaves. But he’s adorable just the same with his sunflower eyes.

53. Looks like he’s struck out with the baseball in his mouth.

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This is from Disneyland in California, by the way. And yes, he plays for the Scarecrows.

54. This scarecrow has gone to the next hole.

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Not sure how he’s doing. But at least he’s not golfing at a Trump property.

55. Apparently, the news seems to be on the Dark Side.

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Had to put a Darth Vade scarecrow at some point. The cape is made out of a trash bag, by the way.

56. With him, there are always springs attached.

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Since he mainly consists of a mattress frame. I’m sure he’ll scare the crows in the patch.

57. Apparently, this pickup truck has gone haywire.

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But don’t worry, a straw mechanic is on the job. Sure his head is made of pumpkin, but you get that.

58. You have to love a dad who goes out with his kids.

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Here he’s with his kids dressed in their costumes. Though he and his older son are real jug heads.

59. Apparently, Gulliver has 99 problems at Liliput.

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This is a takeoff of Gulliver’s Travels. Yet, you have to admire whoever managed to pull this display off.

60. Got phone problems? This guy’s on the job.

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Though he’s not on a telephone pole. Yet, this is quite amazing to see.

61. She’s just as simple country girl of the dirt.

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She wears a gingham dress and apron with a straw hat. And she brings her own gardening gloves.

62. These undead Mexicans are in the mood for some tequila.

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Bet this is to commemorate Dia de los Muertos. Love the roses in their mouths.

63. “Quoth the scarecrow, ‘Nevermore.'”

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Yes, Edgar Allan Scarepoe himself. Comes with a raven and tell-tale heart per his stories.

64. Don’t mind the old lady and her pink camel.

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Indeed, it’s quite cartoonish looking with the woman’s long nose. But it’s quite original and clever that she won a prize.

65. These scarecrows know that fall is leaf raking time.

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And they got the rakes out and are ready to roll. Yet, one rides in the wheelbarrow.

66. He’d like to try some Alpine skiing.

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Though I’m not sure if that’s feasible. Since skiing is a winter activity.

67. You’d expect these ladies to sing their hearts out.

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They’re a scarecrow chorus. Choir robes and all.

68. Seems like this wedding is a rather straw occasion.

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This is a take off for the royal wedding. Not sure if it’s for Prince William or Prince Harry though.

69. “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”

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Well, they’re supposed to be Mexican banditos. And their sombreros are made of straw.

70. Guess we got a pothead family on our hands.

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Guess the pots run in the family. Yet, their hair goes in all directions.

71. Bet these scarecrows make you want to rock and roll all night.

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They’re KISS scarecrows. Each one has a white pumpkin head with their face on it.

72. This Mexican lady has looks to die for.

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Well, she is kind of dead as you can see. Since she’s a scarecrow for Dia de los Muertos.

73. Nothing beats roasting marshmallows at the campfire.

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These are just Boy Scouts camping. But they seem to have good time.

74. You wouldn’t like this scarecrow when he’s angry.

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This is a scarecrow Hulk. And yes, his shirt is ripped and bursting with straw.

75. Anyone would love to see an autumn fairy in the garden.

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She’s decked in a tie-dye dress of autumn colors. And wears a mask of gold with a leaf crown.

76. Dracula wants to suck her blood.

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Yet, he seems quite alive in the daytime. Thought vampires hate the sun.

77. You’ll have no worries with this scarecrow.

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Well, it’s supposed to be a scarecrow of Simba from The Lion King. His mane is made of yarn.

78. She’s just getting her hair done at the salon.

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Here she sits with curlers in her hair. While her locks are blow dried.

79. This activist wants you to save the pumpkins.

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Well, she’s for breast cancer awareness. The pumpkins are boobs.

80. With scarecrows like these, you’d want to say, “cowabunga!”

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These are scarecrow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And yes, they come with pizza.

 

The Dollhouse World of Miniatures

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When many of us are kids, we may have dollhouses we’d play with from time to time. They may be part of a set or homemade. Yet most will come with a family along with all kinds of furniture and accessories which are sometimes sold separately. However, while dollhouses have primarily been a domain for children, their collection and crafting can also be a hobby for many adults. Think Lester Freamon in The Wire who likes making dollhouse furniture. Nonetheless, today’s dollhouses trace their history back 400 years to the European baby house display cases that showed idealized interiors, which first appeared in the 16th century. These displays mostly consisted of cabinet display cases consisting of individual rooms.  Yet, unlike most dollhouses you’d find at Wal Mart today, these were handmade with architectural details and filled with miniature household items that weren’t made to a uniform scale even within an individual house. These were solely made for adults. And no, the reasons had nothing to do with safety concerns since child labor was rampant back then. But more because these early dollhouses were often status symbols of rich people who could afford them in England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Not to mention, they often cost as much as a house. Smaller houses with more realistic exteriors appeared in Europe during the 18th century. As you’d expect, early dollhouses were all handmade until the Industrial Revolution when they began mass producing toys. Of course, while many of us played with dollhouses as kids, the miniatures I will show on this post are more the work of adult hobbyists. So enjoy for your reading pleasure.

  1. You’d be pressed not to peek into the Palace of Versailles.
Okay, it’s a miniature display. But the detail is quite extraordinary.

2. Perhaps you might want to look in the pantry.

Looks much cleaner than a typical pantry. Yet, contains all the provisions your heat desires.

3. How about we kick back and relax in the music room?

This room even includes a large painting of a woman in a purple dress within a gold frame. Also includes a piano in the corner.

4. Best to put your bookshelves above your bathroom door.

Well, it seems more like an old-fashioned set up. Even includes a spitoon in the corner.

5. Treat yourself to some fine dining.

You’d even see a chandelier on the ceiling. Not sure if it really lights up. Also, love the miniature china.

6. A blue room should always come with considerable taste.

The furniture even matches the wallpaper. Includes painting and a gold chandelier that really lights up.

7. A floral divider always brightens a room.

The dividing wall even contains a bookshelf. Love the windows and chair.

8. Sometimes a small one room trailer is all you need.

This is more of a colorful display you’d find in a Wes Anderson movie. Still, it’s quite quaint.

9. Anyone would want to have this gorgeous kitchen.

This one has pots and pans dangling at the ceiling. Yet, you won’t find a dishwasher, sink, or refrigerator here.

10. This print shop seems quite busy.

You’d almost think Benjamin Franklin would work in such a place. Though there doesn’t seem to be a printing press in sight.

11. Sometimes it helps if the wallpaper matches the floor.

Consists of 2 striped chairs with a painting and chest of drawers between them. The chairs even match the lamps as well.

12. This bakeshop is open for business.

Includes a staircase with open air dining. Tables even have flowers on them.

13. Perhaps a more modern style may suit you.

As you can see, most of these dollhouse styles seem to date before the 1920s. Though this one has zebra rug and antique bust.

14. In a palace, you’ll find plenty of rooms with outrageous extravagance.

I’m sure this room is part of a palace. Includes a chandelier and other lavish decorations.

15. A garden can always bring beauty into a sitting room.

Seems like someone’s having a tea party in here. Yet, the pug has to grab a present.

16. I guess important business is conducted in this palace room.

Apparently, it’s quite gilded from ceiling to floor. Though you’d find fruit on the central table.

17. A white living room doesn’t need to be plain.

This room has a lot of fancy decorations. Guess this was in some lavish mansion.

18. Nobody has been to this laundromat for quite some time.

Seems like this place was built in the 1960s from what I could tell from the furniture. And the machines are all defunct.

19. We all need to relax in a calm room from time to time.

Seems like almost everything in here had to match the china. Though the chaise lounge seems quite comfy.

20. This swanky diner is always a happening place.

Indeed, this place seems straight from the 1950s. And yes, it’s made from a metal box.

21. A sultan would love to have a room like this.

This one has nice pillow seats around the table. Hope the wall is tiled with real mosaic, too.

22. The furniture must always match the wallpaper.

This one even has the curtains match as well. Got to love the pillows though.

23. A lavish throne room is always fit for a king.

This is part of a palace. Indeed, it’s quite lavish. Though I’m not sure about the color.

24. You’ll find all kinds of trinkets in this white room.

I guess the trees are photos for the background. Yet, you have to admire those Greek columns.

25. A Grecian living room should always carry a marble statue.

It’s even lit by a small chandelier. Still, got to love the fireplace.

26. Perhaps you want to lie on a flowery bed.

The floral wallpaper is pretty. Not sure how I feel about the covers.

27. You might prefer to lounge around in a more modern home.

You can see the living room on the bottom floor. And you can peek in the bedroom at the top.

28. You can’t go wrong with blue walls and white furniture.

Well, a couple of chairs aren’t white. But they go well with the white fireplace and shelf.

29. Every girl has to sleep in a pink bedroom once in awhile.

This room is in a little case. And yes, it has pink wallpaper and shelves.

30. Wonder what dresses are in store in this room.

After all, this room has plenty of dress pictures. So it’s not hard to assume it’s a dressing room.

31. A Christmas tree should always brighten a room around the holidays.

This one even includes candles which is a critical fire hazard. Though this display is supposed to reflect the 18th century.

32.  You should do your laundry in this room.

Since the whole laundry room is in a bottle of detergent. Still, got to love the clothesline.

33. Got to put some wood in the stove.

This is an old-fashioned stove with copper crockery. Thank God, we have electric.

34. A desk should have as many of compartments as you desire.

This one keeps books and papers inside the top shelves. Though the green color isn’t for me.

35. A bathroom should have a modern touch.

Sure it only has red walls and a mosaic floor. But are posters necessary?

36. A design studio should have plenty of light.

This one has rather simple and wide windows. Though seems like a great place for crafts.

37. Perhaps you’d like a room with some Asian flair.

Consists of pillow seats and a low table. Yet, they also match the red cushioned sofa.

38. A white bedroom always looks clean.

Includes a shelf for white and floral blankets. Love the flowers though.

39. Any little girl would love a bedroom like this. 

Has floral wallpaper and dolls on the bed. Also, you’ll find some on a shelf.

40. A 21st century kitchen should have some modern flair.

This one has a checkered floor with flowers on the tables. Includes a sleek new fridge, too.

41. Feel free to take the tea you want.

And it seems to be quite a tea party. Judging by how many teapots there are in this dining room.

42. An opulent couch can never have too many cushions.

Indeed, all these pillows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns. Love the drapes.

43. Perhaps you’d want to sit back to a roaring fire in this rustic cabin.

I bet a fire is fake. Yet, the room seems to have a rather cozy atmosphere.

44. You can spend hours in this cozy living room.

Has a bookshelf beside the couch. While the coffee table contains cacti and a starfish.

45. Seems like there’s a special occasion going on.

This room is in a modern design. Love the fancy Chinese dragon rug.

46. When greeting guests, always make a grand entrance.

Contains a fancy green door with a fancy green ceiling. Oh, and there’s some gold railing.

47. A bathtub should always match the wallpaper.

Looks like an old bathroom given the bowl and pitcher. Yet, there doesn’t seem to be a toilet.

48. Blue cabinets will surely brighten a kitchen.

Even has a fireplace next to the stove. Though you’ll find plenty of blue and white dishes.

49. You’d swear the bed was attached to the wardrobe.