Halloween can be expressed as a mathematical equation. Much like the Powerpuff Girls, Halloween is made up of three parts (plus an accidentally-added extra ingredient to the concoction — Chemical X). First, there are the costumes — not much of a holiday without pretending to be courageous heroes and nefarious villains! Next, of course, there’s the candy. Delicious. Sweet. Deliciously sweet. Finally, there are the spooky decorations, without which Halloween would be just another cosplay party where we binge on chocolate.
In the final rush towards Halloween, Bored Panda brings you the most creative, the most original, the very best decorations to show you how some people go all-out for the scariest of nights! Upvote your fave decorations and share the link with your friends and family for some inspiration that doesn’t revolve around carving pumpkins into Jack-o’-lanterns.
Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with the foremost expert on Halloween on Earth, author Lesley Bannatyne. We talked to her about the meaning of Halloween and how it can be as much about silliness and having fun as it is about seriousness and darkness.
This Full-Sized Dragon Decoration Someone Put On Their House For Halloween
My Neighbor's Only Halloween Decoration
Successful decorations are those that make you stop in your tracks and do a double take. Whether it’s a giant dragon, a massive guillotine, or a ‘body’ trapped underneath a garage door, we can’t help ourselves being fascinated by what’s gory and unexpected. We just wish we thought of some of these ourselves.
Bored Panda talked to Halloween expert Bannatyne about what her interpretation of the holiday is: whether it’s gritty and dark owing to its history, or something else entirely.
“Halloween’s never been dark for me. If anything, Halloween has always brought a little light to the darkness,” Bannatyne proclaimed.
A Restaurant In My Town Dressed Up For Halloween Ghost Busters Style
First Halloween In Our New Home! Sorry, Neighbors, We're That House
“We impersonate the things we’re scared of or try to meet them face to face in a haunted attraction or cornfield. I heard Joe Hill once talk about his horror writing, saying: ‘You kick the darkness until it bleeds light.’ That’s how I think of Halloween,” she explained.
I Made This For Halloween
Part Of The Halloween Display My Wife And Kids Put Together
Bannatyne went into detail about the essence of what Halloween is all about: “At its core, Halloween was a warning.
“Two thousand years ago, people in northwestern Europe gathered together, brought their animals to shelter, and prepared for the deathly, dangerous season of cold and dark.
“Today, in parts of the country [the United States] that have a cold season, Halloween’s the last outdoor hurrah, a big blast of fun, like opening the fireplugs one last time before we go back inside and wait for spring.”
IT Department's Decoration
Our Office Party Planning Committee May Have Gone A Bit Overboard This Year
Scary Homemade Halloween Decorations
My Neighbor's Halloween Decoration
My Friend’s Decorations To Celebrate Halloween And The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatle’s “Abbey Road” Album
Made This For Our Yard
Simple, But Effective
I Think My Neighbor Won The Halloween Decor Contests Even Though There Wasn't One
Our Neighborhood Really Loves Halloween
My Local Bar Dressed Up For Halloween
Woke Up This Morning To 6 Cops, A Fire Truck, And An Ambulance At My Door Because A Passing Car Was Concerned About The One Halloween Decoration I Neglected To Take Down
Turned This Free Statue From A Flea Market Into My New Halloween Decoration
I Woke Up To An Amazon Package Being Delivered And The Delivery Woman Decided To Have Some Fun With My Halloween Decoration On My Front Porch
Halloween Decorations On A Building, Sunderland, UK
City Of Manchester Celebrating Halloween With Large Inflatable Monsters On Buildings
My Wife Decided To Dress Up Her House Plants For Halloween. We Now Have A Haunted Forrest In Our Living Room
Found This House While Driving Around Looking At Halloween Decorations
This Train My Neighbor Is Building Out Of Used Plastic Bottles For Halloween
Saw This At My Neighbor's House This Morning
You Know It's Halloween In New York When People Cover Their Apartments In Giant Spiderwebs
Newest Halloween Decoration
What I Did Today: Tape Ghosts! Not The Best And Still Need To Add Lights But Getting There
Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some. Neighbours Called 911
I Don't Think The Uber Riders Will Find My Halloween Decoration As Funny As I Do
My Co-Worker Hasn't Been In The Office Because He Works From Home. So I Decided To Decorate His Cubicle
My Wife Said I Could Decorate The Guest Bathroom As My Own. Multiple Screams Have Ensued
If You Are In Franklin, Swing By And See Our Neighborhood Watch
A few years back, some of our sweet neighbors in Westhaven got together to do a craft project, and ever since, it has been a favorite tradition of ours to display the "Eyes on Fitzgerald."