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Halloween decorations have reached new heights in recent years—literally, if the relentless craze for giant front yard skeletons is any indication!
As interest in over-the-top Halloween decorating continues to grow, supplies are running out, so if you’re planning on going big with your outdoor spooky season decorations this year, it’s time to act. there is time. We’ve searched high and low to help you find the weirdest, crawliest, creepiest outdoor Halloween decorations to make your home the talk of the neighborhood.
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Ozzy Skelly is back at Home Depot again this year – orders are limited to one per customer to ensure our grown-up friends have enough to hang around, but it’s still best to act fast before selling out Is!
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If you can’t get your hands on a giant skeleton, can we interest you in a 12-foot talking reaper instead?
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This 8-foot skeleton is slightly smaller than his 12-foot counterpart, but he has some great features that are all his own. The oversized skeleton figure has positive arms and a moving jaw, and will make creepy noises up the creep factor.
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Giant yard skeletons aren’t limited to the human form! There are plenty of fun skeletons to choose from, including this unicorn skeleton, which we love for its surprising and dreamy twist on the trend.
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Dragons are sure to be a big trend this Halloween thanks to HBO’s massive hit “House of the Dragon” — and what better way to make your fan flag fly higher than with a giant animatronic lawn dragon?!
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Witches, but make them sociable. These ladies with green-glowing faces aren’t so scary that the kids will run away, but they’ll weave a spooky spell in your yard.
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But maybe you want a terrible witch! No problem, we have awesome giant witches for you! This lovely lady stands 12 feet tall, making her a perfect match for Skelly if you want to have a partner.
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Oh? A 4-foot hairy spider, you say?? with red eyes [faints]
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There’s another way to add height to your outdoor Halloween decorations—and they’re usually not terrible for small (and big, let’s be honest here!) kids. This 12-foot stacked pumpkin inflatable is as welcoming as it gets, making it a great choice for a friendly outdoor Halloween look.
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If you’re going to have a super-creepy outdoor setup, you’ll want to tell people what to expect—and communicate—than warn people about what’s next through these creepy yard signs. What’s the better way to do it?
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A hanging Grim Reaper is scary enough in itself, but this Grim Reaper is 59 inches tall! He also sports a set of glowing eyes and comes with sound effects and a shiver function, all of which can be controlled for spookiness on-the-fly.
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Some ghosts are friendly, and then there are these ghosts. These ghosts are not friendly at all! They’re terrifying, so if you want to scare the neighborhood kids, these are the ghosts you want.
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Turn your front yard into a graveyard with these incredibly creepy skeleton garden stakes.
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If the spooky skeleton garden stakes isn’t scary enough, how about adding some realistic hairy spiders to the mix? These three hairy spiders measure 5 feet, 2 inches each and are crafted with red eyes to make them even more terrifying.
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Feeling crazy? Each of these decorative yard stakes features a printed orange and a black high-heeled witch foot attached to a black toe, and they’re sure to delight trick-or-treaters.
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The colorful orange and purple LED lights that illuminate this set of four garden stakes help de-spookize the skeleton’s shape, creating a more kid-friendly twist on the skelly trend.
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These glow-in-the-dark flamingo skeletons will bring a touch of whimsy to your Halloween decor, and they’re another cool way to incorporate the skeleton trend without going through a whole horror movie.
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If you love the idea of Halloween flamingos—and really, who wouldn’t? — but you’re looking for something even more kid-friendly than a skeleton look, these orange and black plastic flamingos are a fun twist on those traditional lawn ornaments.
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These smiling pumpkins are sure to put a smile on little trick-or-treaters’ faces, making them a perfect choice for a family-friendly outdoor Halloween look.
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Trick-or-treaters are welcome with this cute sign you can personalize with two lines of text that’s magnetized to a stake for your yard. You can change the signs for other holidays too!
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These little ghost cuties can be tucked into the ground in your yard, in your garden or even a large potted plant for maximum Halloween thrill.
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Make the ’80s Rockwell classic song “Somebody’s Watching Me” a reality with this giant set-light-up demon eyes! The 4.2-foot inflatable is weather-resistant and comes equipped with bright LED lights to help trick-or-treaters find their way up to the candy bowl.
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Keep it sweet, not scary, with this highly rated, cheerful scarecrow and pumpkin that stands 6 feet tall, lights up and will turn your garden or porch into a seasonal spectacle.
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The wow factor with a creepy spider balloon arch that’s classy and perfect for a Halloween party or trick-or-treating is giving your entryway major pop.
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Filled with bright spinning red LED lights, this inflatable ghoul will keep all the kids running for candy on Halloween night. Made for outdoor use, this decoration comes with a fixed sandbag, tether and stakes to secure it to the ground.
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If you really want to go to the top, this 9-foot-high flame-breathing dragon will light up your yard whether you’re in the city or in the desert. The whole block must be talking!
halloween decorations for front and garage doors
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Projectors are a fun and easy way to turn a garage door or side of a house into a spooky Halloween scene that requires minimal setup. This projector has a range of up to 15 feet and includes stakes to secure it to a lawn or groundsscape.
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Maybe you like the idea of a giant skeleton, but aren’t too keen on the idea of collecting, disassembling, and storing a 12-foot pile of bones. We have just the thing for you: a 57-inch magnetic skeleton that can be attached to a garage door.
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We’re fighting for bats, and you can be too with this set of 20 magnetic bats for garage doors! There are six styles of bats, including hanging bats and flying bats.
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A great way to deter trick-or-treaters and keep all the candy for yourself is to put on this incredibly frightening door cover. Something to think about!
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This Halloween eyes and fangs can be used on a front door or affixed to the door of a home or garage for everyone who dares to enter.
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Scare the whole family with this personalized doormat, which you customize with your family name and each family member’s first name with their spooky skeleton version of them.