Halloween props are a great way to make this Halloween the scariest one ever! Let’s face it, he world of Halloween decorations has come a long way from the days of a pumpkin and a scarecrow. Today’s Halloween decorator has a multitude of frightening choices at his or her fingertips. Halloween props are among the best of those decorating choices.
The word prop is short for the word property. A property, or prop, was an object used by an actor or actress on stage, or on camera, during a play or the filming of a movie. The object was the property of the theater group or movie studio. The prop helped convince the audience of the reality of the drama they were watching. In this sense, Halloween props are similar, since they help convince your visitors and guests of the utterly terrifying fun they’ll experience at your next Halloween party.
Halloween props take many forms. They can be figures, lights, scary objects or special effects. In fact, they can even be lighted figures! One of the most popular props for Halloween is a figure of a witch or jack o’lantern made entirely of of orange or purple LED lights strung on a wire frame. These figures have an appropriately spooky effect when placed in a front yard or on a porch and illuminated after dark.
Another popular Halloween prop is a smoke or fog machine. This type of prop can be used indoors, as well as outdoors, since the “smoke” it produces is actually a non-toxic, environmentally friendly mist effect. When combined with the right lighting and sound effects, a smoke machine can be an effective decorating addition to any Halloween party.
So this Halloween don’t be stuck with a pumpkin and scarecrow. Expand your decorating horizons by using Halloween props to make your house or party the talk of the town.