Safe Small Events – Host For The Holidays

Safe Small Events Can Keep You Connected

In most places, large gatherings are restricted, but instead of canceling your plans for the holiday completely, host a smaller event instead. By following social distancing rules and keeping your event low key, you can still share the holidays with your friends and family. Not sure where to get started or even how to host Safe Small Events? Costumes For All Occasions has an easy to follow guide that will help you get the most out of your smaller-scaled holiday gatherings.

Refine Your Guest List For Safe Small Events

One of the most anticipated times of the year is the holidays. Most years this means parties, gatherings, and office soirees that will go down in water cooler history.  The holidays are a perfect time to gather with friends and family, or even with your coworkers to unwind reflect on everything wonderful in life. With the current restrictions on large gatherings, it is important to create a curated list of attendees that you really want to be there and who are likely to attend. It is a good idea to limit your parties to those who are not likely to bring additional guests, as well as those who are in generally good health.

Organize Properly

Staying organized is important even if you are having a smaller party than usual. With things how they are in the world, plans can change in the blink of an eye, so it is better to be over-prepared rather than underprepared. When you send out invitations, have your guest RSVP as well as sign up to Constant Contact. If this seems too complicated, you can also use Google Calendars for a no-fuss event tracking toil. Your guests easily update you if their availability changes and you can also create a schedule of things you need to complete before the big day. You can set your schedule for shopping, decorating, cooking, or even catering if that is what your event requires.

Focus on Creative Decorations

Champagne Decoration Dining Table Dish Dining Safe Small Events

There will be fewer people to take up space and hold attendees’ attention, so you can focus more on decor and personalized entertainment. Think about the theme of your event and take time to set things up in thoughtful, yet creative ways. We have a lot of decorations for just about every holiday and every occasion you can imagine. You can also check out some of our other posts for a birthday, Halloween, New Year’s, and Christmas party ideas for any size event.

Preserve Your Moments In Time At Safe Small Events

The moments you share with your friends and family this holiday should be remembered. One way to capture the moment is to offer disposable cameras to each guest. Another option is to hire a professional photographer to capture candid’s and group moments to share with your guest after your event is over. You can share them via social media, email, or even create a customized photo book keepsake to send out in the mail.

Pay Attention To Health & Handwashing

Safe Small Events Need Regular Handwashing

A day or two before the event it is a good idea to follow up with each of your guests. Ask them to perform a self checklist of common Covid-19 symptoms. If anyone suspects that are sick, or is just not feeling well, recommend that they skip the event but join the next one. You can also have one person in charge of live-streaming so those that are not able to attend in person can still join in on the fun. Hand washing should be a regular part of the evening. Ask your guest to wash their hands upon arrival and also several times during the event. This will help cut down on germ transmission and keep everyone at your holiday event safe.

Last-Minute Kids Halloween Costumes For All

Well, dang, Halloween is only a couple days away and your kid STILL doesn’t have their costume. No problem, we know life can get busy especially when you have little ones, that’s why Costumes for All Occasions is here to help. We have a wide assortment of readymade costumes for all ages in addition to elements you may need to create a custom idea with things you already own. Don’t stress yourself out if you don’t have any ideas, here are a few we can share that you can throw together in a flash!

Black Cat or Leopard

Costumes for All Occasions is here to help.

Playing a cat is one of the easiest and most fun Halloween outfits there is! You can grab our child’s black cat outfit or our kids spotted leopard outfit and you are ready to go. Paint on whiskers with waterproof eyeliner and your kitty is prepared for a night of trick or treating. If you have all black clothing at home, you can just glue some construction paper ears onto a headband for a quick last-minute homemade outfit.  

Rosie the Riveter

Rosie Kids Costume

Not all heroes wear capes and not every little girl wants to be a princess. Rosie the riveter is a great costume idea for girls of any age that you can create with a few simple pieces you probably already own. Toss on a jean shirt or her favorite pair of overalls then tie a white and red bandana around her hair. You have an instant strong woman who sends the perfect message for Halloween.


Bad Seek Costume

Turning into a pumpkin has never been more fun. For kids that are still not walking, you can dress them in an easy to carry outfit and embellish their head with a vine hat. For older kids, you can make an elaborate costume that turns them into a puffy walking pumpkin or a scary Jack-o-lantern. If you are looking for an extra scary outfit, then our bad seed creature reacher outfit may be just what you are looking for.

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Could the home renovation couple be any cuter? These two rocks that farmhouse style with tools and T-shirts—Joanna’s reads shiplap and Chip’s says demoday. The famous HGTV duo was made famous from their show “Fixer Upper.”


You can always bring back the classics with these cute Indian boy or Indian girl outfits. There is nothing better than showing respect to those who came before us even when we are out all night gathering candy. A bonus is that these outfits may also come in handy during Thanksgiving!

5 Occasion’s To Give A Handmade Gift Basket

It’s that time of year! It’s really a time for family members, birthdays, family, and the common love of food to come together and celebrate the holidays. At many holidays or parties, food functions as the focal point. Everybody comes with gifts and food to create a holiday that is much better. Just a little bit of creativity and a number of props from Costumes For All Occasions, you can earn a memorable gift basket to share with you!


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Thanksgiving gift basket idea from costumes for all occasions.

One of the holidays and celebrations, Thanksgiving is a holiday that is really centered on meals. Actually, this vacation isn’t only about food, family, and friends, but it is about being fortunate for everything you’ve got and giving back to people who can not provide for themselves. Often times your place of business, church, or school will start asking for gifts for a food basket on Thanksgiving. They serve as one of the best gifts a destitute family can receive at this period of the year. Try gifting a food gift basket to a family that you know is in need. Otherwise, donate one to a food shelter. Thanksgiving food gift baskets can also be given to household members that have encouraged you to their house for your holiday, it demonstrates that you gave thought to your present and the excess food is always an added plus.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

One other fantastic holiday dedicated to giving back to the community is Martin Luther King Jr.. Day. This is another time of year which food gift baskets and volunteering are greatly appreciated! Many gather together at food and homeless shelters to help clothe and feed the poor. Why not help out and give a few food gift baskets to assist someone who has not had a meal in a little while? Keeping in tune with the significance of the day will render a calming feeling of delight.


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Gift basket idea from costumes for all occasions

Christmas is another time of year where food, family, and friends are very important. Many like to think of this holiday as the time for giving. As the motto goes, “Tis better to give than to receive”, many will give a food gift basket as a gift to needy families as well as to hosts of Christmas parties or celebrations. Show your true Christmas spirits by giving a food basket to someone you know will enjoy it. The satisfaction of a smile on someone’s face is sure to warm your heart. 

New Years Day 

New Year is the holiday for celebration and festivities. Everyone is recapping their last year and preparing for the New Year. As many parties are hosted during this holiday, giving a food gift basket would be a great idea. Get a basket with some wine and fine cheese to give out. At the stroke of midnight, you can taste the wine and snack on some cheese and crackers with guests to bring the new year in right! You can never go wrong with that. 


An ideal holiday for a food gift basket is Easter. Many baskets are given around this time of year. Though most of them contain candy and goodies for little ones, you can still give a gift of a food basket to make someone’s day. Get a simple food gift basket just to celebrate the reason for this holy holiday.

Great Plus Sized Halloween Costumes for All Occasions

Halloween is for everyone regardless of age and size. There is nothing more heartbreaking than going to your local party store only to walk out empty-handed due to lack of size diversity. While many stores may offer “plus-sized” options, not everyone wants to look like a potato or dress like a dinosaur. Here at Costumes for all Occasions, we have a wide range of trendy costumes that don’t hide your curves and they are available in sizes to fit for your lifestyle. We love the look of all of our customers, so go for it and live your very best life this Halloween.

Burlesque Babe

Your plus-sized curves can be as sexy as you want them to be, and just because traditional dancers look like beanpoles doesn’t mean you have to. With our Burlesque Babe costume, you can bring your inner Dita Von Teese to life for Halloween. We carry sizes up to XXL so you can shop with confidence and ease.

Vampire Bride

Vampire brides are always written as being very beautiful in just about every story or movie for good reason. We have the perfect undead bride costume that will make you look stunning regardless of your size. The long flowing arms are romantically long but still give off the dangerous bloodsucker vibe that vampires are known for. The lace-up bust gives just the right accent to your figure and the matching veil completes the plus sized look.

Sexy Devil

Who has ever said that big girls have to be good? Our seductive devil costume is velvety softness with a cut that will let the evil sideshow. Made with lush velvet, the deep red costume is the perfect complement to our men’s devil outfit. Available in sizes up to XXL, this plus sized costume is sure to be a hit!

The Walking Dead

Everyone loves a good zombie costume and just because you need a larger size shouldn’t mean that you have to make your own at home. Our zombie costume comes in a wide range of sizes up to XXL for both men and women. What’s even better is that the wig, mask, and gloves are included!

Venus Goddess

Greek costumes are a crowd favorite although most are made for people without curves. Our Venus Goddess of love costume is available in a wide assortment of sizes to fit every goddess out there. We hope you love your curves because this sensual yet softly feminine costume is just what you need to make your Halloween magical. Pair this costume with one of our long wavy wigs and a braided belt to complete the look. We also have a large variety of headpieces and costume jewelry to help you glam up your look.

Kids Extended Sizes

Children come in all shapes and sizes and Costumes for all Occasions ensures that no child leaves without the costume they desire. Our children’s line of costumes come in a wide range of sizes including oversized and extra small.  We are sure there is something that you will love in the perfect size, so take a look now before they are all sold out!

Great Halloween Costume Ideas Straight From The 2019 Small Screen

We all have our favorite TV shows and chances are you have imagined yourself as one of the key characters at least once during the season. Halloween is the perfect time to transform into your favorite character with a little help from Costumes for all Occasions. You can be the dragons queen from Game of Thrones or even bring to life your favorite character from Empire. Whatever your desire, we will help you bring your ideas out of your head and into reality!

The Handmaid’s Tale Characters

The Handmaid's Tale Characters
Blessed be The Fruit!

Blessed be the fruit. If you are an avid watcher of the Handmaid’s tale, Halloween is the perfect chance to bring the story to life. You can dress up alone or with a few of your friends to really take the characters to the next level. A long red cape and a white bonnet will give you the demure look you need to pull it all together. Our accessories section is full of handy belts, baskets and prop fruit to finish off the look in your own unique style.

Daenerys From Game of Thrones

You can be the mother of dragons with our Daenerys costume.

The show has ended but the spirit lives in the form of super fans! Breathe life into your inner mother of dragons with our long blond wig. Pair the iconic hairstyle with our Sea Queen gown or Venus Goddess gown to capture the sweet but silent strength of Daenerys in her early days of conquest. Add our dragon cane or our mini flying dragon to really make the character come to life. Finish the look with the Game of Thrones collectors set from Urban Decay, or use one of our makeup kits as a more affordable option.

Alexis and David Rose From Schitt’s Creek

Alexis and David are two of the most loved characters in the Schitt’s Creek franchise. Their chemistry is something to aspire to, but in the meanwhile, you can take over their characters for Halloween. Pair our floppy hat with a long blond wig or your own hair and a renaissance blouse for Alexis soft look. Recreate David’s look with a pair of black skinny jeans, high top converse and any one of our oversized sweaters.  All you need is a cup of coffee or other accessories to make your Halloween outfit a success.

Boba Fett

There is nothing better than the classic and when it comes to classic galaxy shows a Bobba Fett costume is always set to be a hit. We have the whole deluxe costume available for adults and kids alike. Gloves, jetpack, shield, and helmet are all included so all you have to do is add your favorite pair of heavy boots. Your little ones can even twin with you in their own kid-sized trooper outfit. We have plenty of additional accessories like utility belts, laser guns and more to give your Halloween outfit the perfect finishing touch.

Boba Fett
We have Boba Fett costumes in all sizes, both kids and adults!

Missandei From Game of Thrones

Bring back your favorite with our Missandei costume.

Missandei is probably the next most loved character after the mother of dragons herself. Even though she met a sad end, you can bring her back just for Halloween. Pair one of our luscious wigs with a toga style dress to bring the unchained maven back to life. We also have a wide selection of headbands, belts, and gladiator-style sandals that will perfectly complement your outfit and  Missandei’s personality. If you have a partner consider having him dress up as the heartbroken Grey Worm for a truly magical experience.

5 Great Halloween Party Themes for 2019

Sometimes you may not be in the mood to head door to door in search of candy. On years like this, the best way to make the most of your Halloween is to have a great party. There are a few things that you need to transform your house party into a Halloween party and the first thing you need to start with a is a good theme. Costumes for all Occasions can tell you from experience that a good theme is essential for any successful party, but knowing what theme to choose is the hardest part. Thankfully, we have a list of our top 5 Halloween party themes for 2019.

Stranger Things Party

Stranger Things Decorations
Decorate your party from our stranger things collection.

This year more people than ever are obsessed with the cult-favorite Stranger Things which makes it a great pick for a Halloween theme. There is a big mystery between what’s going on with Indiana and Hawkins but the camaraderie of the kids in the show is something that everyone loves. Decorate your home to look like a scene or scenes from the show and ask everyone to come dressed as their favorite character. Once you have this theme set, the rest is easy to build around.

Witches Convention

Witches Party
Have a spooky witches party!

If you are interested in throwing a Halloween party but want to have it a bit more sophisticated for the older crowd then a witches party is a great theme. Decorate your home in dark but elegant decorations and ask everyone to arrive dressed as a witch or warlock from their favorite era. Think 3-course dinner with themed plating’s and crafty notes at the table as opposed to snacks and candy littered around the house.  You can even have a wine service with special Halloween attributes if you want to take this theme to the next level.

Angels & Devils

Angels and Devils
Are you are the good side or the bad side of the Angels party?

For those looking to host an all adult Halloween party but are not interested in a sit-down dinner style theme, an Angels & Devils theme might be right up your alley. Intended for the 21+ crowd you can make it a masked affair with your guest arriving in their preference of angel or devil attire. Games, drinks, dares and fun abound for this night of good versus evil.

Horror Viewing Party

If you have space and the time, a Horror themed viewing party is a great way to spend Halloween night. Pick two or three popular spooky movies and transform your living room and family room into themed viewing areas that fit each movie. If you have a basement you can even convert that into a special viewing party with a Halloween moving made for kids. Popcorn, snacks and spooky fun galore can be expected with this idea!

Murder Mystery Party

Murder Mystery
Who did it? Find out this Halloween!

Everyone loves a game of “whodunit” so converting your entire Halloween party into a murder mystery is a great way to have fun. You can set a time for each of your guest to arrive and pass out actions cards and scripts as they arrive. Set a formal dress code but keep it fun, this is a perfect theme for all ages and a great way to keep your guest engaged and interactive all night long.

Make Your Event A Casino Party This October And Skip The Fake Blood

Casino Party

A casino party is something that everyone will enjoy, and it can turn any occasion into an event that everyone will remember forever. Try something exciting this time and go with a casino theme that will bring life to any party. Costumes for all Occasions has plenty of decorations to help you set the mood.

Holding a casino party instead of a traditional spooky or horror-themed event could be the best thing you do this year. A casino theme is one that most adults can really get into, and everyone loves a good wager, so try it out for your next party and see how a potentially drab occasion can turn into a night you’ll remember forever.

What Kind of Party Can Use a Casino Theme?

Aside from religious events, any party can have a casino theme. Essentially, it is like bringing home a piece of Vegas so your friends and acquaintances can enjoy what they would otherwise have to travel in order to experience. Birthday parties are ideal for this because adults tend to shy away from birthday parties unless it’s an exciting theme that they can really enjoy. Halloween parties are also a great bet because not everyone is into blood, guts, and gore. Wagering is certainly in that category, and nobody but nobody can resist a good wager. Besides, you can choose the kind of games you want – hardcore casino or just pure fun activities like bingo, darts or other similar games.

More on Game Types

Genuine casino games include poker, baccarat, roulette, blackjack, craps and the ever-popular one-arm bandit. Other entertainment includes bingo games, Hi-Lo and many others that are games of pure luck. Depending on the type of event and the kind of people that are going to be there, you can choose any combination of games you like.


This is where you might be tempted to hire a professional event management company to host the party. If you hire professionals they will make sure that the equipment is authentic and the staff is well-trained to play the roles of dealers, croupiers, stewards and so on. Of course, not everyone is looking to spend that kind of money and that’s where decorating and props from Costumes for all Occasions can come in handy. You can have a couple of your close friends dress the part of the dealers or you can hire short term help just for the night. 

Making the Right Food and Beverage Choices

When the entertainment is casino themed, the food and drinks need to be, too. That’s why it is essential that you make sure that the refreshments are “in tune” with the theme of the evening. Serving hors d’ oeuvres that match the exclusivity of the theme will ensure that your party is nothing less than a major hit event that will be the talk of your circle of friends for months to come. If your party is better than other Halloween events they attended, they might even expect the same thing next year!

Great Costume Ideas From The 2019 Met Gala

Halloween is less than two months away which means that you should be thinking about starting the planning stage if you are going to wear a unique costume. Halloween has been around forever which means that most costume ideas have come and gone more than a few times. If you are looking to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve as an icon from pop culture or something more traditional, Costumes For All Occasions is here to help. If you are stuck on ideas and want to stand out from the crowd this Halloween, we have several ideas straight from the 2019 Met Gala that are Instagram-worthy and guaranteed to please.

Katy Perry Hamburger

Katy Perry Hamburger Costume

Katy Perry has always come through with creative outfits for the Met Gala and this year was no different. If you are looking to break away from the mundane, take a page out of Katy’s book and dress up as an America’s Favorite food- A Hamburger. Pair our ready to wear a costume with some comfortable brown shoes and you are set for the night! If you have little ones consider dressing them as French fries to make it a family outfit.

Jessica Rabbit

Heidi Klum is an icon when it comes to the Met and Halloween costumes. Although Jessica rabbit is a fan favorite, you can bring make it come alive in a true red carpet style. Our signature red dress will highlight your curves like miss rabbit and you can complete the sultry icon look with a deep red wig to pull it together. Add some cute heels, purple gloves and finish it off with your favorite eye look in a deep purple to make everything pop. We suggest the ABH Norvina Vol 1 for the perfect pops of purple and that iconic sultry shimmer.

Jared Leto – “US”

Not everything at the Met Gala was meant to be full-on glam, and Halloween isn’t always about looking sexy either. Take a page from Jared Let and recreate this oddly strange but satisfying red outfit and disembodied head accessory look to make your Halloween complete. Pair a long red pantsuit or cape with a smattering of jewels to recreate the look, or make the style your own with other spooky accessories. We also have a range of handy costume makeup kits to help bring the look together.

US actor Jared Leto arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. – The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala’s 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion” inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tiffany Haddish Zebra Print

Who says that you can’t look fashionable and outrageous all at the same time. Tiffany Haddish perfect both with her stylishly cut bell bottom pant and fitted jacket duo. To take it to the level of the Met Gala, she chose a distinctive zebra print and a purse full of fried chicken. You can make a play on a similar outfit with our 70’s swinger costume or our Disco king outfit. Pair the outfit with our Zebra leg furies and a matching bag to bring your take on the Met Gala to life. Fried chicken not included.

Zendaya’s Cinderella

Zendaya Costume

Every little girl wants to be a princess, and sometimes even big girls want to live the dream too. Zendaya brought the fairy tale to life at the Met Gala with her light-up ball gown that made her look like a dream come true. You can recreate the look with our Cinderella classic costume set or our Enchanting princess gown. All you have to do is add some glow lights or battery-powered train lights to the edges of your gown to sparkle all night long. Finish off the look with the  Blue Blood Palette from Jeffree Star Cosmetics to make your outfit truly enchanting.

Are You Ready To Transform Your House Into A Haunted Mansion?

Haunted house decorations/

Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get spooky. It’s that time of year to pick out a costume, stuff your face with candy, and deck the halls with cobwebs and skeletons. Whether you are decorating for trick-or-treaters or an awesome monster mash, there are lots of fun ways you can get your house prepared for Halloween. You just have to figure out what you are looking for!

The first thing you are going to want to do is to decide exactly what spooky elements you want to incorporate into your home. You need to really take into consideration what kind of atmosphere you are trying to create. Are you looking to get little kids into the Halloween spirit, or trying to scare the lights out of your peers and coworkers?

Either way, there is bound to be something you’re looking for, and the first place to start is the outside!

The Great Outdoors

The outdoors are honestly the best place to start decorating. It is the first thing people will see when they show up to your event and it may be the only place where you can woo trick-or-treaters.

Whether you are looking to do some minor festivities or want to do a full-blown Halloween makeover, light up yard ornaments is a great way to make sure you get that attention you seek.

Black Light-up Cat

There are few animals that scream Halloween quite like a black cat. From bad luck to a witch’s trusty familiar, the black cat has become synonymous with everything mysterious and magic. This piece is detailed enough that it doesn’t look out of place at a mature event but friendly enough you won’t send kids away in tears. Not the scariest item, but a classic! The best part, it’s completely illuminated so you don’t have to worry about not being able to see it on dark, stormy nights.

Clown-Go-Round Animated Prop

Now, this next one is certainly not for the faint of heart. This piece quite literally puts a twist on the classic killer clown gimmick. Terrify your guests, both adults and children alike, as you present them with their worse nightmare. You can even keep it a secret that this decoration has an infrared sensor so that you can catch people off guard when these little monsters come to life right before their unsuspecting eyes. Electronics like this, though, are much better left out of the rain on a porch or under some kind of tent.

Inflatable Jack the Pumpkin King

Whether you are trying to cater to a Disney loving audience or you are just a huge fan of the cult-classic, this Nightmare Before Christmas lawn ornament is sure to get you singing along to Danny Elfman. Boys and girls of every age will fall in love with this. Perfect for all weather conditions (so long as it doesn’t blow away) and even lights up so you can experience Jack rain or shine. Remember, Nightmare Before Christmas is a double holiday movie, and it’s the perfect way to sneak some spook into your winter décor.

Clawing Cathy Animated Zombie

If you are looking for something a little less Halloween Town and a little more graphic, this animated zombie is sure to do the trick. If her looks weren’t enough to send you running the other way, clawing Cathy also has a sensor to make sure everyone that walks by notices her presence. She’s a delicate lady who needs to be on a covered porch to stay functioning, but there is nothing delicate about the way she will scare the life out of every guest that comes to your home. Bonus points for the Walking Dead fans out there!

Inflatable Black Smiling Spider

For those of us trying not to scare little kids or just like the cutesy aesthetic, this is the perfect addition to your yard. Super cute, super simple, and unmistakably Halloween. Perfect if you’re doing something for toddlers or a school event where you have to tone it down a bit. Remember, just because you have a family-friendly outside doesn’t mean that you have to have a censored interior to match.

Barking Dog Skeleton

Any dog owner will tell you the struggle of a barking dog the second someone comes close to your door. However, no one would suspect to look down and see this pile of bones. This may not be what you typically think of man’s best friend, but, its the season! Tame enough for children while still adding a tasteful element to your home. We can’t guarantee how your real dog will be handling this new companion though.

Animated Lighted Cats Eyes

While Fido is hiding from your new pet, someone’s got to keep an eye on your home! This cute wall decoration is perfect people trying to sneak some feline fun into your home. The animated eyes look around and light up so you can enjoy them even better in the dark part scene. Perfect for kid’s parties and less serious adult parties alike. Cat ladies can rejoice that they aren’t crazy for having this stuff anymore.

Animated Spider with Long Legs

Let’s not leave spiders out of the animal party, now. These guys are just a much a part of everyone’s household (whether they want them to be or not). While these may not always be a welcomed pet in your home, this spider is ready to party. This giant spider hangs down from your ceiling and even dances around and moves. You’ve seen how people react to a tiny little house spider, now imagine what they are going to do when they check out this guy.

Bilious Zombie Animated Fog Machine Accessory

Starting to switch back to some more gore, everyone loves a good fog machine. What’s better than giving the people what they love? Scaring the daylights out of them with your own tweak. This fog machine accessory will transform your slightly muggy get-together into the set of an old slasher film. Isn’t the best thing for kids, but still, everyone loves a good zombie apocalypse.

Candy Creeper Animatronic

If you really want to take your party to the next level, you can always get a creepy animatronic. Animatronics are creepy without even trying, now imagine what happens when one is built for the sole purpose of scaring? Just prop this lifelike guy up in a corner, when everyone’s in costume, people may not even recognize that he’s not just one of the guests. He’s much more than a passive partygoer in a creepy mask. The animated fiend with add some subtle jump scares to unsuspecting people just trying to enjoy some candy. (You can even leave him to give to trick-or-treaters when you’re busy getting your spook on.)

Hanging Friendly Ghosts

Now to take it down a notch and bring you some kinder classics, these ghosts will keep the Halloween spirit up when you aren’t looking to give people nightmares. These cute little guys are a great way to celebrate the holidays in one of the most traditional ways. These guys are cute enough to decorate kids playroom or even a school function. These guys will be a hit, there’s a reason Casper’s so famous. It’s a great way to ween people into something a little more intense or just appeal to your inner desire to have something cute and friendly in your home.

Animated Dragon Statue

There isn’t exactly anything too friendly about this guy. Now if you’re looking for something less traditional with equal parts cool and creepy, this is exactly what you are looking for. Everyone who’s anyone has wanted a dragon at some point in their lives and now’s their chance. This creepy monster brings together the scare of Halloween while still retaining some uniqueness that people can really express themselves by. Show off your Game of Thrones passion or even Disney obsession. When Halloween comes to an end, he can turn any playroom or den into a medieval lair all year round.

With Halloween coming up so soon, don’t get so caught up with costumes and pumpkin carving that you end up having to settle for plastic spiders and cobwebs for decorations. Halloween is the time of year when there is no such thing as too much. Decorate everything, put on your best costume, and absolutely terrify your friends and family. It’s the one time of year where nothing is more flattering than someone screaming and running in the opposite direction, embrace it.

Even if you didn’t find something here that quite clicked, there is a near-endless range of stuff you can find. From dolls to vampires, if there is a fear, there is a prop. For your chance to win your very own animated dragon and permanently bring up your party reputation just like share, and comment on their facebook, youtube, twitter, and Pinterest pages to be entered to win.