Horror You Doing?

Written By: Dawn - Oct• 22•14

Fall is my favorite season of the year. The weather cools (just slightly for us in Arizona), football season is in full swing and I get to decorate the house for Halloween, my favorite holiday.

My love for Halloween goes back to my childhood when I took choosing my costume very seriously. I honestly believed I was becoming whatever I chose. It’s no surprise that my love of dress up and costuming not only continues for me as an adult, but expands to the house.

This my third Halloween in the “new” house and I think I’ve hit my stride. The scale of this house is much larger than our previous place and has required me to go big. Hopefully some of the ideas here will inspire you. Enjoy my Martha Stewart-Nightmare Before Christmas mashup.

Jack Skellington greets you at the door. For about $35 in felt and tulle I managed to make this big space feel welcoming.

Jack Skellington greets you at the door. For about $35 in felt and tulle I managed to make this big space feel welcoming.

 

The front gate- my favorite area. The black and purple is taken from the Nightmare Before Christmas color pallet and it really make Halloween look more sophisticated.

The front gate- my favorite area. The black and purple is taken from the Nightmare Before Christmas color pallet and it really lends an elegance to Halloween.

 

Every time we walk in the courtyard Weasley thinks this crow is a real bird and he gets all excited.

Every time we walk in the courtyard Weasley thinks this crow is a real bird and he gets all excited.

 

This is right in the foyer. The skull glows in the dark of course.

This is right in the foyer. The skull glows in the dark of course.

 

This is one hold-over from the old house- the bench/mirror set. I love filling them with holiday knickknacks. This year, due to Lily's chewing I relocated my stuffed ghosts from the bench to a safer location.

This is one hold-over from the old house- the bench/mirror set. I love filling them with holiday knickknacks. This year, due to Lily’s chewing, I relocated my stuffed ghosts from the bench to a safer location.

 

The ghosts are much happier up high away from puppy teeth.

The ghosts are much happier up high and away from puppy teeth.

 

The dining room looks its best ever this year.

The dining room looks its best ever this year.

 

You probably can't see them, but there are worms coming out of the skull's brain.

You probably can’t see them, but there are worms coming out of the skull’s brain.

 

Last year I had this wreath on the front door, but it really isn't big enough for that. Looks amazing here.

Last year I had this wreath on the front door, but it really isn’t big enough for that. Looks amazing here.

 

We have these goofy wall cut-outs in the family room. Love how the black and purple makes the skulls stand out.

We have these goofy wall cut-outs in the family room. Love how the black and purple makes the skulls stand out.

 

For the last few years I've been grouping like with like. In another corner I have all the witches together.

For the last few years I’ve been grouping like with like. In another corner I have all the witches together.

 

I wish you all a safe and gruesome Halloween!

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2 Comments

  1. BFF says:

    It looks great Dawnie!

  2. And I haven’t even put out a pumpkin πŸ™

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