Over-the-Top Halloween Decorations

By WomansDay.com Staff

It seems like October builds up to that last day of the month when all of the ghosts, goblins and pumpkins are set out to spookify your home. If you're tired of doing the same-old paper cutouts and basic jack-o'-lanterns, find some inspiration for incorporating tombstones, witches and more into your yard or house decor. Below are some spectacular houses that go all out for the holiday as well as the grossest decorations we could find-making for a boo-tiful Halloween.


Graveyard Path



Jeffrey Scott was vacationing in Oakland, Florida, in 2008 and just had to snap a photo of this two-story house decorated from top to bottom and everywhere in between. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Scott via Flickr.com.


Pumpkin Patch




Talk about pumpkin spirit! Not only are there over 30 pumpkins in the yard of this Henderson, Nevada, home, pumpkin lights also border the roof. Photo courtesy of Allen Sandquist via Flickr.com.
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Ghosts and Goblins



This home screams spooky with witch-like figures flying through trees, skull torches lighting the walkway and eerie shadows on the building. Photo courtesy of Randy via Flickr.com.


Spooky Shipwreck



Newport, Rhode Island, is where this coastal mansion resides-making it the perfect location for a shipwreck-themed yard complete with sharks, sunken treasures and floating headstones. Photo courtesy of Lara via Flickr.com.


If you're ready to head to the party store after seeing the four frightening landscapes above, check out some of the creepiest decorations available.


Bloody Shower Curtain




We can almost hear Norman Bates calling for his mother when we look at this shower curtain. If you aren't expecting guests indoors, wrap this bloody mess around a "body" and put it in the yard to spook the neighbors! Photo courtesy of BuyCostumes.com.
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Body Parts




Whether they're for a haunted house or just to spread all over the yard, these "severed fingers" will surely freak someone out, and isn't that the point? Photo courtesy of BuyCostumes.com.


Heart



"Fresh from the butcher," this cellophane-wrapped heart is pretty gross, but that's what Halloween is all about. Add to an already scary display to up the grossness factor or leave on the porch for an unsuspecting trick-or-treater. Photo courtesy of BuyCostumes.com.
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Ghost


This ghostly illusion looks as if he's really coming through the window! Attach this battery-powered ghoul to a glass pane, allowing for his face, hands and body to light up. Photo courtesy of FrightCatalog.com.


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