This Halloween Season
Make Your Yard haunt One Of The Best
Halloween Yards On The Block!
Setting up a scary cemetery full of outdoor Halloween decorations is one of the fastest and easiest way to turn your normal front lawn into a spooktacular Halloween decorating display. A haunted yard display that will chill & thrill the trick-or-treaters and make the neighbours envious on Halloween!
Teetering tombstones & haunted headstone props eerily nestled behind cemetery archways and creaking gates. Skeletons and other creepy creatures of the night, like ground breakers, moan and shriek from behind rotten cemetery fences while a lone grave digger drags a toe pincher coffin through the spooky fog.
With a Halloween graveyard display like that who knows, you may even inspire some other homes to decorate for Halloween!
Click on any one of these Halloween tombstone props to get more info and see a larger image.
The Anatomy of the Halloween Graveyard Display
Of course the backbone of any scary cemetery display, come Halloween night, is its tombstone decorations. What kind, what size, the number of and how these headstone props are setup will help determine how frightening your front yard is on the big night!
If the Styrofoam Halloween tombstones and the graveyard fence props are the creepy bones of your front yard haunt cemetery then the add-on scary decorations like ground breaking zombie props, skeletons, vampires, grave robbers, and any other Halloween creatures of the night are definitely the muscles with the scare power.
Finally, after adding some finer detail Halloween decorating prop ideas like cemetery signs, bats, jack-o-lanterns and cobwebs for example, the placement of some well thought out haunted lighting effects, along with spooky music & scary sound effects, all on top of generous amounts of mist from 1 or 2 fog machines, and your yard haunt will come to life as a living breathing show piece of Halloween terror!
Lets Look At Some Classic Halloween Tombstone Styles
Now adays there are many foam tombstones styles to choose from when making decorating choices. Some of our favourite Halloween tombstones are the classic rounded shaped ones. Like these below headstone props examples;
The 1st tombstone prop is the classic rectangle foam decoration. An arched peak tops this gravestone which finishes with square level shoulders. These types of tombstone props usually have carved details such as skulls and inscriptions and these types are the most common to choose from and can be found everywhere during the Halloween decorating season.
The second classic Halloween tombstone prop has a great authentic looking finish. Its grey paint job with black & white highlights give this headstone a very authentic old weathered look. The decorating details are moulded making them more pronounced as you can see from the skull and the fluting on the sides. The RIP epitaph is also raised in this manner.
Thirdly is another Halloween tombstone style that has been around for many haunted seasons – Grim Reapers and other Halloween characters crouching or wrapped around the tombstone prop. These are a favourite of ours for a couple of reasons first they always look cool and scary in your Halloween graveyard and second they save on decorating time and money because a headstone prop like this doesn‘t need any extra ground breakers or other props – it is complete outdoor yard decoration as it stands.
Maybe you’ve never made a foam headstone decoration and you’d like to try your hand at DIY Halloween Tombstone Props. Here is a great how to video that shows some simple ideas to get you started. Enjoy and Good luck with your outdoor Halloween decorating projects!
This grey authentic looking tomb casket, with a spooky skull on it, opens from the top and scary looking stone gargoyle rises eerily up from between the two open doors! Add some fog from a fog chiller to this and you have the makings for one scary cemetery scene!
Rising Gargoyle Animated Tombstone Halloween
Some Halloween home haunting tips is to remember that there are plenty of online Halloween tutorials and how to help guides for yard haunters who want to build and create their own homemade Halloween tombstone props.
Not only is making your own tombstone props fun but it can you save money for other halloween decorating projects!
When looking for Halloween Tombstones and instructions on how to build them the prop builder should always consider checking online resourses such as Halloween forums where there is many tombstone prop tutorials to read!
Build a realistic-looking tombstone for your Halloween graveyard
with the help of this online how to video!
In this tutorial, scary lady will show you how to create a great looking styrofoam headstone. She takes you through her method of using two sheets to cover up the pvc piping used to hold this outdoor prop up in you yard haunt.
Also epitaph carving and weathering techniques are also topics that are covered and covered well in this tombstone prop video tutorial.
Take some time before this coming Halloween and check it out.
Can You Have a Halloween Cemetery
without at least one toe pincher coffin prop? We think that answer is NO!
Wether it is a ground breaking coffin in front of your favorite Halloween Tombstone or a fully animatronic coffin that is the show piece of Halloween graveyard display We think every creepy cemetery needs at least one of these toe pincher decorations!
Here is a couple of fine examples of such Halloween prop:
Enjoy this Ground Breaker Video!