Halloween is nearly upon us again, that time of year for “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night”. This year, instead of just throwing a sheet over your head and calling yourself Casper, why not make an effort with some nifty Halloween trinkets, gadgets and gizmos.
Based on the traditional Jenga stacking game, the idea of Skelly Bones is to build a tower of bones, then remove them one at a time without making the whole thing collapse. It’s a simple but enduring game, and this version should prove a lot of fun after a few Bloody Marys or pints of Hobgoblin.
As the name suggests, it’s a mug in the shape of a skull, it even has bones for a handle! According to the page, Lord Byron was in the habit of drinking out of a skull, so if you want to emulate him, but in a less icky fashion, the Skull Mug is ideal!
Pumpkin Flying Lanterns
These lanterns are rather a novel idea. You simply light the fuel cell and set them free, they sail up into the air – as high as 1500 metres, so not for use near airports – where they provide an eye-catching display. Admittedly, they might cause some consternation amongst your neighbours, but it’s Halloween, the one night when strange experiences are acceptable. Once the Pumpkin Flying Lanterns come back down, they’re completely biodegradable, so you don’t have to worry about littering the countryside.
Not sure I’d want one of these because they’re seriously creepy. At first glance they look like standard old photographs. However, as you walk past, they morph into horrible, ghoulish figures. Personally, I don’t think I could sleep with one of these Haunted Portraits in the house, but if you like the idea of freaking your friends out, they’re ideal!
Ugly but cute stuffed toys, each with it’s own personality and ‘back story’. Apparently the Uglydolls have become highly collectible in the US, and now they’re here the situation is likely to be the same, so if you want one, buy early! There are ten of the little monsters to collect, and they are rather endearing – certainly more so than the above mentioned Haunted Portraits.
Zombie Brain Jelly Mould
Quite simply, it’s a jelly mould in the shape of a brain. Great for Halloween or theme parties, grab this Zombie Brain Jelly Mould if you dare!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
A hilarious reworking of the Jane Austin classic, this time with the addition of zombies. (Rather wish they’d been included in the text when I studied it for A’Level). Not only do Elizabeth and her sisters have to find themselves husbands, they also have to fight the legions of the undead who are roaming the English countryside. There is talk of this Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book being made into a film, so grab a copy to see what all the fuss it about!
And, if none of the above appeals, pop over here and read about the Harry Potter Magic Wand Remote Control, a great way to tap into that Halloween magic.