Skeleton Props Pose As Trick-Or-Treaters
One of my favorite things about Halloween is seeing all the little kiddo’s faces when they come to the door to trick-or-treat. Some kids are excited to get up close to the props. They are anxious to inspect them and see what they’re all about. Others would prefer that I throw candy at them while they stand in the driveway.
We spook up our yard with all of the classics; tombstones, ghosts, bats, webs, spiders, small animations, and, of course, skeletons.
Over the years, the skeletons have played golf, hung from the roofline, climbed trees, and waved to passersby. More recently, we put a little skellie in a tree swing, pose a skeleton walking dogs, and put out little trick-or-treaters along the sidewalk to the front door.
I put together this trio to make up for the fact that we get so few living trick-or-treaters. (Our current record is around 25.) Real ToTs are sometimes confused by our skellie tot crew and wait patiently in line for their turn, which is just too cute for words.
I’m adding another one to our display this year, so I thought I’d share how easy this is to do.
Next, hit the costume department or your local thrift for a costume. Prop skeletons don’t bend precisely the way needed to dress them, so be gentle when getting them into costume.
The best fit for these small skellies is size 12-18 months. Choose easy access costumes like dresses, robes and, bodysuits with snaps at the back and inseam.
Once dressed in costume, you can pose your skeleton props to stand, sit, or lean within your display.
Instant trick-or-treaters are now ready to haunt your house!
Check out this video to see how we get our skellies to stand.