Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Frighten Up Your Yard For Halloween!

My favorite holiday is just around the corner - Halloween!

Ever since I was a young kid (which was in the '90s), I gave up trick-or-treating and started decorating the outside yard for Halloween Night. Now as an adult, I still decorate my yard; adding a few new scary props each and every year. The only problem for me is that I'm limited to Walmart and Dollar General in my town that both put out only a small Halloween section every year. The good news is that when I can't find anything in those stores (which is almost always), I can always look on the internet to find great Halloween props.

One of my favorite online stores to get Halloween goodies is Oriental Trading, which has a slew of items to choose from. I was sent a cool new tombstone to review especially for the post. It is the Day of the Dead Tombstone!

Made out of foam, the tombstone measures 12 1/2" x 22" and comes with two plastic stakes, which will secure it to the ground. Due to the fact that it's made from foam, tombstones can be damaged while being sent in the mail, but I'm glad to say that the Day of the Dead Tombstone (retails for $14.99) arrived in perfect condition. It features a creepy skeleton and the words "Dia de Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) engraved on it.

Now this tombstone is going to look a little bare by itself, so it's going to need a companion, like a ground-breaker. Oriental Trading nicely sent me a cool Latex Zombie (retails for $25.99) ground-breaker (also known as a grave-breaker).

Measuring 10" x 20, this ground-breaker is surprisingly real with it's creepy zombie latex face, red hair, bloody mouth and glowing eyes! Batteries are included with this ground-breaker, so that is one thing you won't have to worry about. The arms (well, I guess I should call it the structure) is made from heavy wire that has foam wrapped around it. The body (well about 1/4 of a body) is made from black and white mesh, which is supposed to be it's shirt. The mesh can be stretched out on the ground, making the ground-breaker to look bigger than it actually is. The only downside is that there aren't any stakes with this, but instead there are two straps underneath that can be (I'm guessing) attached to the tombstone to keep it secure.

Overall, I'm impressed with the quality of the Latex Zombie ground-breaker and the Day of the Dead Tombstone. Considering it's made out of foam, there's a lot of detail in the tombstone. The Latex Zombie looks extremely creep, especially when the glowing red eyes are turned on. Both of these props are going to help my cemetery yard standout on a Halloween Night!

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary samples in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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