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Top 10 Weirdest Halloween Costumes…For Cars!

Halloween isn’t just for kids going trick-or-treating. Take a look at the ways to creatively deck out your ride with these Halloween car decorations!

‘Tis the Season … To Be Spooky

Decorated car trunk
Decorated car trunk

Each September, with the start of football season, I’ll see people place double flags of their favorite football team on the back of their pickup trucks. Each December, I’ll get out to do some Christmas shopping and see the cars with the reindeer antlers securely fastened to each side of the front of the vehicle.

In between the start of NFL football and Christmas? Halloween. It’s a holiday that brings out the creativity in people, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that there’s a lengthy list of accessories to get your car set for Halloween night. That way you can take your spooky festivities on the road, to work, to the grocery store, and anywhere else you go.

10. A new kind of grill

Grille with teeth - amazon.com
Grille with teeth - amazon.com

You can decorate your teeth with a grill, but there’s another kind of grill that can also now be accessorized. How about some teeth to go with a vehicle grill? There are shops and websites that offer this, but a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon owner can get some front teeth on Amazon for just under $110. Several other grille are listed for other Jeep models, too.

9. Cobwebs for your car

Car decorated with cobwebs - partycity.com
Car decorated with cobwebs - partycity.com

A lot of people decorate their houses for Halloween with cobwebs and giant spiders (obviously they don’t have arachnophobia!). However, that same concept can be applied to a vehicle. All that’s needed is some spider web material (one brand is currently selling on Amazon for about $12). That seems like a lot of work, but it’s sure to be a head turner on the road!

8. A Passenger Without a Pulse

Beetlejuice inflatable car buddy - amazon.com
Beetlejuice inflatable car buddy - amazon.com

Blow-ups aren’t just for the yard or to be placed in a haunted house window display. They can be placed in your car, too. There is a Beetlejuice inflatable car buddy on Amazon for about $30. Other characters available elsewhere are the Grim Reaper and Pennywise from the movie It. Really, any inflatable could work for Halloween. The spookier characters are probably more fun, but a Minion or Genie, from Aladdin, could be fun, too. Just make sure they are buckled up. Maybe you can even use the carpool lane with one of these?

7. Licensed to Spook

Halloween license plate frame - amazon.com
Halloween license plate frame - amazon.com

Another way to liven up the days going into Halloween is by getting a themed license plate frame. It’s simpler than some of these other options. There’s no mess to clean up and it doesn’t take up a lot of space when stored. A themed license plate holder may not stand out like a giant inflatable Beetlejuice, but it’s sure to catch the eye of the vehicle behind you at the stop light or in stop-and-go traffic.

Of course, there are several options to choose from. All the classic Halloween characters, like Michael Myers and even Ghostbusters, are available from various sellers at online stores.

6. Going All-Out Zombie

Zombie car decal - amazon.com
Zombie car decal - amazon.com

What is Halloween without a good zombie? Everyone has probably seen the decals that represent every member of a family on the back window of a vehicle. Well, Walmart has a family of zombies decal pack, complete with zombie babies, dogs, and cats. Amazon has a zombie pack, too.

Going zombie hunting? Then you’ll need a permit! Amazon has zombie permits for sale, ready to stick on a vehicle. They offer an individualized permit for each state. They also have a Zombie Outbreak Response Team decal.

If you really want to have zombie fun, there’s a baby zombie doll that can be rigged up to hang on the inside of the rear window. Anyone driving behind you who sees this should get a laugh out of the very happy looking zombie baby.

5. The Horror … on Your Sunshades!

Chucky sunshade - amazon.com
Chucky sunshade - amazon.com

Shield your car from the sun while making a passerby do a double take. Sunshades are available featuring a variety of horror movie stars. They’re full windshield shades that look as though the iconic Halloween figures are behind the wheel of the vehicle.

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Just like with the license plate frame, there is a Michael Myers sunshade available on Amazon for about $26. There are also Chucky, Frankenstein and the other universal monsters, and skeletons to choose from.

4. The Horror … on Your Windows!

Pennywise window decal - amazon.com
Pennywise window decal - amazon.com

If you can’t get enough Halloween, then why stop at sunshades? Some very clever decals can be used for the back window, giving drivers behind you something to look at. The Chucky decal is available on Amazon for $14. The same company makes Freddy Krueger and Pennywise decals. Not enough options? There’s also a Michael Myers decal, available on Amazon for $16. What’s Halloween without the villain from Halloween?

3. Red Splatters Everywhere!

Bloody handprint decal - amazon.com
Bloody handprint decal - amazon.com

There are Halloween movies, like Casper the Ghost and Hocus Pocus, that the entire family can watch. Then there are horror movies, like Saw and Carrie, that only get turned on after the kids are in bed. Those horror movies have a lot of color in them. Just imagine the amount of red-dyed corn syrup used in some of those movies.

Adding a little color to a vehicle is now a cinch. Forget sticky corn syrup and red dye. Nobody wants to deal with that kind of mess. That’s where decals come in. A four pack of dripping handprints is available on Amazon for about $8. Or, take it further and put those splatters over other parts of your car. Those larger splatter decals sell on Amazon for about $9.

2. How Devilish!

Red horns - amazon.com
Red horns - amazon.com

A set of horns can be claimed on Amazon for about $11. This set of red horns may be my favorite because it’s like the antlers that people use for Christmas. Following the same idea, these are a set of red horns that could be attached to the top of a vehicle, the front bumper, or on the hood. They could even work on the windshield of a motorcycle or moped.

There is a set of bold black horns as well, which I almost like better because they remind me of a variety of Halloween monsters. They’re not limited to the guy in red. Though the red horns would stand out better against the dark gray color of my vehicle. Well, it’s good to have options!

1. Lots of Loose Ends

Witch legs - amazon.com
Witch legs - amazon.com

Body parts for all body styles! That’s right, there is a body part for everyone! Taking a page out of the Wizard of Oz playbook, there are witches’ legs which can be attached to the back of a vehicle, sticking out of the trunk. It’s selling on Amazon for about $9.

Or maybe an arm would work better? There’s an arm that sells on Amazon for about $16. This arm is in a red and white striped shirt, so it kind of looks like Waldo is trying to escape from the back of the vehicle. Zombie arms sell on Amazon for about $17.

Some Low-Key Alternatives

Skeleton air freshener clips - amazon.com
Skeleton air freshener clips - amazon.com

Does putting decals on your car sound like a lot of work? Maybe you prefer keeping the Halloween festivities to a minimum. There is another option. Several, actually.

Themed steering wheel covers are on Amazon for between $10 and $25. Halloween-themed shift knob covers can be found on Amazon for about $8. Air Fresheners are another way to set the tone for All Hallows’ Eve. These skeletons on Amazon for under $15. Speaking of skeletons and coverings, Amazon has skeleton seat covers for under $30.

With so many options to celebrate this year, be sure to celebrate Halloween your way!

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Jesse Batson

Jesse Batson earned his journalism degree from South Dakota State University. No stranger to newsgathering and reporting, Jesse spent 13 years in TV news. 10 of those years were spent working in Charlotte, NC, home of NASCAR. A highlight of his time there was being able to take a lap around the Charlotte Motor Speedway. His interest in vehicles, starting with Matchbox cars, a Big Wheel, and the Transformers, evolved into taking photos of motocross events. Now, he puts his research skills to use on car culture, reviews, and comparisons.

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