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Favorite Halloween Candles

Updated on September 6, 2013

Halloween candles that thrill

Fall is coming which means Halloween decorating time is drawing closer! This is definitely my favorite time of year. This lens is about Halloween candles that thrill. Well, they thrill me anyway! Some of my favorite Halloween candles are displayed in this lens. All the photographs you see here I've taken myself. When it comes to Halloween decorations there are some I find particularly hard to resist. This lens will give you a sampling of my collection of special Halloween candles that I've acquired over the past twenty years. I've never actually lit these candles, save one, in my valiant effort to preserve them forever. That's simply because I absolutely adore these candles. Seriously, year after year, every time I drag them out of storage in September, these items continue to thrill me. I hope you'll enjoy looking at them, too. Thanks for visiting!

Image credit: All photos are my own.

Bela Lugosi's famed Dracula character candle - Large!

An old friend of mine gave me this very heavy, (8 pound) candle of Bela Lugosi's Dracula character over thirty years ago. About ten years later, I made the mistake of loaning him to a neighbor, as she'd asked to use the candle as part of her decorating for her upcoming Halloween costume party. Naturally, I was an invited guest. When I arrived in my costume, much to my disappointment, I noticed someone had lit my precious Dracula candle. I immediately blew out the flame and discovered that very little damage was done, just a small amount of wax melted at the top of his bald head. But it taught me a lesson never to loan out my candles to anyone again. I stuck by that lesson for the next twenty years, that is until last July. That's when someone asked if I would rent them my Halloween villages and assorted decorations for a new television show that's to air this fall season. The show was looking for what they termed "Martha Stewart-ish Halloween decorations." Since a girlfriend of mine was the buyer for the set decorating department of the show, she thought of me and my rather unique stash. I loaned them my candles, as well as lots of other goodies, specifying they were not to light any of the candles. Fortunately, they didn't. In return, they paid me fairly handsomely for the privilege of renting my Halloween stuff for a few days of shooting, after which they returned everything to me in perfect condition.

To burn or not to burn - that is the question! - Assume you have a unique, irreplacable candle collection...

Would you burn your favorite Halloween candles?

Halloween Candles You'll Love

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack O' Lanterns Votive Holder
Nightmare Before Christmas Jack O' Lanterns Votive Holder

Tea lights in this holder look great anywhere they're displayed!


I hope to add these to my personal collection! Wow!


Here are the Grim Reaper, Witch, and Frankenstein candles, a few more of my favorites. I love the colors and details.

Here are the Grim Reaper, Witch, and Frankenstein candles, a few more of my favorites. I love the colors and details.
Here are the Grim Reaper, Witch, and Frankenstein candles, a few more of my favorites. I love the colors and details.

Skull candlestick holders

These awesome little skull head candlestick holders are only about 2" tall, are eerily detailed, quite heavy, and came complete with a package of both black dripping candles and red dripping candles. I have burnt the black candles in these skulls and the wax drippings look fantastic when they flow in tiny streams over the white skulls. They give this old favorite of mine a bloody spine-tingling effect and they look great on the dinner table at Halloween.

I adore the Autumn season and the warm windy approach to Halloween

For me Halloween lasts the whole month of October!

I enjoy decorating the house about one month in advance of Halloween night. I like the way the house looks so festive with bright orange pumpkins placed here and there, and I put lots of black wire trees all around to create a striking contrast. My candle collection can be seen from room to room, but, because I never choose to light them, instead I light little tea lights inside of small Halloween decorated votive holders to create a cozy ambiance in the house throughout the whole month of October. I work from home, so decorating creates an exciting atmosphere for me to work in while I focus most of my energy on my Hot Flash Pillow business! :)

Skull Candelabras

I bought a set of these candelabras in Manhattan, New York, back in 1997 when I was working on a movie there. I'd never been to New York before this trip and the city was beyond fantastic. Because I was there in the month of September, I found lots of great Halloween items and shipped many home. Among the many items I purchased were these skeleton candelabras. They're actually much larger than the picture shows. As a matter of fact, they take up a good part of the mantlepiece.

Hand candle before revealing skeletal bones!

Light the finger tips and watch the bones appear!

This one's really creepy and awesome to watch burn. I had one before that I burned and then I kept this one for my collection. Originally, I found this at a Halloween superstore several years ago for only $4.99. I wish I'd bought more so I could entertain someone who's never seen it by burning one every year!

Blood-dripping, spine-chilling 10" tapers!

This is my latest set of candles. It's kind of hard to tell from this photo just how huge these candelabras are with the 10" tapers in them. These Italian candelabras alone stand 25" tall and after I add the tapers they stand nearly 3 feet tall. These candles are wonderfully fragrant, smelling a bit like strawberries. I received them as a gift from someone who obviously knows what floats my boat. I wonder if they were originally scented candles that had red wax dripped over the top for the bloody, spine-chilling effect? I now have a dozen of these particular candles and these candelabras only hold ten. So that leaves me two candles to burn so I can actually find out what the deal is with them! I love how they're really creepy looking and it would be especially terrific if they drip more red blood wax as they burn.

How's this for a fantastic looking candlestick holder?

This awesome dragon candlestick holder I purchased ten years ago in a great shop in Brighton, England.

Last, but not least, we have the skeleton candle - Halloween's not complete without a few skeletons...

Happy Halloween to all! Thanks again for stopping by.

What do you love best about Halloween? - Reader Feedback. Please feel free to comment.

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      ara-bella 5 years ago

      Pumpkins and cats!

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      @anonymous: Thank you. Your Gargoyle candle sounds fantastic. I only wish I could see it :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a visually interesting candle collection! I especially love the sleek, stylish ones in your intro pic. I actually have a Gargoyle candle; I think I've had it about 15 years and have never lit it! One day, one day.

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      @anonymous: Thanks! Happy Halloween 2012 to you, too!

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      @getmoreinfo: That's why I couldn't resist 'em and can't bring myself to burn 'em! Thanks for your comment and Happy Halloween 2012 :)

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      @KimGiancaterino: Thanks. Same to you!

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      @alexandradouglas: A kindred spirit! Thanks for checking them out :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens. Happy Halloween 2012!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      these halloween candles are pretty amazing wow

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Happy Halloween 2012!

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      Alexandra Douglas 5 years ago from Florida

      Love the candles

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      @iamraincrystal: Thanks! I thoroughly enjoyed showcasing them on Squidoo. I, like you, enjoy burning scented candles, only not my collectible ones! Thanks for visiting.

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Your Halloween candles collection is amazing! ^_^


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