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Halloween Skeleton Props and Skulls

Updated on October 5, 2014

Halloween Skeleton Bones

Looking for scary Halloween props? How about some Halloween skeletons and bones? Check out these skeleton props including hanging and animated skeletons, along with some fun graveyard skeletons and bones.

I also have skeleton string lights and garlands, along with some skulls to add to your creepy Halloween decor. Enjoy a light house video while you're here to help you get into the Halloween season.

Skeleton image by Powerhouse Museum and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

Halloween Bag of Bones

Fun Express Bag of Skeleton Bones - 28 Piece Set
Fun Express Bag of Skeleton Bones - 28 Piece Set

Planning a haunted house? How about a graveyard? This set contains 28 bones that range from 6" to 12" and is a great decorating accessory. Put them all in one place or place a little here and there.

 

How about a hanging skeleton?

Inflatable Skeleton

6' Inflatable SKELETON/Halloween PARTY DECORATION/DECOR/Creepy PIRATE Party INFLATE BONES/72" new in package/SKULL
6' Inflatable SKELETON/Halloween PARTY DECORATION/DECOR/Creepy PIRATE Party INFLATE BONES/72" new in package/SKULL

Here's a cool inflatable skeleton. It's 72 inches tall, so it's quite big and will be easily noticed. Don't you just love his creepy smile?

 

Check out this glow in the dark skeleton.

Skeleton Props

Life Size Plastic Skeleton
Life Size Plastic Skeleton

These are fun for the front or door or I like to put them in the window. It stands 5 feet tall, so it will definitely get noticed. You can also hang it outside as it has a place for hanging at the top.

 

Animated Skeleton

ANIMATED GROUNDBREAKER PULLS HEAD OFF SKELETON HALLOWEEN PROP Haunted House Yard SS80002
ANIMATED GROUNDBREAKER PULLS HEAD OFF SKELETON HALLOWEEN PROP Haunted House Yard SS80002

Standing 60" tall, (5 feet,) this amazing skeleton not only lights up, but moves his head up and down. A real thrill for trick or treaters. Uses 3 AA batteries.

 

Halloween Skeleton Picture

Want to make your skeleton ever creepier? Try adding some fake spider webbing to it. You should be able to find the webbing pretty easily as it's quite popular this time of year. I always get mine at dollar type stores.

Halloween image by guilanenachez at morgueFile.

Halloween Trivia

Did you know that Halloween originated in Great Britain?

Animated Skull

Good Tidings GEM27477 Animated Skull Halloween Décor
Good Tidings GEM27477 Animated Skull Halloween Décor

Not only does this Halloween skull light up and have spooky looking movable eyes, it also talks! A real thriller!

 

How about one that lights up?

Light Up Skull

Color-Changing Mummy Skull & Hands - Halloween Party Supplies & Decorations & Yard Decor
Color-Changing Mummy Skull & Hands - Halloween Party Supplies & Decorations & Yard Decor

My favorite thing about this decoration is that not only does it light up, the lights change colors. Personally, I like pairing this with the Halloween Bag of Bones above.

 

Skull for Halloween

Budget Life-Size Skull
Budget Life-Size Skull

What's great about this skull is that after it's used as a decoration, you can use it to teach more about the human skull. It even has a movable jaw.

 

Halloween Light House

Check out the singing skull and the hanging skeletons on this house with the song Ghostbusters playing.

Skull Lighting

Kurt Adler UL 7-Light Skull Bubble Light Set
Kurt Adler UL 7-Light Skull Bubble Light Set

A good feature about this light strand is that it can be used both indoors and outdoors. A cool creep factor.

 

Check out these string lights.

Halloween String Lights

Kurt Adler HW1281 Musical Skull Light Set, 10 Light
Kurt Adler HW1281 Musical Skull Light Set, 10 Light

Looking for indoor skull lights? I love this decorative skull stand which comes with 10 lights. The faces are so ghoulish.

 

Halloween Poll

Do you decorate outside for Halloween?

See results

Halloween History

Did you know that Halloween was originally a Pagan festival for the dead?

Skeleton Garland

HALLOWEEN PLASTIC SKELETON DECORATION GARLAND
HALLOWEEN PLASTIC SKELETON DECORATION GARLAND

No matter the holiday, I love decorating with garlands whether it be indoors or outdoors. I can't do Halloween without some fun skeleton garlands. This string comes with 8 skeletons and measures 5 feet long.

 

Baking a cake?

If you're planning on baking a Halloween cake, you can stick to a skull theme by using the cake pan below.

Skull Pan

Wilton Dimensions Nonstick 3D Skull Pan
Wilton Dimensions Nonstick 3D Skull Pan

This is perfect for entertaining. I love that it has a non-stick surface. What really cool is that it comes with a recipe and baking instructions.

 

What do you like to do for Halloween?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @WeeCatCreations1: That's quite a different hobby.

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      Susan Caplan McCarthy 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      My husband loves collecting skulls and displays them year round. You highlight some fun ways I could add to his collection.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: I love decorating for holidays. Part of it is for my own joy.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @ERD1966: Well, some people do like to be eccentric.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are all great ideas for Halloween. I don't decorate as much as I did when my kids were young, but I still decorate a little.

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      ERD1966 4 years ago

      Cool lens. To bad you can only use these on Halloween!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Diva2Mom: I appreciate that very much!

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      Real fascinating! Love4 your Halloween skulls and props. Great job! BLESSED by a little Squid Angel! God bless you my dear friend! Muah!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @donnetted: Halloween is huge in the US. It will be interesting to see how it grows where you live.

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Fun lens, thank you for sharing. I'm sitting here's with my husband showing him some of my favorite lensmasters' Halloween pages. It's wonderful the amount of creatiivity that goes into Halloween. South Africa is still very new in the Halloween stakes but I predict in a few years it'll be huge. Blessed x

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @eilval: Glad you enjoyed it.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: Party with skeletons? I can go with that.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Lol...I now just relax and play on the computer. It's my daughter who goes absolutely positively crazy on Halloween night. She has a graveyard out front featuring a spot for everyone in the family and of course her house is covered in some pretty gruesome stuff.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: Party with skeletons? I can go with that.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Redneck Lady Luck: She sounds like she really loves Halloween.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @kislanyk: LOL. You sure did!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Hannah Writes: We have some neighborhoods like that around here.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Hannah Writes: We have some neighborhoods like that around here.

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Great lens - lots of ideas to keep the creativity going !

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Small party with best friends suits me best at the moment. And we can invite some skeletons too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love everything. Nicely done!

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      Its that time of the year again, nice selection of Halloween decorations

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Oh these are just absolutely adorable!...oh drat...did I just SAY that? lol!

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      Hannah Writes 5 years ago

      My husband and I take turns going out with our twins and their friends. OUr neighborhhood is really into Halloween...people from other developments come by just to trick or treat in ours!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @julieannbrady: You sound like lots of fun.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @whiteskyline lm: Care to share?

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I like to go all out for Halloween ... first coming to the office all dressed in costume. And, skeletons and skulls are a must for Halloween decorations.

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      whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

      Eat candy :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Fingers crossed that you can.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing the info.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @DIY Mary: Wouldn't that be fun to have in the yard?

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Very fun - I love this! I hope I can really decorate this year.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Halloween is not a big thing in New Zealand. So we do not do much with Halloween, but I think as the years go by it will get better.Actually Halloween is only a few days after labour weekend in New Zealand.Thanks for sharing a scary Halloween skeleton props and skulls lens.

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      DIY Mary 5 years ago

      What a wonderful gallery of skeletons! I especially love the inflatable one.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @mihgasper: Sounds like a good time.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @TaraWojt: Fun for kids.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Spending time with my friends and laugh big time.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      I just love the animated skull magic mirror. Very spooky indeed!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Diva2Mom: Always love your visits. Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Camden1: I love seeing all of the costumes.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: There are really a lot of great decorations out there/

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @EMangl: Glad yo0u like it.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @EMangl: Glad yo0u like it.

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      Fascinating lens! Halloween without some skeleton props and bones will be incomplete. I think they're great Halloween symbols or props, and are perfect visual aids for the event. It makes it look scarier with these props so hey anyone should have them by their door to make Halloween more festive and exciting. Great lens! Love it! God bless you, Janis!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I love giving out candy to all the cute little trick-or-treaters - so much fun to see their costumes and excitement!

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      amazing display. cool halloween product.

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      EMangl 5 years ago

      very cute decorating stuff :-)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I remember trick or treating as a child, too. I miss those days.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: That sounds like so much fun.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @gatornic15: We have a Halloween tree, too, but it's a tree that's outside. How cool you actually put up a tree.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @halloweenprops: It's one of mine, too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Skullfully done my dear with so much no too scary fun, that Kurt Adler skeleton sure is cute. I remember going trick or treating when I was little and getting way too much candy, but that didn't seem like a problem. Nickel candy bars were about the size of theater candy now but the thing is we didn't have it as a regular part of our diet and those bags of candy would last at least a month or more. Happy Halloween...its just around the corner!

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      We always have a family Halloween party. The kids all dress up, and some brave adults. We play have chili beans, play games, eat lots of candy, and watch Halloween movies. :)

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      I have to agree with halloweenprops, I really like the ground breaker skeleton body parts. I can't wait to put up my Halloween tree.

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      The Ground Breaker Skeleton Body Parts is one of my favorites!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @jolou: Me, too.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @NausetViews: That would be challenging.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @MillBucks: Sounds like a lot of fun.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: Aren't they cute?

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: Aren't they cute?

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      jolou 5 years ago

      I love seeing the kids all dressed up.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Boston

      Try to juggle taking the kids trick or treating, while also handing out candy to kids.

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      MillBucks 5 years ago

      We do it all for Halloween! Decorate, attend and host parties as well as passing out candy in our costumes. Second biggest holiday for us, lol.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I just like to see all the trick or treaters dressed up and give them candy.