Whether your vehicle is going to be a destination for a trunk-or-treat event or you just like showing off your affection for All Hallows’ Eve, there are eight Halloween decorating ideas for your car that fit the bill.
- Fake spider webs. Attach the material between the mirror and the car, between the antenna and the car roof or inside the vehicle.
- Fake spiders. Use fishing line to hang spiders from the roof of the car or attach them to the back of the front seat. Fishing line also works well when you attach plastic spiders to the roof rack.
- Skeleton passenger. Place a plastic skeleton in a seat that is usually not occupied. Be sure to buckle it in. (If you are in sunny Southern California, do not try to take this dummy into the carpool lane by declaring it your passenger. The cops have caught on to this trick a long time ago, and the resulting ticket is no treat.)
- Car mirror covers. Commercially available online and at well-stocked Halloween stores, these pre-printed rear-view mirror covers feature the obligatory skulls, skeletons and bats. They stretch over the back of the mirrors.
- Vinyl window stickers. Go for the ones that have plenty of space in between the design elements. Ideas include skeletons and scary old trees. Before you apply them to the inside of the car window, make sure the glass is squeaky-clean. In addition, do not roll down this window after you add the vinyl window sticker.
- Magnets. Decorate the exterior of your vehicle with Halloween magnets. Just be sure that they are weatherproof and can withstand rain or snow. Choose decorations of a variety of sizes to make the display more interesting.
- Zombie on the roof. If you have a roof rack, consider attaching a dummy to it. Dress it up in ragged clothes, paint its face, and expose plenty of bone.
- Masks in the rear window. Take out the stuffed animals that you usually keep in that little space behind the head rests of the backset and the rear window. Replace them with scary masks. Find those at Halloween stores or at assorted dollar stores. For brownie points, use battery-operated lights to make their eyes, mouths and noses light up.
A Word on Safety
Depending on the laws in your municipality, reserve some of these Halloween decorations for the time that your car is safely parked in your driveway. If there is no legal reason to keep you from gussying up your ride, be cautious that you do not obstruct your view.