It’s that time of the year again. You’re carving pumpkins and browsing the internet for Halloween costume ideas. While the pandemic isn’t nearing its end, government authorities are relaxing various restrictions. That means you can expect to meet your loved ones for a Halloween party.
So, it’s only natural that you want to go all-in with the decorations this year. Decking up your home as an abandoned spooky mansion isn’t enough. You want to take things up a notch to leave guests and passers-by spellbound.
What better way to amp up the fright than by dressing up your car?
Whether you’re planning to drive it around for errands or park it in the front yard, there are various ways to dress up your car for Halloween.
But there’s more to it than sticking out a fake thumb from the trunk of your car. In the following sections, we’ll check out a few creative car decoration ideas for an unforgettable Halloween.
Let’s get started.
1. The Classic Ghost Car
This one’s a no-brainer. It’s one of the simplest ways to dress up your car. While it won’t send chills down bystanders’ spines, it’ll boost your home’s curb appeal on one of the most exciting holidays of the year. Also, it’s ideal when you don’t want to spend a ton of money or time decorating your vehicle.
All you need is a piece of white fabric that stretches over your car. Cut out two round holes to resemble the eyes. Also, you can cut a narrow opening for the mouth. Don’t be surprised if it reminds you of a certain friendly ghost you might have grown up watching in the movies.
2. Lightning McQueen
If you want to indulge in an elaborate DIY project for Halloween, it’s a good idea to dress up your car like Lightning McQueen. The iconic anthropomorphic character continues to be a hit among different age groups.
You’ll find many tutorials on Instagram and YouTube that explain the steps to turn your car into the protagonist of Pixar’s Cars franchise. It’s a fun way to involve your kids in a Halloween project.
But it goes without saying that you’ll need a red car to start this project. Also, you’ll need a variety of car accessories and tools to convert your vehicle into Lightning McQueen. You can check online marketplaces, such as Amazon and Etsy, to find the right accessories.
Alternatively, visit an auto shop or convenience store in your neighborhood that stocks up on car accessories.
3. Graveyard in a Trunk
Your car’s trunk isn’t meant for enjoying a tailgate party with your closest friends. You can turn it into a bone-chilling graveyard for onlookers and trick-or-treaters.
Think about it – you already use fake headstones and skeletons to decorate the front yard of your home. Why not use those same elements to dress up your car? It’s that easy.
Of course, you can head to your nearest craft shop to get some fake spider webs and fake skulls. It’ll make the graveyard look grimmer and scarier. While you’re at it, don’t forget to leave a tray or bowl filled with candy for unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.
4. The Monster’s Mouth
It’s another one of those easy DIY ideas to let the spirit of Halloween embrace your car. All you need is a piece of white fabric that you have to cut in a jagged pattern to resemble a monster’s teeth. Attach the fake teeth cut-outs to the open trunk, and you’re all set.
You could dial the spookiness up a notch by spreading a red cloth inside the trunk. Hang another piece of red fabric from the trunk to resemble the tongue. Keep a bowl of candy in the trunk or on the faux tongue for trick-or-treaters.
5. The Sharkmobile
The monster’s mouth isn’t the only way to dress up your car with fake teeth. You can also attach the fake teeth to the front grille and turn your precious vehicle into an intimidating sharkmobile. Attach a fake thumb near the teeth to make things scarier. Don’t forget to splatter some fake blood too.
Alternatively, you can buy shark teeth stickers/decals from a local store and affix them to the side door. You could make things quirkier by attaching fake shark fins on the top and sides of your car.
6. The Skeleton Driver
Are you one of those people who needs to go to the office on Halloween? Then you may not have the freedom to dress up your car like a man-eating sharkmobile. But that doesn’t mean you should miss out on the fun.
All you have to do is load a skeleton into your car. Once you reach your office, place it in the driver’s seat. Fasten the seatbelt to ensure it remains upright. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could deck up the skeleton with accessories like sunglasses or scarves.
Now, just wait and watch your passers-by get startled at the sight of a skeleton in your car. It’s an excellent way to prank your bosses and coworkers.
7. Spider on the Roof
Nothing screams Halloween louder than a giant spider perched atop your car. You could order one online or make it at home using garbage bags or materials from your closest ALON/DK-Easy store. Hang fake hands and skulls from the trunk to startle onlookers. If your car will remain parked throughout the day, wrap it in spider web to tie the look.
If you want to dress up your car for Halloween, you’ll never run out of ideas as long as you want to up the spook-quotient. It could be a fun way to celebrate the arrival of fall with an exciting DIY project involving your entire family.
Head to your nearest ALON/DK-Easy store to get goodies to decorate your car.