As a little girl, I played dress-up almost constantly. My sister and I lived in our old Halloween costumes and dress-up clothes! As an adult I seem to have lost the inclination for wearing tutus out in public for most of the year, but Halloween is a different story. Socially acceptable dress-up time for everyone! INCLUDING my car.
Our neighborhood does a super fun trunk-or-treat for Halloween every year. My boys are still pretty little so it’s the perfect way for them to get their trick-or-treating fix: safe, short, and not too far for their little legs to walk the whole way! They get plenty of candy in one trip around the parking lot and I get to admire everyone’s Halloween decorations and creative cars.
If you’re looking for some great ways to get some Halloween decorations on your car this year check out these awesome ideas from around the web!
Trick or Treat! 1 of 15
Click through for some great Halloween inspiration for your car!
Dart Board 2 of 15
Spiderwebs 3 of 15
Cheap spiderwebbing and a few giant spiders make for a super creepy car costume!
Creepy Truck Bed 4 of 15
Truck beds leave lots of room for creativity! Check out this awesome tableau featuring lots of leaves, spiderwebs, oversized spiders, and bones. Spooky!
Photo credit: Nina (with thanks to her husband Jared for doing all the hard work!)
Narnia 5 of 15
Your car's costume doesn't necessarily have to be scary! Check out this amazing Narnia-themed scene complete with White Witch!
Photo credit: Instagram user @JsCastelo12
Pirate Ship Van 6 of 15
This family built a pirate ship onto their minivan. This makes all my Halloween plans seem very small and silly.
Photo credit: Janssen
Welcome to Hogwarts 7 of 15
A Hogwarts themed car! Complete with sorting hat!
Photo credit: Instagram user @Katemantia
Skeletons and Cobwebs 8 of 15
A "dollar store" is a great place to stop for skeletons, cauldrons, webbing, and other spooky items!
Photo credit: Instagram user @Sunlvr021
Tea Lights and Headstones 9 of 15
Battery operated tea lights and light-up headstones make for great (and easy!) car decor. Even better if your license plate already has BAT in it!
Just Add Baby 10 of 15
When you've got a cute baby with an awesome Clark Kent/Super Baby costume, you don't need much more in the way of decorations! Plus, it's a great perch for your baby to "help" with trunk-or-treaters.
Photo credit: Nicole Murray
Who You Gonna Call? 11 of 15
This guy takes his trunk-or-treating seriously! The results are absolutely fantastic.
Get the tutorial at Instructables
Yo Ho! 12 of 15
That pirate ship is SO fantastic. Plus, the hay bale gives you somewhere to rest your weary booted pirate feet while handing out candy!
Photo credit (and instructions!): Dwan Perrin
Say "Ahhh" 13 of 15
Down the Rabbit Hole 14 of 15
This trippy trunk came complete with a game called "Off With His Head!"
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Dun Dun… 15 of 15
According to Tom, "The kids had to reach into the shark's mouth to grab candy and we had the theme from "Jaws" blasting on the car stereo to amuse the adults!" Genius.
Photo credit: Instagram user @Tomjcfa