When darkness falls, that's when the magic truly sets in on October 31. At home, , and this is especially true for a holiday like Halloween. Arrange a tableau of lanterns set aglow, dripping candles, or specimen jars with ghoulish X-ray silhouettes.
Part of the fun of Halloween is catching someone off-guard with "gotcha!" pranks; give a good jump scare by lining a lampshade with bugs and bats. We have for all motifs-black cats, witches on broomsticks, moons and stars, as well as nightmarish faces.
Skulls and, tombstones bathed in an otherworldly glow, witches in stark silhouette against a cauldron's fire: These are the luminous icons of the season, the unnatural standard-bearers of this most frightful holiday. Set them in place, and watch them light up the night.
Outside,deserves a spotlight in the neighborhood. Mark the walkway leading up to your door with a trail of lanterns or plot the lawn with a set of tombstones, each epitaph legible from the luminous (battery-operated) glow from within.
Draw eyes upward to silhouettes in the windows-add a fan behind and its spirit is movement and mystery. Outfit your porch or entryway with oversized arachnids, crows in mid-flight, and ghostly sheets of cheesecloth-then position a light projector to cast everything in perfect prominence for
knocking on your door.
As for the light itself, any project will do. Switch it on, and enjoy the show.
You’ll never be old and wise if you weren’t young and crazy.