The 33 Best Outdoor Halloween Decorations of 2023
Get your family, friends, and neighbors in the spooky spirit with these fun and unique outdoor Halloween decorations.
For many, Halloween is the best holiday of the year. It not only centers around fun, costumes, parties, and candy— but it also allows folks to go all out and decorate their yards and porches with a plethora of festive spooky decorations. And let’s face it—can a person ever really have too many Halloween decorations?
Arguably, the toughest part about shopping for outdoor Halloween decorations is weeding through the hundreds of options on the market. From sky-high ghouls to chilling talking witches, there is a cornucopia of options to choose from. To help you decide, we rounded up the best outdoor Halloween decorations of every style and budget that won’t disappoint, and may even ignite a jump scare or two.
1. Fun World Spider Web Hanging Decoration
Turn your home into a spooky abandoned house with this affordable spider web decoration. The wispy material covers up to 400 square feet to embellish doorways, trees, bushes, railings, and furniture. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, this faux spider web makes an excellent backdrop for your best Halloween outdoor decorations.
2. Haunted Living 90-in Spider
Arachnophobes might find the Haunted Living Spider frightening—its furry, gangly, and beady red eyes and legs bring that creep factor. This spider measures 90 inches tall and has bendable legs, so it can be posed standing, against a wall, or even hanging (it comes with a hang tag). Place it on a backdrop of fake spider webs to set a spine-chilling scene.
3. Haunted Living 5.49-in Haunted House Hanging Decoration
The Haunted Living Haunted House Hanging Decoration will make a home look like a certified haunted house. This decoration comes in parts, as four distressed-looking window boards, and one with a “Beware” decal. Each measures three feet long and folds up for easier storage. Double-sided tape is also included for easy installation.
4. Haunted Living 18.9-in Werewolf Door Decoration
Add some festive yet adorable charm to your front entryway with the Haunted Living Werewolf Door Decoration. It’s handmade, which imbues even more character. This little werewolf statue isn’t too creepy, so it won’t spook young trick-or-treaters. Kids may even relate to it since it’s holding a little pumpkin-shaped trick-or-treat bucket.
5. Haunted Hill Farm 6-ft Lighted Animatronic Soul Sucker
Judging by its name alone, the Haunted Hill Farm Animatronic Soul Sucker is terrifying. This 6-foot-tall animatronic is a grim reaper-like character. When triggered by motion or sound, it lifts the child it’s holding, sucks out its “soul” (complete with special effects), and puts the child back down. The animatronic includes a UL plug-in adapter, but can also operate on four AA batteries (not included). It’s suitable for indoor or covered outdoor use.
6. Design Toscano 8-in Zombie Sculpture
Eerily realistic, the Design Toscano Zombie Sculpture turns any garden into a zombie graveyard. Put plainly, it’s a grotesque sculpture and looks like it could be the real thing. It’s crafted from resin, so it will hold up well in outdoor environments. The sculpture comes in three parts (so it’s easier to store) and is simple to assemble.
7. Haunted Living 2-ft Pneumatic Grandpa
Give passersby a major fright with the Haunted Living Pneumatic Grandpa. It’s a half-man figure that’s designed to sit on the ground, and when triggered, it thrashes around and moans. It comes with a motion sensor but a footpad can also be bought separately. Shoppers will need to have their air compressor for installation (the air compressor gives this statue its erratic movements). To protect its components, this decoration is only suitable for covered outdoor use.
8. Style Selections Outdoor Novelty Door Mat
Halloween decorations don’t need to be spooky this adorable doormat is perfectly quaint. It has a pumpkin and bat design with a “Happy Haunting” message. This doormat is intended for outdoor use, but it will fare best under a covered space to protect it from the elements.
9. Haunted Living 10.5-in Mummy Pumpkin Stand
The Haunted Living Mummy Pumpkin Stand is the best Halloween outdoor decor for households that love jack-o-lanterns. Measuring 10.5 inches tall, it’s intended as a stand for a carved pumpkin. It’s the pumpkin that completes it as a mummy head. It’s a great porch decoration, suitable for indoor and covered outdoor environments.
10. Haunted Hill Farm 28-in Lighted Witch Statue
This charming cartoon witch decoration is a lovely pick for a whimsical home. Made of iron and painted bright shades of purple, orange, and green, it’s more playful than scary, while still fitting into the Halloween theme. The statue comes with an optional ground stake for placing in a garden, but it would look just as nice mounted on a wall.
11. The Holiday Aisle Pose-N-Stay Skeleton
Want a skeleton decoration you can pose to your liking? The Holiday Aisle Pose-N-Stay Skeleton is a versatile choice. It’s made from sturdy all-weather plastic, so it’s suitable to place anywhere in the yard or garden, and it has movable limbs with locking knees to strike the right pose. Best of all, this skeleton is a life-sized pick, so it feels extra spooky.
12. The Holiday Aisle Scary Harry Killer Clown Figurine
This motion-activated animatronic will likely be the creepiest clown on the block. A garish-painted face, bright red hair, and a vintage-inspired clown outfit make this figurine look straight out of a horror movie. Even worse? When it senses a person near, it moves, speaks, and flashes its glowing red LED eyes. All it needs is three AA batteries to power these features.
13. Light-Up Halloween Harry Potter Inflatable Yard Decoration
If you’re trying to make your home as kid-friendly as possible, consider this Harry Potter inflatable decoration—it’s all cuteness and no terror. The character is easily recognizable and hard to miss since it lights up with built-in LEDs. Best of all, this decoration is easy to set up. It self-inflates quickly, standing three feet tall once inflated, and comes with stakes, tethers, and a power cord and adapter.
14. Empty Soul Girl On A Swing Static Prop
Spirit Halloween might just be the best place for outdoor Halloween decorations, at least for truly scary props. This hanging decoration is intended to be mounted on a tree branch or entryway (or it can become a swinging animatronic with Spirit’s Exclusive Swinging Mechanism—not included). Measuring 70 inches tall, it’s impossible not to notice this scary statue, especially with its soulless eyes.
15. Hyde & EEK! Boutique Snake Skeleton Prop
Human skeletons? Boring. Get more creative with your Halloween decorations by adding some distinctive skeleton types—such as this snake skeleton prop. Ivory coloring and realistic-looking bone details make this decoration a high-quality and well-rated pick. It’s poseable too, so you can bend and adjust it to fit your Halloween scene.
16. Home Accents 5 ft. LED Bubbling Cauldron
This cute and whimsical LED bubbling cauldron is a great choice for any household. Make it part of a silly, lighthearted witch theme, or add it to your more spooky, sinister setup. It takes a record 10 minutes to set up and features fun faux flickering flames and sounds. While it is marketed for outdoor use, its plastic construction is light enough that you could also choose to use it indoors if you wanted.
17. Strawman 6.6 Ft Animatronic Scarecrow
Nothing says Halloween fun like a creepy, life-size talking scarecrow. Activated by an infrared sensor or a convenient foot pad, this eery scarecrow is equipped with multiple monologues that are sure to instill fear in passersby. Despite its large size, this lawn ornament weighs only 16 pounds, making it easy to move around and switch locations for added variety. The yellow LED-lit eyes are a great added effect.
18. Ocato 200 Inch Halloween Spider Web
When it comes to a great bang for your buck, this 200-inch spider web and its accompanying 59-inch spider are tough to beat. It’s great for large spaces outdoors and indoors and makes an excellent centerpiece to build your outdoor Halloween theme around. The fuzzy spider features creepy red eyes and fully posable legs so you put it anywhere. The toughest part is not getting the web all tangled when trying to set it up.
19. Fogging Skull Pile
If you’re committed to having the spookiest yard this year, this fogging skull pile is just what you need to up the ante on the creep factor. It comes with a fog machine that lays down chilling layers of fog all over your yard and a skull pile with 11 different light-up talking skulls that make haunting sounds. Reviewers give it high marks online for being a solidly constructed piece.
20. Home Accents 4.5 ft. LED Purple Bat Silhouette
This 4.5-foot LED bat is ideal if you want something large, fun, and not too terrifying. The setup is relatively simple, and it can be done outdoors or indoors for added versatility. It’s constructed from a metal frame that supports flickering LED wires that give the illusion of a flying bat. Given its size, it’s a fun and affordable display centerpiece.
21. Ghost Face Door Cover
If you want an uber-affordable outdoor decoration that’s guaranteed to make people think twice about knocking on your door, the iconic Ghost Face door cover is right for you. A lifelike figure from the movie “Scream”, this polyester and spandex door cover is stretchy enough to fit most front doors. Not only is it surprisingly realistic, but it’s also water-resistant and machine-washable.
22. Joyin Hanging Light Up Ghost
This 47-inch battery-operated light-up ghost is a fresh take on an old classic and makes a great staple for any outdoor Halloween display. It’s lightweight and easy to hang anywhere and doesn’t need to connect to a power source. It also features fully posable arms so that you can get just the right eery effect. You can even choose from cool white, warm white, or purple light for added customization.
23. Haunted Hill Farm 33-in Animatronic Zombie
This animatronic zombie girl from Haunted Hill Farm is creepy and spooky. It’s the ideal addition to any outdoor graveyard, insane asylum, or haunted hospital. It features red flashing eyes, spooky sounds and music, and terrifyingly slender bendable arms that can be posed any way you’d like. The creepiest part? She operates on batteries to scurry around on wheels and scare the daylights out of you.
24. Disney 13 ft. Giant-Sized Animated Jack Skellington
Disney’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is an iconic Halloween staple. And what better way to acknowledge your love of this classic film than by erecting a 13-foot animatronic figure in your front yard? Not only does this piece feature glowing LED lights to illuminate his face, but you get two interchangeable heads, depending on whether you’re feeling nice or scary. He also features a motion sensor, and posable arms, and sings songs for an extra dramatic effect.
25. Nobie Haunted Halloween Doorbell
Trick-or-treaters and other visitors will be spooked and awed by this fun animated haunted Halloween doorbell. Three AAA batteries are all it takes to provide an entertaining experience for all who dare to darken your doorstep. Once you push the button, the animatronic glowing green eye opens, rotates, and plays spooky music. Choose from two different designs and easily hang it anywhere near your front door.
26. Haunted Hill Farm Prelit Flower and Skull Halloween Wreath
Wreaths aren’t just exclusive to Christmas and are a great addition to your Halloween showcase. This fun and tastefully creepy wreath features fun battery-operated purple lights for an added festive flair. It also includes a fun and not-so-spooky skull accent surrounded by orange and black flowers. At 17.7 inches in diameter, it’s sized to fit most front doors.
27. LED Here Lies Beetlejuice Tombstone
Take a page from another quintessential Halloween figurehead and add this officially licensed Beetlejuice tombstone to your outdoor graveyard. This tombstone measures 28 inches high and runs on three AA batteries, so you can easily place it anywhere you want. The well-lit red tombstone engraving will surely be an attention-grabber and glean plenty of comments from fellow movie lovers. Just be sure you don’t summon Beetlejuice by accident.
28. Gemmy Airblown Oogie Boogie Halloween Inflatable
Another fun “Nightmare Before Christmas” contributor is this 7-foot outdoor inflatable scene that includes the creepy but cute Oogie Boogie, as well as Lock, Shock, and Barrel. This item self-inflates in seconds, is very durable, and is super easy to set up as long as you have an extension cord long enough. It’s a great choice for anyone who loves Halloween but doesn’t want to scare off tiny trick-or-treaters with too much gore or terror.
29. IkeeRuic Purple Halloween Flame Torches
Enhance your walkway and create a well-lit, yet mysterious path to your front door with this 12-pack of solar-powered purple “flame” torches. Each torch is equipped with a solar panel that’s powerful enough to provide 4-6 hours of faux flickering candlelight. These torches will also look great on your patio, garden, porch, or fence. They’re also fully waterproof and made from durable and lightweight ABS plastic.
30. Haunted Hill Farm 19.7 ft. Inflatable Pre-Lit Black Cat
This large-and-in-charge inflatable cat is a fan favorite that comes pre-lit with five internal LED lights. It’s quick and easy to assemble and won’t cause you hours of frustration. It’s also lightweight enough to be moved around your yard easily. If you have a house that gets a lot of traffic from trick-or-treaters, it won’t scare little ghouls and goblins too much. It gets lots of love for having a strong and reliable blower that won’t fail when you need it most. Keep in mind, that this item is quite popular and may sell out, so be sure to sign up to be notified when it comes back in stock.
31. Shymery 14-Inch Lantern Set of 2
Sure, we love our jack-o’lanterns, but it’s something nice to add some extra visual flair to complete the perfect Halloween look. This set of two artificial candle lanterns can add that visual touch without much expense or setup. Each lantern comes with an adjustable auto-timer and can last up to 15 days of normal use.
32. Zombie Yard Sign Decoration
If you want to warn your neighbors about your zombie troubles or just want to make your home stand this Halloween, this pack of three signs will scream “Danger!”, “Beware!”, and “Keep Out!” all night long. Each sign is made of corrugated plastic and includes 9.5-inch stakes to keep them secure when unexpected weather comes creeping up.
33. KiLiKuaLa Animated Zombie
Give trick-or-treaters a true fright with this light-up animated zombie. This outdoor-ready Halloween climbing groundbreaker is motion- and sound-activated, so it’s sure to scare anyone who dares get close. With flashing eyes and spooky sounds, your new undead friend will transform your regular yard into a graveyard and is also perfect for parties, patios, and balconies.