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Halloween decor goes ‘Wicked' and weird

Trends for 2011 Halloween decor range from terrifically scary to wickedly creative.
By Heather Warlick Moore Published: October 11, 2011

Whether your Halloween is all about chasing your friends with a fake chain saw, inviting them over for a swanky Halloween cocktail party or just taking your kids trick-or-treating, this year's choices for decor and ideas for easy-to-make crafts abound locally.

Where you shop depends on your personal Halloween style. If you're into bloodcurdling terror, stop by Party Galaxy and pick up a zombie that screams every time you walk by or a realistic, ready-to-snap snake.

The superstore at 300 N MacArthur Blvd. has a large selection of costumes, props and all the other ingredients for a terrifying Halloween.

But maybe you're looking for something a little less scary, more kitschy.

Many stylish gift and home decor shops such as Scruples of Edmond, 115 S Broadway, owned by Susan Hines, offer a creative array of Halloween decor.

Some of her most popular items this season are black candelabras and an array of taper candles, shaped as skeleton brides and grooms. She also sells candles shaped as bloody fingers with long red nails and with snakes wrapped around them; others are just swirled with Halloween-themed colors.

Speaking of colors, add bright pink and lime green to your Halloween decor palette. These “Wicked” (the musical)-inspired additions to the traditional Halloween colors can open doors for new Halloween decorating trends. For example, a small black Christmas tree can be lit with red, orange and purple lights and decorated with ghoulish ornaments sold at many gift stores. (Pier One has a good selection.)

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