Halloween enthusiasts tend to buy their Halloween
decorations and props in one of two ways. They either spend
their Halloween budget on a larger amount of lower
quality products, or buy a smaller amount of higher quality
products. Personally, we would rather have a smaller haunt filled
with high quality, realistic looking props and decorations,
than the other way around.
to add a realistic skeleton to your Halloween festivities
you'd have to buy one from a medical supply company, and it
would cost you well over five-hundred dollars. Because of
the high cost, most people have had to resort to cheap
plastic skeletons. The Anatomical Chart Company is the primary manufacturer of anatomically correct charts,
bones, skulls and skeletons for use in universities, hospitals, medical schools,
and the government.
As they manufacture the bones and assemble the skeletons some
become damaged, marked or discolored to some degree. In the
manufacturing industry these are commonly called "seconds,
thirds or fourths". For those who love Halloween, they now offer a positively ghoulish selection of
these imperfect, but very useable skeletons, skulls and bones, and best of all they sell them
at cut-rate prices.
If you want to add some realism to your Halloween festivities with a life-like skeleton,
then the Anatomical Chart Company is the place to go, and it won't cost you an arm and a
leg! For around one-hundred and sixty dollars, the Budget Bucky Skeleton (4th quality) is a fantastic deal. It is
life-size skeleton standing a full five foot, six inches tall, and weighs in at
pounds. This adult skeleton
features a hanging hook at the top of the skull, jointed arms and legs,
and a movable jaw.
first saw this skeleton at a Target store in 2010 and found it quite
impressive for a plastic blow-mold Halloween prop. It is
reasonably well made and detailed, even though the skull
seems slightly larger than it should be. Standing about five
feet in height, it has articulated joints allowing you to
pose it to some extent.
This prop will not stand on its own and will need to be
either hung up by fishing line to stand upright, or use a
where there is nothing above to hang it from. We glue or
wire the joints together to make them static. Retails for
called the "Plastic Skeleton Set" by manufacturer Century Novelty,
it has acquired the moniker "Blucky", as an cheap substitute
for a Bucky skeleton. This plastic blow-mold prop has been
around for years and offers an inexpensive solution as a
Halloween prop. It measures approximately five feet tall and
glows in the dark.
This skeleton is not anatomically correct and does not look
very realistic in direct light. They are best used as a prop
at a distance. Many Halloween enthusiasts customize the
Blucky with paint to give it an aged look. Retails for
those on a budget or want multiple skeletons a plastic five foot tall, glow-in-the-dark skeleton
that glows brightly when under black light. This Halloween
prop also has battery powered flashing red eyes in the skull
for an added effect.
This year we're going to attach three
of these Halloween skeleton's on one of our exterior walls
facing the front yard, positioned as though they are dancing
and illuminate them with a black light. Should look pretty
cool! The GID skeleton retails for only $9.99
remember my mother taping one of the paper skeletons on
either side of the
front door for Halloween.
These Halloween decorations were printed on heavy paper stock
on one side and ranged in size from about two feet high to
four feet in height. They had articulated joints via small
metal attachments. Sadly, I don't think they even make these