It’s never too early to scare up some Halloween décor ideas for your house – especially if you are planning on hosting a frighteningly good costume party. However, low-tech classics such as carved pumpkins and fake blood just aren’t going to slice it anymore. Upgrade your Halloween party with some of these ghoulishly high-tech gizmos:
Rocky Horror Picture Projector Show: BenQ Joybee GP2 Mini-Projector
Where to buy: benq.ca and electronics retailers
While you encourage your party guests to eat, drink, and be scary – also entertain them by playing Halloween classics such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show or The Lady in White using the BenQ Joybee GP2 Mini-Projector. This little guy can be used as a portable movie theatre that fits in the palm of your hand, with the ability to project HD-quality image sizes (diagonal) from 20” to 160”.
Best of all, the BenQ Joybee instantly projects just about anything connected to it, including media on USB keys, laptops, HDMI cables, Blue-ray DVD players, video cameras, TV boxes, gaming consoles, tablets and even your iPod or iPhone.
Just make sure you check all the personal and downloaded videos on your iPhone before projecting them on a wall for everyone to see – those uncensored home videos might give your guests nightmares for many Halloweens to come.
The Mist: Bubble Fogger Machine
Where to buy: Spirithalloween.com
Fog machines are cool. Bubble machines are even cooler. Now imagine a machine that unleashes supernatural-looking fog-filled bubbles on your party guests. The Bubble Fogger Machine creates foggy, solution-filled bubbles and floats them out towards curious partygoers. When the bubbles pop, most likely in your eyes or on stain-prone furniture, they become fog. Try to keep the Bubble Fogger away from mischievous teens that might use the machine to release bubbles filled with other types of vapours.
Washroom Weirdness: Haunted toilet paper roller
Where to buy: Thedesigntown.com
This motion-activated toilet paper roller emits spooky howling, screaming and moaning sounds — which could lead others to believe that you have a serious problem happening in the washroom. On one hand, the scary sounds coming from the toilet paper roller can overpower the scary sounds that are naturally emitted from the washroom. On the other hand, it’s a shame that the roller isn’t able to mask the ominous odours that usually accompany such horrific noises.
Paranormal Party Favours: Baketan Ghost Radar cell phone strap
Where to buy: Strapya-world.com
If you want to end your Halloween party on a spooktacular note – sending your guests off into the night with a considerate party favour such as the Baketan Ghost Radar is always appreciated.
Push the button on the cell strap and it starts detecting for ghosts. It keeps blinking for about 10 seconds. If the circumstances around you are normal, it stops blinking. If there is something paranormal around you with a grudge, it cautions you by blinking red. At that point you have the choice to either soil yourself or call the Ghostbusters.