I love this time of the year and I find anatomically incorrect Halloween decorations especially amusing. All holidays have traditions that don’t seem to make too much logical sense. Like, how can Santa fit down a chimney after eating so many cookies? Why is there a human-sized Easter bunny and what is it doing giving out eggs? Did it lay them? The point is, everything is a little silly and inaccuracies are forgiven when it comes to holidays – especially Halloween.
1. Spider Skeleton
Spiders are scary. Skeletons are scary. Hence spider skeletons are extra scary? I guess… scarily incorrect! In case you’ve been confused by these spooky decorations, believe me when I tell you that spiders don’t have bones. Plus, if they did, they would not look like this. You can get them on Amazon, at Target, Michael’s and sometimes the Dollar Tree.
2. Dog Skeleton
As a dog lover, I would love to have a creepy dog skeleton for Halloween – even though I don’t think my dogs would appreciate it. Similarly to the spider, the skeletons are hilariously incorrect. Can you spot the issue? If you’ve ever played with your dog’s ears, you’ll know that they do not have bones in their ears. Just like humans, they have cartilage there instead. You can buy these on Amazon and in other decoration stores. The life-sized ones sell for a hefty price!
3. Octopus Skeleton
If you follow this blog then you probably read my article about octopuses. They have 3 hearts, 9 brains and absolutely zero bones. That’s what makes these decorations so hilarious. Needless to say, I need one. Or five. You can get these octopus skeletons on Amazon but also in various decoration stores. This is by far my favorite of all the anatomically incorrect Halloween decorations.
4. Rubber Duckie Skeleton
Rubber duckies are not particularly scary. They are quite adorable when they are not in their skeletal form. I even sell mini duckies as earrings on my Etsy store. Then there’s this monstrosity. And by monstrosity I mean genius creation! They even have a floating variety! You can grab one on Amazon as well. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if one of these showed up in a dollar store somewhere.
5. Vampire Teeth: Anatomically Incorrect Halloween Decorations
I guess it’s nit-picky to go after vampire teeth, since vampires don’t actually exist. Plus they are portrayed differently in various books, movies and TV shows. However, knowing just the most basic anatomy of humans and animals alike, I think it’s safe to say that your average vampire would have an even number of teeth between their fangs. Whether or not they sparkle in the sun is another story… they sell these just about anywhere and they usually are way more symmetrical than this.
6. Butterfly Skeleton
Yet another non-spooky creature made scary with a skeleton that doesn’t exist. Well, one time I saw a butterfly sit on my dad’s camera and instead of oohing and ahhing he had a freakout moment and almost broke the lens trying to shoo it away. So I guess a skeleton butterfly would unnerve him. These are a little harder to find but you can buy one here.
7. Cobra Skeleton
Snakes, or nope ropes as I prefer to call them, are fascinating creatures that DO have skeletons. They are practically all vertebrae which is pretty fascinating. So this pathetic thing below really doesn’t do it justice… you can buy these on Amazon. But please check out what a real cobra skeleton looks like below.
The real thing:
Summary: Anatomically Incorrect Halloween Decorations
Halloween decorations can be silly, spooky and absolutely bizarre. Some of the ones above are clearly in all three categories all at once. I may roll my eyes when I see some of these, but after all, it’s a holiday. People don’t actually believe that animals look like this and just want to have some fun. Although imagine how creepy it would be if all decorations were anatomically correct? *shudders*
Okay, I have to do it! Check out these festive earrings on Everyfelt – they are by no means anatomically correct… but they sure are perfect for Halloween!