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Six of the best Halloween gadgets
7:00am Saturday 27th October 2012 in NewsXtra
Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best Halloween gadgets.
By Peter Jenkinson
As the spooky season has grown in popularity over the years, more gear has become available to get us in a ghoulish mood.
It is always good to be prepared with a modicum of sweet-based goodies at your door in case the trick-or-treaters pass by, but if you're going to get further into the spirit, check out this eclectic collection that'll help you go bump in the night.
Creepy Clothes - Bat Pegs - £2 each from www.suck.uk.com
Set on the washing line, these pegs will certainly make an impression, but they've more uses than that. At this time of year, they're ideal for pinning up your decorations to add that spooktacular touch to your abode.
Spook Shooter - Ghost Hunt - £29.99 from www.firebox.com
Set up the skull in a darkened room and watch as it projects ghouls around the room. Then with the laser gun, spin around and take them out. There are three settings - easy, medium and hard - to try out your skills. This is a brilliant bit of kit that's sure to have all the family in fits.
Unearth The Undead - Box O Zombies - £8.99 from www.firebox.com
This set of six nightwalkers will add a subtle sense of the season to any shelf. Just place these paintable mini-zombies in an attack formation and await the apocalypse...
Eggs-humed - Bogey Man - £4.99 from www.menkind.co.uk
Create your Halloween bakes using one of these gruesome yet rather comical gadgets that's designed to separate the whites from the yolks. Although it may seem there is a group of designers with too much time on their hands, it is useful and easy to use. But prepare to be grossed-out!
Monstrous Molars - Scary Teeth - £5.99 from www.menkind.co.uk
Pop a set of these in your mouth and the transformation from suited office worker to terrifying beast will be complete. These bloodthirsty teeth are the perfect bit of dress-up for those without time for face-painting, or to add the ideal finishing touches to your costume.
Creepy Costumes - Morphsuits - £39.95 from www.morphsuits.co.uk
Slip on one of these slender outfits to scare - or amuse - all passers-by. Long-standing fans of these figure-hugging outfits will be delighted with the devilish designs on offer for the Halloween season. Playing dress-up isn't just for the kids!
App of the week - Appygraph - free download at iTunes
Send someone a Halloween greeting with this app that allows you to create and personalise ghoulish ecards from your phone. It's easy to use, quick and an ideal seasonal surprise for all.