Did you know there are several Halloween props that can be useful for your safety? I’m not talking about glow sticks and paper products (although those are great to have) – I’m talking about the makeup, body parts and costumes.
Imagine a long power outage where people start scavenging for food. Imagine a long-term lockdown or quarantine where supplies might be in demand or confiscated.
Dress Up for You and Your Home
There could be a time and place where you might want to stage your house to deter unwanted visitors and by scouring the after Halloween sales, you can come up with quite a few supplies for cheap that could be useful.
- Costumes, wigs, and temporary hair coloring
- Fake blood and body parts
- Caution tape and cobwebs
- Spray paint
Caution tape and a little makeup could make your house an instant quarantine area.
Various body part decorations could make your house look like it’s already been attacked. Coupled with some caution tape, it’s a crime scene.
Spray paint and cobwebs can make a house look abandoned. And costumes, along with wigs and makeup, can change how a person looks.
Makeup and fake blood could also be used to create various medical conditions that could keep people away or help you get whisked to safety.
Use your imagination …
I’m not advocating out-right lying or deceiving people about serious situations for fun. I’m also not advocating anything criminal, like impersonating a police officer, but how many doctors do you think actually have things like scrubs or a lab coat – “doctor-y clothing” – with them outside of the office? It is entirely possible that you, someone you know, or a stranger you shelter could be an off-duty professional and a few select items could give them some instant credibility for their profession.
A few prop weapons, and you could fake an attack on someone that scares off would-be intruders without actually hurting anyone. Some glow-in-the-dark hair spray, body paint, etc. and it’s suddenly easier to find the kids or follow each other on a path in the darkness. Of course, it’s also easier for others to find you without you seeing them.
If we ever did face desperate times, it could call for desperate measures to keep our loved ones and property safe. If you needed your kid out of school right now in an emergency and wearing a simple costume like a lab coat or gas mask would make it happen, would you really hesitate?
By making your house look abandoned and already rifled through or already searched by authorities, people may steer clear and move on to another area, keeping you safe. If you wonder why this would be good, just think about what happened in New Orleans post-Katrina.
Go take a look at the Halloween supplies and imagine what ways you could change the look of your home, and possibly even your loved ones.
Have you thought about staging your house? What supplies do you have on hand or would you recommend people getting to change its look?+
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