Yes ladies and gentleman, Halloween is coming, and for those of you who go all out for the holiday are right now seeking the best Halloween props and decorations to add to your house of horrors…or just your house. However, in order to throw the Halloween party that people will talk about for years, you have to have good props. Heck, you don’t even have to serve good food, but so long as your home is filled with all sorts of spooky props for peoples eyes to view, they will have a good time.
I’m sure all of you Halloween enthusiasts already have your fog machines, and your screaming Cd’s, but I am sure most of you don’t have the one prop that will have people scratching their heads and asking questions. That one prop is a simple, cheap, and freaky display; it’s called an Alien In a Lab jar, and can be found almost anywhere on the Internet. I bought mine about 4 years ago, and today thanks to the world wide web, you too can add this awesome prop to your Halloween decor.
The Alien in a lab jar is a half gallon plastic jar. It is designed to look as if it came fresh out of Area 51, with the sticker on the jar to prove it. Also on the jar a toxic radioactive warning is labeled with an orange sticker to warn those not to open it.
The alien is made out of a hard rock like material. My alien has sat in his jar for 4 years in his yellow colored water without losing his color, or creating cloudy water.
The jar will of course come empty, it is up to you to fill it up and add red, green, or yellow food coloring. I went with yellow, and it looks spectacular.
Some alien in lab jars come with a base light. The base light is placed at the bottom of the jar and really will create a neat glowing display. I usually place my alien in a window sill with the light on, so people can see it from outside.
You can purchase this very alien in a lab jar at http://www.angelfire.com/vt/swalien1/labjar.htm.
Besides this alien though I have added a friend to my alien collection. There are many aliens in jars for sale on the Internet, and one little guy that looks so real you have to stop and view it for quite some time to figure out if it is a dead alien or just a prop. This alien in a jar that you can view here at http://aliens.monstrous.com/alien_in_jar.htm. This alien comes in a smaller jar, and looks like he is asleep in his jar. He is made out of the same thick material as the other alien discussed, and can be purchased at www.ebay.com. You can purchase many different types of aliens in jars at ebay. Some are poorly constructed but still look really neat, and others look as if they are actual real alien fetuses in jars.
Most though do not come with light bases, and making your own lighting can sometimes be easier, cheaper, and look much better. Really all you need is a small desk lamp with an adjustable neck, if you position the lamp close to the jar, it really lights it up nicely giving it an eerie effect.
Most aliens in jars will only cost around $20.00, so buying 2 of them, or more is not that big of a deal. They make for excellent window displays for Halloween parties, and guests are sure to get a kick out of them.