Editor’s Note: This story below was originally published in July 2020, when the original 12-foot-tall skeleton from Home Depot went on sale. We’ve since made updates to announce his return, as well as the introduction of a new, scarier skeleton that’s been added to The Home Depot Halloween decorations lineup. Both skeletons are currently sold out, but we’ve included some worthwhile alternatives below.
We’re very happy to announce that The Home Depot has brought back their giant skeleton for another Halloween, and he’s brought an inferno pumpkin friend with him. Both skeletons, or “Skellys”, as the team at The Home Depot calls them, are a part of the company’s Halloween decorations lineup for the 2021 season.
Last year, this viral skeleton sold out long before Halloween arrived, and lo and behold the same thing has happened this year. (Keep scrolling for a collection of giant skeletons and over-sized Halloween decorations that are still available.)
We recommend checking back often to see if The Home Depot has restocked the skeleton since there’s a good chance they will before October 31st is upon us. Meanwhile, you can plan your other Halloween decorations and your Halloween costume. We’ve got all the Halloween costume guides you might need to scare, spook and win a costume contest with your partner.
At a recent event previewing the company’s fall and winter products, we talked with The Home Depot’s Decorative Holiday Merchant Lance Allen. When asked why he thought the giant skeleton made such a splash last year, he told us that “With most people at home during the 2020 Halloween season, the sight of the 12 ft Giant-Sized Skeleton brought a smile to people’s faces when they needed it the most, in addition to absolutely wowing them.”
Normalize the giant skeleton as a decoration for the seasons.
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— The Home Depot (@HomeDepot) July 13, 2021
“It was such a statement piece for the Halloween enthusiasts who weren’t afraid to go the extra mile,” Allen said. “The Home Depot was also the leader in bringing this type of unique innovation to consumers, so it was a new way to decorate that no one had seen in the category before.”
Below, we’ve got all the details on where to buy the famous 12-foot skeleton from Home Depot, as well as our original article on this spooky decoration’s viral fame. We’ve also got a few skeletons that are in stock and available for purchase, in case the Skellys are still unavailable.
12-Foot Giant Skeleton With Lifeeyes LCD Eyes
He comes with animated LCD eyes for a creepy effect indoors and out, and his gargantuan size is the perfect centerpiece for any Halloween decor setup. He’s 12 feet tall, 6.41 feet wide and can operate using four C batteries or via an AC adapter plug-in, a feature they added this year.
12-Foot Giant Skeleton With Lifeeyes LCD Eyes
Home Accents 12 ft. Giant-Sized Skeleton with LifeEyes
12-Foot Giant-Sized Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton Lifeeyes LCD Eyes
This giant skeleton is similar to his regular Skelly brethren, with a few gory updates including spindly fingers, an evil pumpkin head and fiery inferno chest. The Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton is slightly more expensive, with a price tag of $349 instead of $299.
12-Foot Giant Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton
Home Accents Terrifying 12-Foot Giant Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton with LifeEyes
So why did The Home Depot decide to create a new, updated version of the gargantuan skeleton? Allen explained that “There was such excitement around the 12 ft Giant-Sized Skeleton last year, and people were using it for various holidays besides Halloween, so we thought we would bring it back! The original has so many fans and we didn’t want to change it, but we knew from a design and innovation standpoint, that we had to take it to the next level and create a new piece.”
Hence, the inferno chest and giant pumpkin head.
I also asked Allen what Spy readers and The Home Depot customers should know about this new, upgraded Skelly. He noted that “This year’s new 12 ft Giant-Sized Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton has LifeEyes™ LED eyes to illuminate the fire within him. We also integrated LED light panels into the chest and mouth to really show who the king of the rotten pumpkin patch is. We also wanted to give customers the flexibility to design two unique scenes with different pieces — Grave and Bones and Rotten Patch.” (The Grave and Bones being the old Skelly, and Rotten patch being his new, gourd-adorned friend.)
“We put a lot of thought into our design and we think our lineup is innovative, fun, and quite spooky. Our goal is to always offer memorable, show-stopping pieces… We can’t wait to see what creative things people do with our décor this Halloween season and beyond!” said Allen.
More Giant Skeletons & Decorations To Terrorize the Neighborhood
While the original big boy may currently be sold out, there are some other skeletons from this Home Depot collection that are still in stock. The Home Depot Graves & Bones Collection has everything Halloween fans need to create the ultimate haunted house. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite creepy Halloween decorations including more posable skeletons with glowing eyes.
60″ Posable Lifesize Skeleton
Like The Home Depot’s famous skeleton, this lifesize skeleton from Target is posable, so you can prop him (or her) up however you like as your decorate your abode for October 31. Measuring in at 60″, it’s one of the larger posable skeletons you can find for sale online — and it’s still in stock! While he’s not quite as imposing as the 12-foot skeleton, you can buy multiples of these Hyde & EEK! Halloween decorations and build your own skeleton army. These decorations are available exclusively at Target.
60-Inch Posable Skeleton
The Home Depot 12 ft. Giant-Sized Inflatable Pumpkin Head Reaper
Skeletons aren’t for everyone, so if you’re looking for something that still has high spook-factor, but stays clear of truly scary territory, you can get this Tim Burton-esc giant 12-foot tall inflatable Pumpkin Head Reaper with top hat and cartoony skull. The self-inflating reaper is 3.7 feet wide and includes stakes to keep it secured to your front lawn.
NEW for 2021!
The Home Depot Giant Inflatable Pumpkin Head Reaper
The Home Depot 12 ft. Giant-Sized Inflatable LED Lightshow Black Tree
Is an inflatable pumpkin still a little too literal for you? This black and green abstract tree should fit the bill. Still standing at an impressive 12 feet tall, the sold trunk shape and backlit microlights. Spanning just over 6 feet wide, this tremendous trunk is sure to make a fun and spooky addition to your front yard Halloween scheme.
NEW for 2021!
The Home Depot Giant Inflatable Microlight Tree
The Home Depot Graves & Bones Posable Skeletons
Sure, you had your heart set on a ridiculously large skeleton, but this life-size posable skeleton will have to do. Like his larger big brother, this posable skeleton from The Home Depot features glowing LED eyes and a posable frame. Unlike the original, this skeleton stands only 5 feet tall. You can also buy a wolf skeleton to go along with your new large Halloween decorations.
5 Foot Posable Skeleton With Glowing Eyes
2.5 Foot Posable Wolf Skeleton
yosager 5-Foot Pose-N-Stay Life Size Skeleton
If you can’t get a hold of the 12-foot tall skeleton from Home Depot there are some alternatives still in stock you can get to go along with your other Halloween decorations. This is another skeleton designed to be posed that’ll hold whatever shape you put him in. It’s got movable limbs, life-size bones and creepy red eyes that’ll glow in the dark. He also comes with a pirate bandana. He’s made of high-quality, all-weather plastic and can fold up easily for storage between spooky seasons.
yosager 5 ft Pose-N-Stay Life Size Skeleton
Giantex 5.4-Foot Halloween Skeleton
This lifelike skeleton is 5.4ft tall and designed to be hung or positioned in any way you’d like, as it’s got adjustable joints at the chin, shoulder, wrist, elbow, knee, ankle and thigh. It’s made with hollow eye sockets and has curved corners at the mouth for a creepy effect. This skeleton is built for durability with sturdy bones held together by screws, and is made to hold any position you put it in.
Giantex Halloween Skeleton
Editor’s Note: This story below was originally published in July 2020, when the original 12-foot-tall skeleton from Home Depot went on sale. We’ve since made updates to announce his return, and a new, scarier skeleton that’s been added to The Home Depot Halloween decorations lineup.
Original Story Last Updated on September 25, 2020: When we first saw Home Depot unveil its posable 12-foot-tall skeleton at an industry event earlier this year, we immediately knew two things: it was the perfect product for terrifying neighborhood children, and it was going to be the year’s hottest piece of Halloween decor. Well, we were right. Thanks to this skeleton’s newfound social media fame and creepy glowing eyes, it’s becoming harder to find as Halloween approaches.
So where can you buy this haunted accessory? Home Depot is currently sold out of this popular item, but you can check their website to see if it’s available for pick-up at a Home Depot Store near you. If you’re feeling lucky, you can enter your email address to be notified if and when it’s back in stock. However, the giant Home Depot skeleton isn’t the only oversized Halloween decoration for sale this year. Alternatively, you can purchase more spooky skeleton’s from the same collection, even if they’re not quite as intimidating.
The CDC may be discouraging trick-or-treating this year, but you can still decorate your house and enjoy Halloween candy at home. Below, you’ll find our original story on the posable Home Depot skeleton. We’ve also added some additional giant skeletons and decorations from the new Home Depot Graves & Bones Collection that are still in stock and available for purchase online.
Apparently you don’t even need a yard for the 12ft Home Depot skeleton. Just a balcony, and your apartment in NYC can have one too…. pic.twitter.com/Cr6fZtIIs6
— NYer (@KennedyNYC1) October 5, 2020
I can’t stop thinking about the 12 foot tall giant skeleton from home depot… like imagine seeing that creeping around the corner of your house as you walk home one night, the fear that sinks into your bones as it makes eye contact with you and watches your every move until pic.twitter.com/fnebB71jv7
— Luminous Fangs (he/him) (@luminouspulsing) October 5, 2020
Original Story Published on August 11, 2020:
Halloween is fast approaching and one Halloween activity that definitely isn’t cancelled this year is decorating your house. Making your house into a spooky, creepy, crawly center of doom once a year is about as fun as it gets, and we know that the most dedicated decorators are always looking for ways to step up their game. Well, how about a 12-foot tall skeleton? That’ll do the trick.
12-Foot Giant-Sized Skeleton With LifeEyes
This ginormous Halloween decoration from The Home Depot is one of their latest and greatest outdoor decoration creations that’s made to guard your house and scare away anyone not wearing a mask. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your whole decoration display and everyone in the neighborhood will be able to see it.
The giant Home Depot skeleton has animated LCD eyes for creating the creepiest effect and can actually be used indoors or outdoors — if you can fit it inside your house. The eyes light up with LEDs and all it takes is four C batteries to operate, so you don’t have to worry about connecting a cord. It does take about 90 minutes to set up with two people due to its size, but it breaks down into smaller parts so storage is relatively simple.
Go above and beyond this year with your decor and supersize the scare outside of your front door with this 12-foot-tall skeleton that’s sure to delight, impress and freak out anyone who passes by.