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Body Parts for a Halloween Party: Making or Buying Fake Body Parts

Want to go all-out with a gore fest? Severed heads, arms and other body parts for a Halloween party are the perfect thing to get your guests squealing with delight. Or disgust. And there are options for every Halloween decoration budget.

Low on funds and high on creativity? Here you'll find tips for making your own Halloween body parts, whether from miscellaneous supplies or old clothes, or out of food (my favorite option!). Have a bit more to spend? You'll also find some tips on where and how to buy the best fake body parts for a Halloween party, including how to use them and the best ways to make them look even more realistic.


Making Food Body Parts
for a Halloween Party

Of course, I own and operate a website all about food. So of course my favorite kinds of body parts for a Halloween party are made of food! With the right recipe, you can make things that look really gross and realistic. Or you can make things that are just funny and a bit silly.

And all of 'em taste good.

If you love to get gory for Halloween, a jello brain mold is one of the best investments you can make. With it, you can make some pretty realistic-looking brains, from green-and-rotting brains to fresh and bloody ones. Very gross. You can also make body parts for a Halloween party with a Jello heart mold. While a little less flexible than a brain mold, the gross red heart that you end up with looks great. Very realistic!

With some of the recipes you'll find here, you can also make body parts for a Halloween party like eyes, ears, fingers... you name it.

Marinated Eyeballs Halloween Food
Mozzarella
Eyeballs


Panna Cotta Brain Halloween Recipe Idea
Panna Cotta
Brain


Easy Halloween Recipe Meathead
Halloween
Meathead


Severed FInger Halloween Cookie Recipe
Severed Finger
Cookies


Gross Severed Ears
Severed
Shrimp Ears


Shrimp Brains Halloween Recipe
Gooey
Shrimp Brain


Severed Hotdog Fingers for Halloween
Severed
Fingers


Deviled Eyeballs for Halloween
Deviled
Eyeballs


Gross Morgue Stew Recipe
Morgue
Stew


Dried Scabs for Halloween
Human
Scabs


Halloween Radish Eyeballs Body Parts
Crisp Eyeballs


Peanut Butter Eyeballs Halloween Body Parts
Sweet
Eyeballs




Buying Body Parts
for a Halloween Party

There are tons of places online where you can buy Halloween fake body parts. They range from whole corpses for $3,000 (seriously, people actually spend that much!) to plastic eyeballs, fingers, and toes.

Finding a good price. The weirdest thing about shopping for body parts for a Halloween party online? The price differences. Most vendors, such as Costumes Express, Spirit Halloween, Buy Costumes, and Halloween Express have a lot of the same items. But for some reason, the prices for those items can vary hugely from store to store. There's no one "cheap" store. All of these Halloween stores will sell one body part cheaper, and one more expensive.

I've looked around as much as I can to find the best prices for individual items at the more popular online Halloween stores. Because if you don't take the time to do a price comparison, you can sometimes pay as much as $5-10 more for exactly the same thing.

Arms, Legs, and Various
Body Parts for a Halloween Party

Placing severed arms and legs around a room can be a great --and very effective-- way to decorate for Halloween. And is generally rather inexpensive. Most store-bought latex severed limbs range from around $8-17.

Getting the most realism. When shopping for severed limbs or other body parts for a Halloween party, remember: the more realistic the limb, the more oomph the effect will have. But even if you have less-realistic-looking severed Halloween body parts, you can make them look fresher, more gory, and more realistic with a few extra tricks. Dab a little fake blood on the bloody ends and any cuts. Set them in a pool of blood. Place them on the buffet table in a cabbage-leaf covered platter. Or rub a little oil or vaseline on them to make them look shinier, fresher, and more real.

Most of the arms, legs, and other severed body parts for a Halloween party you'll find below are pretty realistic looking. And pretty gory. If you're anything like me, you're looking for maximum bang for your buck. Which means maximum blood and gore.

Hanging Bloody  Severed Arm

Hanging Bloody Severed Arm

$7.99

This isn't just a severed arm... it was ripped right off! Very gory and scary-looking, it's great for hanging on the ceiling.

SAW Body Part - Hand

SAW Body Part - Hand

$7.99

This hand is from the movie SAW and is a really realistic looking severed hand. The gray-colored flesh (as if drained of blood) makes it look super gory.

Full-Sized Bloody Leg

Full-Sized Bloody Leg

$19.99

If your zombie guests are really hungry, they may want the whole leg. This severed leg is huge and very realistic. Goes up to about mid-thigh.

Mangled Torso with Intestines Prop

Mangled Torso with Intestines Prop

$99.99

Looking to splurge on a really gory, disturbing and realistic decoration? This one --so gross, and very real looking-- is the one.

Bloody Arm Decoration

Bloody Arm Decoration

$12.99

Not quite as violent as the "hanging severed arm" above, this one is just... tastefully gory.

Haha, is that possible?

Fake Bloody Foot Decoration

Fake Bloody Foot Decoration

$12.99

This is one of my favorite styles of severed foot (what a WEIRD thing to write!) because of the protruding bone. SO gross!

Light and latex and pretty realistic.

Bloody Butcher Leg

Bloody Butcher Leg

$16.99

This life-sized latex leg looks like it was ripped off at the shin Very gross.

The protruding bone looks very realistic. Coat it with a little fake blood for extra effect.

Light Up Body Parts (4 count)

Light Up Body Parts (4 count)

$19.99

These body parts light up, and are meant to be used as ground breakers in a graveyard scene. One arm, one leg, one foot, one hand. All light up with AA batteries.

Whole Severed Heads
for Halloween Decorations

When decorating for a Halloween party, severed heads can make a huge impression. The ones here can either be hung from the ceiling or a beam (I love hanging them above a buffet table, for instance), or placed on a surface. Or even used to serve food!

Buying severed heads. Full-sized severed heads tend to be one of the more expensive body parts for a Halloween party because there is so much detail involved. But they probably also make the biggest impression. You can expect to pay anywhere from $20-50 for a full-sized severed head. Generally, the heavier and more realistic the head, the more expensive.

Cut Off Head with Chain

Cut Off Head with Chain

$29.99

Hanging chains are pulling back the skin from this guys rotting eyes, and he has hooks through his head. What could be more gory than this gray skin and black tongue?

Try adding a bit of extra dripping blood from the neck wound.

Hanging Head Split With Machete Prop

Hanging Head Split With Machete Prop

$24.99

Pumpkin carving went bad at the Zombie house and Dad will never be quite the same.

Hang it by the front door. Or, even better, above the dinner table.

Hanging Head on Hook

Hanging Head on Hook

$29.99

This life-sized handing head can be gross up any room. Note the weird green-grey color of the rotting flesh. Niiiice.

Face Lift Hanging Head Decoration

Face Lift Hanging Head Decoration

$24.99

This severed head gives new meaning to the word "facelift!" Add a little extra blood and shine it up with oil or vaseline for an ultra realistic effect.

Eyeballs, Organs, and Other
Halloween Body Part Decorations

When shopping for body parts for a Halloween party, bigger does not always necessarily mean better. Some of the funnest-to-use severed body parts are small ones like eyeballs and fingers.

Ideas for Using Small Body Parts.Place a googly eyeball in somebody's drink or hide it at the bottom of a bowl of chips. Place severed fingers among finger cookies like these to add a more realistic effect, or use one as a swizzle stick in a Halloween cocktail. Have fun with it!

Life Sized Bloody Brain

Life Sized Bloody Brain

$7.99

This gross-looking brain is so realistic! Made of latex, it's got lots of grooves and shading to make it look real.

Hanging Human  Intestines

Hanging Human Intestines

$9.99

Deeply disturbing, deeply gory, and pretty lifelike, these intestines are bound to freak out your guests. Hang them along the ceiling for great effect.

Severed Finger on a "Cracker"

Severed Finger on a "Cracker"

$3.99

This isn't edible, thank goodness!

Place these on any surface and just wait to hear your guests gasp with horror.

I've tried them on the buffet table to great effect. This one's the finger version, but there are several.

Creepy Bloody Cuts - Fingers

Creepy Bloody Cuts - Fingers

$9.99

With gross bones protruding out of the end and rotting grey flesh, these are severed fingers at their most disgusting. Which, in this context, means "best."

Come on their own tray.

Bloody Eyeball Sack

Bloody Eyeball Sack

$12.99

This creepy-looking jar of eyeballs is beyond gross. The eyeballs move and jiggle around in the sack, and are soft and squish-able. Nice, right?

Bloody Meat Market Brain on Butcher Tray

Bloody Meat Market Brain on Butcher Tray

$9.99

Leave this very realistic looking bloody brain in the fridge and ask one of your guests to go get a soda. Or set it out as part of a "cannibal buffet"

Cut Off Finger

Cut Off Finger

$3.99

I have just one suggestion for you. Stick this disgusting chunk of severed flesh in a bowl of chips or popcorn.

Mean. So mean. But funny!

Decapitated Face

Decapitated Face

$11.99

This gross Halloween decoration is new this year, and beyond disgusting. A sliced away face. Use however your depraved heart desires.

Accessories for your
Body Parts for a Halloween Party

Whether you're planning to make your own Halloween body part decorations or buy them purchased, a few extra accessories can go a long way towards making them look more realistic. Spread them with fake blood. Surround the area with caution tape or bloody hand prints. Or --my favorite!-- stuff a body bag like the one below with blankets and let severed arms and legs hang out of it. So creepy and fun.

Gelatin Brain Mold

Gelatin Brain Mold

$9.99

Two birds, one stone: feed your guests and gross them out at the same time!

For use with recipes for Jello brains (and I've got some recipes here at Divine Dinner Party, so look around!)

Body Bag

Body Bag

$16.99

Who knows what might be lying inside this body bag?

Fill this bag with whatever you want for a fun corpse prop.

Living Nightmare Blood Spray 2 Oz

Living Nightmare Blood Spray 2 Oz

$4.79

For use with a costume or to make any of the severed body parts on this page even MORE gory.

Comes with 2 oz. This is the best price for this I've been able to find online.

Bloody Hands 3-D Splatz

Bloody Hands 3-D Splatz

$5.99

These bloody hands go perfectly with a massacre of body parts.

The stickers/window clings are reusable and easy to remove.



Make Your Own Corpses and
Body Parts for a Halloween Party

If you're the crafty type or can't stand the idea of spending $15 on a plastic severed leg you're only going to use once a year, you can also make your own severed body parts for Halloween. Making body parts for a Halloween party is actually pretty simple. In general, the finished result won't be as good as the purchased one, but it'll probably be a fun project and a heck of a lot cheaper.

Below, you'll find five simple ways for making Halloween body parts, including arms and legs, eyeballs, and more, at home.

1. Easy Eyeballs. Buy little white balls to use as eyeballs, either in plastic or wood. Be sure they're not heavily textured. Then just pick up a couple of paint pens at the craft store, get some help, and get busy drawing on pupils, irises, and veins.

2. Organs in Jars. Vegetables can make surprisingly good human organs! Fill a large clear jar with water colored with red food coloring, and carve a cauliflower for a brain, a root of fennel for a heart, a bunch of lychees or carved radishes for eyeballs, etc.

3. Severed Arms and Legs. With a quick trip to the thrift store, it's easy to make body parts for a Halloween party at home. Simply buy old shirts and pants and cut off the sleeves and legs. Fill the sleeves or legs with newspaper, add shoes or blown-up gloves, and paint all over with fake blood. Easy but effective!

4. Rotting Corpses. You can make an entire rotting corpse or individual rotting body parts for a Halloween party using nothing more than a plastic skeleton, or skeleton arms, legs, or skulls. Simply spray the plastic skeleton with spray foam, allow to dry, then paint as desired with gross brown, greenish, or grey paint. Add fake guts (see below to make your own) if you like.


Making Fake Guts for Halloween Body Parts

If you buy or make body parts for a Halloween party and want to go all-out on the gore, you've got to make some fake intestines or fake guts to go along with your body parts. These fake Halloween guts can be wrapped up like meat from the butcher, placed on and around dead torsos, or even placed in a bowl as a nice "snack" for your guests.

You don't need much to make fake guts for Halloween. The following recipe/instructions makes about a mixing bowl full of guts.

Ingredients/Supplies:
1 pair of nude panty hose
Paper towels
2 boxes red-colored Jello (any flavor-- you're not going to eat it)
1 med. jar chunky red salsa (any flavor-- you won't eat it)
Plenty of fake blood

Instructions: 1. Cut the legs off of the panty hose. Discard top part. (A good way to recycle old panty hose!)

2. Stuff the legs with paper towels until they're thin tubes, around 3 inches in diameter. Coil into a heat-safe bowl.

3. Using the instructions on the packaging, prepare your red jello. You won't refrigerate it yet.

4. Pour your hot Jello mixture over the stuffed panty hose. Refrigerate until set.

5. Use as desired, liberally decorated with fake blood and chunky salsa for effect. Looks great with any body parts for a Halloween party!



Got all the body parts for a Halloween party you need? Check out our Halloween Planning Page for other ideas.


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