This Pennsylvania woman went all out for Halloween by transforming her front door into one of television’s most beloved characters.
Halloween could be a fun time for children and adults alike. For the kids, this holiday means exploring the neighborhood in their costumes to get lots of free candy. For the adults, the fun comes in dressing up for parties and decorating their homes – especially for the creative ones who can’t wait to style their houses with the eeriest and fright-inducing decor they have in mind.
However, this York Township resident decided that for this year, she wouldn’t decorate with the aim to scare. Instead, she would design her home as her own special way of commemorating the 50th anniversary of a beloved children’s animated series – Sesame Street.
Lisa Boll has been a huge fan of the show for a long time, so she thought of going all out for Halloween by decorating her front door to look like a giant display of Cookie Monster!
Resourcefulness is key in Halloween decorations, and Lisa sure isn’t one to lack of it. She used a variety of material including vines, styrofoam, and blue spray paint to turn her average front door into a huge Cookie Monster. From the roof of her home down to the ground, the goofy character’s widely-opened mouth served as the pathway to her door.
The blue-colored vines and plants made up Cookie Monster’s body and fur. The two large circles of styrofoam became the puppet’s eyes and the chocolate chip cookie in his mouth that he is munching on.
As eye-catching as it was, Lisa didn’t expect that her unique Halloween decoration would get so much attention from neighbors and the online community.
“It was surprising how many people get a big kick out of it,” she told WHTM. She said that drivers would frequently pull over to take a photo with their kids in front of the Cookie Monster display.
Lisa believes that it’s been such a big hit in her neighborhood due to the fact that it appeals to people of all ages. Add to that the familiarity and friendly vibe that the Cookie Monster character brings.
“It’s fun for Halloween and it’s not a horror thing, so it appeals to kids under the age of 3,” she explained. “It’s not scary.”
With that extraordinary design, many trick-or-treaters would surely flock to her front door to ask for candy or just snap a photo!
How about you, have you started putting up Halloween decorations in your home?