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Alyson Hannigan Decorates for Halloween Using Props from the “Buffy” Set

updated Oct 9, 2020
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No matter how decked out you go when it comes to Halloween decorations, Alyson Hannigan probably has you beat. The actress just revealed that she decorates for spooky season using props that she acquired from the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” set, holding on to the highly coveted items that are now more than 20 years old.

In an interview with “EW Live” host Dalton Ross, Hannigan revealed that she took home some of the most iconic set pieces from the cult-favorite teen series, which aired on the WB from 1997 to 2003. Naturally, they make perfect Halloween props for a super realistic graveyard, which means Hannigan’s neighbors and passersby get a ton of unique tricks and treats when they pass through.

“I got a lot of stuff from ‘Buffy,’” she shared. “I have a lot of the graveyard stuff, so that is a lot of my Halloween decorations. I have a lot of ‘Buffy props’ that help decorate our house for Halloween, which is very cool because our graveyard is real spooky. It’s pretty awesome.”

Not only does she have the tombstones found on the show from when Buffy and the Scooby Gang had to ward off demons and other hellraisers, but she even has props from the Master’s lair. “I have to say, some of it is getting real old,” she said. “They gave me the skeletons that they would actually have in the Master’s lair and stuff, and they look really authentic. But boy, are they crumbly now. We have to be super, super careful about bringing them out. They’re over 20 years old now!”

Though Hannigan hasn’t yet shared photos of her incredible outdoor setup, it’s clear she (ahem) slays the holiday. Last year, she shared glimpses of her decked out decor, including a candy-filled skeleton and her very own Master’s lair. (No word on whether it’s the same skeleton from the “Buffy” set, but either way, it’s equal parts creepy and cool.)

And of course, she’s bringing her love of Halloween to the Food Network, serving as the host of “Outrageous Pumpkins,” judging the work of some seriously talented pumpkin carvers as they battle it out for the chance to win $25,000. And she does love to pay homage to her role as Buffy’s sidekick turned witch-in-training, Willow Rosenberg, sharing throwback photos on social media all the time. She’s even married to her “Buffy” co-star Alexis Denisof, who fans will remember played slayer trainer Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the series and its spinoff, “Angel.”

Though she didn’t have too many specific memories from the show’s three Halloween-themed episodes, she did make one solid point: “The show just always felt a lot like Halloween, because we always had scary monsters and graveyards and stuff.” If you’re looking to rewatch the series and scope out some of the stuff Hannigan probably still has on her front lawn, you can stream “Buffy” on Hulu now.