Costco Is Selling an Extra-Spooky Version of the Giant Halloween Skeleton (Yes, Already!)

published Jul 10, 2024
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Yes, summer is in full swing, but — and don’t blame the messenger — Costco is already preparing for fall. The warehouse store just dropped a brand new Halloween decoration that is making waves on social media. Remember that giant 12-foot-tall skeleton from Home Depot that went viral a few years ago? Well, Costco just debuted its own version of that big guy, and this one might actually be more impressive (and maybe even scarier …) than its Home Depot cousin.

“Costco [is] stepping up their Halloween game this year!!” the creator behind the Costco Deals Instagram account wrote in a recent caption. “GIANT ground breaking skeleton with lights and sounds for $249.99!! Perfect addition to your Halloween decorations this year!”

Obviously, people on social media are either taking this debut one way or the other. One person commented, “It’s JULY!!!!!!” whereas another commenter wrote, “Never too early for spooky season!! Summer is overrated anyways.”

Whatever side of the aisle you stand on, you have to admit that this skeleton is pretty cool. He stands at just over five feet tall and is designed to look like he’s crawling out of your lawn, ready to scare all the trick-or-treaters that come up your front walk. The motion-sensor red LED lights in the skeleton’s eye sockets and the series of spooky sounds he makes are on a 6-hour timer and the entire decoration runs on four C batteries, so no need to place him near an outlet.

If your Costco doesn’t have this skeleton on the warehouse floor yet, you can grab him online for just under $330.

“Leaving that up all year,” another person wrote in the comments of the Costco Deals post. Maybe Costco isn’t jumping forward to fall at all. Maybe, just maybe, this skeleton can be a summer decoration, too.