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Australian here! Any fellow Australians have any tips on decorating with our nations limited options for Halloween?

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DIY's are welcome or any shops you know what have good stuff would be great!
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Hi. A fellow Aussie here.

Here's a link to my Halloween project pages: Halloween – da-Share
Craft would be our usual stores: Bunnings (Esp. construction isle), Amazon, spotlight & Lombard’s (or even Office works if desperate for paper).

Affordable craft items may be: Cardstock for shapes/silhouettes, hazard tape, construction zone/zoning items (Lights, orange mesh, caution/danger tapes), basic wood palings or if more premium, cypress planks, sleepers for bases (or concrete set in bucket), spray/liquid paints, etc.

Here are a few places for buying premade items:

Lombard’s (The Paper People) – Moderate animatronics, static items, costumes. Limited 50% off several times a year.
Spotlight – Smaller nick-nacks, very basic items, costumes
Costco – Big animatronics $$$ / larger props – limited batch
TK Max – Home Décor (Halloween themed)

Halloween Alley (By the party People) – online only in 2021 / limited import stock (See FB)
Amazon/eBay AU

$2 Shops (i.e.: I Heart This Store, Uncle Bucks, The 2 dollar Superstore {Westfield shopping centres}, etc)
$2 super stores (i.e.: Dollar King)
Party Super stores (Generic)
Diaso ($2.80 store)
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I end up making alot of props, you just can't buy alot of things. That said there is a great store in Adelaide that stocks alot of animatronics and smaller props that I go to. We just got a TK Maxx so I'll be interested to see what they have.
Costume.com.au has a great range, but a lot are marked as 'coming soon'.
Great imagination and good DIY skills.
both of which I'm lacking 😆

A few of the online stores are getting some reasonable props this year, though nothing like those lucky Americans and their Home Depot.
Here's a great big list
Jokers do a pre-buy on a lot of their stock, eg: pay now and get it in September
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