Halloween decorations usually veer into one of three categories—creepy, cutesy, or campy—but this latest trend nails the trifecta. And is just about guaranteed to make your most uptight neighbor's eye start twitching the second you stab one into your yard.
These are zombie flamingos.
Yes, the kitschy pink flamingo lawn ornament has gotten a macabre upgrade for All Hallows Eve. Just like the original—a designed to add a tropical vibe to cookie-cutter houses in the Northeast—it's tacky, sure, but there's a certain tongue-in-cheek flair to it that makes it a little irresistible. The Joneses can keep crowding out their lawns with foam tombstones and eight-foot-tall inflatables; you'd rather acknowledge the cheesiness of the holiday with something that's 100 percent aware of how cheesy it is. And lets you relish in it.
With the rise of monstera leaf-print everything and other tropical decor, these undead birds are a fitting transition to fall, in that I'm-literally-wasting-away-again-in-Margaritaville sense.
The best part, though, is that you can choose from a range of zombie flamingos to suit your aesthetic. Traditionalists will appreciate a on the pink faux-fowls of the past; minimalists might like something a little more . People who always take things just a touch too far (you know who you are, you delightful, batsh*t lunatic, you), will crave . What I'm saying is, you've got options. So many options.