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Face it: Halloween is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a few frightening additions to your own little haunted house, skulls and skull-and-crossbones patterns are heading your way. § While not reserved for fright nights, they do make themselves at home among the drop-down bats, zombies and other petrifying props of the season. § Bad to the bone? You bet.

Framed!: Skull & Bones lights on a string measure almost 8 feet long and add a spooky glow to windows. From www.pbteen.com, $39 per set.

Sweet ending: Want a cupcake? Sure about that? This cupcake stand may make you think twice about serving yourself. From Party City, www.partycity.com, $5.99.

Heads up: Place this battery-operated, animated skull on a shelf or table top and watch how people react when its laugh startles, its eyes light up and its jaw moves. From Target, www.target.com, $15 online price.

Get the dirt: The silver glitter soap pump provides some good clean fun. Or does it? From Pier 1, www.pier1.com, $5.

Bedtime story: Skull & Crossbones pajamas come in sizes for babies and tots. Priced less than $15 at www.oldnavy.com, where you can also check store availability.