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Deadly Disturbing Decorations

Zombie Ornaments Can Pass for Both Faux Candies or Back Scratchers

— November 13, 2012 — Special
The bony, shriveled-up zombie ornaments are disturbingly realistic, but an excellent addition to undead Christmas theme parties -- people do that, right? Curled up as if it were twisting and writhing in pain, the zombie ornaments are set in a candy cane shape, showcasing the decomposing nails on the gruesome hands.

The beckoning hand will hauntingly call guests forward to examine the intricate details of the undead arm, which may or may not attack owners in their sleep like a possessed limb. If this spooky hand creeps out the children a little too much, the rotting candy cane can also serve as a very literal back-scratcher. Just be careful to let all family members and guests know that this twisted hand is not a candy in case they try to devour a one-of-a-kind flavored cane.
Trend Themes
1. Undead-themed Decorations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a line of realistic, yet less disturbing, zombie-themed decorations for Halloween and other events.
2. Multi-functional Ornaments - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create ornaments that can serve dual purposes, such as decorative pieces that transform into practical tools or accessories.
3. Novelty Candy Canes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Invent unique flavors or designs for candy canes to cater to unconventional tastes and personalized gifting options.
Industry Implications
1. Event Planning and Decoration - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Provide customized event planning services and unique decorations for themed parties and occasions.
2. Gift and Novelty - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Offer a range of quirky and unconventional gift items, including unique ornaments and novelty holiday treats.
3. Home and Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design and market innovative home décor products that combine aesthetics with functional elements, appealing to diverse consumer preferences and interests.
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