Shoe-O-Lanterns: The Fashionista’s Jack-O-Lantern Replacement

We aren’t sure why they’re there (did Halloween change dates this year?), but the hanging shoe-o’-lanterns popping up in trees around Richmond, Virginia, are an awesome jack-o’-lantern alternative. Tiny attached solar panels collect energy during the day and activate the flickering, fire-like glowing you see at left when the sun goes down, creating an eerily cool effect that puts our sad little carved pumpkins to shame. The shoes are all men’s dress shoes with a gold anchor emblem on the heel, but save your old pumps over the next few months and maybe we can get a stiletto fire garden going. [Wooster Collective]