Sunday, November 3, 2013

Goodbye Halloween










 Finally got the last of the props out of the yard today. Took longer than usual since I worked late Friday and Saturday night. Thought it was fitting to send the Gourd up in flames. It caught fire a few weeks ago any way by a votive candle. Halloween was fun. Lots of ToT's, some crazy moments too.
 As crowds started picking up, I looked over to see an older woman pick up one of my witch jar tikis and then drop it and walk away. Then later, a neighbor dressed up decided to stand in my graveyard behind a tree and scare the kids as they walked by. Really? All we could do was laugh, but when he came over to us during a lull, I politely told him it was not a good idea and he left. 
 I didn't meet a lot of my goals this year such as several new mache creatures, better lighting, and a pre-Halloween teaser video. Oh well. I liked how the witch came out ( last years zombie ), and the pumpkin creature costume. It got a lot of compliments. The new fence came out nice too, but I need more the keep out the crazy yard crashers next year.
 The video of my costume my wife took on my phone is too dark so I will reshoot some day footage of it on my digital camera. Procrastination and poor timing led me to get new tires Thursday morning. But while I sat in the tire place I was already making plans for 2014. Gonna revisit this theme again in more detail.  I also want to solve my tombstone/graveyard problems by attaching tombstones to a base with weeds and groundbreakers all together. Maybe look into solar/battery LED spotlights too so setting up is easier. I'm actually pretty motivated and ready to start trying new things.
Oh Yeah, I might let my neighbor, the yard crasher, lay in the coffin next Halloween. Then I'll lock him in it. 'Til Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Pumpkin Deadly

The witch has been stealing scarecrows and placing them in the graveyard to form the Pumpkin Deadlies. An evil mix of jackos, wood, and the rotting dead, they do the witch's bidding.
Inspired by Pumpkinrot's Deadlies/Deathlies.







video

The Witch's Graveyard 2013

In a cage of wood and bone,
the old graveyard is now her home























more to come....

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The List


Still more to do, mostly little things. Me and the girls carved pumpkins tonight. Here's mine.

Monday, October 21, 2013

A pleasant surprise

Came home today from a trip with a package from Pumpkin Hollow waiting for me. Never owned any of their stuff so I am super stoked and these mini jackos are awesome!



I went to Michigan with my wife for a race and visit friends. While we stayed at her friends house, she asked if I could do something cool with their very limited halloween decorations. I had one night to make something out of their "Bag 'o bones" from Meijer's and an old bed sheet. 

I came up with this:


Styrafoam bones, twigs, and duct tape. Cheap and creepy. Not a lot of decorations in their hood, mostly happy stuff so this should shake things up a bit. Now That I am back home, I gotta lot to do...

Friday, October 4, 2013