**Updates from the big night are on page 4**
Hey guys! This is, what I like to consider, my first year of haunting.
It's not technically, since I always decorate, but this year is my first year of
A) Making my own props :D!
B) Experimenting with lighting (Last year you couldn't see anything)
C) Giving out candy (Bye trick or treating :( )
OK, first thing we did was get a remote control fog timer thingy.
Next, we started on the Grim Reaper, named Tom. (Real name is Thanatos but I like to call him Tom for short :D)
Here's a picture of Tom:
Note: I'm probably going to get a different mask. The one he has on now doesn't really stay as well as it should. (Or as well as I want it, so I can feel safe that it won't fly away XD)
Also, he has a scythe, however we haven't set it up yet.
The second thing we started was the tombstones. These were A LOT of fun to make! And so cheap! I got like 12 tombstones out of a $7 package of styrofoam insulation!
Here are some pictures:
These are the first tombstones I ever made! :) (The RIP one with the cross is the first one that was finished.)
And the warning tombstone (which didn't work so far... the little idiots next door were throwing things at the display on the same day I built it...)
* Inspiration from someone on the forum... I got the name from them and used it without protection but :P I couldn't think of anything*
Now these, I came up with quite a while ago. I just used some costumes I had when I was little (I loved being a ghost...), dirtied them up to make them realistic (do you really think someone who's dead is gonna be perfectly spotless? xD)
At night, you can't see the hangers, and I don't plan on putting a spotlight on them.
This one hangs on a branch that goes over the path the ToTers will walk up, so it flies above them! :D