Archive for October 2015

A Little Preview

October 18, 2015

We put together a little preview right before dark this evening. The Spooky House of Woodpark Drive

Almost ready!

October 17, 2015

A lot of work has been done over the past few days with still more to come.                                           

Completed, the cauldron creep twins

October 11, 2015

The cauldron creep twins have been finished and placed out in the yard. We are lucky to have a small patch of wooded area and they look great in there.  I am really digging the movement.  These use cheap reindeer motors, it will be interesting to see how well/long they hold up!   

Pumpkin Reaper Setup

October 10, 2015

I had my little minions helping out this afternoon as we worked to setup the pumpkin reapers.  These three guys are foam pumpkin heads covered in liquid latex and cotton balls for texture.  The ribs and hands are spray foam over wire armatures, the bodies are PVC pipe wrapped in plastic hit with a heat […]

Zombie Horde

October 7, 2015

My kids helped me move some of the yard zombies outside today.  The zombies are paper mache heads (from techniques taught by STOLLOWEEN) the bodies are just pvc pipe stuffed with plastic bags and some scrap foam that we had laying around. I have always had a thing for angler fish so these guys have […]

Digital Effects

October 4, 2015

Since my order for more Raspberry Pi’s came in for the rest of the projectors, I needed to do a real test!  I had some old left over black shear fabric that we used to have as curtains.  I ran a line, hung the shear, and fired up one of the projectors to see how […]

Scarecrows

October 2, 2015

Last year we made these guys out of sticks, foam skulls, and some burlap.  I left the bodies outside all year and they just seem to look even better.  The most time consuming part was hit gluing the burlap to the foam skulls and cutting/extending one of the skulls to have a gaping maw.  The […]

Fly the freak flag!

October 1, 2015

  Putting our Halloween flag out every October 1st is becoming one of my favorite family traditions. We each carry part of the flag pole outside, we assemble the the pole segments, slide on the flag, drive the rebar and finaly hoist it up.  It only takes a few moments, but means the world to me […]