Friday, November 14, 2008

The Crypt Kickers


My Singing Skeleton Quartet

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halloween 2008 Daytime Shots




















Making Skeletons (Instructables)


Please, please, please vote for my my Skeleton building Instructable November 10-16 in the Instructables Halloween contest, and maybe even learn a little something while you're there.

You can also toss a vote to my Madame Leota Video in the same contest.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Madame Leota

The first of a series of videos documenting the 2008 display. Yes, I will get photos up soon.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Why You Shouldn't Play With Hot Glue Guns

Okay, so I'm normally totally opposed to gore, but I got some makeup at the after Halloween sale last week and...


Time to spoil the magic. It's a layer of liquid latex over stretched skin, followed by a piece of Kleenex, which got another layer of latex on top of it. I tore out a little hole and worked it around, then applied some black and brown creme makeup and a drop or two of blood gel. I put a third layer of latex on one side to see what it would look like, and I kind of like the paler, shiny texture it made. Perhaps we'll see more of this in the future.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1

WooHoo! I made it through the night (despite periodic showers)! This is what the garage looked like at 10:30 (an hour after we closed).
And here's my big score from the 80% off sale today at the party store. Guess how much. If you guessed $20, pat yourself on the back and eye me jealously. I'm planning to use this guy's body for a skeletal organist of my own design (ie: some combination of Brent Ross's DC Cemetery version (which I got a chance to see last year), Dan Oberly's, and Tom Marchak's). And yes, I am quite aware that the picture is not rotated. Just tilt your monitor on its side if it bothers you.

Actually, because of the rain, we only got somewhere around 150 people (which is 50 less than last year, which wasn't as good).

I'll post the haunt pictures soon.