I’ve been meaning to put a post or two on the progress of my “Scaretaker” of my graveyard. If I can find the pictures on my wife’s computer, I’ll post them. Last night I worked on the hands. They needed to be strong, so they will hold the weight of the lantern I got for it and maybe a shovel or other prop.
When they’re completely dry I will carve and sand the hands to shape them, then I will apply a few layers of papier mache to make them hard.
After experimenting with the Grim Grinning Ghosts the other day, I was curious about projections in windows. Hallowindow.com has some great animations made specifically for window displays. I got the “Eye of Fire” and “Ghosts” downloads and tried both. I first tried them in the downstairs window. The green ghosts looked way cool, however, with Trick-or-Treaters coming to the door, they’d see the projector and it would diminish the effect. The Eye of Fire looked really cool in my upstairs window. Here are some pictures of what it looked like. I tried it with a blacklight illuminating the white sheet and without. I will probably do it without the blacklight for Halloween. What do you think looks better?
I was curious about how good of a “Grim Grinning Ghosts” Halloween prop I could make, so I tested it tonight. I don’t have any video, but here is a still image. I only have two foam heads, so the third character isn’t there, but it was pretty good. If I actually do this in our haunt I will carve the foam to be more masculine OR add papier mache to it to build up the masculine features of each character. I downloaded the video from YouTube.
160 years after his mysterious death, Edgar Allan Poe returns from the grave to haunt you with his most terrifying tales and poems. In a 10,000 square foot warehouse in South Philadelphia, Brat Productions presents a unique and utterly theatrical take on a Halloween tradition—the Haunted House. You move from room to room. Down twisting hallways. Through the heart of darkness. Into the unknown.
I’ve been a big fan of Halloween since I was a kid and I’ve always enjoyed setting up haunted houses and having really cool costumes. I joined the Rocky Mountain Haunters group last year shortly after Halloween. I didn’t attend any of the gatherings this year because of other commitments and, to be honest, I was a little intimidated by some of the projects. In one of the threads in our group, someone mentioned the pumpkins at Stolloween.com and I immediately knew that I could do the same kinds of projects that Scott Stoll makes. These are my first attempt at using papier mache techniques to create inexpensive, simple Halloween props.
So, this is part 1 for the pumpkins. I will follow with cutting out the faces and building up the features. Then we will paint them.
The Dimmick Family's Haunted Halloween Maze located in Spanish Fork, Utah