Monday, October 20, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Pumpkins, the iconic symbol of Halloween, have been taken to another level. Meet PumpkinStein! Farmer Tony Dighera designed a plastic mold that the pumpkins grow in, in order to take on the monsterous shape. Check out the article about his journey to creating a monster!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Annabelle Lee

This weekend I completed a very impromptu prop, that I've been refering to as Annabelle Lee. She's just one of the many ghosts that will be in the cemetery this year. Besides a minor adjustment that I want to make, I'm really happy with the way that she came out and I'm really enjoying working with chicken wire and cheese cloth. It's relatively inexpensive and the fact that it's light weight is another plus AND the effect is really great.

What is a Haunter Most Afraid Of?

That's easy... Mother Nature. While she's blessing us with cooler temps and beautifully colored leaves, she's also known for weather mood swings. This weekend, she blasted my little part of the world with intense winds. Granted, it's always windy/breezy in October but I've never experienced wind like we had yesterday in the 6 years that we've done the haunt. Yesterday, I was having a full blown panic attack, because we had just set up our huge entrance way the day before.
Even though each pillar is anchored in the ground with two metal bars, it was leaning at an extremely precarious angle, over our ditch. .

Finally, they tumbled down. There was nothing that I could do about it, since I was home alone and the darn things are too heavy and too awkwardly placed for me to do anything about it by myself.
Thankfully, neither pillar hit the cement or the mail box and had very minimal damage.
I'm hoping that's the worst of the weather for this month. I'd surely be disappointed if Halloween was rained out again like last year! Please be kind to us Mother Nature! =)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Countdown Shenanigans

The Countdown Stone shenanigans have begun. All that I can say is that retaliation will be sweet. I have a few ideas for catch back, but if any of my Halloween friends have ideas for non-violent retaliation, they'd be welcomed >=)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Happy Pumpkin King Grin

The beautiful Fall weather this weekend had me as gitty and energetic as a five year old child. Nothing tops off a Fall weather event like a grinning Pumpkin King =) *Siiiiiggggghhhhh*