Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Home Haunter DVD Collection 2017

If you're a slacker like me, this announcement is a good one!

The Home Haunter's DVD Collection team announced that submissions for the 2017 DVD are STILL being accepted through September 9th.

If you haven't submitted, but you'd like to, head on over to their webpage: http://hauntersvideos.com/submit.php

PLUS if you contribute to the video, you get a 25% discount if you purchase the set :)

This collection is a lot of fun to watch, as Haunter from all over the world and of all different skill levels enter their videos.

Happy Haunting!

World Market Halloween 2018

Happy PSL day to all of you PSL lovers out there!

I'm also a PS coffee lover, but I've found a PS coffee that I like even more than Starbuck's delicious brew. It's World Market's brand, Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee. For the 12 oz bag, it's $8.99, which isn't bad considering that $4-$5 a cup for the Starbucks version. 

They also provide some spooky mug selections to drink your delicious coffee from: 

Speaking of World Market, I think that they totally fly under the radar in the Halloween community. I haven't seen much talk of their Halloween Collection this year and in my opinion, it's amazing!  Their offerings include a lot of great vintage inspired pieces. 

Here are a few of my favorites from their website: 

Swing on over their and check out the whole collection for yourself:World Market Halloween 2018

Happy Haunting!


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Lighting Is KEY

Now that I've recovered my password >=) I'm going to blog y'all to death =D

Guys, lighting is KEY.

2016 was an ok year for us. Exciting but also tough because we totally changed the theme of our haunt. The 1st year of a new theme are HARD. There was a lot to build and the whole layout changed. Spacing in the yard changed, due to three crypts as opposed to 1, plus the lovely new main character drew the focus of the haunt to the center of the yard.

Our lighting that year stunk but, you haunt and you learn. It only taught us how insanely important a well light haunt is.

Check out some 2016 vs 2017 shots :)

 2016 - lots of candle light and one large black light panel.

 2017 - Added a black light in the crypt with the FCG, plus a second black light panel for the entire yard. Plenty of candle lit JOL's, and lots of spot lighting and you can clearly see on Ms. Laveau.

2016 - Almost no one who viewed the yard could see Laveau OR the x's on her crypt. 

 2017 - This year, many people commented on the "new" character in the yard. The crypt x's were visible and we added some UV painted x's to play off of the black light. 

2016 - So. Much. Blue.

2017 - All of the different lighting made different areas of the haunt pop, thus adding more dimension, not leaving everything blending into each other or the shadows for that matter. 

Morale of the story, take the time to plan out and play with your lighting. I feel like layers of different types of light make for a really rich haunt. 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Haunting :)

Better Late Than Never Ever

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It's January....

and I just realized that I haven't posted any pictures from this Halloween! 

I'll try to get to that tonight.

For now, here's a sneak peek at Ms. Laveau.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Finally... Pumpkin Rot Pumpkins

Even though they've been available for a few years now, I had not yet purchased any of the beautiful Pumpkin Rot lighted pumpkin heads from Primitives by Kathy. That was, until this morning!!!! I'm super excited to finally have a piece of the Halloween Master's work :)  I know my little minion is going to enjoy them too, as he has an undeniable fondness for "punks".

Our season is coming my friends. I'm ready :)

Pics to come when my lovely pumpkins arrive!