Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Teaser #4

Should have worn a costume last year teenage Trick r Treaters. The mask might have protected your face. This year, you can be the mask.


Let me tell you a little story about a man named "Ed"....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Teaser #3

1 piece of my most ambitious prop of the year.


Build Season Week 9

Halloween is now 8 days away!!

This weekend we were putting the finishing touches on a lot of props. teeth for one guy, feet for another, repairing props from last year that were damaged in storage.

We got cauldron creep out and put him together.


starting a fire

I finished the wiring on firebringer which makes no sense from the pictures but runs of two separate tealight led flicker circuits.
so complicated

closing it up

spinal cords

I paper mached the last of my corpses, which took 6 hours! Man what a pain.

this is going to be a little unpleasant


I built a stand for this very heavy bucky skeleton and a table.

school time

Next week will have some building but will be most setting up and testing the black light tunnels and the volcano. I am scrambling to finish my projects at home and maintain my relationship, as this is the time of year when my GF hates me for making such a huge mess and ignoring her. Mostly it is the mess though.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It's coming. See a bit more at my other blog.IMG_1189

Monday, October 12, 2009

Build Season Week 8

Another busy weekend, so busy in fact there are only a few pictures in comparison to how much got done. I did two 14 hour days to get as much done as I could. I am so tired and sore, and if I didn't have to earn a living I'd be back tonight.

We finished the Tower of Death:
Cappy looks towards the future against the completed tower of death.

And we finished the volcano:
My face is burning

dry brushing the volcano

I started the mache on my Sconce corpses:
Just the begining of a three hour mache session

Joel Peter Whitkin's lawyer just called...

Zac made a corpse for our man eating vines to attack:
sunbathing , maybe too much

Lava Creep got a head:
cheetoh flavored

painting the lava creep

Other things that got done but not photographed:

scared corpse got mached
firebringer is mache ready
lantern corpse is mache ready
reed scarecrows made
carver creep got a stand and primed
candles got finished and painted
skulls cast
and probably some stuff I forgot!

I am so tired today. Think I might go sleep in my car for lunch.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Build Season Week 7

Patty and I put in three whole days of work this weekend with everyone else doing full days on Saturday and Sunday. We got a lot of stuff done. Except for me, almost everybody's projects are done or almost done. Now everyone just has to pitch in to get everything done. I mean they have to help me finish my projects. Yay halloween?

Patty and Tricia weather some voodoo dolls:
Voodoo Dolls

Zac and Tricia prime and paint a giant cheetoh:
Captain Cheetos

I adjusted the eyes on volcano to be more scary:
reworking lava face

Zac, Tricia and Patty weather the wood on the tower of death:
weathering the tower of death

Kendra touches up the paint of volcano:
kendra touches up the volcano

and she made us a bunch of hands:
kendra made a bunch of hands - I hate doing that

I built the frames for the tarp covered black light area:
Notes for black light tunnels

Zac starts one more corpse:
Zac starts another corpse

I worked on my Sconce Corpses:
Corpse sconce #1

Corpse sconce #2

Corpse sconce #3

and Cappy took a nap:
napster capster