Sunday, October 19, 2008

Luring the children

I put my signpost up in the front yard yesterday. It turned out really well and I think it will help get the neighborhood kids (and adults!) excited for Halloween.
Today my Mom dropped off some vines and I made a scarecrow to put up by the signpost too.
Only 3 more days of work and then I can throw myself into Halloween preparations fulltime.
I keep having to talk myself out of finishing up the basement maze until the final week. We still have to be able to do laundry! It is hard enough to move down there right now as it is, every time you turn around you bump into a corpse!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

signs and crosses, ghosts and coffins

I felt like I hadn't done anything in the last week, but when I went to take some photos of props today there was more than I'd thought.
This sign is for the front lawn to get the neighborhood kids interested.

Also these signs will go on a post in front of the house.

I made some primitive looking crosses to go in the cemetery.

I got an $11 ghost that flies along a string, and it wasn't spooky looking so I updated it.

The head is two sided, skulls on both front and back so it will look rad not matter which way it is flying.

Yesterday I built a toe pincher coffin out of old boards. It was a complete pain in the ass but it will look pretty cool. I still want to get a cross carved in the front of it, but not sure I have the tools for it.
My brother is going to be the gravedigger in Cemetery 666, so I wanted a coffin to bury in the yard for him. He will be great I think. He used to be in a goth rock band and he's done improv acting before too. The perfect combination for a yard spook.

This guy is waiting for his grapevine body to be harvested and built.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Woke up in a Pumpkin patch

Drove out in the early dark hoping to get a foggy shot of a pumpkin patch yesterday. A stormy day but alas no fog. I did get some nice shots as the sun cracked through the clouds. It was lovely just standing in between all those soon to be jack'o'lanterns.

Friday, October 3, 2008

beautiful bones

Checking out The Art of Darkness today and came across the art of Kris Kuksi. My mind is officially blown. I can't describe his works, you have to see them.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The dark month is upon us

Bride's Head Revisited

(I couldn't resist that title)
Last night I updated my flying corpse bride's head. She had been one of the originals and had a horrible styrofoam wig head that had been mutilated and then hastily fixed up over the years.
She looks great flying from the clothes line with her corpsed son's body clutched in her skeletal hands.
Old head

New head: