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  1. AZ Haunter Awards Tombstone Trophies

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    Sometime in 2018 the decision was made to have a contest among AZ Haunters to recognize their dedication to the art of haunting. The details and results can be read HERE and HERE.

    To have a contest, we needed a prize. But, what kind of trophy would be suitable? Some kind of skeleton to put on the mantle, perhaps? A Jack o' Lantern? Maybe a certificate? I decided to make tombstones as prizes/trophies so the winners could display them with pride. ...
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  2. Equal but Opposite

    Long ago in the dark ages, I was taught that one one can achieve similar results through opposite actions.

    For example, one is equally blinded by total darkness as by brilliant light. In a haunt, this is evident by the "blackout" and "whiteout" haunts. In a blackout haunt (or section of a haunt), all light is carefully blocked. In the absolute ...
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  3. Haunted House or House of Horror?

    One of the joys of writing a blog no one reads is I can ponder what I like. Something that has been on my mind a lot the past few months is why so many "haunts" are not actually haunt related.

    For my own purposes, I would define "haunted" as not merely inhabited by ghosts, but also anything with a supernatural bent. Hallowe'en is, after all, supposed to be a night when the veil between the natural and supernatural is at its most permeable. Witches and necromancers ...
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  4. It's 渋み, Charlie Brown!

    Can I just take a moment to say what a genius idea the costumes in this pic are?


    The characters are trick or treating n basically a sheet and mask. It was probably an invention to simplify the animation. Yet, it really is a great idea! Nothing I have seen in photographs or movies leads me to believe this was a common practice. I've seen photos of people ...
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  5. Costume Photos and the Great Grant Brummett.

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    OK, so I don't like to think of myself as one to "toot my own horn", yet I still felt compelled to share this pic of me in costume at the Fireland Phoenix Faerie Festival in November of 2011. Even in full light it was a hit. It was, as you may know, my first real attempt to go "all out" on a costume.
    This picture was taken by the late Grant Brummett.

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    Updated 01-06-2019 at 08:54 AM by JustJimAZ

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