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  1. Pinup Ghoul - September

    Summer loving had me a blast... summer loving happened so fast...

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    Updated 09-03-2017 at 01:31 PM by Mr.Chicken

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  2. Kaiju Inspiration

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    The weird skeletal body juxtaposed with wings of light made me start to think how this might be achieved live on a stage (which is what a haunt is).

    First thought - project the wings of light from behind. The monster would stand in front of them, animated as a marionette, or perhaps simply a skeleton on a stick. The stick could be affixed to the back and ...
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  3. Following Eyes

    This is a VERY simple application of the Hollow Face illusion used so well by Disney for their talking busts.

    The eyes seem to look at you wherever you go.

    I grabbed the last package of ping pong balls at the Dollar Tree. They were badly abused, but it makes no difference to me, so I guess I saved them from the trash?



    I cut one in half with an Xacto knife, then ...
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  4. Wallbuilding

    This is a super simple way to turn the 8'x4' sheets of polystyrene foam insulation into a stone wall.

    First, I peeled the clear plastic film off one side of the foam. The other side has foil on it. I left that alone.

    I then laid out my sheet and marked out the bricks. I choose to go with 12" wide x 6" high bricks. You could go with smaller bricks or go for a more random rock wall look. Those are slower and I wanted to get this done relatively quickly. ...
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  5. Ghost of the Great Pumpkin Part 1

    Stephen King has said "...ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up."

    Well, I was thinking of packing tape ghosts because, well, I'm a haunter. I happened upon a painting of a ghostly scarecrow with a typical pumpkin head. And I thought "Ghost Pumpkin!" ...
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