I'm planning on a freakshow room turned escape room.. Basically a mannequin shackled with a 4 letter word lock around her neck. To free her, and be freed from the room, guests have to solve four riddles around the room (the first letter of each word going toward the word lock answer). The riddles will be hidden in amongst the freaks/ props (any inspiration here too would be welcomed!)
The problem is that I've hit a real mental block with thinking up riddles! As you guys are so...
I normally do it the first week of October. Every year I try to hold off until 2 weeks before Halloween so it doesn't lose the effect by then, but I can't help myself, as soon as it's October, I go for it.
Took advantage of this glorious weather last weekend in Chicago to start on some Halloween building. Since I am about maxed out for pneumatics, thought I would work on some more motorized props.
Still have to detail it out, but worked out the mechanics of a Zombie Ground Breaker using a wiper motor.
When possible (if other stuff in the schedule doesn't get in the way), I try to have decorations up the whole month of October. If not that, then most of the month. Sometimes I will see people putting stuff out slightly before October, and I really admire and envy those people.
I bought a vintage hanging funeral parlor lamp for $25 today which was used in an parlor in Orem Utah. It needs some TLC like a good cleaning and a new inter lamp shade but, the lamp itself and the main shade are in good shape and are just beautiful. This is going to be one fun project and will not be a Halloween prop but will go in my home.
Glad you liked it all!
You hit me at the perfect time because I've been cleaning out my craft room & found those ghosts (which were Goodwill finds). You said you were considering a ghost collection & now you have one!
I did make the pins because I've rediscovered Shrinky Dinks!!:D I've been making them left & right!! I don't know what I bought on Amazon but they came up & I thought "what the heck" & bought 10 clear & 10 white sheets. I'd forgotten how much fun it is to watch those...
Nightmare City (1980). - "a TV reporter (Hugo Stiglitz) spreads the news of radioactive monsters, growing in number with every victim. " - one of those really, really, really awful Italian horror movies. So awful, it was enjoyable