Again, found more $1 terrible condition candy canes, so made a few more whimsical snakes. I added the Purple People Eating Python and the Candy Corn Diamondback Rattler last year. :)
Here is a cluster of the repainted red Christmas candles I talked about earlier in this thread. To vary the height of them, Hermey suggested I screw inexpensive plastic flowerpots to the bottoms of some of them. I used them to create an altar effect for a monster wedding scene (pictures below). The pedestal candles with the bow on them are original Union Halloween candles. The rest are repurposed. Hermey created the one in the front by cutting and wrapping a skull candy bucket around the candle to cover up the Christmas design on them.
Another Mrs. Claus conversion I had thought about for a while. I was not sure it was going to work. Sometimes, the repurposed molds look great all on their own. Like the Candycorn Witch. Sometimes, they need to be in the scene and then everything else carries them, and helps to make sense. I believe that on her own, this conversion is a little iffy, and I was thinking of just restripping her. However, once she is out in the middle of the cemetary, at night, with the wind blowing her covering... She totally works. This is Emma Ghost.
I get so many compliments on the Bride of Frankenstein conversion ~ So I wanted to showcase her and created a wedding theme. Well then she needed a Maid of Honor, so her sister (another Mrs. Claus) was recruited. Here is the Maid of Honor Vampira and the lovely Bride on her Halloween wedding day. I have to admit, I was inspired by all those crazy little hats that were worn to the Royal Wedding last year! LOL
Of course, we needed the groom and a best man. Hermey repainted my General Foam Frankenstein and Dracula and put spiffy new wedding clothes on them. I am thrilled! :D:D:D
Then we knew we needed a minister. That took some thinking. I was given a really shabby, cracked, headless choir person. Found him a new appropriate head on ebay, and a new paint job, and few special touches... and here is our minister!!
The Monster Wedding scene ~ dominated by repurposed blowmolds.
Well, that is all I have. I think that minister may have been my Swan Song. He cracks me up! I have this feeling that blowmold repainting is somewhat behind me now due to difficulties of getting cheap molds, also storage factors and time limitations. When I look back at this thread, I can't believe I went from one repainted candy cane to a whole wedding party! LOL I have had so much fun creating them all. I think I'll do one or two special new repaints each year. Also, I have the urge to try my hand at foam tombstone building, and pumpkin carving, and... and... and... Well you Haunters know how it is.
Thank you for your time. I hope you enjoyed seeing my 'babies'. HAPPY HALLOWEEN and always, Happy Decorating!!!!!
I am such a fan of your work. It is just so magical!
Great pics, too! :D
I wanted to add these pictures onto this thread. A good friend of mine (username Hermey) has been repairing and restoring blowmolds for years. I do not have the skills to fix the blowmolds, and I'm lucky enough to have Hermey be my 'plastic surgeon'. We talked about taking a Christmas Train and making a Halloween themed train. Here is Hermey's Harvest Train that fits in his harvest themed yard display. He does incredible work! He's making a whimsical spooky themed train for me for this year and I cannot wait!
The first picture shows the Christmas train with the top of Santa removed, and the Scarecrow that is going to be repurposed to ride the train.
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All your work is so wonderful. I have a small collection of molds I plan to do conversions on this year and your work inspires us so much. I really dont know where to start. Your NBC lollies are to die for. The wedding scene leaves me speechless. The candy cane snakes I could only dream to make and all your Santas to diggers and wizards blow my mind. Not to mention the army of bears you have created. You capture Halloweens true spirit with a rattle can and some imagination! I hope to learn from you and add one of a kind pieces like this to my display. Simply amazing!
WOW Hilda, I know I told you before but I have to tell again, this is really amazing work! The transformations are incredible. I would have NEVER in a million years thought of re-purposing those! They really do look magical all together and lit up. They sort of have a scary sweet Hansel and Gretel feel. Nice work!!!! :D
I am speechless Helda!! what a wonderful idea and what some fantastic work, I really just don't know what to say...:eek:
Hilda I was talking with you about some of the reporposed molds I have been working on. I hope you dont mind but I thought I would share a few that are coming to a close in completion. Mostly I have referbished blow molds to their original state but occasionally I do step out on the limb. I am no where near as good as Hilda or Hermey but I figured I would bite my nails and share a couple.
I have the standard black candles I created by just a simple repaint of Christmas red ones made by Union. I also have these new creations. While they light up on the lantern tops the 2nd tier skull also illuminates "Hermey Inspired Me". These were simple Union Candles and a broken toped Poloron Lantern for Christmas. Now heres where I got a bit goofy. These are fitted in the backing for my smaller fog machines. I used TOT pails for the lantern tops and left them open on top. The fog pushes through the top of them while they are illuminated. When the twins give me a second I will fire them up at night and run lights and fog to get some pics. They work amazing and really get laughs from my neighbors. I have branded them "Spooky Smoke Stacks"
As I said not as amazing as Hilda and Hermeys work but I just have fun with broken molds :)