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    09-22-2016, 08:32 PM
    Hi kamiel! Your english is pretty much perfect so no need to worry there. You're doing amazing getting 300 kids to your door - you must be getting them from neighbouring towns! We do a lot of decorating and only get about 80 kids here per year. There are quite a few folks here who do serious yard haunts or walk-through displays that get numbers above 300. Some of it depends on the age of the kids in your area and how many others are decorating. We do have people from all over on the...
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  • Kymmm's Avatar
    09-21-2016, 02:27 PM
    YAY!!! Thank you so, so much!! The Spell book is already displayed on my buffet table! I have a wicked book holder that looks perfect with it! I'm sure you saw my pinterest boards and know I love shadow boxes... and the one you made is no exception! I love it! The boots!!! The boots are so darn cute!!! Everything is just awesome... :)
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    09-20-2016, 05:16 PM
    Well I'm finally back working again, so feeling a little bit bette mentally. Got a ton to do though. We're hoping to get some bigger projects done this year (nothing like what you guys do) but we keep getting so much company! Really hoping to have something finished up by the end of September. (We have done a little tombstone so that's something.) Glad to hear you're doing OK - and that you'll be doing some haunting this year. Hope things all fall into place for you. We seem to be missing...
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    09-19-2016, 05:05 PM
    Okay.. which one of you is my Reaper??!! With all the locations hidden, I can't figure it out and I REALLY want to give you a proper "thank you" :)
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    09-19-2016, 04:54 PM
    Theres MORE!! The third box had all kinds of witchy things and a clown to add to the Carnevil theme my neighbor is doing and I'm hoping to add to this year! Look at the double sided witch sign, the too cute cauldron jar with stand, another witch sign, and sleeping potion AND THESE BEYOND COOL WITCH BOOTS!
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    09-19-2016, 04:49 PM
    I was Reaped and I am one happy, little witch!!! I wanted to post pics before I do my homework to find out who my Reaper is... They did not reveal themselves.. grrrrr... lol But I want them to know that I am very, VERY happy with everything and feel VERY fortunate to have received such awesome gifts! I came home from work and found 3 BOXES waiting for me!! I Opened the first box and found a beautiful Spell book wrapped in awesome paper!! Each box had a cool...
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  • Kymmm's Avatar
    09-19-2016, 09:59 AM
    I'm at work and just a message that a box has been delivered to my house! It may be something I ordered OR it may be my Secret Reaper box!! I will have to wait until 5 to find out! Ohhhhh the inhumanity!! lol!
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    09-19-2016, 09:58 AM
    I'm at work and just got a message that there is a box waiting for me at home... Not sure if it is something I ordered orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr MY SECRET REAPER BOX!! Come on five oclock!!
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    09-18-2016, 06:35 PM
    Bam! Where you been? I've been worried about you. Hope all is Ok!
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    09-17-2016, 08:47 PM
    Btw, a lot of people miss this (including myself) when they're first starting out. If you're doing decorations for your yard for Halloween, don't forget to consider lighting. You can make a huge impact doing nothing but just shining a coloured spotlight on your house. But if your making props for outside, make sure people can see them. Find some way of lighting them up, whether it's dollar store flashlights or something fancy.
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    09-17-2016, 08:42 PM
    Hey ESP_Red! Welcome to the forums. This is a really great place to pick up new ideas and the people here are super helpful. I think there's probably a few more things we need to know. Do you have a budget in mind? Are you good with tools? For inside or in your yard. These PVC candles are pretty awesome - small but I think they're tough to screw up. And they make an impression. You can even do these with stuff you have around the house (paper towel rolls and stray styrofoam to plug them...
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  • Kymmm's Avatar
    09-16-2016, 02:03 PM
    I want ALL these awesome boxes!!! Okay, I'll settle for one of them!! Great job everyone!!
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    09-16-2016, 06:15 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on Trex's photo in album RMH 2016 Projects
    Love the cat and the hand reaching out of the grave. Your lighting looks amazing!
  • Kymmm's Avatar
    09-15-2016, 01:01 PM
    Sorry to hear about you pup.. :( We are dealing with a sick pet now too... hugs to you and the hubby
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    09-15-2016, 12:58 PM
    This I love!!
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    09-14-2016, 04:39 PM
    There are SO many wonderful reapings, it would take me a day to comment on all the things I've seen that I LOVE!! Great job all you Reapers!!
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    09-13-2016, 08:41 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Static: Laundry basket cage in Halloween Props
    Oh, you might be dangerous! ;) That's awesome! Thanks for the concept - it looks fantastic and totally doable.
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    09-13-2016, 08:38 PM
    GobbyGruesome commented on Djpumpkinhead's photo in album Halloween Art
    You've got some serious skills. (Both here and the carved pumpkins!) Shame the forum shrinks things down so much. If you have the ability to shrink them before you upload them you can get them a bit larger. I think you can go to about 900pixels but I'm guessing your drawings are being shrunk down based on file size. It's tough to figure out but if you can sneak in under the limits, I think the forums will leave them alone, even if the dimensions are pretty large. Keep up the awesome drawing...
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    09-12-2016, 04:55 PM
    You nailed it! :)
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    09-12-2016, 04:54 PM
    This is a gorgeous photo. Love all the textures.
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    09-12-2016, 04:54 PM
    These look perfect! Straight out of the movie.
  • Kymmm's Avatar
    09-12-2016, 09:15 AM
    My Victim received their box (all in tact) so now I get to sit back and wait for my goodies!!! SO EXCITED!!! :)
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    09-10-2016, 02:16 PM
    GobbyGruesome commented on GobbyGruesome's photo in album Halloween Prep 2016
    Whoops. Posted elsewhere about this. 3D portrait of witch, probably 2 feet by 3 feet available here at Halloween Alley. It was $700 I think but the depth to it was amazing.
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    09-10-2016, 07:01 AM
    GobbyGruesome added 1 photo(s) to album Halloween Prep 2016
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    09-10-2016, 06:54 AM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Static: Grady Twins in Halloween Props
    Wow! Serious Home Run there. Just amazing!
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    09-10-2016, 06:41 AM
    GobbyGruesome commented on GobbyGruesome's photo in album Halloween Prep 2016
    Yeah, she doesn't really fit in with much...especially what the missus has planned for this year. But she demanded we pick her up.
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    09-10-2016, 06:40 AM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Thanks Boss. Nice to see you back. :) Way too quiet around here.
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    Well I'm finally back working again, so feeling a little bit bette mentally. Got a ton to do though. We're hoping to get some bigger projects done this year (nothing like what you guys do) but we keep getting so much company! Really hoping to have something finished up by the end of September. (We have done a little tombstone so that's something.)

    Glad to hear you're doing OK - and that you'll be doing some haunting this year. Hope things all fall into place for you. We seem to be missing a lot of regulars this year - something in the air maybe.
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    Bam! Where you been? I've been worried about you. Hope all is Ok!
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    It'll project video and stills. Comes with some animations of Santa delivering presents and some Halloween animations too. Pretty low resolution and intensity, so it'll be a bit limited.

    Yeah, I did some Flash animation for TCB - hadn't touched Flash in a while so it was pretty rough but at least it worked for her.
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    Hey Bam! Basically forgot my own birthday this year and definitely forgot yours. Hope you had a good one.

    No Halloween-y birthday gifts but I did get one of those little WindowFX projectors for Christmas, so I'll need to play around with that and see what it's capable of.
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    Hey Bam. No, no big Christmas plans. My wife kind of hates Christmas and things have gotten kinda strained with my family so it's a bit of a rough time of year. But we have our tree and our lights up and I think I've got my shopping done. It'll be quiet, but it'll be Ok.

    No Dept. 56 Christmas village. That'd likely break us.

    How about you? Any big plans? Are you at least off for a few days?
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    Oh my gosh! I LOVE the pictures!! How cool! My hubby thinks I'm crazy when I make him pull over to look at abandoned or hidden cemeteries! I love reading all the stones and putting a story together in my head! I could wander around for hours! lol Thank you SO much for sharing these with me!! I hope you had a nice Halloween!!
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    Ah, I think I've gotten pneumonia a couple times after sweeping out the garage after long periods of time. I wonder if it was a similar catalyst?

    Yeah, we got snow the day after Halloween again...nothing horrible this year. But we've had it off and on for the last couple weeks. Should all melt away tomorrow and then be back a couple days later. How about you?
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    Hello there! Thanks for stopping by!

    I actually had to take this year off from building also, although we did have a nice Halloween otherwise. But yeah, some job transition stuff sucking up time. Hopefully I will be able to set up the scene I was picturing for next year. And definitely looking forward to seeing yours then too! There were some terrific haunts out there this year for sure - very inspiring.
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    Just ran out of time this year and didn't really have the space for it anyway. But didn't want to have something that I might have to fiddle with all night with the in-laws visiting.

    I don't know why it's so expensive to ship up here. The bad thing is...one of the services...I think it's UPS...charges a brokerage fee which can be insane. I think I ordered a big box of stuff from Spider Hill - maybe it cost me $180? And then it cost something like $80 to ship and then I was hit with a brokerage fee that was something like $100. I can't remember exactly - and it's not Spider-Hill's fault.

    My wife years ago ordered a Snow White costume from the online Disney store and it was 75% off. But by the time the shipping, customs and brokerage fees were added in, it turned out to be more than the original price. It just sucks.
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    Sorry to hear you had pneumonia. I had it last Christmas and it took me out for a loong time. As crappy as the timing is, it's probably quicker to recover before the weather gets cold.

    Glad hear you're back. We're already thinking about next year as well. Kinda bummed we didn't have much new stuff this year . So we're hoping to radically change things next year while putting in as little work as necessary. I find it tough to exclude the stuff that's working though.

    The werewolf, which I still love too, is probably 7 years old and hasn't changed at all in the last 4. He's just got a very awkwardly posed wood legs and then a PVC torso with joints from spider-hill prop works. It'd probably work best if he was 100% PVC but it's not cheap to ship the joints up here. But I DO think that having him in a pose that's a little tougher to accomplish makes a huge difference. Something I need to work on for next year.

    Hope to see you around here more this year.
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