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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 PM
    Hey Sunsh1ne Don't know much about doll costumes, but there are a few threads on here...unforuntunately they're all pretty short so your really have to dig around. Here's one with some links to makeup tutorials on youtube...maybe this will help. http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-costume-ideas/99594-broken-doll-makeup-ideas-please-help.html Hopefully someone else will popup and be a little more help. Welcome to the forums. :)
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    Today, 01:29 PM
    My wife won't stop sending me these things...these definitely don't fall under quick or last-minute for the most part, but some very cool ideas. #s 3 to 8 are all pretty cool and I love the captured mermaid as well.. http://www.boredpanda.com/adult-halloween-costumes/
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    Today, 12:00 AM
    There's a few at Amazon...don't know if you could get them shipped to you in time. I'd call the local costume shops... http://www.amazon.com/Special-Prosthetic-Frankenstein-Embedded-Appliance/dp/B004E5DLNK
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    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    Hey Jen! Welcome to the forum! I don't know a ton about black lights but I know those screw in bulbs are all pretty crappy, and get crazy hot. If you're paying a under $10 for a bulb, it's likely garbage. I also think backlight has some health risks associated with it over long periods, so you might not want to have something that lights the entire room (not 100% sure on that.) You could try something like this...http://www.amazon.com/Sunstar-Gemmy-Blacklight-Spotlight/dp/B00C5WD1ES. But I...
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    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    I think you started at the top of the difficulty scale for projects so you should be darn proud that your results look this amazing. I think one of the reasons it works in the movie is structurally it's kind of insane with all this weight focused on one tiny point. It sounds like you have learned a lot from the build, but the amount of consideration you put in in advance is remarkable. Definitely not something I would expect from a beginner. This is the kind of project that would finish some...
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    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    Whoo - that is great! I forsee surreptitious downloading at work tomorrow. :) Thanks, guys.
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    talkingcatblues added 6 photo(s) to album 2014 Projects in Progress
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    I'll have to do a fair amount this week after I get home from work, but, hopefully, it'll come together. Extended weather here is (not a jinx, not a jinx) looking good so far. Don't forget they can be picturesquely ruined columns. And then mysteriously improve next year. ;)
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    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    Totally works. But can you make him roll his eyes when he gets interrupted? ;)
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    Yesterday, 03:22 PM
    Heh! (I liked the Identity Theft one too!)
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    Yesterday, 02:57 PM
    Wow! This is awesome! Thanks Dinosaur!
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    I always leave thinking about my costume until I'm finished working on the yard stuff. Which means never. So I thought this list was pretty cool. Not saying I'd do anything exactly like this but it's a nice reminder of how unusual materials can be used to create decent costumes really quickly. I don't think I'd bet my Halloween on the "dye pantyhose with Koolaid" suggestion though. That sounds like theoretical to me. ;) ...
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    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    #4 on this buzz feed list is a Medusa headband that looks pretty cool. http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/cheap-and-easy-last-minute-halloween-costumes#1c2j9mn
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    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    We usually get a couple at 5, which I think is way too early. And then I get ticked because we have a huge lull between them and the next group and I start thinking that's all we're gonna get. : p Mom always said no Trick-or-Treating during the supper hour so these folks would have recieved her evil glare!
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    You couldn't just use a reindeer motor? Would that be too slow for this?
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    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    Nailed it! I've got no words of wisdom for you but that's phenomenal! Hard to believe you pulled it off that quickly. A belated welcome to the forum! I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner, but it doesn't look like you really needed any help. I know there was someone else trying to figure out how to build one of those and I'm sure your first post is going to be a huge help to a lot people going forward. I'd love to see a photo of it at night if you have time. Congratulations on a...
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    Wow! That sounds awesome! I don't imagine we'll see much of you before the big day then. But I hope you report back with some pictures when you get some time to flop on the couch. ;)
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    Yesterday, 07:31 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on PumpkinHouse's photo in album October Country '14
    If you don't mind saying, what is this made out of? And the piggy goblin, what is that?
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    Yesterday, 07:26 AM
    This is all incredible stuff - I'd be extremely proud to come up with any of that, let alone all of that in just one year.
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    Yesterday, 07:16 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on PumpkinHouse's photo in album October Country '14
    *Love* the seed-teeth. This, and everything else in here, is fabulous.
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    Yesterday, 07:13 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on Terra's photo in album Tutorial: Raven Tombstone
    Whew! Incredible concept as usual and boy, did it come out... Makes me want a yard. If you ever wanted a part-time job you could always submit your "portfolio" as a designer to some really upscale funky cemetery... (!)
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    Well that sound like you're in really good shape! I hope the weather is awesome for you this year.

    Starting to get going on some stuff. I discovered that my wife really likes doing the tombstones, so I've got materials for a couple of those. Not sure where we'll go from there.
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    Just checking in to see how things are coming. I'm sure you're feeling the crunch. We don't have much done here but for some reason are optimistic. But I think we've got a bit more time than you, and obviously less to worry about overall.

    Are you running the weekend before Halloween?
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    Thanks! I made a leg and one hand for a possible packing tape ghost today. The hands are not easy! Gotta still make a cat and then do some touch-up paint, finalize how I'm going to hang the bats and the skelly, etc. Oh, and the skelly eyes, gotta finish those.

    How are things going over there? I know you like to get a bunch of time with the display up and running. How is everything looking?
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    Hey Bam! No worries, if I withheld compliments from my wife I'd be found out and skinned alive. You made her day! Much appreciated.

    Y'know cameras still kind of confound her, but she's definitely got a good eye and she does some amazing things with her phone camera.
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    Oh, huge fan of Young Frankenstein. Yeah, won't go anywhere near Saw!

    I remember seeing the commercials for the others and thinking it looked good but had the potential to be pretty disturbing. Good to hear it's a decent show. I'd probably have to watch it some day when the missus is unavailable though.
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    Ummmm, I really like the old universal classics. I tend to like black and white stuff in general. Always loved Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein and things like that, along with animation. Disney's Legend of Sleepy Hollow is right up there.

    How about you? I get the feeling you and the family go in for the darker stuff.
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    Huge floor plan, but sadly unfurnished.
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    I don't think I have the mad skillz required to pull that off. Also, huge head.
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    And yet, there's more - pictures that is!

    I think I'm keeping up. This last day or so was pretty productive, anyways. Got some other things I still want to make but, fingers crossed, parts of it are coming together at least.

    Saw a house decorated already today in our neighborhood! Now *those* people are ahead of the pack.

    I love your mad scientist gear so far. Looks very functional!
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    Hey Bam. Yeah, we bought that, Bam. Not really what we wanted, but my wife was thinking she wanted to do some kind of water thing this year, and this was going for something like 60% off. She likes to have something new to kickstart her thought process.
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