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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Ah, that sounds familiar. Well whatever works. We still haven't got enough traffic that we can't just scream at them individually. We'll see how it goes this year.
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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    When do you usually get stuff out? Is that a PVC fence? I keep considering making one, more to keep the kids from tripping over the extension cords than anything else.
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Not really. We've got a witch's hat on our gargoyle and a plastic pumpkin in the yard. Plus a couple rats in the window. But we generally don't start decorating until a couple days before. We used to do it all on the 31st. I think we'll try to get the tombstones and witches out this Friday.
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Checking in. Where you at? Haven't done much since we finished the tombstone yesterday. Wanted to spend one day without foam all over hell.
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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Hey Deb! Welcome to the forums. Defenestrator is right. Lighting would probably be the number one thing if you haven't considered it, and it'd be quick to add some for this year if you don't have any. The right shadows can effectively double the spookiness of your haunt. And just a couple of floods would likely be all that you need to start (although you can be very particular about lighting once you get into it.) You could also look around the house and see what kind of lights you have...even...
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    10-21-2014, 09:17 PM
    GobbyGruesome commented on GobbyGruesome's photo in album 2014 pre-halloween
    Aww. Thanks folks. :)
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    10-21-2014, 05:57 PM
    talkingcatblues commented on GobbyGruesome's photo in album 2014 pre-halloween
    Ooh, that's bigger than I thought! Looks great! I love the shape of it and the carvings and the whole thing. :)
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    10-21-2014, 03:22 PM
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    10-21-2014, 11:59 AM
    Our forecast was looking great a week ago... now they're saying we'll be just above freezing with scattered flurries. Still 9 days away though and the days around it seem fine - cool but no snow - so I'm hoping it'll improve. Hoping you have a great year this year... I think you need a lot of good karma to make up for that horrible year you had a couple back.
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    10-21-2014, 09:34 AM
    Just finishing up carving a tombstone which my wife will likely paint this afternoon. So at least there will be something new. There's another one in the works and then another project that hopefully I'll be able to get done. Nothing huge this year. How about you? Locked and loaded and ready to go? I think there's some kind of law about being ready too earlier.
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    10-21-2014, 09:32 AM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Ecula's profile
    Yay! You're avatar is all dressed up! Looks awesome!
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    10-20-2014, 11:13 PM
    Hey Hopelessly Insane...welcome to the forums. I think ideally it'd be great to be able to be nearer the bottom as you plan, but when I was a kid if a house was really well lit up - if the yard looked like it was a step up from the standard jackolantern and paper window cut-outs, we were going no matter what. If you had 34 stairs and just your porch light on, yeah, I could see kids not making the effort. Just let it be known it'll be worth their trip, either treat-wise or decoration-wise. ...
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  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 05:18 PM
    That is a whole lot of music! I'm probably going to be listening to Halloween tunes through Christmas at this rate. :) There is a volume 17 as well, from last year, although when I tried to DL it I was denied. The guy who's making them is still around, so who knows - maybe there'll be one this year too.
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  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 04:28 PM
    Well, simulated. I had to cut them down a bit to get them to the right size. Still working on the final look, although what with the date being what it is, a lot of "final look" might be the same as "current look."
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    10-20-2014, 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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    10-20-2014, 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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    10-20-2014, 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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    10-19-2014, 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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    10-19-2014, 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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  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 07:21 PM
    Whoo - that is great! I forsee surreptitious downloading at work tomorrow. :) Thanks, guys.
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    10-19-2014, 06:59 PM
    talkingcatblues added 6 photo(s) to album 2014 Projects in Progress
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    Was wondering for your skellies and coffin scene what you used to hold em up. Went to look again but everything looks so flawless.
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    Our forecast was looking great a week ago... now they're saying we'll be just above freezing with scattered flurries. Still 9 days away though and the days around it seem fine - cool but no snow - so I'm hoping it'll improve. Hoping you have a great year this year... I think you need a lot of good karma to make up for that horrible year you had a couple back.
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    Just finishing up carving a tombstone which my wife will likely paint this afternoon. So at least there will be something new. There's another one in the works and then another project that hopefully I'll be able to get done. Nothing huge this year.

    How about you? Locked and loaded and ready to go? I think there's some kind of law about being ready too earlier.
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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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