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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    Marigold, you're a floral designer. I am sure you've seen (and maybe done) those mum arrangements that look like a dog. I wonder if you could do one like a skull? Have it as a "hidden Mickey" somewhere and see if anyone notices. Edited to add: I found something that isn't what I think I meant, but is subtle and might be what I actually meant. Scroll down the page and look for the word skull. It's actually a skull and crossbones, but as I said, very subtle....
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    Perhaps with your long, lank, hair you should add a huge, long, beard that is filthy, tangled, and perhaps has leaves, twigs and maybe insects in it? You're living in a cave, after all.
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    08-24-2014, 05:14 PM
    Regarding the scary easter egg hunt: I saw a load of easter eggs at yard sales this past weekend. You could have the kids decorate the eggs in a scary fashion as the RSVP part of the invitation. They decorate and return to your daughter. You fill the decorated eggs and hide them. Whether what goes inside belongs to the kid who finds it or the kid who made it is up to you. Make a few extras just for fun. So what if they are pastel? You can have a pale blue Frankenstein, right?
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    08-22-2014, 06:37 PM
    That sounds interesting. Atomic Mystery Monster. I wonder if any computer artists would do a series -- the Picture of Dorian Gray, The Cemetery from Night Gallery (Roddy McDowell and Ossie Davis star), Ringu (not a painting but would make a nice one, don't you think)? Sounds like a talented college kid could make a few bucks doing these.
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    08-22-2014, 01:47 PM
    Marigold, some ideas: 1) go to a thrift shop and get a vintage 60s suit. You'd still be a woman in a suit, but you'd be JACKIE KENNEDY cool. Carry a clipboard. Look up asylum admissions to find some interesting lists of why people were committed. You can duplicate it or get a fountain pen (or cut one from a goose quill) and write your own list to carry. 2) Go with a vintage nurse look. And have some large keys on a ring at your waist. 3) Lunch lady dress with a white apron:...
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    08-20-2014, 02:25 PM
    Great idea, and great poster ... I don't recognize 2, 9, or 11. What films?
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    08-13-2014, 08:44 AM
    Old silent films might not be your first choice, but if you're looking for ambient that won't take away from the noise of the party, one of them might be a consideration. You can put the TV on mute while you play music. Boring for the whole party, but maybe as the party winds down or starts up (good way to keep people occupied while waiting for enough other people to get the party going?). Some are only 1-3 minutes long, so don't think you're taking up the whole party. Plus, if you know someone...
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    08-08-2014, 07:23 PM
    diajoh replied to a thread Static: Light up Potions in Halloween Props
    Do you have a link to the original project?
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    08-06-2014, 04:07 PM
    My sister lives in Salem MA, and I think their parade is pet-friendly. Maybe a costumed Strut Your Mutt? Or a real costumed Pet Parade followed by a blessing of the animals (Catholic, Wiccan, Veterinarian ... who cares).
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    08-06-2014, 04:05 PM
    Here's the press release from a 2011 event, along with a comment one of the facilitators made on HumaneFundraisingatYahooGroups For immediate release -- October 18, 2011 Humane Society Hosts Halloween Carnival For Dogs Hullabaloo for Hounds Set for October 29 Danville, KY--What is your dog planning to be for Halloween? Do you have a costume you can wear with him or her? The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is hosting a Howloween Hullabaloo for Hounds on Saturday, October 29 from...
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    08-06-2014, 03:58 PM
    For years, there was an active Yahoo group called HumaneFundraising. It hasn't been very active since 2008 or so, but the files and archives are there. Several people did Howloween fundraisers for rescues, shelters, SNAPs, etc. Join it and cruise the archives and files. Also, I think Best Friends did one years ago. They might have a file on it somewhere on their website.
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    08-04-2014, 05:48 AM
    Found a piece of clip art with both human and ape skeletons. Maybe a Rue Morgue clue? http://thegraphicsfairy.com/wp-content/uploads/blogger/_CarNcodpCMA/TFxKOLXfe_I/AAAAAAAAIpU/x2H5L9IplMo/s1600/1skeletons-graphicsfairy005bw.jpg
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    08-01-2014, 05:34 AM
    diajoh replied to a thread haunted dollhouse in General Halloween
    I found a Flickr site that has lots of stuff, including how to make doll house accessories. The directions are actually pages from very old magazines, and are in French, but there are some GREAT ideas. I wish I knew French! You have to wade through a lot of stuff to get to the dollhouse stuff, but it's worth it. She allows downloading of her items, too. https://www.flickr.com/photos/taffeta/with/2581753471
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    07-31-2014, 07:39 PM
    Ooooh! Look what I found on Instructables! Make a clairvoyant lava lamp! http://www.instructables.com/id/Clairvoyant-Lamp/
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    07-31-2014, 08:53 AM
    Here's a different ouija board movie :-) . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRDaAtbn46Y
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    love what you said in jdubbya's thread :'whichever one gives the best kisses'. That was too sweet. Cathy
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    Me & hubby used to live on Offutt, many years ago.
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    Dont have a video on my Club 13, do have the Powerpoint presentation I will make a quick vid with the songs. I was planning on doing this and post it to my YouTube page. I will let you know.
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