No kidding....I can chew up a whole day reading threads and looking at props! Ugh! Luckily I am working on a few skulls and tombstones and waiting for latex to dry while I am surfing and making nurnies...my particular specialty.... If you buy the witch I can send you pictures of exactly what I did. You will have to replace her hat, she comes with a small, cheesy felt one, it looked ridiculous on her, and you will need to add some creepy cloth and then beef up her back if you stick her on a pole like I did. I have been to Halloween Horror Nights once before and I loved it. My husband and I own and run a collision repair shop and we work ALL THE TIME, so we have to fly down Friday after work, go to HHN on Saturday and fly back on Sunday. We are going with two other couples who are a blast so I feel like we will have a great time. I know I will hate it closer to Halloween not having my display out....but, I really have my heart set on changing it up. I won't lose any of my props, just put them elsewhere, the real job is creating all the ghosts. I have a big ghost that I want to put over my doorway and he is a job in himself.
Hey Kymm, if you buy her, you will love her...but wait until they have a good sale. She was on sale in May this year for $40 which was an exceptional deal. She is made to hang, but I filled her shoulders with Great Stuff and and put a section of pipe between her shoulders and then I put a "T" brace on her and stuck her on top of a 15 foot pipe and painted the pipe black. She sort of really looks like she is flying off of my side porch roof. She is fairly lightweight but I still had to add bricks to the concrete in the five gallon bucket that holds her up. If the wind gets up, she will fall if you don't really weigh her down. I know this sounds terrible...but I am taking this year off from decorating. I am switching my theme to glow in the dark ghosts and a ton of them. I knew in June I couldn't get them all finished, so rather than parade out the same thing I have done for the last eight years, I am taking a year off. Still working on props, but I am going to sit back and relax this year and piddle on props and enjoy October. Usually I am committed to every weekend and spare minute putting up my display and coordinating my TOT help......this year? I am positively docile. My sweet husband is taking me to Halloween Horror Nights to perk me up since I won't have decorations.....and I am beyond thrilled. What about you?
Hey, sorry it took me so long to download this picture so it wasn't so teeny tiny....Here she is...the Grandinroad witch in all her glory. She actually looks good close up too, but from a distance she is AWESOME!
No worries, Kymmm! I actually read your post and responded to it without even realizing it was on your own wall. I must have seen it in my activity feed.
Problem is I don't know that anyone would find these collectible enough - does he keep his in the boxes? My boxes are pretty beat - even the ones that are decent on the outside don't have the interior packaging.
I dunno. I think I'm gonna hafta learn about eBay. : /
My brother collect the Star War things. He had the original toys as a kid. Not a huge collection but he enjoys it.
No, you didn't tell me about your wife's friend.. that kind of thing makes ya sick. I wish I would have sold my duplicates and the things I don't want 10 years ago.. but now, I would almost have to give them away. I have festival dolls and limited editions.... just rotting away in the garage.. sad.
Oh well, going to call it a night. it was nice chatting with you again. Seems like it's been a long time. Have a great night K?
Ha! I don't know if I told you but my wife had a friend who bought a ton of the first Holiday Barbies on clearance and made lamps out of them. If she had left them alone she could have sold them at a HUGE profit.
I'm sitting here looking at my circa 1980 Star Wars toys and Micronauts and wondering what to do with them. They definitely aren't in mind condition.