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    Arkham Asylum 2019 (Party Decorations)
    So, I finally decided to pull the trigger and have a Halloween party. I've always wanted to, but I live alone and am self conscious about the cleanliness of my house. I decided "life's too short [redacted] it!"

    I'm a huge Batman fan both metaphorically and literally (too many carbs) so I decided on Arkham Asylum for the criminally insane as my theme.

    I don't particularly want people going into the bedrooms so I decided that I would keep the doors closed and decorate the doors to look like cells. I have five doors (including closets) so each can be the cell of a major Batman villain.

    My plan for the doors is three parts. The simplest part is a room number which will be stick on numbers from the craft store. The really cool part will be a fake bared window. I plan to put a picture of various Villains matted in to a padded cell back drop.

    The third item is where I decided to start. Cells would obviously need locks!! none of the doors in questions have locks. I decided to make a fake lock to attach (temporarily) right below the handle to look like an old antique lock. You have to start some where...

    After making some sketches and deciding on a design I started construction. I made a master out of wood and polystyrene. Then I made a mold so I could cast enough for all the doors. Here are photos of the stages of construction...

    Wooden Master
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    Test fitting the master
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    Resin cast
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    Finished lock plates
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    Finished Test Fit
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    Oh my gosh...it's these little details that really make the event for me! I hope your guests appreciate the effort you're going to invest in this - I can't wait to see more!

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    Love this level of detail! Hope you enjoy the run up to the party, sounds like you have some good plans! Looking forward to pictures of the progress :-)

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    I've started the cell windows... pictures soon!

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    Arkham Asylum 2019 (Party Decorations)
    Thank you to everyone for the comments and likes.

    Here is a mock-up of the cell window frame. Take a look and let me know what you think. It's sized for a 8.5X11 photo paper image...

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    Great theme and I absolutely love the locks that you did! Such a great detail!! The bars look great, excited to see them with the photos behind

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