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Name
Skull Archway Display
Genre
Horror and Halloween
Hours of work
An Eternity
History
I am fortunate to have some really sinister stone archways, what can you do to make it even creepier, how about adding some skulls and torn curtains. Back in the day, well around 2012, I decided to add some dollar store skulls and creepy curtains (I really didn’t know what the hell I was doing). In 2013 I completed a major upgrade by replacing the dollar store skulls with customized “skull clusters” (sounds like a crunchy snack treat) and skeleton hand curtain supports. In 2014 I added mounts to the back of the skulls so I wouldn’t have to keep repainting them. In 2019 I added some additional curtain materials. For 2020+ Skull Archway upgrade 31.0 is underway. I’m completely upgrading the entire display to include more detailed skulls (replacing teeth and extensive mache work), the skeleton hands are being torn apart and rebuilt adding more detail, I’ve installed a new “magnetic” mounting system that will make install much faster and easier, and I’m updating the curtains with a wider version. Future builds will include some additional themes (ghosts, zombies, witches and scarecrows) each with their own set of heads, arms and curtains. This will allow me to display different archway displays based on what my major theme is for that year.
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Primed and ready to go

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Got my skin on

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Let's mount up

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Waiting

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Full Install - Just Hanging Around

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2012 - Original Install with dollar store skulls (I really didn't know what the hell I was doing)

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2013 - Upgrades with new skull clusters


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2019 - Updated curtain material

Modifications

References/Inspiration
I didn’t really have any references or inspiration for this one other than black-and-white visions of creepy catacombs and dungeons which kept infecting my thoughts
Features
Quick install, interchangeable, versatile, low cost

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