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Used black landscaping fabric (cheap, easy to hang, comes in big rolls) for the bottom half of the living room wall and scene setter I already had for the top half. In the center I created a border using wallpaper I found online at Home Depot. Cutting it to size to fill the gap between the scenes that are in the landscaping fabric. I’m really happy with how this room is turning out! Scene setter hung well withCommand Strips. Landscaping Fabric hung well with painter's tape, and I had to use Gorilla Tape for the Wallpaper Border.

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I’ll probably use a green or amber light bulb to cast an eerie glow in the hallway leading to bathroom. On the bathroom door there will be a WANTED poster about the WhiteChapel Murders (Jack the Ripper).
The bathroom itself will be dedicated to Mr. Ripper. He’s actually going to be standing in the shower facing anyone who sits down to use the toilet 😆

Originally I was going to do Edgar Allan Poe in the bathroom… But rearranged my plans and I’m having a bar for 21 and over dedicated to POE. p “.I was going to do Edgar Allan Poe in the bathroom…
But rearranged my plans and I’m having a bar for 21 and over called POE’S LAST STOP and that will feature Poe, Ravens, a gobo light of spooky tree branches, etc.
 

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"The Undertaker" has a jar of Embalming Fluid with him, welcoming guests into the first room of the house. The orange sign was too cute I had to have it. It says "What happens at the Halloween Party stays at the Halloween Party". Appropriate next to the Undertake and his embalming fluids :)



The female undertaker is next to the Huanted Urn.

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The Full vignette here. I made the fireplace out of cardboard and foam core. Mr and Mrs Rot are new to me this year (bought them form OTC last year for sale price after Halloween). I love taking "new" props out of their boxes for the first time!

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I plan to add a flickerng light to look like the dolls are "burning". I read somewhere that in Victorian times, funeral homes would issue "death Kits" to children to help them prepare for the impending death of other children. The kits often came with dolls. I guess they were supposed to practice their grieving with the dolls. Anyone have more info on this? I would love to know more about this "tradition". These dolls just arrived in the mail form a friend that moved away. I was so pleasantly surprised. I don't think they need any paint or anything. They are creepy enough just as they are!

Do y'all think I should do something with the white plaster busts? Maybe add some bleeding eyes? The room will be dimly lit so I don't want to take them to a dark color or they will get lost.
 

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loving what your doing its looking great.
haha weed brier is my total go to for wall coverage i use it all the time like , you can even get it in gray here i used that last year also .
 

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Run for your lives! There’s a Ripper on the loose!

Based on someone’s suggestion here on HF, i Bought this Lon Chaney “London After Midnight” mask from Trick or Treat Studios as They thought he’d make a pretty nifty Jack the Ripper. I’m thinking They were right 😎
 

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Outside the bathroom door in the hall there’s a “stone” wall with “Wanted” posters regarding the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders. So for anyone in line to use the bathroom they’ll get a glimpse into the next scene...

Jack The Ripper will be standing in the shower across from the toilet with a bloody knife in his hand
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There will be a sewer grate on top of the tub with dry ice coming up from below to emulate London fog. - a dead crumpled up body of a woman will rest on top of the grate.

I love doing weird stuff in the bathroom for the Halloween party!

The second photo is the beginning of the carriage hearse which will be in the front yard. The Headless Horseman will be driving it. It’s basically a metal frame I will cover in stretchy fabrics and put a corrugated plastic coffin inside on top of a sheet of foam. This is not as fancy as those folks building a hearse from wood but it’s the best I can do without carpentry skills!
 

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The hands in the hallway - those are crazy cool - where oh where did you find /make those!
I think they’re from grandin Rd a few years back

I think with a moving light bulb they’ll look really great

I always wait to the last minute to install the interior lighting… Will do that the day before the party :)
 

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Wow another great party theme and love all the details like the black marble fireplace. Yes, Jack looks deranged and people should watch out. So he'll be watching people in the bathroom...Great!! I love the hallway. How did you affix all the hands to the walls?

BTW don't know what moving light you were referring to there but if you have any of the Gemmy light bulbs that flicker and then go out might be extra frightening there or in the bathroom, although you might want some subtle light somewhere so as not a total black out so people don't smash into the hands or have an accident in the bathroom LOL. If the hallway has two light fixtures maybe one would go out at a different time than the other. As I recall the light from them is pretty dim.

Be careful not to crack your tub with the dry ice. I'd put it in some sort of metal holding containers with some type of insulating material underneath.
 

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The beginning was ROUGH! Here are some pictures of the hearse build!

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I really wanted a hearse for the front yard but I’m no carpenter!

Started with a PV C and metal frame and some thin sheets of styrofoam

Took me forever how to figure out how to get the boards to affix to the frame - ended up using good old gorilla tape.

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I used pipe insulation tubes to finish off the rough edges along the tops, bottoms and window. I felt like this one step made such a huge difference!

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The wheels are paper parasols and I painted on the spokes. I will zip tie them onto the frame underneath.

I'd like to put a coffin inside (made of that corrugated plastic stuff), if I have time before Oct 19 (party day!)

The wind 2 weekends ago ripped the back end off so I had to rebuild that last weekend.
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The Jack the Ripper Scene is coming along. I'll have these hanging on a stone wall just outside the bathroom (where Jack will be in the shower). I scored two free lamp posts from my work that were going to the dump (The prop kind, but they are electric and have a flickering bulb inside).

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Doing TOE TAGS this year for our winking murderer game. I had fun coming up with various ways to die based on Victorian literature!

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My interpretation of something I found on Pinterest :)
 

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Wow another great party theme and love all the details like the black marble fireplace. Yes, Jack looks deranged and people should watch out. So he'll be watching people in the bathroom...Great!! I love the hallway. How did you affix all the hands to the walls?

BTW don't know what moving light you were referring to there but if you have any of the Gemmy light bulbs that flicker and then go out might be extra frightening there or in the bathroom, although you might want some subtle light somewhere so as not a total black out so people don't smash into the hands or have an accident in the bathroom LOL. If the hallway has two light fixtures maybe one would go out at a different time than the other. As I recall the light from them is pretty dim.

Be careful not to crack your tub with the dry ice. I'd put it in some sort of metal holding containers with some type of insulating material underneath.
Thanks for posting, Spookie! The hands are mounted to lightweight plaques, so they just hang up on a nail. I think in the hallway I may just go with an amber light bulb, still playing with light. In the bathroom I may just do flickering flame bulbs, to feel like old timey "gas" bulbs. I also bought a short circuit bulb from Home Depot for the embalming room. That should look really cool- Can't wait to try it out as I've never used this type of bulb before.

Next weekend will be all about lighting- inside and outside.

Thanks for the tip on the dry ice- I hadn't thought about the tub cracking! I'll probably do a couple small containers on top of pot holders to keep them from directly touching the tub surface.
 
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