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Animated Hocus Pocus Book

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This was my attempt at a spell book similar to the one found in the movie 'Hocus Pocus'. I wanted an eye that actually moved AND be able to open the book and see/ read the spells so I moved the eye closer to the spine to accomplish all of that. I took some artistic liberties lol

Unfortunately, the added latex and paint seemed to limit the eyelid from fully closing so instead of a blink I got more of a twitch, but I'll take it at this point. I was thinking of adding blood spots but decided against it.

Inside, there are roughly 150 pages, 100 of which currently have "spells" on them. The 50 or so blank pages I am going to use as a guest book and have guests sign them.

Here are some pics, and a video of the eye moving and more of the pages .

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What you guys think? Any suggestions to improve it? Thanks!
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Very nicely done!
That is awesome, even more so that it's actually got pages and it's not just one solid piece!
Really great job! What did you use for the cover?
Thanks everyone! The books is made from plywood and then covered in latex I dipped cotton balls in and spread out. Then I stained it.

ps- I added the video of the eye movement :)
That is SO COOL! Absolutely love it! I'm banging my head trying to figure out how you did it! I enjoy things like that because I don't have a yard to decorate, and just relay on doing up my apartment every year and having a small party. Something like that would be perfect for the guests to flip through. Good job!!
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