Some of you know I normally don't set up until the end of the month. For various reasons, I'm taking a much slower and longer route to setup.
This is also my first year "back" to full time haunting after 3 years of construction at the house.
The main project for the year is Trevor 2.0.
You can see much of it's work here: https://www.halloweenforum.com/threads/2019-follow-along-cadaver-tomb-trevor-2-0.201025/
As such, a lot of the yard is reusing what items I have left from Trevor 1.0's outing in 2012. https://www.halloweenforum.com/threads/the-recondite-unorthodoxs-2012-theme-open-discussion.112312/
I'm not a big keeper, preferring to start largely fresh, but many of the 'tombstones' were still available with some touchup, along with a few newer 'stones' that will fit in with future plans as well.
Then I have a slew of "small" projects.
I really wish I could find the post where this idea originates, but someone last year made some paper mache 'spirits' coming up out of their graveyard. And, I marked the thread for reference later as I knew I was going to 'steal' the idea. Unfortunately, the forum 'upgrade' has made it where I can't search up my mark...
So, if you are that person, thank you, but I'm taking the concept a little different direction. This first attempt was a packing tape ghost concept of the idea...I've since moved on to a heatgun and plastic means of production, but only seem to have video, not stills, with no way of uploading...so concept:
On the setup side of things, we've started with the fence...I'm not completely happy with the idea of the pallet fence and fitting with Trevor, but it's free, and a 'proper' fence is on the list for future years, plus that pallet fence will serve as a good shelf for pumpkins at the carving party, and as support for a few of my famous bifurcated pumpkins to light the sidewalk.
I've broken the yard into 3 sections this year.
Front will be the graveyard. Depending on what I have time for, the 'return of the living mounds bars' concept from last year will return, with coconut either forming a walking path or breathing graves (time permitting) or both.
The side yard, and into the back will be our traditional harvest area we normally have out front, while the back yard is going to stay focused on the circle, candy drop, and creatures
I'll try to get more pics up and running soon.