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I thought, that it would be nice, if people could share
their feelings, ideas, experiences, knowledge etc. in one
place in relation to Halloween 2009.

Dear Halloweeniers!

PLEASE PUT YOUR PICS HERE and write your thoughts! Tell
us all, how your prop making etc. is evolving. It's not the idea,
that only I do it, but we all, that is why this is collective.

I am curious to see all the great stuff you have to show!



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I only have a small flat, about... have to convert this... 365 square foot,
so need to be smart to use the space. Last year I had about 16 friends
celebrating Halloween there. Went well actually. Only one cider fell down
:p

This year the main thing is the scarecrow. Then I am going to hang some
Blair Witch stick figures, couple voodoo dolls and some feathers on the
ceiling. Some fake blood crowns it all. Then I am going to do some
arrangements with pomegranates, dried leaves, thistles etc.

Pumpkins here are VERY expensive here in Finland, and so is corn.
So I only am going to buy one big pumpkin and carve it.

As you see, I like to collect stuff from the nature. Still, I have plastic skulls
and stuff too.

I am so exited. I have made the hat and the head for the scarecrow already.
Going to make the face lastly. It is always the hardest part.



So, please, tell me how your Halloween is developing.

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Pumpkins used to be very expensive here too..have you thought of watermelons/ It can be a great alternative, when it's evening and you've craved it well, no one will notice.

As for the corn, I might be able to send you some...it's not a heavy as pumpkins, so should be do-able.

I'm still in the planning fase (yeah, I know!) but I'll try an keep you informed when something really happens.. ;)
 

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The scarecrow is looking great so far! What did you make him with?
Is it as hard to find halloween items in Finland as it is in Holland?

As far as our haunt goes, well we tested the waters today.
We decided to do a funeral theme for our party but I wasn't sure how that would go over with most of our dutch friends. The invitation was in the form of a letter from a lawyer informing them that their long lost rich uncle had died and that they need to come to his funeral in order to prove they are his heir. Thinking up humorous halloween names in dutch is VERY hard!
My husband handed the invites out to his coworkers today to see what kind of reaction it would get. They all busted out laughing, so I'm guessing its a go to send out the rest of the invites!

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Hi Msm! That scarecrow... there is a lot of fabric, some iron wire,
some chicken wire, glue and hundreds of stitches. I started to work
with the idea already last year.

It is getting easier to find Halloween stuff here in Finland. It is being
more popular year by year.

And yes! I am sure everybody is going to like the idea. It is great.

I guess there aren't any trick or treaters in Holland either? Here it
is more for adults. Bars have Halloween related parties etc.

I did have my first party, as I was about 12 years old. My mom did
grow pumpkins that year and we had plenty. Took a long time to
carve them all?
 

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I like the scarecrow! Take a pic a soon as you finish the head...would be nice to see!

@Ms Meeple: can I read your Dutch invitation???? Am very much interested reading it!

As far as for my party: the bar won't be ready, so I have to look for a location elsewhere! Drama!
 

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@ MsMeeple: wonderful! I loved it! Very original and it really doesn't give away that it concerns Hallowe'en, except for the date! Bravo!


I made some notes and put in an extra alinea (if that's a word in English), because I thought you were missing a bit of the reason why things aren't sure..but I'm afraid it's to big to put up as an attachment to this site (26KB)...

Do you mind if I post it here?
 

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I dont mind if you post it. If that doesnt work you can always send me an email via my profile page. I'm curious to see your comments/notes :)
 

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I am getting to be curious too... still I don't know
how much I would understand. But I can speak
German too, so maybe a bit. A mixture of
English, German and Swedish helps, I guess.

I made myself a new profile pic today.

Right now I am sitting at work listening to horror movie music
and waiting for to get home. I am going to finish the scarecrow's
suit and then start with the voodoo kind of dolls.

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I was thinking of practicing my Halloween make up this weekend.
I am going to be a scarecrow myself too. Have found some great
pics on the net. Then there are great make up tutorials on YouTube.
Here are couple I like the most:
YouTube - Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland: Mad Hatter Makeup Tutorial
YouTube - Pantomime Mask Makeup for Halloween (by MissChievous)

Then it is time to start with the voodoo dolls. And I most definitely
have to start to figure out, how I can put the scarecrow up. I don't
really have a stick that could carry the scarecrows weight, so have to
invent something.

What are your plans for the weekend?
 

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Very wonderful!!! The scarecrow is great!! A question....do you have gourds? if so maybe they are not as expensive as pumpkins and work just as good. If not or they are expensive, you could always paper mache.

MsMeeps...wish I could read your letter cause I can't translate it but I absolutely love the language. It sounds beautiful!
 

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You think dutch sounds beautiful??? What's wrong with you girl?? lol Have someone take your temp :D
To me it sounds like someone clearing their throat to spit out a luggie! lol
Maybe Nikita will translate it....she made some great suggestions to it!

Oh and Ecula those are some nice videos! And my plans for the weekend are to line a coffin!

MsM
 

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You think dutch sounds beautiful??? What's wrong with you girl?? lol Have someone take your temp :D
To me it sounds like someone clearing their throat to spit out a luggie! lol
Maybe Nikita will translate it....she made some great suggestions to it!
Yeah well...I'm not the type of girl that can be wooed with french (shock I know but it's not my style) and it's no different than German and I love German. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my Grandfather was German? Who knows? I'm just strange that way.
 

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I was kind of desperate yesterday evening. I did one
voodoo doll and it wasn't quite what I thought and
then I started to think, that all things I have done and
planned aren't, what I had in mind. (They are, but you
know, there are those moments.)

Here is the voodoo doll anyway, more cute than scary:



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