...in fact i have been dreaming I'm a pumpkin in a paper mache patch the last few nights. Nestled in warm earth and soft papery vines, mmm snuggle up pumpkins!!
Thanks for sharing. I bet that werewolf mask was awesome! Have a great weekend!!Oh dear, I fear I'm showing the early symptoms of this dreaded propaholism. At this point it is obsession over large costume elements like masks and other accoutrements that upon retirement from the costume scene will (and have) become props. I have notebooks worth of prop designs and ideas. I peruse "gateway" forum threads on prop making and yearn for the time when I'm not in a dorm or apartment and can settle somewhere and build, build, build. OH GAWD, somebody help me!! How do I stop myself from developing full-out prop addiction?! Somebody tell me before it is too late!
Ahem...sorry for that little outburst. Really, I think I can best relate to Spookilicious mama - at this point I'm more like a wannabe propaholic, and I can't help but drool over all the spectacular creations of fellow Halloween obsessees. I would definitely say I'm a Halloween enthusiast (since you can be one and not the other).
I can certainly relate to your story. I think what started my love of scaring (I'm not even going to get into what first got me into Halloween; I think I attempted an explanation on another thread a number of months ago) was first being scared at haunt events. My first taste of it was when I wore a werewolf costume with an awesome mask complete with an movable lower jaw. The San Diego Wild Animal Park had a Halloween event at night many years ago that allowed guest costumes, and on their haunted trail I decided to occupy an empty dark little corner where I jumped out with a snarl at fellow guests. For a little girl in a werewolf costume, I recall doing pretty darn well , and from then I was hooked.
Hello everyone. My name is Daniel and I am a wannabe propohollic... I say wannabe because I haven't learned too much about prop making yet (made my first ever prop, a FCG this year!) and since I am in an apartment I really don't have too much room to do it in.
...even when I'm at work I will see something and think about how great that would look, or what would be really cool to do to something.... and I don't mention it anymore because my coworkers got tired of hearing me talk about Halloween in August. I even put tools on my Christmas list so that I could use them to make more props... all the while telling my family that they're for, "projects for around the apartment"
I am glad to be here...before I was here, I was a sad/unusual person who thought about Halloween only in the month of October... decorating for Halloween was limited to a week or two, with only store bought items... and never, ever, ever was Halloween mentioned after Oct 31st. It was a sad time in my life, but thanks to the people here I am now able to live a proper/normal life where Halloween is every day....thank you Halloweenforum...thank you.
...and if anybody has some great ideas for me to add to my binder I'm starting feel free to send me a PM with a link to the howtos.
There, there now (patting your back)...sometimes, we don't need to be cured. Some of us are quite happy with our continuous thoughts of "propping" and there is nothing wrong with that. The best thing to remember at this time of year is that this inconvenient Christmas thing will soon be gone and out of the way. Then, we can hack the after-Xmas close out goodies and turn them into great Halloween props!! YES!!I too am a propaholic, , I have gone dumpster diving at work, taken home many scrap items that have been made into props, my biggest dream is to have a work shop to do this prop building better, everything I see I try to figure out how it can be turned in to or made part of a prop. But I don't want help, you can't make me stop!!
Man, we are like soul mates! I KNOW the feeling. Hope you have a great 2010. I started on my new props on 11/01/09.Propoholic here, and very proud to say so. I spend way too much money and way too much time on prop building but i love it soooo much.There is not a day that goes by that i dont think about halloween or something new to build or buy for it.