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I have several cosmetology heads and my mom just gave me another one. Since she is sitting here "looking" at me I feel compelled to finally do something my my gal heads. :)

I tried searching on here and google for uses but cant find any info.

Im doing a witch theme this year, I dont do gory/bloody, so am unsure how to incorporate these, they are too pretty to be witchy hags. And Im unsure if I wanna mess them up too much, if thats the case I coulda used a foam head as a base, ya know?

I am remodeling my bathroom and bedroom so I have these large, frameless thin mirrors to play with. I know theres some illusion you can do where you scratch a bit away, hide a prop and have a light go off for a scare. But what else can I do with them as a prop?

My witches are going to be in a dilapidated gingerbread house, so when guests enter, they see witches behind the scenes baking kids into tasty morsels. (kids in cages wearing vintage halloween costumes, ect).

I do need to figure out a way to make child/toddler props for this too if that helps with the ideas. Thanks for any help peeps!
 

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Hi Kitty, You could make the heads look like witches with latex, paper towels, and kleanex. Or perhaps paper mache.
A mirror can be put behind a frame or panel so only the mirror area of interest (or needed for effect) is visible. Then angle it, so the guest is using the mirror to look at a dark area that is actually somewhere else. In the dark area place a head in a dark painted box, or other dark area. Then when you wish to create the effect turn on a small light that illuminates just the head.
You can also do realistic makeup on the heads, place them with a fake body in a costume and while the guests are trying to figure out if that "person" is going to move or come after them, a real actor or scare gets them. We have also used the heads in the past with pumpkin creatures making that were making Jack & Jill o'lanterns.
 

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Here are 2 threads with cosmetology head ideas:
http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/121072-cosmetology-doll-head-fun.html
http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/107331-20-mannequin-heads-need-prop-idea.html

These haunted mirrors are cool, and easy to do~forum member Sacramento Gal:
http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/137862-haunted-mirror-simple-cheap-effective-pics.html

As for the heads, a creepy makeup job might work, leave them as is and put in a cage or 'display' box, line them
up on platters, in the witch's kitchen, for Head Soup...
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/510666045221384803/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/427701295838191975/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/427701295833429898/
 

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The mirror idea is a good one.
I suspect the Doll Head Fun before & after was not the same head.
As point out above, making them up as characters works also.
 

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thanks guys for the links and ideas. Bobbys last pic of the white faced girl struck inspiration too! I remember why I wanted these in the first place.

Only need slender female hands for these ideas;

1- use them for female evil disney/fairy tail props, make them hauntingly beautiful.

2- use them as a base for Grandin Road type substitute life size props (like Elsa, ect.)

To incorporate a couple of these into my witch scene, make them like this witch--> http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...0CFEQMyhNME04ZGoVChMIzPOa8NGNxgIVkRqMCh37ngVu
 

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:) hehe, I feel so relieved about it, was totally nagging me. I mean, the most recent head is like, "DO something with meeee!" I will definitely post whatever I do with them. :)
 

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Hi kittyvibe. I'm doing a Hansel & Gretel Kinder-Witch Gingerbread House this year too! I would love to see some of your ideas. I have another thread in party themes (which I need to update). I think the heads are a real boon-- so many cool things you can do with them! Good luck this year! :)
 

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Ive been following your thread :) Im not doing gory but I like the ideas posted, the face pie and the red velvet fudge to name a few, hehe.

Im doing a cardboard facade (if you look at last years Carnevil facade you will see how big it needs to be).
-The Facade will be a gingerbread house but not beautiful and edible looking. I will have cracks with glowing eyes peeking through and large spiders on and around the area
-with a TOT complete with vintage mask wrapped in a cocoon from a tree nearby.

Im doing a more simple setup now a days, so when you come inside, I will have a cardboard oven facade over my air conditioner condenser, and have the door slightly ajar with a glowstick lighting the thing from behind. (Maybe a flicker light unsure yet)

I plan to have vintage costumed/masked toddler tots and have them in cages and tied up with witches nearby, either tormenting them with gross sweets or dragging them to the oven.

Other witches will be looking at their recipe books, stirring cauldrons, stocking their shelves, ect. Normal witchy scene stuff.

I wont have enough cardboard or time to make more gross candy walls, so it will have to be the normal stone walls.
 

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Holy cow, kittyvibe, I looked through your 2014 album and your setup was incredible. That facade is CRAZY! It's also quite large... more of a challenge than I'm facing. Our house is already brown, so I'm just adding onto that as if the brown walls are the gingerbread. I hope to test out the outdoor setup in a month or so and see what adjustments need to be made...

I like the idea of the creepy gingerbread. LOVE the idea of the cocooned TOT! It'll be fun to see where our ideas overlap and diverge.
 
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