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THAT is one of the coolest things I have ever seen!!!!!!

My own kids are taking out a dummy next year!!!!!
 

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Funny gag there. I may just terrorize the neighbors that keep calling the cops on me every year with that one.

But, more practically...

Older kids could double or triple their haul with a half-way well done "little sibling" dummy. You could have it on the arm so it looks like you're carrying him/her around too. Done right, they could even manipulate the masked head to have it seem scared...
 

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Older kids could double or triple their haul with a half-way well done "little sibling" dummy. You could have it on the arm so it looks like you're carrying him/her around too. Done right, they could even manipulate the masked head to have it seem scared...

i had this idea for 5 years now and havnt got around to making one yet. of course i would have to say it's my child, lol
 

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A great prank based on a pretty simple idea. Love it.

Made me think of two things.

As per the above, a sturdier TOTer could affix two lightweight dummies on each side of him - say, with a harness or something - each of which would have its own bag. To make it easier to get around, build them a few inches off the ground and then just crouch a bit after ringing the doorbell. Three treats for each visit.

Nobody could possibly be mad at that and would probably have a good laugh at the enterprising young person's ingenuity. If not, run...run like the wind.

What I initially though of, however, was something along these lines. I currently have a robed skeleton sitting by the front door. The head is attached to a white "spine" that is affixed to an old electric garage door opener. When the TOTers ring the bell, whoever is on candy duty pushes a switch and the skelly's head turns in circles, Exorcist-style. It almost always gets a great reaction, whether a jump or a scream.

I've had it for several years now and it is becoming increasingly familiar; maybe it's time for an update. My 12 year-old son was next to me watching the video. What we thought of doing was building a cute little princess dummy, complete with bag, etc... It could be standing by the door, as if waiting for us to answer. When the real TOTers show up on the balcony, a switch is pushed and the cute little princess' face turns towards them and it is something totally unpleasant, perhaps with a blood-curdling scream to boot.

An idea we'll be tinkering with for next year.

JD
 

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Dood.... I usually don't click on these videos but I'm glad I did... That was hilarious... I was laughing.

"Joe, you're the biggest one so you have to touch it"

HA!!!

That was hysterical.
 

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that was great!

i loved how people went from laughing to actually a little scared. truly scared. THATS what its all about!
HA! You can almost pinpoint the spot when it turns from laughter to fear... they kinda have a pause like.... ohhhh this isn't right... but of course no one is going to touch a potential trick-or-treater. Thank goodness they video'ed that.
 

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OMG! That was HALARIOUS!!! I laughed from beginning to end! I loved the part where the guy knocked the dummy down! LOL :D

If I wasn't haunting, I'd love to do that to my neighbors. But then I don't think I could hide my laughter.

I'm surprised the camera man captured the audio so well.
 

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:) I loved that! it was the funniest thing I've seen in ages. The nervous laughter as the try to learn about little Timmy is great. I do a faceless hood and black robe so I don't break the mood while I'm repairing props that go belly up on the big night. Since my wife hands out the candy, I don't talk. It really makes people nervous. Even the adults. Standing stock still freaks them out, too, but I never thought about taking it to them.
 

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I was also laughing my butt off. I could imagine a micheal myers costumed man standing there at the door with a knife in his hands. That would freak the living out of someone. Then when they get to the point where they are like this dude isn't real push a button and it would scream. I can imagine the look on their face. Can't stop laughing as I type this.
 

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I'm thinking I might work something like this into my walk-thru haunt. Have this little guy standing in front of me where I hand out the candy. As the trick-or-treaters approach, they'll think it's a real kid and wait their turn…and wait and wait as he doesn't move after I drop his treat into his bag. It needs a big pay-off at the end though. I like the head turning idea and/or a scream. Or maybe simply have his head fall off.

I'll have to think this over. Mwahahahaha!!!

Roger
 
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