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Fellow Halloween Addict - Prop Scavenger - Halloween MacGuyver

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...actually more like the Clark Griswold of Halloween. I'm known for demanding my family's attention for "just 30 seconds" at a time to check out prop progress. During crunch time, showing up unsummoned will likely be met with snarls, grunts or "here, hold this".

I'm a total amateur - I cannot afford professional props, so I make my own out of whatever I can scrounge from...wherever. I will rip apart just about anything that isn't nailed down. I've only had four haunts, so I'm pretty new at this...and hopelessly addicted.

Current mechanical props:
Flying Crank Ghost, Axworthy Ghost, Laser Vortex

Proudest accomplishment:
Halloween 2013 - overheard conversation:
Grandma: You kids ready to go to the next house?
Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl and Buzz Lightyear (aka: kids): Nope!

My yard was better than candy!

Gnarliest Malfunction:
Nearly decapitating* my mother-in-law's best friend during a catastrophic Axworthy Ghost failure, then spending 15 minutes

Favorite "my own idea" project:
Modifying automatic air fresheners to shoot silly string every five minutes, then mounting them on the roof so they shoot over trick-or-treaters' head. Hilarious reactions!

Currently Mired In...
The construction of five gargoyles - a way bigger job than anticipated (as usual)!

I can't wait to read and learn more from you nice folks!

*slightly exaggerated
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Welcome to the forum . . . you're going to love it here!

Giggleing Ghost
Welcome! Would love to hear more, or maybe even a tutorial on your "automatic silly string dispenser!"
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