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So this guy is almost done. I’ll post a video once I get the full audio and light show working, but it’s raining outside, so I’m going to start with what I’ve got.

This year I wanted to do something loosely inspired by the Haunted Mansion singing busts, but at a bigger scale and with a more personal touch.

During the day, he’s a fairly standard big reaper. (For scale Happy Halloween tombstone is 5ft tall)

Plant Sky Tree Cemetery Land lot


At dusk the face animation starts-

Plant Handwriting Tree Gesture Headstone


White Font Bone Skull Space


Once I get the audio up, I’ll post a full video.
 

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That’s an excellent idea! Funny thing is, my 10 reapers skull face got melted this summer when it was left out during the 115 degree weather we had this summer. I may have to try something similar to save him from being cannibalized.


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Here’s the video of him singing “Ghostbusters”. Also sings “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash” etc.
 

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I wanted to include some build photos:

The head is built from pink foam
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Basic form cut with hot knife, brows built up by wood putty, sanded down with surform shaper. Then coated with drylok and tea-stained / dry-brushed.



Hands were 1/2 inch PVC bent with a heat gun into fingers and coated with many layers of plastic (similar to corpsing techniques).

Plant Sculpture Wood Ceiling Art


Daytime Plant Building Window Tree
 

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The real magic comes in with the Raspberry Pi.
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It runs a python program that plays a series of videos in response to triggering of the PIR sensor and a capacitative touch sensor on a metal lantern. The videos are projected onto the face giving the illusion of a talking face that interacts with visitors.

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