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Well another year passed and my pro haunt (Haunted Corn) didn't happen again so I decided to upgrade my pirate display a bit. Please let me know what you think.


Here's the 2.0 version of my skeleton pirate costume. I figured the costume shouldn't look too new so I heavily distressed it using one of those circular sand paper disc attachments for cordless drills. It was very time consuming but it was worth it. I also created a skeleton under-suit using a full-size plastic skeleton. I took off the arms and legs and zip-tied them to black jeans and a tight black shirt. The chest is from Frightstuff.com



Click the thumbnails below to see bigger pics of my display


Here's me booty. There's about 18,000 fake coins here. I wish they were real.


I'm proud of this pile of gold. I used chicken wire, expanding insulation foam and gold coins of course:


This was inspired by that talking skull plaque at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
I put it together out of stuff I had around


I made this guy last year and I still love him. A simple wiper motor moves the wheel.


Here's the cannon my buddy and I made. This looks awesome up close.
We used a sono tube and monster mud. The four bands are just black weather stripping. The open end is made from 2 inch pink insulation board. We cut 4 pieces at an angle with a band saw. Cut a hole in the middle of each one and glued them together, See below for the animated version of the cannon.


Here's some of the stuff above animated

Skeleton Navigator
Pirate Plaque
Pirate Cannon
 

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That's amazing! Looks like a Hollywood movie set!
 

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Excellent costume and superb display, SkullDaddy! You mentioned that was version 2.0 of your costume. How many years have you been working on your pirate display? I'm curious how long something that good takes to evolve. I just started a pirate yard haunt last year and I'm seriously considering moving it indoors into my large (30x30') detached garage so I don't need to worry about weather or theft, and can apply the same attention to detail that you did.
 
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