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This is my first year decorating outside for Halloween. These are all daytime photos, so I'll have to take more after dark and update. So far, we have a small graveyard with store-bought tombstones (I would like to have made some, but thought this would be cheaper and faster for now) with fog machine and strobe light...
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a static witch prop I made (still working on her hands but I couldn't wait to get her outside!), with a cauldron and future plans to make the "wood fire" underneath using great stuff, chicken wire and lights...
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witch legs/broom... she has somehow wound up in our graveyard...
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and today, we finished our "monster mud reaper" which I am most excited about...I say finished but we still have to waterproof him before I can add him to our graveyard.
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Last year, I did some indoor decorations. Here is my favorite:
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I can't wait to add more to our outdoor stuff. There are too many things I would like to do, and my piggy bank is feeling it. We have a boat house that looks old and ragged. We put a "fallout shelter" sign on it, and I would like to add some zombie props outside next.
Thanks for looking!
 

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looks good! my wife wants me to make some witch legs like yours any tips or details? I like you mud reaper
For the legs I used chicken wire to make the basic shape, then put the tights (from Spirit) over it and stuffed old clothing in to make them more shapely. I used old high heels and witch shoe covers from spirit. I have seen on here that you can use a model who could wear tights and you can duct tape their legs, cut them out of it then use that as a "cast" which may work really well too! We used small garden stakes to anchor them into the ground also.
 

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Oh snap,
I want that Reaper ! I'm guessing I won't have time to make one this year...
Oh well, back to my pvc scarecrow peeps. Great job !
 

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Thanks! The reaper only took us a couple of days (so far...still have to waterproof). It was more costly than I ha thought it would be though. Are your PVC scarecrows posted on the forum yet?
 

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Not yet. Still getting everything together. It's windy as heck here in N.C. today. I plan on having 2 static prop scarecrows and 1 real one (me) !
After I get the cornfield together, should be a blast.
 

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that's awesome. i didn't notice your location. i'm actually in SC, and today it has been super windy. i ended up taking some of my tombstones down. because we are on the lake, it is extra windy...
 

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Updated!

Here are some photos of things I have added. My IPhone had a hard time focusing in the dark so some of the photos are crappy.
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A view from the pier of our whole back yard
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It could still use some work, but this is it for now. I plan to bloody the zombie guy up, give him some shoes and cover the board he is mounted on somehow. I am working on some of the pvc flicker candles, and hopefully will get them done before Halloween. Not sure yet whether I will put them in our graveyard or on the pier or what. I'll see what I like when I finish them :]
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rock hill side of the lake actually, which is funny because we can see tega cay from here, but it's closer to drive to fort mill.
 
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