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Getting very close to done with this. Been a busy few days. I finished foaming the spool with Great Stuff, sculpted it into the stump and painted it, cut and painted a top, made a canvas bag/bowl to hold treats inside, attached the pumpkin and made more guts around it, then sculpted more seeds for the guts under the pumpkin. Whew! Only thing left to do now is attach the top with a few pieces of velcro and add some moss around the bottom of the stump.

 

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:D That is FANTASTIC and so inspiring! So much better than just handing out a piece of candy...and it also limits a TOT from grabbing handfuls. Very clever and adequately ghoulish without being gross. I LOVE IT!:D
 

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Awesome idea. I'm sure it will be a hit with the Totr's. I'd love to steal this idea but am wondering how you would control how much they grab? Especially the older ones. Maybe best to fill it with less expensive candy and give the better stuff individually? Great job on the seeds and pulp. It looks very realistic.
 

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Awesome idea. I'm sure it will be a hit with the Totr's. I'd love to steal this idea but am wondering how you would control how much they grab? Especially the older ones. Maybe best to fill it with less expensive candy and give the better stuff individually? Great job on the seeds and pulp. It looks very realistic.
I'm planning on doling out the candy myself. The stump will contain cheapo halloween themed trinkets. Gonna put dollar store eyeballs, spider rings, squishy brains and such in there. The bigger the hand, the harder it is to retrieve a fist from the throat. My hand will not come out if I make a fist, nor will my 15 year old son's. Little kids can have at it and get as much as they can lol, their hands are too small to grab much. Bigger kids will find it to be more difficult to get more than one or two items. Gonna try and limit it to the younger crowd anyways.
 

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Well poopie. The rubber koosh ball I used for this started falling apart over the past few days. Those of you who are fishermen are probably familiar with what happens to rubber lures that are in contact with plastic over time. Noticed soft spots and holes forming around the parts that were stretched tight the other day. I knew it would eventually happen as rubber does not last forever but I'd hoped it would make it through this year at least. Figures it would hold up great till a month before Halloween, then start falling apart! No biggie though, while working on my pumpkin king I figured out a way to make realistic pumpkin guts from freaky fabric and latex so I've begun surgery to replace the inside out koosh ball with that. It won't be as rubbery and icky feeling, but it will actually look better and more realistic. I've already torn out all the rubber and replaced it with freaky fabric and will be corpsing it with latex tomorrow at the VA Haunters make and take meet-up I'm attending.

The damage...



The repair so far...

 

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Met some fellow local haunters today at the VA Haunters make n take and got the latex worked into the freaky fabric. we were supposed to be corpsing animals, but this needed to get done and I figured since we were corpsing anyways... Best way to do this is to wear a rubber glove, scoop a dollop of latex up with your fingers and rub it in. Gotta get full saturation/coverage for it to look like goo and be paintable. I found a brush to be slow and tedious when I was doing the guys for the pumpkin king. Hand application is way faster and really gets it in there. Let it set for about 4 hours, then I applied another coat to any areas I missed the first time and let them set for a couple of hours. (Speeded up drying time with a hair dryer.) Just finished painting over it with pumpkin orange paint. Tomorrow i'll hit it with the stain and it should all come together. In a way I'm glad the rubber ball failed. It was a good idea because of the texture, but a horrible idea because I KNEW it was going to fail and I would have to replace it. This is far more permanent and looks better, but just won't have that icky cold rubbery feel.

 
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