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I'm in need of some suggestions. I have a couple of ideas to do with a skeleton (a hard plastic Blucky for 3 dollars), but I want to see what I can do with it aside from some of the generic ideas (hang near a tombstone, escape the grave, ect.)
 

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I was thinking of making one seem like it's poisoned from drinking a forbidden fluid near a pedestal that has a sign saying "Drink Me" but have "Do Not" scratched on it, but have it hidden.
 

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If you go with the drinking poison thing you could add some clothing to hide the tubes, some tubes and a pump for a fountain or fish tank and make it be the blucky drinking a continuous stream of the poison.
 

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I was going to add some ripped clothes to it and make it lean against the podium, "holding" the goblet (a "golden" cup Walmart had last year).
 

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Endless possibilities. You can tuen them into undead pirates, corpsify them... make them into groundbreakers. I like the forbiden drink idea also! You could attach it's fingers to the sign so it looks like he was scratching out "do not" with his final breath...
 

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Blucky Ideas

I made several "zombies" from Bluckys. One is breaking from the ground and the other is a small one like a child with his toy. I don't "Corpse" mine. Mine were inspired by Dave Lowe. Check out his blog, the guy has real skill.

DAVE LOWE DESIGN the blog

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I was thinking of picking up some cheap blucky's this year and putting some double sided velcro on the main pieces. Then "hang" them around the houseside of the house like they are crawling on it trying to find a way in.
 

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Velcro on Blucky's

Wow, I like that Idea. I work with blucky's on my Zombie Graveyard and I never thought of Velcro. Like me know how it turns out. Also I like the magician in a glass. Just might make that. Harry Houdini Zombie! Thanks
 

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Something I've wanted to try but haven't had the time/space/means for is to take a disarticulated blucky laying in a pile and have it "reassemble" itself. I still don't know how exactly I would do it, but essentially the bones would be strung on heavy fishing line connected to a disc-base and a suspended disc just above the range of view. I'd string the bones such that each string would line up with the bones in the vertical line (so hand-ulna/radius-humerus on one line, foot-tibia/fibula-femur on another, thorax and skull on yet another, etc. or just have each bone on a string of its own that would line up visually with the rest when viewed from the proper angle). You could have what looks like a pile of bones [when the suspended disc is low and all the fishing lines are lax] suddenly float up into space and stand up by raising the suspended disc, thereby all the bones would line up to a person's form as long as the audience's view point is controlled. Has anyone ever tried something like this? My main concern would be controlling the side that faces the audience -don't want the skull looking in the wrong way- and the possibility of tangling lines when the system is at rest, but I can certainly think of ways to remedy those problems, I just haven't experimented to make sure everything would work.

You certainly got a steal on those bluckys, and at that price I'd say experiment with an effect or technique that you've been dying to try out but feel a little unsure about. Even if it doesn't turn out quite like you expected, you really aren't out anything.
 

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I Had This Slab Of Cement..

..in my backyard 23 years ago when I bought this house and I always wanted to put a tennis net across the center of the cement then have two skeletons laying dead-center on each side of the net, face-down, each would have one arm up, with the tennis racket and the ball trapped between the rackets just above the top of the net.
Then the hidden speaker says:""Love!"
My other idea for the slab was to erect a life guard tower with chair, sun umbrella, skeleton life guard up there but the pool long ago got filled in with debris, then concrete but nobody remembered to inform the life guard!
Of course a partial skeleton could be trapped as he swam in the fresh cement ..so long ago.
 

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I was going to add some ripped clothes to it and make it lean against the podium, "holding" the goblet (a "golden" cup Walmart had last year).
Put him in a Hue Hefner silk pajama and robe, and make it a martini glass. Then have another next to him in a bikini and long blond wig. In the bikini top have very obvious "ballons" with 3-M written on them.
 

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Hey guys,

Here's what I plan for this year with my skeletons....

When Wal-mart was closing out their Halloween stuff, I bought a bunch of their 3 foot skeletons.

I will have a very large graveyard this year, BUT, plan to go to a lot of garage sales to get "toys". I plan on making a playground in the graveyard!

They will be riding tricycles, sea-saws, skateboards, etc. Perhaps I may build a carnival ride of some type for them. Most of these can be made with motion if you use wiper motors.

What do you think?
 

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Don't Forget..

Along with the playgound, "Kiddies Coffins", coffins with full-sized cartoon characters for the lid(sort of like King Tut's )
A great concept until someone who is still bothered by losing a child happens by.
Is any parent ever un-bothered by such a thing?
I wouldn't do it myself.
Maybe make the swings swing by themself, leave the rest to everyone's imagination, "Maybe the wind made it move?"

When I was asking people for any old motorcycles to make a wrecked one impaled into my severely dented car, some offered me bikes, I said, No. Bikes referr to children, whereas motorcylces are adults. But everyone's sensibiltys are different.
 

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Using a internal PVC frame, I plan on having one blucky held in the air by one hand of the other one. Sort of like a handstand, but with one arm. The PVC will go through the bottom blucky into the arm of the top one.
 

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Along with the playgound, "Kiddies Coffins", coffins with full-sized cartoon characters for the lid(sort of like King Tut's )
A great concept until someone who is still bothered by losing a child happens by.
Is any parent ever un-bothered by such a thing?
I wouldn't do it myself.
Maybe make the swings swing by themself, leave the rest to everyone's imagination, "Maybe the wind made it move?"

When I was asking people for any old motorcycles to make a wrecked one impaled into my severely dented car, some offered me bikes, I said, No. Bikes referr to children, whereas motorcylces are adults. But everyone's sensibiltys are different.
Good concept, I never thought of that. I may have to re-think this idea a little.

It seems that whatever you do, you are going to offend someone?
 

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Good concept, I never thought of that. I may have to re-think this idea a little.

It seems that whatever you do, you are going to offend someone?
You simply cannot go and worry about each and every possiblity of offending anyone. Heck some christian zelot won't like what ever you do because your "honoring the devil" in the first place celebrating Halloween. So with that reasoning you can just give it all up and not bother in the first place.

If someone is offended because of a personal disposition that is THEIR PROBLEM not yours. Heck a witch could be a dead grandmother, a bloody rat a charished child's dead pet, a warewolf a lost doggy, etc with that reasoning. You can't second guess every prop or scene in the name of an over used, distorted, and twistedly abused guise in anyone elses conceived idea of being politically incorrect, or incensitive (not directed at the prior suggestion but generally speaking).

There have been some great posts in that regard before, so what... does your prop crystal ball really work? ;) :rolleyes:
 

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AHHH, Yubney!

The total freedom to not ever consider what anybody else ever thinks.
Can there ever really be such a state of being?
I am sure I have offended or upset a few people here with my sense of humor, displays but don't we each have our own personal "lines" we will not cross?
I feel most people have these.
I have a "Nazi-Babe" room, not glorifying nazis or anything they stood for but reminding those too young or uninformed to remember....while I'm making fun of the old Men's magazines from the 1950's from where these creatures eminated.
Some people see this room as something else, but I know what it is as do many others.
Being open every night of the year and many Sat, & Sun. afternoons I try to entertain people , if I happen to ellict a jump or a fearfull jerk or gasp or scream, I hope right afterwards they laugh because what got them is so silly or mundanely common. (Yet set up or handled in such a skilled manner?)
I have never had gory, bloody things here nor suicides, abortions, mental wards, or aggressive actors screaming in someone's face, all things I sometimes have to promise the timid standing outside my house so they WILL decided to enter (and of course buy a ticket)
Whatever excites or trips one's trigger by all means they should go for it in the name of total freedom, and I really mean this, more power to them.
I just bring up such ideas as a possible hint not a dire warning.
I have my critics too. We all will or do.
By all means, go for it!
 

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Good concept, I never thought of that. I may have to re-think this idea a little.

It seems that whatever you do, you are going to offend someone?
As long as theres no blood or gore when dealing with children than its fair game IMO.

People make creepy doll rooms all the time, which some people mistake for dead baby rooms... and thats not nearly as bad as what you're planning so don't worry.
 
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