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Every year I do a graveyard with groundbreaker zombies, what can I ad to it to not make it look the same?
 

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Change the "location" of the graveyard. What I mean by that is instead of doing a regular graveyard add moss and ropes to make it a pirate graveyard. Could also try adding hay/straw barrels and a scarecrow to turn it into a farmhouse graveyard. Many others you could do that I can't think off the top of my head. I find "location" changes the easiest because they only require a few small things to make it effective.
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My yard is the same. Every year I have gravestones, and ground breaker zombies in my gardens, but last year I made a plastic ghost my enwrapping my son in packing tape. I had two of these in the trees. On the other side of my yard, I made 5 witches out of garbage bags, and put a pile of sticks in the middle with a couple of strings of battery operated orange lights, and made a tripod out of tomato stakes. I hung a "hanging basket" that you use for planting in, sprayed it black, and filled it with bubble wrap (the big kind) and put green glowsticks in it. and a few hands coming out. I change it up a little every year, and move things from one place to another so that those that come each year don't see the same things. :) As Im in Australia, it's rare that people actually do their yards up, which means the pressure is ON to change it up for those that visit. I was astounded last year, as people were taking pics of their children with the props.. so this year, being a Saturday I have to think of something "Killer" to do... and on the cheap. I don't have a job at this point. :D Perhaps get a box and put a clown climbing out of it as soon as they walk into the yard? Im all for swapping things around though. :)
 

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We have done a zombie themed graveyard on several occasions (last year as a matter of fact). Kind of a Halloween classic theme. Think of other elements that would look good in an old spooky cemetery; bats in the trees, crows, a black cat, spiders, etc.. Maybe add some different zombies with varying poses, etc. No hard fast rule with this really. Themes can tend to limit you in some ways so allow yourself some flexibility.















 

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^^ dayum!!!!
 
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You're cemetery is perfect jdubbya,it's very realistic, I personally like the over crowded look, makes it feel like an old graveyard like something time has forgotten. great job!!
 

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I still need to replace my fencing, columns and half of my stones that were lost to the wind gods 2 yrs ago IMG_1756.jpg IMG_1757.jpg IMG_1764.jpg also this year my daughter wants to do a Tim Burton inspired cemetery on the side part of the front yard, so that should be pretty cool, she's gonna make everything herself(a product of good parenting,lol)
 

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I wrote in my notebook last Nov.1 "Add a wheelbarrow with shovels and a pick axe in it." A thought I had during my haunt last year.

I also hang heads in the trees. something to make it a little more creepy. Here's a photo (I tried to lighten it up a little)

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Also, I don't think that having the same scene every year is a bad thing, especially if people come to expect it, so like what farming said, just move things around, improve details, change the lighting,(imo the most important thing), add small scenes in with the larger ones, just play with it.
 
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