Friday, July 17, 2009
About this time last year I was finding the kiddie horse in the trash while walking a Pomeranian names Princess who has since moved back to Michigan with her mom. I should visit the dumpster by her house more often-- thy always had useful things, but none more useful than inspiration. With that one stupid toy horse an entire Halloween theme was born. I then spent the next four months decapitating baby dolls, making tiny ghoul hands, going out every trash night to scout for oversized cardboard boxes to build a gothic playhouse and revamping a mobile with tiny, bite-sized demons for the Naptime Nook Cemetary. Ah, the memories...
This year it's all about gas masks and pigs heads.
Seems a natural enough transition to me...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
What I wouldn't give for a nice gloomy cold overcast day right now. We've had two straight weeks of sun and I've had it. The trees and grass have had it too, turning brown before the proper time. Not even given the chance to go in style, but wither and fall unceremoniously in the rotten, unforgiving sun.
I'm actually starting to tan too. *shudders*
It's just not right.
AUTUMN, where are you?!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This was THE halloween movie of my childhood. For my brother it was the great pumpkin, for me it was Mr. Boogedy-- there are so many things I love about this movie. The individually wrapped cheese slices and John Astin's facial hair being just a couple... It's one of those movies none of my few elementary school friends ever heard of. They had older brothers that watched Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street, or they were obsessed with The Witches come Halloween night.
I wish they'd come out with it on DVD. A double feature pack with Bride of Boogedy (which in my opinion was sub-par without John Astin as Mr. Witherspoon, but whatchya gonna do?) Until then, I shall do with my Disney pirated copy included the last half of Which Witch is Witch? and vintage Disney Channel commercials for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Jeff Goldblum and other classics like Blackbeards Ghost. Remember when Disney played their movies instead of locking them up in vaults?
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Haunt Forum buzz says this little corner of sparkly junk is "Halloween Bling", which caused a bit of doubt and debate among the members. Frankly I like sparkly things, like any good consumer monkey, and it wasn't as "naughty nurse" as it sounded. It may not be exactly haunt friendly, much more year round decor for me so I grabbed a little black sparkly skelly and have named it Carmine. Carmine and a Lemax set came home with me today, along with the foamcore, which I'm very proud to have remembered after all the excitement and my eyes still swimming in their post awakening vision.
Came home to print out more coupons and will go out snatching up lemax sets from all 3 of our Michaels that I really want, because around here, the housewives gather and snatch in record time and those shelves are pretty bare come mid-August.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Behold! My first real prop-bound purchase of the '09 season:
Not very impressive at the moment but I hope SOON to change that. Now all I have to do is get the energy to actually get everything in the same place and get with the corpsing.
I'm actually starting a bit early this year, but I feel like I'm already years behind.