Friday, July 17, 2009

105 Days...

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

108 Days

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

109 Days

Making some progress-- have some fabulous skeletons taped together waiting for flesh, but for now it's off to work and the real world. How droll...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

113 Days

October's going to be a busy movie month. How will I get everything done?!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

114 Days

Part II

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

115 Days...

Halloween '08
There's still wax encrusted on our well.

Friday, July 3, 2009

119 Days

Went to Michael's this morning for something simple as foamcore to make some machetes and other sharp implements of post-apocalyptic swine-flu doom and was pleasantly surprised to find a whole aisle of wailing, screaming Lemax and the usual smattering of uber cutesy fallish creations. I didn't exactly expect to be there so early, especially on my day off (hence the magically blurry cell phone crappiness of the pics), but the early zombie catches the maggots! And these maggots be super shiny this year:

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.

Some more pics...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Halloween '09 Inspirations

A tangible beginning of inspiration to this years theme for my yard haunt. Start with a dash of the three little pigs, a pinch of swine flu, a tbsp of Silent Hill and Tooth and Nail, 1/3 cup the last half of House of 1000 Corpses and, of course, a heaping cup of Halloween for a completely inappropriate and tasteless theme...
It sounds worse than it is. I have a loose little story line playing in my head, a surprisingly it's just a little political... but we won't let that get in the way of our fun.

120 Days... PANIC!!

Halloween 09 prep has been mostly in my head so far, but the other day I finally got my butt out of the house post-work to do some supply shopping.
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.