Friday, September 21, 2018

Pumpkin Monster

After deciding to scrap our DIY sculpted scarecrow head we opted for a different standing prop monster design. All the currently built standing props for this year's haunt are semi-finished. Mrs. Haunted Eve will do the "Last Looks" detailing of all the standing props comes Halloween.

Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Haunt Prep Continues

Here are the first two of four standing scarecrow props for this year's haunt. These two are about 90% complete, just need a few more finishing touches. The other two are still works in progress but are getting there. Only 50 days left until the most wonderful night of the year!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

DIY Scarecerow Head

Made our own scarecrow prop head using a foam head for the base, Crayola Model Magic, Outdoor Mod Podge, burlap, and some fake zombie teeth. Just needs some tea stain painting and a coat of sealer spray. Trying to keep in the same style as the old latex scarecrow mask from the 2007 haunt (background of photo).

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fields of the Nephilim

Every year when we do a haunt theme, we try to stick to a stylized/cohesive look/feel versus a mishmash of vastly different styles of props and decorations. While working on our standing scarecrow props and trying to decide what style or combination of styles of scarecrows would achieve our goal we ultimately came to the decision that the look and feel we wanted was that of the gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim. Wizard of Oz type scarecrows with pointy felt or straw hats and overalls weren't going to cut it! It's sort of like the line from the movie Addams Family Values... we want Ballerina Barbie, not Malibu Barbie.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Halloween Handy Work

We're making a giant scarecrow prop for our creature reacher costume stand and decided our dark green monster hands that are close to a decade old now needed to be a flesh tone color.