Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween Post-Mortem 2015


Another Halloween is dead and buried! As a purist, I teardown my front yard display before noon after Halloween. I'm hoping some of our neighbors will think, "Did that really happen or was it just a bad dream?" Although they are more likely thinking, "Thank goodness that house is normal again." Now to figure out how to store all that awesome stuff. 

We had perfect weather for Halloween night and ended up with 366 trick 'r treaters! Being on a Saturday I noticed the lil' ones had a late start around 7pm (usually they're at our front door by 5pm). Then the streets suddenly filled with hordes of walkers for two solid hours tapering off by 9:30pm. It's such a great way to meet neighbors and extended neighbors.



This year, I brought out Hekate the three-headed witch, first featured in 2013 although I added a tall hunched body, new arms, cat claws, and a toothy sneer. You take the hat off a witch and she suddenly becomes much more sinister! I imagined that she was in some deep forest shack where the elements have taken over, tree roots growing through the house, spiders everywhere, while she conjures up a skeleton army. A projection on the window (from the excellent AtmosFearFX.com) had skeletons beating on the window! A photo album and video will appear on MyScaryHalloween.com very soon, and make sure to follow or bookmark our new My Scary Halloween Flickr for even more photos. 

We hope you had a SCARY Halloween and look forward to a restful winter hibernation. 










3 comments:

  1. Love the skeletons in the window! Great lighting of your outside decor!

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  2. Thanks Mandy! Lighting is definitely my thing. Atmosphere is so important to a haunt. I also had a constant storm sound, lightning and plumes of fog. The fog helps hide my amateur sculpting on the witch faces!

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    1. You are definitely the master of lighting! I keep looking at your villages and the lighting in them and hoping one day to get my lighting half as good! Lighting can make or break all size Halloween scenes.

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