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Future reference: These gargoyles are very cool looking, and would make a great project to tackle if I had a month or two to work on it. A pair of smaller ones, even.

I think I'm going to invest in a DVD that some pro haunters are offering on the topic of foamboard masonry. That plus papier mache, and the simple animatronics stuff (such as the kind used to make flying crank ghosts) make up the skills you need to produce a really great haunt.

I don't suppose anyone would like to go in with me on building a spectacular haunt one year for an epic party or something? I don't expect that sort of thing would turn out to be much of a money making venture, but if we put in a lot of our own labor (which, frankly, I would be utterly thrilled to do) we might break even.

Pipe dreams. Sigh.


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Oct. 13th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
sounds cool
I'ld love to help. Unfortunately I'mnot available around halloween. Let me know if you're putting something together at a differsnt time of year.
Oct. 13th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Re: sounds cool
Thanks! I will let you know if we ever make plans to do this sort of thing.

Incidentally, a lot of the projects I run into seem like they might come in handy when building sets like the sort you do for many of your feasts. In the event that you haven't seen it, check this page out: http://www.halloweenmonsterlist.info/

It includes things like easy stone walls, firefly effects, corpsing objects (sort of like you guys did for the Pirate feast) and tons of other things that aren't necessarily Halloween-specific. Keep me in mind the next time you're working on set building of any sort. If I can, I'll be there with bells on.
Oct. 13th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: sounds cool
Yep, I've been file-ing away your posts for just such an occasion. The next feast on the books is Jennifer's Greek Gods feast at our place. (she's running it, we're providing space and back-up) sometime spring-ish.

Oct. 13th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
Not this year, but I'd be willing to help. It would be fun to build a computer controlled set of effects to scare the willies out of unfortunate visitors.
Oct. 13th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
That is *exactly* the kind of stuff I would love to do! Thanks for the link.

The Flying Crank Ghost is a project I've been meaning to get to for years. I think I could knock it out in a weekend if I had just one other pair of hands to help. But it's most certainly not going to be this year. Maybe next. If E and I plan to do some of these things, we'll probably start thinking about it right after Beltane or so. We'll let you know. Yay!
Oct. 13th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
By one year, you mean a future year? Sure, I'm game.

If you mean this year, I can't offer much help beyond lending you my smoke machine.

I also want to do "The Haunted Yard Sale" one year - a chance to unload old spooky stuff onto the general public instead of trying to pass it off onround to each other at "goth swaps."
Oct. 13th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. This year is too far gone to do anything with, I figure. But possibly next. And I think the Haunted Yard Sale is a brilliant idea! We could maybe do it at the very beginning of October when it's likely to still be warm enough, and people are just starting to plan for Halloween.

What do you say to tentatively penciling that in for next year?
Oct. 13th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
i would SO totally go in on that with you. next year, next year!! i still remember the Fun With Foam Gravestones. let's hear it for getting high off fumes... whee!
Oct. 13th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm in!
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