Friday, April 24, 2009

My stuff from Monster Guts

I got the motor, leds and foam head for my stirring witch last friday (april 17th) from Monster Guts. I ordered them the previous sunday (april 12th) so the guy at Monster Guts shipped the package really fast. Here's a picture of my stuff.

Monster Guts Stuff

The guy at Monster Guts even gave me a bonus (the spider on the foam head!).

Tomorrow's weather forecast a hot and sunny day. I'm going to get up early and start seriously my stirring witch project. My objectives for tomorrow is to prepare all pieces of the cauldron for assembly and painting the plastic barrel that will serve as the cauldron. I will post pictures of the cauldron once it is done. It will be very soon! Well, I hope so...

Of skull and coffin

Today, my parents dropped by with some the stuff I let behind in their house when I moved to mine 3 years ago. Almost everything went directly to the trash or the recycle bin except these two things:

The jewels coffin

My sister gave me this coffin at christmas at least 10 years ago. 3 years ago, I would probably have put it in the trash or gave it to someone else but now that I am an halloween addict, I will have to find a place to display this piece in my house.

The Australopithecus skull

My sister also gave me this piece in the same years as the jewel coffin. I will probably use this skull for a prop... Maybe for the flying crank ghost that I will build next year... I have to think about it. I you have any idea, please let me know!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Toe-pincher coffin how-to on it's way

Toe-pincher coffin

My gothic toe-pincher coffin how-to is on it's way. You can access it through my website by clicking here.

It's not complete yet but it should be in the following days.

The next project I will be adding on my website will be the zombie with red glowing eyes that is sitting on the coffin in my 2008 haunt.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The week of discoveries

I discovered cool things last week while browsing the website of other yard haunter. They all do very cool haunt, I thrive to become like them in the years to come.

By browsing the Frog on a pumpkin blog, I learned about Hauntcast, a podcast for yard haunter and halloween enthusiast. I listened to all the podcasts they did and learned about Stolloween who use paper mache to build is props. Looking at his website, I found that you can do cool props for halloween. And guess what! I decided to build my first paper mache pumpkin this week-end. I just finished applying the second layer of paper mache a couple of minutes ago. When the pumpkin will be completed, I will be posting the final result on my blog if it is not a complete disaster ;-) After all, I am a programer analyst so I'm far more better with computer than paper mache and acrylic paint.

Last cool thing I heard about in the past week was the Monster Guts online shop. This is a site that sells online stuff for professionnals and home haunters. Browsing through their inventory, I came across wiper motor kits that are ready to use. As I said in my previous post, I am starting my stirring witch project so this kit was definitively what I needed so I bought one.

I am posting here the links to all this wonderfull and resourcefull website:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Au boulot!

Now that winter is gone and that snow has finally melt down, it's time for me to prepare myself for Halloween 2009. My first projet this year will be to create a witch stirring a cauldron like the one made by ScareFx. My version will be slightly different though, the eye of my witch will be glowing green with the help of two low intensity led (like the one I used for the zombie of my 2008 haunt) and the head will not turn (well, I might change my mind later). I will be posting updates about my progress on this year's haunted yard props.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Horrific windows

Do you know about Hallowindow? Hallowindow is an animation on DVD that can be used as a dynamic decoration for Halloween. Put your big screen TV in your window or use a projector, plug your speakers, up the volume of your sound system and sit down and relax. You can be sure your neighbors will speak about your window until next Halloween.

Here's is a YouTube video of the result

Click on the following link to go to Hallowindow website.

Hauntcast - Radio for Haunters