Monday, October 13, 2008

Grave Popper







This is my very first tryst into the workings with windshield wiper motors. I am starting out simple and just adding a grave popper to one of the tombstones. I did add a twist, i attached a door bell button to the bottom of the rigging so when the head is a full extended a light flashes on the head.




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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Yard nearly complete





















Today brought the completion of pumpkin head, my homemade 10' scarecrow. He is pretty special as I made him for less than 3 bucks. I will let the picts do the talking.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A new beginning



















Today is October 1st, everyone knows what that means for the Catalano Household. Halloween is now in full effect. Today the kids and I pulled most of the stuff out of storage and began to setup.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Last post before Halloween

Here it is, the last post before Halloween. Hope you all enjoy the picts, feel free to leave comments and let me know your thoughts. Is it to scary, not scary enough, or just right? I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
SEE YOU HALLOWEEN NIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!












Thursday, October 4, 2007

Almost complete

Here are some photos of the almost completed yard. It should be complete by this weekend!!!!!







Sunday, September 23, 2007

Did you miss me? Here's a barrel of laughs er I mean skeletons

This weekend I decided to make some new things. I decided on a barrel that will eventually move up and down with the use of a windshield wiper motor. For now you can see in the picts that it will look really cool. Sorry for the picture quality, very hard to take good night picts with out the tripod.
We also built a and new post for a flying bat - Picts to follow


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Got FOG?

Today I decided to build the fog chiller for the grave yard. The chiller will make the fog stay low to the ground to give it a creepy look, without it the super heated fog would rise up very quickly and blow away which would be a total waste. I also stole my wife's candle lantern to make into a Halloween prop. I will eventually paint it black and add some flicker lights, in the end it will hang from a post I have yet to make.

Thanks to Ghostie from halloween-l for the chiller idea!!!!