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29 October 2014 @ 03:53 pm
Something Wicked This Way Comes!  
So, on Monday it was almost 70 degrees outside and sunny. It is slowly getting colder and according to the weather forecast, will be 40 degrees and snowing by Friday...Halloween. Dammit! I hope this is one of those times that the weather forecaster is completely totally off-base. I always hated it when it was that cold out on Halloween, because Mom would make us wear our winter coats over our costumes. That's no fun at all. For myself this year, I have PT on Friday afternoon - (which means I'll get to see the carnivale I helped them design as their contest theme this year!) - so I figured it would be easiest for me to get my costume on beforehand, so I am not rushed when I get home. Plus, then I get to show off - though the dress is kinda form-fitting, so I'm a little self-conscious, but I'm really excited that I am going to have like a bloody mouth, all gross, like I just ate someone. It's gonna be so freaky! But I want to wear my faux-leather jacket, because I'm a vampire and they wear cool leather jackets. I just hope it's not too cold out because it's a light weight coat. Oh, how we suffer for our art!

Anyways, here's another Halloween post for you guys...this time our front yard, all decorated up like a graveyard meant to terrorize the neighborhood children! Our reaper and our bat have both broken, so this year we replaced them with a howling spooky light-up ghost.

Our yard this year, in the daylight.



Some other things, current and years past.




Bat - Up-Close

Monster Arm 01 Monster Arm 02

Grim Reaper





Fog Machine 01

Fog Machine 02


Our yard this year, at night.


I found this cool thing online that looks like a Welcome Mat, but when you step on it, it cackles and moans. I think I want to get that for next year, so that when the kids actually work up the courage to approach our house, there will be one last thing on the top step to freak them out. Man, I love Halloween!
 
 
 
Shirebound: Halloween - Summershobbitshirebound on October 29th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
Love the lit-up bodies rising from their graves!
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 31st, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
Love the lit-up bodies rising from their graves!

;) Thanks! They look so cool when we look out our front picture windows and can see them in the yard at night, in the dark!
sarahk_1963sarahk_1963 on October 29th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
I love it!!! SO much - your house is going to be as scary as - and don't forget to post a piccie of your costume, please :-)
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 31st, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
I love it!!! SO much - your house is going to be as scary

LOL Thank you! Our place can get quite scary at night after dark, especially on Halloween when we turn off the lights and turn on a strobe light and spooky noises CD and a fog machine. We go all out!

don't forget to post a piccie of your costume, please :-)

I hope too - we'll see how self-conscious I feel in it. Maybe just the face makeup. Eep. Here is my costume/makeup from last year though, if you want to see it. (I felt like my 'real' face was obscured enough that I was comfortable sharing it online - I'm still so old school about putting up pics of myself on the internet. Maybe if I friend-lock the post itself.)

Are you doing anything for Halloween this year?
Jo Annyeuxdebleu on October 30th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
I used to decorate for Halloween, but not to the extent you do. I haven't had any trick or treaters for several years so I don't decorate anymore. We live too far off the beaten track to have trick or treaters.
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on October 31st, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
I used to decorate for Halloween, but not to the extent you do. I haven't had any trick or treaters for several years so I don't decorate anymore. We live too far off the beaten track to have trick or treaters.

The house I grew up in was off the beaten path too. Right next to a cornfield, actually. The only trick or treaters we ever got were the three other families that lived on our dirt road. My dad still lives there and he was just saying today that he has a stack of quarters on the off chance that anyone shows up, but he didn't even bother with candy this year.


Jo Ann: Hal: Dancing skeletonyeuxdebleu on October 31st, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
We've lived here in rural northern NH for 24 years and in the early days, there were about 10 or 12 kids in the neighborhood and they came to our house on Halloween. Now they're grown up, married and have moved away. There's only one family within three miles with kids and their parents are born-again Evangelical Christians. They don't believe in Halloween.

I still buy one big bag of candy on the off chance that some out-of-the-area kids show up, but hubby ends up getting to eat the candy the next day. ;>)
lizibabeslizibabes on October 31st, 2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
Happy halloween babe!! The yard and pumpkins look awesome! I'm glad your healthy enough this year to enjoy it more than last. I know you didn't have a good October last year, you deserve to have lots of fun!

Your witch costume was awesome. I think the vampire costume will look incredible. I can't wait for my own day out tomorrow. No winter coat over my costume, I might be chilly, but at least we're not due snow yet, I hope. It's October damn it (for one more hour at this point, but still, it's too early for snow)

Let us know how the PT carnival goes, I hope they win.

I really hope the jewelry's arrived. I'll be pissed if it didn't. You got me started well in advanced, and I sent it forever ago now. It'd be cool to be part of your guys halloween.

I have what I call every day/party steampunk stuff, stuff I can wear all year. I'm going with my mum to her school reunion (if her knees better from it's op) and she wants me to go steampunk because one of her old best friends thinks it's really cool. I had no earings to go with the outfit, so I made some. I'll put a pic on tumblr. I really like them. I think you will too.
dodger_sister: holiday 2dodger_sister on November 2nd, 2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
The yard and pumpkins look awesome!

Thanks!! We have so much fun with it - I am already excited for some ideas we have for next year! (we want to be Scary Faeries next year!)

Your witch costume was awesome.

heehee Thank you! I had so much fun with the makeup for that witch costume! This year I was more into the costume than the makeup. (puts up post-it note to remind myself to send out pics of the vampire costume.)

Let us know how the PT carnival goes, I hope they win.

I saw pictures from one of the other clinics and they all dressed like Toy Story characters and even though we worked hard on the carnivale, I will not be sad to lose to the Toy Story peeps. They looked amazing! But the clinic that is the arch nemesis of 'my' clinic found out about our carnival idea and STOLE it and did the same thing. I haven't seen pics yet but I can't imagine it was better than ours because I made a 17 page how-to-booklet that they followed almost completely to the letter. (even K got in on the action). Plus, K says he thinks they are going to disqualify the other clinic from the competition anyways for stealing ideas.

I really hope the jewelry's arrived. I'll be pissed if it didn't.

The necklaces still haven't arrived but we wore the bracelets and the brooch (which went really well with Sis's dress!) I got like three different people asking me where I got my bracelets! I got to say, "Oh I have a friend who makes jewelry! I commissioned these from her." I'm sure the necklaces will be used at some point. For real life or costumes. It's certainly not our last Halloween! (I don't hold it against you, babe, as I still have a care package for a friend that I haven't sent from 2 years ago and a half finished painting for someone's birthday from last December.)
lizibabeslizibabes on November 3rd, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Scary fairy's sounds cool! I have a friend who loves gothic Fairies, there's this artist called Jasmine Beckett Griffin, who does a lot of them, you might want to google her for inspiration. (I managed to get my friend a signed print for Christmas. I can't wait to give it to her)

Yes. I want to see the Vamp costume. I'm so glad most the stuff got there in time. I'd have worried the post office had screwed it up otherwise. I'm so glad you liked them.

They stole your idea? That blows. I bet they didn't do it as well. But I hope they get called out for being cheats.
ranuaranua on November 2nd, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
Your yard, as usual, looks amazing! You guys do so much work, it's very cool. I hope the weather cooperated for a decent Halloween for you guys.

Your witch from last year looks fabulous. I hope this years was as good or better.
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on November 2nd, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
Your yard, as usual, looks amazing! You guys do so much work, it's very cool. I hope the weather cooperated for a decent Halloween for you guys.

Thanks, babe! My sister does like 90% of the work, with The BFF holding things like the ladder. lol I pay for the new decorations and the pumpkins though! ;) Like five days before Halloween it was beautiful out and then on Halloween it was 40 degrees and snow/raining and yucky. But we still got like 100 kids, which is pretty decent for us, I mean, an average turnout but considering the weather, a really great turnout. I think it helped that it was on a Friday this year.

Your witch from last year looks fabulous. I hope this years was as good or better.

I am so proud of the makeup for that witch, thank you! I am going to send out pics through email to some of my peeps, including you, since my face is not as obscured as it was with the witch costume and I won't be sharing it on LJ because of that. I just have to get all the pics in one place - my computer, Ipad, Sis's phone, K's phone.

How did your Halloween turn out? I can't believe it is a year until next Halloween!