The Halloween Thread

  • metta

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    Oct 25, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    I'm really loving how creative these events have gotten. What are your plans this year?

    Last night, I went to WickedLit ( http://wickedlit.org ) and had a great time watching scenes from famous authors played in the cemetery and mausoleum. It does not hurt that a couple of the actors are very easy on the eyes as well. ;)

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    If you live in the Los Angles area and plan on seeing it...do not watch this clip....it gives away too much information...

  • metta

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    Oct 31, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
  • metta

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    Oct 31, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
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  • metta

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    Aug 28, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    They just announced their dates in the Los Angeles area...this is a lot of fun!
    Great way to see a play... It is like you are experiencing a play within in it rather than looking at it from a distance.

    Line-Up Announced for WICKED LIT, Running October 12-31


    http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/Line-Up-Announced-for-WICKED-LIT-Running-October-12-31-20120828

    http://www.wickedlit.org/
  • metta

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    Aug 29, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    Does anyone know of some good places to get some scary props that are not ridiculously expensive?


    http://dcprops.com/store/animations/

    http://funhousetheatricalcostumes.com/anpr.html


    Hmmm

    This one might work:





    I have to help with a haunted house this year and we have no budget...which means that we have to buy everything ourselves... We over spent on our luau.


    I wish that they would make an animatronic where they are ripping the skin of a live person next to a dress under construction made of 'human skin'.

    Lol...I think I want to cover the floor in fake rattlesnakes so that the kids have to step or jump over them to get to the next room.
  • Montague

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    Aug 29, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    metta8 said


    I hope that's solar powered! icon_cool.gif
  • metta

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    Aug 29, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    I wish that they would make an animatronic where they are ripping the skin of a live person next to a dress under construction made of 'human skin'.

    Lol...I think I want to cover the floor in fake rattlesnakes so that the kids have to step or jump over them to get to the next room.


    lol...I'm trying to see if I can get volunteers in my neighborhood to do this since we can afford the animated stuff but so far I think the idea freaked them out too much...

    I hope they don't think it is going too far. I think kids would get a kick out of it.
  • metta

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    Aug 29, 2012 6:38 AM GMT


    Fake Skin:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/KRYOLAN-LIQUID-LATEX-CLEAR-VULCANIZED-FAKE-SKIN-2541-2542-2543-2544-2545-2561-/250911407421#ht_1373wt_1125

    Fake Blood:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Fake-Blood
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    Aug 29, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    A. It is way, way too early to be talking about autumn. It's fucking summer, man.


    B. There are (or were, before the crash) guys in PDX and elsewhere who make their whole year's living planning and executing halloween parties.

    C. One of these years, when I have enough farm help, I'm going to have a most excellent pumpkin patch and corn maze. With laser tag in the maze at night and "haunted farm" hayrides on weekends. And we can only imagine what will happen on "gay night."
  • metta

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    Aug 29, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    It is only 2 months away...we are going to need that much time to get our ideas together and start making stuff for it. We have already had 2 community meetings for the Halloween event, and have a 3rd one scheduled in a couple of weeks.

    Heck, we just ordered the lights for the cookie exchange in December. We can't wait until winter. Everything gets booked. For example the holiday light company told us that they have to put the lights up in October in order fit us in. It is their busy season and they work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...but they do everything from hotels, restaurants, country clubs, to disneyland. We will not turn on the lights until after Thanksgiving but they will be installed. We are already working on booking the cookie exchange stuff as well...or else they get booked up...horse carriage...bring snow in...etc.

    I have been doing this for 10 years now....we are not doing it too early.
  • O5vx

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    Aug 29, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    I have no plans but to put a do not disturb sign on the door. Anyone that intruded, shot an alcoholic gun.
  • metta

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    Aug 29, 2012 7:35 AM GMT
  • metta

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    Aug 30, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    i found a place that has inexpensive liquid latex

    hopefully it is good.


    http://www.alconeco.com

    I bought some blood, liquid latex, and a big gash for the neck.

    I still need to get some grease makeup for the latex.


    We are going to scare the heck out of the kids this year...


    And I need a dress mannequin to put the flesh dress on it.
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    Aug 30, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    OP, me thinks that you are my Halloween soul-mate.
  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to get chicken or turkey meat to stick to fake human bones.

    I'm going to have one area where an evil nurse is going to rip the skin off a young lady in distress and make a human skin wedding dress for his bride to be ...yelling about needing more skin....and another area where a guy is chewing on the left over human bones....screaming...I eat people....


    Got any ideas to make the floor scary to walk on? ....It is in our community lodge so we can't destroy the carpeting in doing it.
  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    I wonder if there are places where I can get bulk rubber spiders that sound crunchy when you step on them?
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    Sep 14, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    I want to make a haunted house! Please someone come help
  • metta

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    Sep 16, 2012 7:59 AM GMT
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    Sep 16, 2012 9:13 AM GMT
    metta8 said


    The scariest part of this entire display is undoubtedly the electric bill. Or, to be fair, when your neighbor finally loses it and lights your house on fire.
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    Sep 16, 2012 11:20 AM GMT
    Going to the All Hallows Eve Ball in Tampa. The theme is It's A Small World and it's four of us going (three guys and one gal) so I think we are going to go as French artists (paint pallettes, berets, etc.) and a French maid.

    If anyone has a better costume idea, please share! icon_smile.gif
  • metta

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    Sep 16, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    Love Song For A Vampire

  • metta

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    Sep 17, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    Wow...look at this private home Halloween design

  • metta

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    Sep 20, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
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    Sep 20, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    metta8 saidLove Song For A Vampire



    I haven't heard this song in YEARS ! Annie's voice sounds so ethereal .
  • Timbales

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    Sep 20, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    I was invited to a party. I'm going to be a Trill from Star Trek.