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Anybody Got Halloween Up Yet?

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Guest A.F.NUT

Finally got Jack out as well as The coffin and the rest of the patch. The cemetary is out and the skeletons are having a marshmellow roast its officially Halloween here.

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I love your display! The skeletons roasting the marshmallows is hysterical! Very creative! Your patch is great too!

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Thanks Mr.Gris.. It will change around a bit but thats my starting point. A few new molds and my wife nagging me "THATS WHAT YOU DID LAST YEAR" made it a bit different.. I try to use 100% molds and came really close this year! All I used that wasnt is one wire backed holografic tombstone.

HAPPY HAUNTING EVERYONE!!!!

Jim

Jim it's looking good, will be even better with power! LOL I changed mine up a little this year too, I always like to stay all molds too, but am finding that a lot of the little extras really add to the display and give the molds a purpose!

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Guest Mr. Griswold

Thanks for the compliments everyone! I had that one open spot in the front near the skele roast that I finally finished my last prop and got it in there this weekend. Its a rum drinking pirate buried in his own gold chest :) I used an old swamp cooler water pump, tubing and alot of creative out of the box thinking but it all came together. Here is a picture of the final piece of the display.

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Thanks for the compliments everyone! I had that one open spot in the front near the skele roast that I finally finished my last prop and got it in there this weekend. Its a rum drinking pirate buried in his own gold chest :) I used an old swamp cooler water pump, tubing and alot of creative out of the box thinking but it all came together. Here is a picture of the final piece of the display.

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i LOVE THIS :)

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Mizz I second that!! Awsome chest and very well thought out placements!!! COOL COOL COOL me matey!!! ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGG lol

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Jim it's looking good, will be even better with power! LOL I changed mine up a little this year too, I always like to stay all molds too, but am finding that a lot of the little extras really add to the display and give the molds a purpose!

I hope to add 4 more molds this weekend that will change things a bit.. I have a twisted view of Mr. Alien.. and those big green eyed ghost being alein minions lol

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Well tried to work on the display this weekend. Wife was helping and she fell off of the deck and sevierly sprained her ankle, busted up her knee and other ankle. Landed on the pebble topped concret sidewalk and tore a big hole in her hand. Poor thing is in bad pain, doctor says nothing broken. I did get 4 new molds and got them out and staked up.. Might be finished by this weekend. IF all goes well : )

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Guest Mr. Griswold

Darlene that looks amazing! I love Peanuts and the gang. I have always thought they belong side by side with every Halloween. I am currently painting my 4ft by 8ft plywood Peanuts carnival cut out so kids can put their heads in the scene Halloween night for a photo shoot. I am drawing the scene from the Great Pumpkin Patch of course :)

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Well tried to work on the display this weekend. Wife was helping and she fell off of the deck and sevierly sprained her ankle, busted up her knee and other ankle. Landed on the pebble topped concret sidewalk and tore a big hole in her hand. Poor thing is in bad pain, doctor says nothing broken. I did get 4 new molds and got them out and staked up.. Might be finished by this weekend. IF all goes well : )

All went well and the wife was able to help out a little bit recovering from her injuries she got decorating last weekend.. Got everything out and plugged up and most of it staked down too. just need two more C7 light cords and a few stakes and it will be done!!! I'm SO ready for Christmas!!!!

Jim

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Oh dang I get my display up and now one of my buds has a few more Halloween molds .. hmmm Guess there is still time to add on lol

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Darlene that looks amazing! I love Peanuts and the gang. I have always thought they belong side by side with every Halloween. I am currently painting my 4ft by 8ft plywood Peanuts carnival cut out so kids can put their heads in the scene Halloween night for a photo shoot. I am drawing the scene from the Great Pumpkin Patch of course :)

I can't wait to see it I love the great pumpkin! Here are the cutouts I made a few years ago I noticed a lot of people taking pics with them never thought of the carnival cutout idea that should be a hit!

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Guest A.F.NUT

who made that pumpkin in the front with the makeup?

TPI made her she is the sweetheart pumpkin.

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I really thought Tom painted it that way lol I'd never seen one either!!

LOL She is a rarer one I had been searching and finally found her last year on ebay.

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