Sunday, September 11, 2011

Working in the shop o' horrors...


Spent a little quality time in the shop o' horrors this afternoon, figuring out the cemetery sign and painting the hot-glue candles.  The Captain and Sausage Von Trapp overwhelmingly suggested green for the lighting of the Unresting Place sign.  They were right.  These are some tests using blacklight bulbs.  I'm going to opt for just green bulbs even though the paint is fluorescent; the paint just didn't do what I wanted it to but there's enough ultraviolet waves in the green bulb to make it look great and be brighter to boot.
 The green is truly otherworldly...






My drippy candles.  Some are PVC but most of them are simply carboard tubes I had lying around. 


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A sneak peek at Candice, the can can dancer.  Let's see, how would I describe her construction?  Oh yes, I know, pain in the @$$!!!  It's one of those things in which you just knew it was going to be easy but it ends up fighting you left and right!
More to come....

6 comments:

Justine's Halloween said...

Hey! Thanks for following my blog. :) I read your profile, and I share your Halloween sentiments exactly! Anytime someone can recreate Halloween nostalgia, it's a good thing.

Awesome job on that sign and the candles. So what's going to happen with Candice? Is she going to get a Can-Can dress?

The Captain said...

The green looks super Haunted Mansion-ish! I love it, whoever suggested green must be a couple of Halloween geniuses!

Your candles look awesome too! I can't wait to see Candice in that dress dancing away, you in the red dress is another story for a different time.

Fatally Yours said...

Looks amazing!

I LOVE how the green lighting looks!

Pam Morris said...

everything looks great! can't wait to see Candice all dolled up for her big debut. (and don't be swearin' in her presence, now...)

Mr. Macabre said...

Candice does indeed have a lovely red can can dress, Dolly Parton wig and feather boa too. It just wouldn't be decent if she were naked in front of all those children now would it?

PumpkinBrain said...

The green sign and the candles look great! I'm curious to see Candice completed.