You may have noticed a sudden stop in the StreetRunner build.
That's because I've been working on setting up our 'Haunt/Tunnel of Torment'
We just hosted our very 1st , (and maybe last) Halloween party last night.
I say last, because it was a lot of work. Not complaining, just explaining.
I've spent virtually every day for the last three weeks +, putting it together.
The party turned out to be a success.
I'm going to leave it all up until Halloween is over. Our neighborhood/street usually has fewer than one, Trick or Treat'rs. Maybe our setup will generate a few this year.
I haven't got the photo's ready quite yet, as well as a short walk through video, I made of our setup.
I'll get them posted maybe tomorrow.
I will take day and night photos, (sights and sounds)to be posted later.
I'm in the process of converting over, to prepare for the one or two 'Trick or Treaters' that might happen by.
Can't see wasting all I've done just yet.
Bones Burning Pot....DIY using a cardboard base, one set of orange mini lights, and one can of 'Great Stuff', Big Gap Filler.
Lay the lights fairly flat, apply the gap filler all over them, and around the total area.
The places where the gap filler is thinner, the light will show through, which is most of it.
Spray paint black around the outer base edge.
Embed your favorite skeleton bones, let dry. (Hardens over night) Spot paint some black and red, and it will amaze you.
I used two old plastic tubs to set the fire pit into. Painted the tubs black and inverted the bottom tub.
Used the same method to make the Dante's Inferno. Only this time, I used a twinkling light set,
which makes it look even more realistic, with embers flaring up.
Another prop that got attention was this 'Zombie Pit'. I used an old wooden pallet, dug a hole in the center (ground),
inserted a clamp light, with a red LED bulb. Added some 99 cent store hands.
For my 'dungeon' props, I used a blue LED bulb overhead.
The ghostly figure in the corner is set on a vertical PVC pipe. Attached to that in the center, is a vacuum hose/outlet , which I reversed to blow air.
It is activated by a motion sensor light unit, converted with a plug in one socket, and red LED light at the base.
When it senses motion, the red light comes on and it blows air.
This prop is activated a push button switch. It has five 'pleas' for help.
It was impractical, to use that way, so I made the sign, in hopes that curious people would volunteer to hear his cry for help.
The sign reads;
H E L P M E !
I WON'T HURT YOU
PRESS MY BUTTON PLEASE
AND HEAR MY MANY PLEAS
AND SET ME FREE
DO HURRY THOUGH
I HAVE TO PEE !
And here's 'Jack'
Jack comes to us, via the swap meet for his head, 99 cent store for his arm/hand, ? for his scarf,
Thailand for his hat, an old patio chair cushion for his upper body, pool noddles wrapped in towels for his legs,
and the clothes are out of my closet.
In case you can't read it, the sign says...
This is 'Jack'
Jack was very nimble, ...
Jack was not so quick !