Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
My off season plan. Always wanted to do a witch prop. Something about witches with me....anyway a take on the classic witch stirring cauldron props that use wiper motors that I think are soooo cool. I would replace the stirring motion with that of a throat slash /off with your head sort of hand gesture. After all ...it is Sleepy Hollow.
I've already started accumulating some pieces here and there. The most important right now for me are the hands. I purchased a pair from http://www.ghostride.com/. I'll alter the pose of them. Not sure how right now (probably cut some fingers off here and there! - and reposition and glue). Going for the look of the top picture.
I think I can use a simple motor to move her right arm. Saw a place online that separately sells motors ($9) used by those Christmas deer that turn their heads back and forth.
Purchased a colonial ball gown pattern for the dress similar in structure to that of the last picture. Sewing is not my thing. I'll have to put a serious bribe package together for my wife to whip up a 18th century gown that I will basically destroy and weather. It has a filthy, creep cloth look to it that I hope I can replicate.
Well I'm off to hang the Christmas wreath on the house, grapevine deer the lawn and string some lights in the holly bushes. Sadly the wife has killed my plans on doing a Ebenezer Scrooge life size prop for A Christmas Carol themed yard display. Maybe next year.
Just kidding. It would be kind of cool though...have to go with the George C. Scott version.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Very cool.... can't play a lick though.
A fellow SH fan sent me these pics of her scarcrow a few years back. Great idea to do the "other" scarecrow and do it perfectly as well. Last I heard she was working on a covered bridge for her display.
~ Stephanie, Indiana
Had such a great time at the Great Jack O Lantern Blaze I had to buy tickets for the Washington Irving - Rip Van Winkle inspired Winter Wonderlights show. Its first season -
"Inspired by Irving's famous tale of Rip Van Winkle, the same creative team that dazzles you with the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is creating an artistic, larger-than-life dreamscape of Rip's visions during his 20 winters of sleep. Wander through an illuminated, mysterious landscape filled with peaks, valleys, and towering ancient trees. You'll discover sculptures of light; life-size, eco-sculpted animals and mythical creatures; plus flowers, plants, magical candy pieces, and much more. You'll even experience a snowstorm as you follow the river of light to th event's climactic moment! An original soundtrack scored just for the event guides the way. This festive, family-friendly experience captures the holiday mood of celebration and excitement. "
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
A somewhat decent video and video still of the witch projected onto the house using a Holiday Motion Projector below. Made a custom slide using a transparency sheet and printed the image with a laser jet printer. Wanted the look of the shadow lantern scene from the movie as the Killian family met their demise.