October 6, 2010|
I've fallen WAY behind this year. Usually I start on something before October, and post a few things here on the website over the course of the year. It may not be much, but I usually start the month with something already underway, so that when the big night arrives, I have a few new toys to play with.
In 2005, I paint-aged Herb, and built the grave-plot and experimented with lighting for the first time.
In 2006, I expanded the lighting considerably, built the scarecrow, started on a second skeleton (though didn't do much with him), bought the cauldron, made a set of artificial jack-o-lanterns, and put the talking skulls together. Whew.
In 2007, I corpsed up that second skeleton and made him all crispy, and added the flying crank ghost.
In 2008, I bought my piece-of-crap coffin, corpsed up a third skeleton, improved the lighting slightly, bought a cheap fence, and built the spooky tree.
In 2009, I corpsed up the fourth skeleton. Since the FCG motor died, I replaced that right after the season wrapped up.
And now, in 2010? So far I'm rigging up AC power so that I don't have to go around popping batteries on all those skeletons. I'm working on LED candles as well, so visually that might be the only new prop this year.
It's a slow year. Last year was slow as well. Hopefully it'll pick up after I move.