Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hallowe'en House 2009

I love Halloween! I dressed up as a demoness with some great latex wings I bought at a convention once. My husband does a fabulous job decorating the outside of the house. This is the first year in our new house and we weren't sure how many trick-or-treaters we would get! We got 123! That's a fine number! (The record at our old house was up in the 160's or 170's.)

This guy (or half of one, really) is our old-time favourite decoration! We stuffed a pair of old jeans and tied some shoes on to it. This poor guy gets kicked a lot as visitors try to determine if he's real!

Here are a couple close-ups of our graveyard goodies. The dirt on the skeleton's shoulder and head are a clever touch by my husband! He was lit up by a strobe light at night time. That was definitely my favourite part of the scene!

The banshee at the door was my husband's favourite touch. When night fell, the wind was so strong it sometimes blew the banshee's rags across the doorway, brushing the trick-or-treaters there!

Another nice touch are the bats hanging from the eavestroughs. We have a pair.

And last, but not least, we can't forget about the jack-o-lanters! My mother-in-law did all the hard gutting work for me. She carved a face with a smaller gourd for a snotty nose! I did a spider that echoes my paper craft designed embellishment.

Overall, our Hallowe'en House was a success!!


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