Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Don Post Witch Mask

I read on a post HauntForum that Costco had some oversize masks for sale. I stopped in today during lunch and sure enough they had this huge Don Post witch mask for $24.90. There were others as well but I need to add another witch to my scene this year to make it a trio. This mask should be a nice basis for the last one.

However, these are not Death Studios type masks. It is low quality latex and has cutouts for the mouth, nose and eyes. But for less than $25 it should suffice.

The skull in the picture is there to give it some scale. The mask is quite large.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Crow on a Pedestal

Big Lots also had this crow on pedestal for $14. It's another resin prop so it should be very durable.

New Skull

Big lots had a decent looking skull for $7 so I picked up one.

Motors and Power

I got a couple of new wiper motors and power supplies from the Surplus Center. I really like these Trico motors.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Davy Jones Waterfall Projection

Our family just got back from 10 days of vacation in southern California. It's was our first visit there and of course we had to visit Disneyland if only to compare it to Disney World.

We rode the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and I got a decent video of the Davy Jones Waterfall projection. I love the effect. Wish it were simple and cheap to do.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

R.I.P. Tombstone

Purchased this 20" tombstone from Michaels this afternoon. With a 40% off coupon, the total cost was $12. It's made of a heavy resin material.

Yeah...yeah...I know. I could made many more stones if I'd used the money to buy pink foam and paint. But the truth of the matter is my graveyard is about filled up right now. Until I expand the fencing, building six or eight new large stones is a waste (and a storage problem). Maybe next year. These little stones will make a nice addition this year and can be used inside for "decorations" until they go outside.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Skeleton Tombstone

Got this 24" tombstone from Michaels tonight. With a 40% off coupon, the total cost was $15. It's made of a heavy resin material which should stand up well.

Finger Food

Michaels had these fingers for $4. I got a good reaction out of a co-worker when I put one in her chair while she was at lunch. I love a screamer.

Hand in a Bag

Big Lots had a hand in a bag. I'm going to use the hand for something else. But it's a decent prop for $13.

Blurp Charlie

Got this guy from The cost was $39.95 plus shipping. They shipped it fast. I like that.

It will form the basis of new animated prop this year. Stay tuned for that.

UPDATE 2009: The mask has gone up in price since 2007 and is not listed on GrimReapers main site but it is available on their Amazon Store.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Vampire Boy Bust

Still spending money at Michaels. Another 40% off coupon and another $12 for this mean looking child.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Spazm Finds a New Home

Yesterday I received my first order this year from Jeff at He had a great deal on Spazm. Terrific customer service and excellent pricing. Check out his goodies.

Creepy Female Bust

My second purchase from Michaels this year. Also 40% off with a coupon.

Vampire Bust

So the shopping season has begun. Michaels has put out their Halloween merchandise. So I stopped off after work with a 40% off coupon and $12. Picked up this guy. Very nice for the a money.