Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Our Trick 'r Treat scene was one of the few we were able to get set up during the very rainy Halloween 2009. Unfortunately, the rain let loose again before I could get any good night photos. But here is a picture of Sam right before we put him out that evening.
Sam was quite a simple Halloween prop to make. Here's a short description of what I used.
For the base, I built a PVC pipe armature based on the estimates of this calculator (http://www.zombietronix.com/calculator_biped.php).
For the hands, I used $6 Don Post severed hands purchased at Spirit Halloween that are slit at the wrist and fitted to a piece of PVC connected to the frame. A couple of pieces of burlap were used as "fingerless gloves" over the hands.
For the head, I used a Styrofoam wig head covered in burlap stitched up the center with button eyes and manila rope around the neck.
The pajamas were cut out of two pieces of orange craft felt purchased at JoAnn fabrics. It was cut to be larger than frame size so it would be baggy. Those two pieces were sewn together along each side. I used some poly fill inside the pajamas to give him some body bulk.
The candy bag was purchased at Big Lots a couple of years ago. It has a bloody hand that can be dangled on the outside or left inside the bag. The stick candy was carved from a circle of wood and a wooden dowel and painted to match the one in the movie.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This was picture was taken with a very old Canon Digital Rebel (1st gen). Need to see how things will look with the Nikon D90.
Friday, October 16, 2009
It's also nice to have a digital copy that will play on our computer. Although a DRM-free version would have been better.
Hopefully this year more people will recognize my Trick 'r Treat scene and appreciate my Sam prop that I made TWO years ago.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This is a short video clip of the flaming pumpkin I made last year. It's just a foam pumpkin from Micheal's with a silk flame. It was modeled to look like the one in the unreleased horror anthology, Trick 'r Treat, written and directed by Michael Dougherty.