July Pumpkins

A patch of new pumpkins for the 2013 haunting season.


Zombie Gallery

Finished some new papier mache zombie which feature some pretty amazing textures considering they were created with everyday household materials such as paper towels, facial tissue and toilet paper.

“They’re coming to get you Barbara!”


Son Of Buster

My entry for the HauntForum $20 Prop Challenge is a companion piece to my 2010 entry titled “Buster Gravesley.”

 

 

Buster Gravesley had a son named Buster.  Buster’s son was a gnarly surfer dude head banging sort of guy, always on the look out for the perfect wave. Unfortunately Buster Jr. met his end in the jaws of a Great White Shark and joined his father in the afterlife where he still raises Hell every chance he gets and never misses an opportunity to break free from the confines of his rotting grave. Like father, like son …. Meet Son of Buster.

 

 

The Son of Buster Prop was built almost entirely from recycled materials and papier mache.

 

The prop features a mechanism which allows it to be manually operated. When operated the tombstone cracks in half revealing the Son of Buster creature lurking behind the tombstone.

http://youtu.be/q6mSnbw8ivM

 

 

This piece had to be created for under $20 dollars so the hardware choices were economical, if you plan on building this I would suggest using additional material resulting in a sturdier prop (such as larger hinges, etc.).

 

Son of Buster took approximately 30 hours to create over the course of a month. This was a fun build and there was a fair amount of experimentation and new techniques in regards to creating the head and the hands. The final prop stands about 3 ½ feet tall and is 2 feet wide.

 

Click here for the tutorial.

Embrace the Darkness

We decked out our back yard in a very scary fashion. Saturday, October 29th will be the only night to view our Halloween display. This year the props are in the back yard along with a roaring fire, s’more fixings and other assorted treats. Dress warm and help us celebrate our favorite holiday.

 

 

 

Please park across the street and use caution crossing the road as it is currently under construction. The display is scheduled to operate from 7pm until 10pm weather permitting. Please email me if you need our address or further information. 

 

 

 

 

Concept To Completion

There are two approaches I take when building a project. The first is working from preconceived designs such as sketches or photos and the second is creating freeform where I just wing it and let the project go where it needs to go.

 

Here are some examples of projects that were built from concept art. Some examples are well refined designs and some are very loose sketches representing the desired goal.

 

Gourdon Rotsworth

 

Buster Gravesly

 

Boris The Bolter

 

Charles McScardeylantern designed by Jasper Anderson

 

Pirate Skulls

 

 

Sir Rip D. Fleshkin designed by Breck Torres and Dustin Obermeyer

 

 

 

Arsenic Asylum

 

Character Tombstones

 

 

Witches