Tag Archives: Halloween


The Wardens 1

Completed three new character heads built for this year’s display, the creatures are called “Wardens” and are the result of possessed pumpkins evolving into something sinister, something evil, something big.   My display really needed something creepy to balance the goofy props I’ve been building lately so the pumpkins got some Wardens.   The bodies [...]

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Great Pumpkin Mash Up 2

Finally getting some projects completed for our Halloween Display 2010, these three large pumpkins stand almost three feet tall and are a mash up of several different projects. The pumpkins used the trash bag method, the cardboard strip method and the face techniques use for DEMONIKUS. The tutorial will be available after Halloween, for now [...]

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August Projects: Pumpkin Mashups 3

These three pumpkins were started a couple of weeks ago and are the result of mixing three of my different projects into one…the trash bag pumpkins, the new cardboard strip pumpkins and the screaming ½ skulls. The progress so far is promising…these guys will eventually have eyeballs and get painted with an airbrush.



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Another approach to making papier mache pumpkins using recycled cardboard to create a simple armature that can be papier mached. This technique is great for making smaller pumpkins perfect for tabletop or mantle displays. The armature technique is simple and very dependable allowing you to create your very pumpkin patch with relative ease. Complete tutorial [...]




Buster Gravesley 1

Buster Gravesley is my 2010 entry in the Hauntforum $20 Prop Challenge. Buster is a Zombie/Coffin Groundbreaker standing approximately 4 feet tall and mounted on a plywood base that can be angled in different directions when displayed. This prop was made from numerous recycled materials including; newspaper, cardboard, plastic bags, aluminum cans and plastic milk [...]