I just wanted to add what else will go into the overall decorations.
The plan is to add what my wife calls my "Redneck Tiki Torch" which is simply a propane regulator attached to a valve and a long brass pipe with a tin can poked full of holes on top. It looks like a big ball of flames on the end of the pipe. in the grass alongside the tank will be an EMPTY, repeat EMPTY oxygen tank with the safety cap on it and another EMPTY CO2 tank. Inside the yellow barrel will be a green light with dry ice making green fog coming out.
If I can find one I plan on having a yellow rotating safety light, like those on top of a tow truck, flashing and that sound of an alarm blaring. (Same as the siren ring tone on the iPhone)
I will have video when it is all done from Halloween night.
Step 1: What You Need
1) Old decorations, in this case I had an old foam mummy and a cheap Ghoul from Rite Aid that has a motion sensor and noise maker.
2) Duct tape
3) shrink wrap (moving supplies)
4) pieces of foam
5) paint suits
6) rubber boots
7) rubber gloves
Step 2: Cut Out the Pieces Ape Body Together
Because the tape doesn't stick very well to the foam I needed to wrap the tape around the foam and multiple strips of tape. on each joint. With the mummy I didn't want to risk damaging it so I wrapped it in shrink wrap (I used the kind for moving but the standard kitchen wrap would work) prior to taping the arms and legs to the body.
With the ghoul I didn't attach it to the foam body. I just had to attach the foam arms to the ghoul. The ghoul has wire arms so I cut a slit down the center and fit the wire inside. I used the shrink wrap to keep everything intact.