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Haunting your hood on a budget!

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Hello! I LOVE Halloween, and usually am involved in a haunted attraction somewhere. This year, I decided to just do the home deal and have some Halloween fun w the neighbors and Family. Unfortunately, due to the economy, I had to sell all my props that I've been collecting for years. (Real bummer for me, cause it was thousands worth of stuff )
Me being me, I decided I could pull it off w stuff I have around the house and some free time.
I like pushing myself as an avid builder of many things..... this is what I came up with for little to no money.

Hope u enjoy...
 
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Step 1: Layout and supplies


You must first have some sort of an idea of what you want to do and how to lay it out. I had an "idea" but just kinda went w it.
I knew I wanted a cool graveyard, and had always looked at my house and saw a "face" of sorts w the windows and front porch.
As far as supplies, you can use anything you deem usable for your project.
Things I used were, coroplast sign board, wire, old costumes, spray paint, cardboard tubes ect... you get the picture!
I had some old costume stuff laying around still, so thats where i started... on the front porch.

Step 2: Guy on the Porch


This little fella is super creepy, and is nothing more than a mask, and cloak draped over the wooden eagle statue that is normally there.
The short offset stature of the statue, makes this thing look delapitated and crooked standing. I have a blue light that shines upward on his face so at night you get a cool underlighting effect.
This step cost me zero dollars, as I had these 2 things already. You could also make your own cloak out of a sheet or similar.
ldavis109 months ago
This is a great tutorial! I will be using some of your ideas this year. It's nice to see some projects that are inexpensive and easy to do - Once someone like you tells us the "secrets!" Thank you!
Rarrrr! Awesome job,thanks for sharing!
DasBus2 years ago
tHANKS! YOU JUST GAVE ME SOME GREAT IDEAS!
l8nite2 years ago
it's amazing what a little imagination can do !
Your house's face looks great. Our house has eyes on the top story so I've done that part, but your addition of teeth and fangs is a great touch. Good job on the whole thing. Isn't Halloween fun!
sixsixzero (author)  CuriousTangles2 years ago
I am also working on a giant tongue for the mouth in front! Thanks for the comment!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Just glorious!
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