Apparently it's been a year since I posted. Ok.
Don't have really much to say about why the long break. I guess I just forgot about this OR I was depressed, OR just busy; but it was probably all three.
|These guys keep me busy.|
I have been creative lately with "Making Halloween". Those that know me well, know that there are few things I love in this world besides Disney. Ya, ya, I know. It's a giant faceless, evil corporation out to suck the last pennies from your wallet, using your nostalgia for their movies and family visits to Disneyland to make mountains of money. Very unpunk rock. So what. I love it. I will happily fork over mucho bucks to Mickey Incorporated, so shut your fat mouth. I don't want to hear it.
|It's ok, Mickey says "fuck the haters" too|
Anyway, when you are a theatre carpenter/prop maker and your husband is the Master Carpenter in the same joint, sprinkle some obsession with Disney and stir in some Halloween; our decor game gets pretty damn legit. On top of all this, we love the movie "Nightmare Before Christmas". Yes. How totally expected for two old punk farts like us to love this. It borders on obscene.
|Snow White's Scary Adventures. It's all theatre baby.|
I like to set up our Halloween indoor decorations as soon as October starts because it is my favorite holiday ("Naturally", you say, and I agree). We have the usual decor for Halloween, lots of skulls, creepy bottles with super neato labels, purple lights, creepy cloth for hiding our less spooky stuff, spiders, pumpkins, skeletons, you know, standard. Stuff you can buy at any store, and lots of you probably have the same.
So this year, I decided to make some cool props from "NBC" for Halloween, and some that will come out when the Christmas decorations arrive. The plan is to leave our Halloweentown swag up and add the Townspeople's version of Christmas in December. Oh yes, a very creepy Christmas! Here are some photos of my fun time projects.
First up, the spider snowflake Jack cuts out while trying to understand the whole Christmas thing in his tower home. I cut it out of paper to begin with, and then used those cool foam sheets that are super thin and come in lots of colors. I plan on cutting many of them and hanging them from fishing line.
Next: Jack's chalkboard. In the movie he is standing at a chalkboard doing a very complicated formulation to try and scientifically understand Christmas. Mine is small, the chalkboard part itself is about 8 1/2" by 11".
|It's an exact copy of Jack's formulations.|
Then I decided to go bigger: the cute snake that gobbles the Christmas tree. He's about 8' long and poseable. Careful, cause he's lying in wait in our Halloween tree. There are more, but I'll share that on another day. I am waiting for paint to dry on some other things. I have some bigger props and some smaller ones that are completed or in various stages of completion. Plus the Husband is making a life size Jack!
|He doesn't have a "name" in the film.|