Just in case you need a little break from all the burlesque - here's the start of this year's Halloween Watch.
Do you remember last year I went around taking photos of all the weird and wacky things that happen here in the USA in the run up to Halloween? You don't? OK, here are some links to posts about fab garden/yard decorations, costumes, supermarket overkill etc:
Halloween Watch 2010 pt 1 and why I didn't really get Halloween (as you'll soon tell, I'm a total convert now)
Halloween Watch 2010 pt 4 - The outdoor decorations are getting bigger and scarier (if you're going to click on only one of these links, make it this one - some of the decorating has to be seen to be believed)
I'll put up some photos of what the neighbours have out in their gardens/yards after this next weekend (I'm off to BurlyCon!) but here are some initial pics of what we've making and putting up ourselves (Halloween comes just at the right time with school hols for being crafty!). Photos are by Goth Child, as part of her school Photography class homework she had to document the break with a sort of photo journal, which was very useful for the blog!
I know our 'graveyard' is looking a bit sparse at the moment, but we've only being decorating for 2 years now.....I plan to 'invest' in a couple more gravestones each year, and possibly letting Goth Child have her way eventually and letting her make some zombies 'coming out' of the ground....possibly. She's a bit gruesome.
Our motion sensitive Frankenstein's monster - he shouts things about wanting a jumpstart and needing more juice before shaking to electrifying noises when you walk past him.
We made a big spider out of a plain black sheet ($3.99) from Goodwill and stuffed him full of old plastic shopping bags. I think he looks cute.
And we're slowly filling up the garage doors with black cardboard bats.......yep, and batman symbols....
And in all our front facing windows we've made silhouettes out of big sheets of cardboard.....but I'll have to post some pics of these another day because Goth Child refused to go out and be my photographer last night and sent me to do it with instructions about changing the ISO and other stuff that I didn't understand......as you can see: