Friday, September 23, 2011


I purchased this creepy couple from Scarefactory. I've secured them to two skull panels which will be part of my front entrance to my Mausoleum this Halloween.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


A much needed update this weekend. I replaced my two front entrance Gargoyle pillars with two new ones from Distortions Unlimited.

I didn't like the original color on the Gargoyles because they didn't match my pillars, so I re-painted them.

Here they are with a black base coat.

After painting them black, I sponged on two different shades of grey paint. I also wanted to add a little more detail to them, so I went to Michael's craft store and pick up some fall vine leaves and moss. I'm pleased on how they turned out.

The rest of my pillars were sanded down, re-painted, new flickering lights added, and some climbing fall vines.

All and all I'm just pleased to have another project for the haunt out of the way. Now back to working on the Mausoleum.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Rented a 26' truck to go pick up my walk through Mausoleum being stored in a warehouse.

Starting to realize this hobby of mine is getting expensive, but I'm Halloween obsessed!!!

Purchase something new for the Mausoleum this year, a 17' x 32' x 9' canopy tent. Now the kiddies won't get wet if it rains outside, also allows me to set everything up with out getting wet.

This will be the first year setting up the Mausoleum in the back yard, unfortunately I'm going to have to cut of two large sections of the fence so everyone can enter & exit the haunt. Shhhh don't tell my wife, I haven't told her yet!!!

Here's what the frame looks like set up, next step is to wrap the canopy tent around the frame. It will be gray on the outside to match my exterior wall panels, and the interior will be black to help keep the light out.

More pics of my progress will follow, thanks again to my family & friends for all your help today.

Friday, September 9, 2011


I finished my fall garden, now back to working on my haunt.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


My Niece just started a new job at Bath & Body Works and she surprized me today with this Light-Up Skeleton Coffin Hand Soap.

When you press the pump to dispense the green apple scented hand soap, it lights up flashing with and an eerie sound coming from the bottom of the bottle.

I was really impressed with their selection of Halloween proucts on their web site too.