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« on: October 06, 2006 01:27:09 PM »

ok, this is my house:

And these are the decorations we have so far:
He changes when you move (ignore the glare)
and the generic skeleton, with an eyepatch

We also have a ship wheel and a black flag with a jolly roger (skull and cross bones for those not in the know).
Mom had some stuff up, but then we pointed out that it wasn't October yet, but now that it is october we can put it back up. She had the flag on the flagpole(by the door) and the picture on one door, and the skeleton and wheel on the other(fake) door.

I need more ideas on how to decorate it and such.
I was thinking some fishing nets, but where would you find those? make them out of thin rope from the hardware store?
A plank to "walk the plank"
I was also thinking of getting some plywood or somesuch and making something to go infront of the bushes (because ships don't have bushes, heh)
I think I'm gonna make mom my dress up as a pirate lady to hand out golden dubloons (those little gold chocolate coins) out of our black cauldron
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006 03:56:44 PM »

I would advise forgetting the fishnets (I've never seen a pirate with a fishnet!) but I think it would be cool to get some thin gauzy fabric  like cheesecloth, and hang it from things to billow like sails on a ghost ship.

If you can, use dim indirect lighting (red, if you can get it, maybe some red glowsticks from DollarTree)
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006 08:17:02 AM »

Ah! I don't have any more suggestions (although I'll think of it at work. Give me something to do)... but that picture looks so cool! Is that bought or made?

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006 08:33:40 AM »

ooh, ooh, use lots of ultraviolet light, it's really freaky! Also, maybe treasure chests? If it's a multi-room thing, decorate sheets to look like sails and drape them across your doorways. Do you think I'm a little too into this ...?

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006 08:47:45 PM »

The picture is from Menards, I've never been there, seeing as we don't have one where I live, but my mom and her brother made a dy trip out of it, it is his favorite store.
Cheese cloth is good, its only 50 cents a yard.
My mom bought these flame lamps at spencers, they make it look like our drapes are on fire if you aren't paying attention.
Outside, Inside, Inside w/ flash

Do you think we need another in the middle?

And a pic of the flag
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