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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: low budget: any ideas to decorate the house? on: October 23, 2006 04:28:28 PM
I made a scary curtain out of a cut up black trash bag to hang in my porch (cut down one side and open up the bottom, then cut strips from the bottom up and pull out the plastic to make them longer), then cut holes in the bottom of trick-or-treat pumpkin buckets and put them over the lights leading up to my house.  I also added some $.67 spiderwebs to the bricks and stuck some candles in the mulch for a spooky effect.  They'll be lit on Halloween night.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Anyone here have bad taste?-- Costume brainstorming on: October 23, 2006 04:25:23 PM
I too have not posted in ages! 

This year I want to go as Kim Jong Il (I am a small white female) and have my boyfriend (6'2 tall) go as "nuclear weapons" with him in my kimono with a radioactive sign on the back.  Cross-dressing tasteless funtime mixed with current events!

I also thought about him as Steve Irwin with the barb and me as a Stingray with half a tail.

He wants me to dress sexy but I can't convince him that Kim Jong Il or a stingray are sexy... maybe that's a good thing!
3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Monster Wreath *Now with tutorial* on: November 09, 2005 06:09:37 AM
You could put antlers or a Santa hat on too!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2005 Completed Costumes Scrapbook (completed projects with pictures go here) on: November 01, 2005 02:10:35 PM
I don't have a good close-up of the punkin-head but we are getting pics e-mailed from a friend at some point so I'll try to post one of those.  We also took some photos in a photo booth at a bar last night and they turned out pretty funny b/c I am making all different expressions and behind me there's the same old punkin-head...except for the last picture where he pulled the pumpkin up to make a face.  Too bad I don't have a scanner!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2005 Completed Costumes Scrapbook (completed projects with pictures go here) on: November 01, 2005 11:23:53 AM
Oh no, it was an actual pumpkin.  We went to multiple stores trying to find one to fit his big head.  The "funkins" weren't big enough.  He was stopped by at least 30 people last night asking him if it was hot, did it stink, was he feeling claustrophobic, etc.  He said it was fine, but he had no peripheral vision so he kept tripping on stairs.  Lots of people took his picture too.  A friend said a CT scan might be needed to check for compressed vertebrae after having such a heavy pumpkin on his head all night, but he was fine.  I married a hard head just like myself.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Doggy referee on: November 01, 2005 10:34:14 AM
Pixie says thanks!
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2005 Completed Costumes Scrapbook (completed projects with pictures go here) on: November 01, 2005 10:31:59 AM
A bit late, but hey, we threw our costumes together yesterday after 3p.m. to go out last night.  "I feel your pain" to all the peeps who had costumes people didn't understand.  I was a Desperate Housefly.  My husband was the Great Pumpkin.  Both costumes were homemade and cost less than $15 total for new materials.

My costume was an apron I had with pantyhose tied to it.  The hose were stuffed with plastic grocery bags attached for the extra legs.  I sewed things representing each housewife on the extra legs (fake Ritalin for Lynette, a spatula for Bree, a clutch purse for Gabi, and a paintbrush for Susan).  I also had wings made from coathangers and plastic wrap, and antennae from pipe cleaners, eyes from floral foam balls covered in foil and attached to a headband.  I also made a strand of pearls.  Mr. Anthropologal carved his own pumpkin head and I cut a hole in a $3 black sheet, sewed some snaps so it would fit snugly and voila - costumes!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Doggy referee on: November 01, 2005 10:20:46 AM
Thanks!  Pics are fixed.  Alas, she didn't win a prize.  There were over 130 entries in the contest.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Doggy referee on: October 29, 2005 12:40:58 PM
My dog Pixie is going to a Halloween costume contest tomorrow dressed as a referee.  Mainly because she only knows one trick, touchdown!  Referees are also very scary!

As you can see, the costume is a baby t-shirt with black stripes painted on.  I sewed some pants out of an old stretchy skirt I never wore.  I added a pocket and sewed in a yellow penalty flag.  I also sewed snaps in the pants and on the t-shirt so they won't come untucked.
10  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Halloween tree on: October 03, 2005 04:23:12 PM
Thanks ya'll!  The tree is just an oak branch I found in our yard after the last storm.  I also draped some Spanish moss on it for a spooky effect.  That would be awesome to dress as a tree and scare people!  When I was about 7, some friends and I made a homemade haunted house in the back yard and charged the other neighborhood kids a quarter to walk through.  One of the things we did was dig a hole to hide in, then one of us dressed as a vampire, got in the hole and was covered by pine straw.  It looked like a regular pile of pine straw on the ground but when people would walk by the vampire would jump up and scare them.  It was awesome!
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