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« on: October 31, 2008 11:44:01 AM »

Three things to know about the display.

1) The theme is the ocean, more specifically what if those creatures struck back.

2) I made everything but the garland you will see in these pictures.

3) It's actually green. The fabric creatures are stuffed with recyclable materials (newspapers, to be specific, which will go to the recycling center on Monday). The wood was left over from previous projects and not chopped down to fit the design. The fencing was removed from my grandmother's house when we got rid of a garden and will be reused for various projects. The burlap on the squid will be sewn into bags for my father to use while fishing. The muslin tentacles are going to be used for bags and stuffed creatures. The detailed wood pieces - hook, dollar bill, etc. - were scraps from my grandmother's house renovations that were close enough to the shapes I needed to be painted and used. The fishing line hanging system will be reused for mobiles. The balloons were special ordered through a friend and are 100% biodegradable. The draped fabric will be used on other projects. The eel will be separated and re-stuffed as bolster pillows, and the shark will hang in my room as is since it's pretty badass. The poultry netting was bent, but not cut. It will be removed from the wooden form, rolled up, and reused in the garden next year.

Here are day pictures. Click title of picture to get larger size. I will edit later with night shots that show off the lighting and effects scheme. After day pictures, naturally.

Two Wide Shots from different angles:

Fish Monsters:


Electric Eel:

Fishing Line:



« Last Edit: October 31, 2008 04:02:36 PM by TrentSketch - Reason: added night photos » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008 06:47:44 AM »

Well, I certainly wasn't expecting 10 hours of Halloween day prep time hanging and arranging all the decorations to go down with zero response, but stranger things have happened. Not to mention two months of planning and an additional two months of construction.

At least the people who visited the house appreciated the efforts. Many children were afraid to come to the door. The parents were all extremely complimentary and for the fourth year running people wandered all over the yard taking photographs and filming the decorations, constantly asking how I did what I did.

I guess I don't need to post any tutorials, videos, or additional photos, either.

Nice knowing you, Craftster.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009 06:18:22 AM »

Wow!  I was late in finding this for sure...but awesome job!!  I love the idea of the theme.  So out of the norm of zombies and ghosts.  So creative...wish I could have seen that in person!  Shocked

It's a moat.  Filled with badgers.
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