Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Post Halloween - Cheap, Easy, Good Scare Prop

A portfolio/gallery of my entire display is in the works. In the meantime, I thought I'd post some specific prop related things tonight that I wanted to last week before my camera got lost.


I hoped to entice the trick or treaters who shy away from going under the guillotine arch leading to the front porch with a sign offering extra treats to those who do (as seen in the previous post).

I used an old store bought, motion sensor talking skull from my stash. I kept the look and feel of the Beware of Monster sign and glued a large spike made out of foam board to the forehead (plus painted a few cracks on it). Once hung up, it had the fun illusion of being nailed to the arch.

Not only did it add a nice detail to the guillotine, but was a really cheap, quick, easy and effective scare. Folks already nervous about crossing under the blade triggered the skull giving them an extra startle.

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