View Full Version : My Halloween project, inspired by The Haunted Mansion UPDATE pg 2!

10-11-2005, 01:37 PM
After a lot of late nights spent in the garage drawing and painting, it all came out Sunday afternoon! The kids and I had a great time with this and I must say, its attracting quite a bit of attention. We want to add more but not sure what right now. Thanks for looking!

10-11-2005, 05:25 PM
You did such a great job!! I love it, very creative.

Soccer Princess
10-11-2005, 05:59 PM
That's awesome! You did an amazing job!

10-11-2005, 06:32 PM
all I can say is WOW!!!! :earseek:

10-11-2005, 06:37 PM
Great job. I love it. If that were anywhere near San Antonio and I drove past it, I'd probably want to take a picture with it!!!!!!!!!

10-11-2005, 07:24 PM

That looks great!

10-11-2005, 08:17 PM
oooh, you can come do my yard anytime! that's fantastic! maggie

10-11-2005, 09:53 PM
Thanks everybody! It was a lot of fun. I'm thinking of adding the gravedigger and the dog next year.

10-11-2005, 10:24 PM
Wow, that is AMAZING. Great work!!!! I just love it.

sweet maxine
10-11-2005, 11:24 PM
That's a hoot!

I really admire all your hard work. I know it must have taken a while for you to put all of that together.

10-12-2005, 08:21 AM
that is so cool! We could use you at our school haunted house next week. Want to fly up to Ohio?

10-12-2005, 08:50 AM
AWESOME job!!!! you and your kids are GR8 artisits!! I love the hitchhiking ghosts!!! WONDERFUL JOB--- Thanks for sharing the pic!!! :wave:

10-12-2005, 09:25 AM
That looks fantastic! You really did a wonderful job!!

10-12-2005, 11:00 AM
Great job, if I show this to my kids I know they will want to try and do it too!

10-13-2005, 02:35 PM
Great Job! Did you cut these out of plywood ? I've always wanted to make some tombstones for the yard, but never wanted to mess with cutting them out of plywood. I did do some out of heavy cardboard for our halloween party but they kept falling over. You did Great!


10-14-2005, 02:09 PM
Did you paint the traveling ghosts from just looking at pics of the HM ghosts!? They look JUST LIKE THEM!! :goodvibes

They covered making similar grave markers on Martha Stewart today: Grave Markers (http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=stv440016&layout=martha)

10-14-2005, 02:35 PM
wow! what a great job! that is something years from now you and your kids can look back at, and realize the fun you had together.

10-14-2005, 05:10 PM
Better make sure you have lots of candy...everyoneis going to want to come to your house! I love it!

10-14-2005, 06:36 PM
Wow! Very Cool! Great Job!!!

10-15-2005, 10:55 AM
It looks fantastic!! I really want to do something like this with the Nightmare Before Christmas-- figure I can pretty much leave it up between Halloween and New Year's!!

Any tips on doing this would be greatly appreciated-- did you use an overhead projector and trace the pix onto the plywood? :flower:

10-15-2005, 08:38 PM
Wow! That looks fantastic!

10-15-2005, 09:13 PM
Wow!!! That looks incredible. :)

10-16-2005, 10:41 PM
Yes, they are plywood. I found a site with the old attraction poster and saved it to my computer. I printed it out and drew them from that. For the tombstones, I looked up photos of the actual ones from HM and freehanded them. All the tombstones are from scraps left after I did the ghosts.

Saturday97, I really debated between this and Nightmare but with Nightmare I wouldn't know where to stop; I wanted Jack, Sally, Zero, OogieBoogie, Lock, Shock, and Barrel, the Mayor, the vampires... It would go on forever! HM was much simpler!

10-17-2005, 07:38 AM
Very impressive. You should post this over on the CB. I'm sure lots of people would enjoy seeing it!....................P

10-22-2005, 11:35 AM
Hunny pots, I know what you mean about getting carried away-- at this point I am considering a huge haunted house almost as tall as our house! My husband looks frightened every time I have a "new idea"! :rotfl:

10-22-2005, 05:08 PM
Wow! I am impressed! :goodvibes

11-01-2005, 01:31 PM
OK - I have to admit, we attracted quite a lot of attention last night. I could not believe the number of people taking pictures of their kids with my decorations - the camera flashes were almost constant for two hours! I loved it! Now I am even more inspired to top it next year!

11-01-2005, 02:01 PM
Now I am even more inspired to top it next year!

Don't do something different to top it, just add to it. That way you can reuse what you made. You can just make more things to go along with it.

You did a wonderful job by the way!

11-02-2005, 05:04 PM
You could do the Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Manison overlay! Just throw Jack Skellington and some snow covered pumpkins in the mix! :)

11-03-2005, 05:38 PM
VEEEERY COOL VEEEEERY COOOOL!!!!VEEEERY COOL!!!!!!!!!!VEEEERY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!