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Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

News Coverage This Year: Mashable ABC News New York Times Fox 13 Utah Salt Lake Tribune FRONT PAGE Houston Chronicle USNEWS NeatoRama Times Union  Connecticut Post KBRQ Radio Relevant Magazine WINA Radio   Videos Of The Display: Salt Lake Tribune Inside Edition ...and my personal favorite news spot so far: Toy Man Television   Building… Continue reading Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

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Halloween 2017 Lighting Alpha Test

Because Lighting is the Key to Halloween   Here we go on finishing and lighting! I need to be done with the whole thing after tomorrow so the news can come by to do a spot on the Sunday broadcast.     His arm is looking like it's getting formed up, after tack-nailing in some… Continue reading Halloween 2017 Lighting Alpha Test

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King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

I have been hot-gluing his hairy fabric shell together all day, and his trapezius muscles are looking good so far. What do you think of the profile?   We moved him out of hiding to take on the over-the-fence challenge. Will we break our necks? Let's find out when we try to lift him up… Continue reading King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

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Newest Updates on DO9’s King Kong Halloween Build

Today was a productive day! We got Kong's head basically finalized last night and added to the Empire State Building today. Check out the progress!     I snipped out these spire additions from the last styrofoam sheet we got (for free!) and painted them in the darker grey color.  This is going to define… Continue reading Newest Updates on DO9’s King Kong Halloween Build

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Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

So here's what we're going for with our top-of-the-ESB Kong idea. That, mixed with a bit of Kong from the 20's-era Jack Black rendition of the movie. Let's see where we get with this!   Ok, so you have to start somewhere...we blocked in a cardboard base and added some wood so we can attach… Continue reading Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

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Halloween 2017 Progress

So, does anyone know what the theme is yet this year? Leave your guess in the comments! We're all done building with wood, or at least for the main structure. Now we need a spire!   I asked my neighbors Johnny and Elva (who run the bike business, "The Bike Lady") for some old bent… Continue reading Halloween 2017 Progress

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Halloween is coming…

Here is where we're beginning this year! Just using 2x4s to build upward and gain some height. Any guesses so far? This sucker is pretty tall; about 20' up from the lawn. Getting there... Sturdy enough to stand on, so that's good! See our related posts below for previous years! This one will be the… Continue reading Halloween is coming…

Halloween Displays

Halloween 2016: [How-To] Huge Dragon Prop With Viking Ship

Ok, this year Tera's idea was to build a big dragon and a Viking ship, put the dragon on the roof of our house, and have the Vikings shooting at the dragon. That leaves us with a fairly easy theme for our party guests to comply with, and also it appeals to the kids (who,… Continue reading Halloween 2016: [How-To] Huge Dragon Prop With Viking Ship

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Halloween 2015: [How-To] Billy Bones Skeleton Train

    This year Tera suggested doing a a skeleton train with a Western theme.  I, of course, have no idea how to build a train.  I am looking forward to giving it a good try, although it could be a colossal failure and waste of wood supplies. It should be a fun week that… Continue reading Halloween 2015: [How-To] Billy Bones Skeleton Train

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Halloween 2014: [How-To] Moored Pirate Ship at Port Plunder

Halloween is the best holiday in my opinion. It's fun, interesting, and there are no gifting or family obligations to keep up with. It's pretty much as big or small a party as you want it to be, unlike other major holidays.  We just LOVE Halloween! Last year we spent about 30-40 hours throwing together… Continue reading Halloween 2014: [How-To] Moored Pirate Ship at Port Plunder

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Halloween 2013: [How-To] Hellbrier Cemetery and Morgue, LLC

This is our first attempt at a ridiculous and extensive Halloween display, which we have decided we want to do because trick-or-treating is tragically dying out.  With the horrible introduction of "trunk-or-treating," no kids (well, very few)  go door to door anymore.  Last year I made a pumpkin head man about 8 feet tall and put… Continue reading Halloween 2013: [How-To] Hellbrier Cemetery and Morgue, LLC