WELCOME! So I'm *incredibly sure that we won't outdo last year in terms of the news coverage, but we are going to have every bit as much fun! Let's see what happens... **UPDATE** Here are the current links and videos to news coverage this year: Videos: NPR Interview: FOX13 UTAH KSL News TelemundoUtah (*Personal Favorite*)… Continue reading Halloween How-To 2018: Mr T. (Rex) and Dinosaurs at Jurassic Park
"Drunk on a ladder is the place to be, When you're plotting and scheming up Halloween. Lacerations from wire and burning hot glue, And constantly backing up to gain a better view, Of this year's monster you're creating. Hoping for awe while the folks are trick-or-treating. Some grown ups will say, "who'd you pay?" They… Continue reading Drunk On a Halloween Ladder -A Limerick by Sam
Introducing Mr. T (Rex)
...and so Halloween begins...
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!
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
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
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…
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