Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! We got into the Halloween spirit this year by decorating the house and handing out candy to the kids. We got about 50 kids this year. Not bad, but far from our record of 80+ kids two or three years back.

Our theme this year was The Nightmare Before Christmas ... since it practically is Christmas, at least in most retail locations. So to bring our theme to life, we made a Jack Skellington cut-out to post on our front door.

Our door greeter was none other than Jack Skellington ... not bad for a 39-cent posterboard, a pair of scissors and a Sharpie. (10/31/05)

Then, on the door-length fogged-glass window next to our front door, we made a back-lit shadow image of Jack and Sally in Halloween Town. It looked pretty good, I must say.

Our back-lit shadow image turned our pretty well, I have to say. (10/31/05)

We completed the effect with music from The Nightmare Before Christmas Disneyland holiday CD. We had so much fun putting it all together, I think we'll expand on it next year.

Here's the view from a few feet back. Happy Halloween everybody! (10/31/05)

.... One more thing ...

Tom and Christine sent me some cool pics of the awesome costumes that Christine sewed herself. Unfortunately, the Halloween party they went to Saturday night was so lame, no one hardly paid any attention to their costumes. So in tribute to Christine's hard work (and excellent results), I thought I'd post them here.

Christine as ... Dolly Parton! Although Christine already had some of Dolly's attributes, the costume really made them pop. (10/29/05)

Tom as ... Anakin Skywalker! In his version, however, Anakin is large and in charge! (10/29/05)

Great job T&C!!!


Tom said...

By "large and in charge" you mean like, really strong and tough-looking right? Just checking...

Loren said...

Awesome decorations. Did you make the back lit Nightmare decoration yourself? Or did you buy the pattern somewhere? It's COOL.

James & Tim said...

That's all hand-made, baby!!!

Well, except for Jack and Sally themselves. For that, we made a xerox copy of a picture and cut it out. :)

TIM said...

By "large and in charge" we were talking about Christine's rack! :)

Butterfly Queen said...

Awesome window!! Come decorate my place next year, please.

Laura Gonzalez said...

Update your fricking blog already.