The 2009 Prop List ShortFall

9.01.2010

POSTED IN A HAUNTING IN 2009, HALLOWEEN PROPS

The 2009 Prop List ShortFall

In this series of posts, we’ll share some of the prop ideas that got axed from our 2009 Halloween prop list due to lack of time, energy and money – all you fellow home haunters know the drill!

  • Marauding scarecrows in a corn field…

    See Axed Idea #1 Below

  • Moving arms and grasping hands for UberGrim…

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  • Completed Haunted Organ…

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  • Completed Edgar the reading Werewolf scene…

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  • Spider Cave…

    Pls check back later because Something Wicked This Way Comes!

  • Sadly, due to lack of time, the biggest thing we axed from our “To Do” list was our Halloween party – Fear Fest!

Axed Idea #1…

The Marauding scarecrows in a corn field idea…

1 or 2 scarecrows on posts in a “field” of corn stalk stooks. Under the menacing glare of the scarecrows, the Tots have to wind their way thru the stooks to get to the entrance of the haunt. The corn field would have replace our graveyard

One maybe both scarecrows are live actors and after the Tots have moved past them they could jump down (about 2 feet) off their posts and spook/chase the Tots up to the haunt’s door where they’d have to beg to get in!

When the door opens and lets them in, the scarecrow(s) again take up their perches and wait for the next batch of victims.

For this scare tactic to work effectively we’d have to set it up around a corner, out of view from the next victims so as to maintain the surprise scare of the scarecrows jumping down.

As always there would be some safety considerations, pls read our beware page. Off the top of our heads, some of the things we’d have to consider would be things like;

  • From the point where the scarecrows jump down and start scaring, the remaining path to the haunt entrance should be straight and free of obstructions and tripping hazards.
  • The “jump” height of the scarecrow actors should be safe, really more of a step down height
  • The scarecrow costumes should be free of things that could potentially get hung up on their posts when they are dismounting to avoid an accidental real life hanging or other injuries!
For Any Of These Ideas;

As the old saying goes; “Nothing is really new – it has all been done before in some fashion or other” but as far as we know, these are our original ideas. If you go ahead and use them please let us know how it turns out for you, send us pictures & tell us about your experience and we’ll posted it here on the site.

On the other hand if you have already done something like this, same thing, please let us know how it turned, send us pictures and tell us about your experience and we’ll posted it here on the site. Thanks for sharing.

THIS SERIES OF POSTS ARE A WORK IN PROGRESS

Where we’ll continue to expand on the prop idea that we never got to in 2009. Maybe you can use them, Maybe you already did them and can share some pointers…

Please check back later – BECAUSE

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Cheers ScreamingScarecrow.

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