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2022-09-25 1:15:56 PM  
I don't see any smoke so it's gotta be all mirrors.
 
2022-09-25 1:24:35 PM  

flamark: I don't see any smoke so it's gotta be all mirrors.


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2022-09-25 2:14:33 PM  
I'm curious if it's unique to my area, but around here the houses with the most elaborate Halloween decorations are the ones that have flown Trump flags.
 
2022-09-25 6:06:47 PM  

theteacher: flamark: I don't see any smoke so it's gotta be all mirrors.

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Difficult to see, but it's there.
 
2022-09-25 7:00:35 PM  
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2022-09-25 7:17:15 PM  

aimtastic: I'm curious if it's unique to my area, but around here the houses with the most elaborate Halloween decorations are the ones that have flown Trump flags.


Not here.

We have a small "I'm better" thing going with a few houses in the cul de sac our house faces.

We put up the metal and plastic gravestones today, hanging decs after the first.

This year is a "if you want a full candy bar you're going to have to be Indiana Jones to not trigger jumping animatronics.

Hate Trump, we know the two republican houses in our neighborhood. They built in and aren't ready to accept the insanely diverse subdivision they live in now.

They do shiat Halloween.
 
2022-09-25 8:51:10 PM  
People started decorating for Halloween in August??  I thought Christmas decorations going up after Halloween was bad enough.
 
2022-09-25 9:00:55 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: People started decorating for Halloween in August??  I thought Christmas decorations going up after Halloween was bad enough.


What month are you in?
 
2022-09-25 9:02:35 PM  

baronbloodbath: theteacher: flamark: I don't see any smoke so it's gotta be all mirrors.

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Difficult to see, but it's there.


I was going to make a Spiderman "there's always a taller building" joke, but I see that it's covered.
 
2022-09-25 9:09:49 PM  

aimtastic: I'm curious if it's unique to my area, but around here the houses with the most elaborate Halloween decorations are the ones that have flown Trump flags.


So they know horror.
 
2022-09-25 9:12:11 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: People started decorating for Halloween in August??  I thought Christmas decorations going up after Halloween was bad enough.


In the north, if you wait until October, you're possibly decorating in 30-40 degree weather. That's also why Christmas decorations go up early and stay up until March.
 
2022-09-25 9:15:07 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: People started decorating for Halloween in August??  I thought Christmas decorations going up after Halloween was bad enough.



Drew changed his name on Twitter to "Boo Curtis 🎃👻" at the beginning of September and I thought that was too early.
 
2022-09-25 9:15:25 PM  

greatgodyoshi: Chief Superintendent Lookout: People started decorating for Halloween in August??  I thought Christmas decorations going up after Halloween was bad enough.

In the north, if you wait until October, you're possibly decorating in 30-40 degree weather. That's also why Christmas decorations go up early and stay up until March.


I'm from the north, and that's BS.
 
2022-09-25 9:16:31 PM  

aimtastic: I'm curious if it's unique to my area, but around here the houses with the most elaborate Halloween decorations are the ones that have flown Trump flags.


Interesting.

Around here (Canada), the houses with the most elaborate Halloween decorations are the ones that have their cars (giant trucks) bedecked in Canadian flags and have "Hire Back our Heroes" signs in their yards.

- covering your car in Canadian flags means that you're a "true" Canadian who stands up to the (Fark) Trudeau government that "took away our rights" by asking that you wear masks for your 15 minute grocery shopping trip
- the "heroes" in question are the medical health "professionals" that were let go because they wouldn't get vaccinated during a deadly virus outbreak
 
2022-09-25 9:26:33 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: greatgodyoshi: Chief Superintendent Lookout: People started decorating for Halloween in August??  I thought Christmas decorations going up after Halloween was bad enough.

In the north, if you wait until October, you're possibly decorating in 30-40 degree weather. That's also why Christmas decorations go up early and stay up until March.

I'm from the north, and that's BS.


That's how it is in the area that I live outside of Cleveland, and in most of Ohio that I've been through. Perhaps it's just an Ohio thing.
 
2022-09-25 11:00:51 PM  
The most effective HW decoration I ever made was really simple: I got some discarded boxes for giant-screen TV's from a dumpster and took them apart to create extra-long corrugated sheets.  Laid it out on the driveway, made a rough Sasquatch-like shape I called "The Shambler". Used a bucket of old black house paint that came with the house (Previous owner had painted some of the concrete block foundation black with it), stuck two red LED's and a battery pack where eyes should be, and propped it up using black zip ties against an aluminum folding ladder behind it. This thing was a story and a half tall. Placed it off the side of the driveway and a little behind a garden trellis. In the daylight, it wasn't that scary at all... but come dusk, the monster-shaped negative space it created up against the house made it very impressive from three or four doors down, either side of the block.  You'd hear the families working their way down the street and suddenly one of the kids would cry out as they would spot The Shambler, almost playing peek-a-boo around the side of the house, like it wasn't meant to be seen... and that somehow made it more scary.

Cost about $5 to make and was easy to dispose of.

/inflatables on the front lawn can GDIAF/
 
2022-09-26 12:14:21 AM  

Any Pie Left: The most effective HW decoration I ever made was really simple: I got some discarded boxes for giant-screen TV's from a dumpster and took them apart to create extra-long corrugated sheets.  Laid it out on the driveway, made a rough Sasquatch-like shape I called "The Shambler". Used a bucket of old black house paint that came with the house (Previous owner had painted some of the concrete block foundation black with it), stuck two red LED's and a battery pack where eyes should be, and propped it up using black zip ties against an aluminum folding ladder behind it. This thing was a story and a half tall. Placed it off the side of the driveway and a little behind a garden trellis. In the daylight, it wasn't that scary at all... but come dusk, the monster-shaped negative space it created up against the house made it very impressive from three or four doors down, either side of the block.  You'd hear the families working their way down the street and suddenly one of the kids would cry out as they would spot The Shambler, almost playing peek-a-boo around the side of the house, like it wasn't meant to be seen... and that somehow made it more scary.

Cost about $5 to make and was easy to dispose of.

/inflatables on the front lawn can GDIAF/


Pics?
 
2022-09-26 12:25:05 AM  
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2022-09-26 1:39:02 AM  
I thought my word picture was enough. I have a pic somewhere but not putting it up here because it would show my house and stuff

But go ahead and make one out of the cardboard boxes for refrigerators or flatscreen TV boxes. If you first open the main seal it will unfold to twice the original long dimension as a single piece.

If you're not sure you have enough cardboard, make the legs, head, and torso, then make arms as separate pieces. You can attach them with pencil sized dowels and zip ties, or the classic brass rivet thingies, or a nut, bolt and washers.  Get cheap used paint at habitat for humanity, mix a couple of blue and brown and/ or green shades to get black. Or a couple cans of krylon or Rust-Oleum flat black will work. If you're into wasting money.

The stepladder will be hidden if the cardboard legs take the same angle... Lay the opened ladder atop the uncut cardboard in your driveway and sketch around it, before you cut. I cut with emt shears and a carpet knife. Rough cutting is not at all bad for this.

You can fold up and store the shambler for next year.  You can also walk him down a street, or across a field, if you have any PVC pipe to give him a stiffened skeleton in the back, and two kids in black clothes, alternately advancing each leg. Mine was about twenty feel tall...

The led lights, you can get anywhere. I had a pair of these tiny give away mini flashlights from harbor freight, with red gels applied.
 
2022-09-26 3:38:13 AM  

Any Pie Left: I thought my word picture was enough.


No, they failed to paint the picture.
 
2022-09-26 10:27:49 AM  
Then I'm sorry for your lack of imagination.
 
2022-09-26 11:35:20 AM  
My first guess was fishing line.     Must not be breezy around there.

I've always wanted to do a big pepper's ghost illusion - when you open the front door there's a full fledged ghost standing in front of you.   Never got around to it when we lived in a neighborhood with trick-or-treaters.  We're out in the sticks now so I'd have to do it at someone else's house.  Just need a giant piece of glass...
 
2022-09-26 4:14:39 PM  
Just need a giant piece of glass...

No you don't. Clear plastic sheeting for winterizing windows will work, and is affordable, you just staple/tape it to a light wooden or PVC pipe frame, and hit it with a blow dryer or heat gun to take out the wrinkles.  Add a cheap laser or LED pico-projector at a 9-pdegree angle, fed by a phone or dvd or other media player, good to go.
 
2022-09-26 4:15:05 PM  
90-degree angle, that should have read...
 
2022-09-26 5:56:46 PM  
My favorite Halloween decoration.

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2022-09-27 6:09:08 AM  
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