Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween, 2008, redux


We lose our dining room to boxes and bags full of Halloween goodies, and I'm not talking candy. 3 boxes of outdoor extension cords, multitaps, and black lights alone. 3 fog machines, 1 strobe, 1 thunder/lightning generator. Then there are the bones, skulls, skeletons, motion sensitive ghosts, not to mention gravestones, rats, and spiders.

It's hard to carve a pumpkin when your dog wants your attention. Notice her perfect-for-halloween-colors.

Things look pretty ordinary during the daytime, but wait until dark!

You'd think that this headless scarecrow is just like our other one. But no. *This* one is my 12 year old son. Taken with the flash, you can tell there's a person in there, but keep scrolling down to the magic of fog, lights, and nighttime and see the transformation.

You can really fog up the neighborhood with 3 fog machines.

A closer view of my 'headless' son.

A closer look at the fake scarecrow.

The boneyard.



After: The complete effect. Notice the spooky skulls in our upstairs window.

My 15 year old son was too cool to hang out with us. He went to a Halloween party dressed as Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books.


  1. Never enjoyed Halloween so much and i am impressed everyday with creativity of you!
    Thanks Lisa, it was soo MUCH fun!

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for blogging these terrific pictures. You guys go all out. It looks like so much fun.


  3. Kids REALLY have to want candy to brave this bone-chilling display, don't they? ;-)

    Looks like y'all have waaaaay too much fun on Halloween. Thanks for sharing the pics!

  4. The Halloween Halins are in rare form. It almost felt like we were there. I would love to have seen the kids' faces when your scare crow grew a head. You guys are so creative. We had over 300 trick-or-treaters here but nothing like your display. You clearly need to be on this coast. Love, Your Oregon Family Branch