- The popper goes up and down, instead of the circular motion you find in a lot of online examples.
- I added animation to the head so it turns sideways, and opens its mouth.
- And it is a ghost, black armature covered with RIT treated cheese cloth.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Hi everyone. Latest take on Ghosts is a ghost tombstone popper. In the video below I show the ghost popper under black light and in action, and I detail how I made the popper. The main features of the popper are:
Friday, July 25, 2014
Hi everyone, I FINALLY got some time to work on props. This blog will show the rest of the Murdniwg tombstone. Next project will complete the ghost tombstone popper I was not able to complete for the HauntForum contest. First, some pictures of the tombstone, followed by a video of how the rocker works. Sorry to be brief, I have lots to do at the moment :)
Monday, February 17, 2014
I have recently started visiting Disney World and the Haunted Mansion as much as I can (season passes are great), call it my way of decompressing from life and work. This past Halloween I introduced the Haunted Mansion into my yard haunt by using various versions of Grim Grinning Ghost (as done in the ride), and decided that I wanted to pay tribute to the Mansion graveyard scene (in the ride, not outside) in my haunt. First step was to recreate elements of the graveyard, so I showed up early so I could 'document' the graveyard, and I was really surprised when I studied the pictures and found out that there were only a few tombstones used over and over throughout the graveyard. A little research starting with some links from the Haunted Mansion thread at HalloweenForum, and I found out that the tombstones have been referred to as the nine old men, a tribute to Disney's original animators. I built my own collage using pictures I took: