If Professional Halloween Designer ever becomes a viable career, my husband would sign up for the job faster than the Naughty Nurse costume sells out at our local Halloween Store. His is no casual, “oh, it’s October, maybe I’ll think about decorating” approach. He starts surfing Halloween websites and blogs in August looking for new ideas.
These little skeletons are referred to as bluckeys, and Halloween aficionados are always on the lookout for creative uses. The pirate theme is popular, but at our house, this is the first year we had a bluckey ladder attempting a break in.
I like the little details:
This cat actually scares our real black cat Truman, as well as the poodles across the street who alternately bark at it and run from it.
Nick’s design philosophy is “more is more” as is clear from the ever growing population of rats, spiders and snakes that decorate the house.
Frankie’s been appearing in the bathroom window for years, but definitely scarier at night when you can’t see the floral wallpaper.
If you dig this kind of thing, check out the Monster Page of Halloween Projects where the Halloween faithful post photos, video, instructions and schematics for creating everything from Attack-a-gator to Baby Alien in a Specimen Jar.
Nick tries to suck me into his hobby by regularly requesting design advice, but amazingly “Does my Grim Reaper focal point look better holding 3 skulls, or a complete bluckey?” was not something we covered in design school.
If you know a site with fun Halloween photos, let me know.