So here is your typical "graveyard" with the styrofoam headstones and silly names. It looked great at night, and it freaked out my overly-Religious neighbour who thought I must have been some sort of Satanist. Because....you KNOW....that only EVIL people celebrate Hallowe'en......
I guess it didn't help that I placed a tea-light candle in front of every grave...........and fake calla lilies.
With the help of "The Monster List" of Halloween Props.... (yeah...they spell it without the apostrophe).....I learned how to make this nifty cemetary fence using only PVC pipe and spruce "strapping", and a whole lotta black spray paint!!!
Next is my masterpiece. My "Mahakala Jack' o' Lantern". I wanted to include some spiritualism in my celebration. Mahakala is "The Great Power of Time" in Tibetan Buddhism.
Now THIS one took quite a bit of effort. I cut the signs from an old fence, tried to carve out the letters with a cheap Dremel-tool wannabe, then just ended up painting the letters on instead. I traced them on in graphite first, copying them from an old Letraset catalogue. Remember that stuff? Letraset? If you don't, then you're too damn young!!!!!
Anyway, I was very pleased with the result, and I hope to use it during Hallowe'ens to come.