So, about three years ago I saw a prop from a home haunter that was a face coming out of a TV. It was super creepy and I loved it. I wanted to put it in our haunt, but a TV in a graveyard seemed odd, even for a Halloween display.
It took me a couple of days but suddenly the very obvious way to use it came to mind... a tombstone with a face coming out of it! Why it took a couple of days to come up with that is anybody's guess, I certainly don't know why.
But, I digress. I immediately sat down and drew up the plans and then, nothing. I never had time to build it.
But, that was the first year. Like I said, this idea is three years old.
Last year I revisited the idea and actually cut out a tombstone with a hole in the middle and went out and bought a small motor. "Small" is the operative phrase here. It was too small to push the face through the mesh. I then took apart several house fans and for one reason or another just couldn't make it work.
That brings us to this year. This year I was walking through a Halloween store when I saw this...
|People with money and means can make this work using cheap plastic!|
So, for a price slightly cheaper than I paid for a motor I will probably never use, I bought this Halloween prop and cannibalized it!
Here's what I did...
|I took the face, conveniently housed in a face shaped motor housing and strapped it to the tombstone I made last year with pipe strapping and a couple of screws. Notice the little shelf where the old motor was once mounted, now no longer necessary.|
|Here's the front.|
|And here is the ghost face pushing out of the tombstone|
That's why I said the project is nearly complete.
I'll show you what it looks like when I finish.