Its just a start, but a good one. My mom also let me raid her craft room for all the paints as well as two big bags of assorted fabrics. I got started with a few props for the dolls, which will be made to look like iconic horror characters for our scavenger hunt. Here’s CarolAnne’s TV set:
The TV is made out of an old cardboard ring box. I painted it brown and cut a square hole in the lid for the screen. I cut a square piece of clear thin plastic from the package one my husband’s tools came in. I painted the static on a small piece of white paper by essentially stabbing it repeatedly with my paintbrush. I’m going to put a blue battery-operated tealight inside so that it will glow and flicker.
Here’s Jason’s hockey mask:
And here’s the start of Freddy Krueger:
I made the hat out of the cap from a cheap bottle of vodka. The brim is cut from a flexible piece of plastic. I know its not exactly a fedora, but I think especially once he has his signature maroon and brown striped shirt, he’ll certainly be recognizable as everyone’s favorite undead pervert. Here’s a better view of the claw hand thingy:
Its just a piece of the same plastic as the hat brim, painted brown of course, and the claws are broken safety pins. I cut the points off flat so no one would prick themselves. I still have to bend them out straight with needlenose pliers, so that they point out instead of up, but you get the idea.
I can’t wait to really hit this full force, I’ve been waiting to start the dolls for what feels like forever! Luckily, I have a day off tomorrow, and I can guarantee by evening I will be gleefully covered in paint and glue, and have much more to show you!