My job every year is to get the candy, carve the pumpkins, make sure everyone gets fed before and after the scarefest (or both), and to scour the stores after Halloween for the next year's additions.
There's a headless horseman pumpkin around somewhere, but I didn't get a pic of him. The guy in the back is supposed to be from Gears of War, but his freakin' face came apart right at go time. I put back what I could with toothpicks.
I did actually get to scare people this year. The guys made me a coffin to stand in, and I was hiding a mini flashlight to make the baby go off. You have to imagine it without the camera flash - pitch black. We have a lot of props and usually have 2 or 3 scarecrows that leave them guessing what's real and what's not, so a surprising majority didn't know I was real. Until I moved. The mom's were especially fun to scare. They scream the loudest.
Look closely at the back right corner. Now picture it again as pitch black. Even the ones who figured out from last year that there was likely a guy in a Morph Suit hiding somewhere, had no idea when or where he'd strike. He was great. For the little kids, he'd reach into the bucket at the same time. Bigger kids & adults, he'd full on pop out and scare them, or he'd sneak up behind them. They'd get their candy and just when they thought it was safe, turn to go. My ears are still ringing.
So Happy Halloween from the Demon Family. You can see now where my baby gets his green skin.
Maybe it will be just as good if we only have some of the stuff out and kids have to ring the doorbell on the right to get candy next year. What do you think?
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