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Happy Halloween 2019 From The Ghoulie Guide

As the sun begins to set tonight and the crowds of kids and parents plot their trick or treat routes I thought I’d share with you some pics of last year’s yard haunt at The Ghoulie Graveyard! This is my front yard all dressed up for Halloween. I really love transforming it into a spectacle for the neighborhood to enjoy. Check it out!

The Ghoulie Graveyard 2018

Admittedly the lighting was a bit crazy (all colors of the rainbow) but it still threw cool shadows up on the house from the cemetery fence. I even added old tree branches that had fallen to the scene. Now for some close ups!

Cauldron creeper
My cauldron creeper!

I actually love the lighting here. The creeper which I never really did finish has a motor allowing his head to move up and down.

Fog zombie
My fog zombie.

The fog zombie was the first real prop I ever purchased for the yard haunt. A tube goes through the back of his mouth allowing chilled fog to roll out onto the grass in front of him.

My first DIY tombstone.

The tombstone above was my first DIY project with the SoCal Valley Haunters group. They taught me how to make tombstones out of foam and how to make them look real. It’s inspired me to make 6 more for next year. Below it are a couple of my witch mason jars. Sorry for the blurry image.

The Ghoulie Graveyard during the day.

The fence I had built the previous year worked wonders to keep spectators out of the prop area but still allowed them to trigger the werewolf and take as many pictures as they liked. It looks so peaceful during the day. But at night the graveyard comes alive with spooky ghoulies!

Hope you enjoy yourselves and have a safe and frightfully spooky Halloween this year!

The Debut of the October Calendar

The October Calendar

Hey fellow ghouls! This year I decided to create a Halloween advent calendar just for fun. I wanted something to help remind me of all the cool things to do during my favorite month. I’m calling it The October Calendar. You can click on each day and a surprise will be inside. You might find ideas for activities, food and treats or spooky Halloween quotes. Let me know what you think of it.

Here’s the link: The October Calendar

Enjoy!

Happy Halloween 2015

Chernobog Pumpkin 2015

Hello all you ghoulies out there! Happy Halloween 2015! Well the big day is finally here! Last night on All Hallows Eve, Eve we carved massive pumpkins and set up the decorations for our yard display. It was our dry run test to see how things would look when the trick or treaters arrive on Halloween night. Get a load of that Chernobog pumpkin my brother carved. Pretty awesome, huh? That was just one of about 4 or 5 pumpkins we carved this year. Keep reading and you’ll see a sneak peak of our yard display and the spooky eyes in the bushes effect. We have a lot planned for Halloween including a daytime costume carnival and evening of trick or treating and yard haunt fun. It will be the first time I use my self built laser vortex effect. I’ll be posting all of that good stuff soon. Until then, have yourselves a magical Halloween night everyone! Continue reading

Halloween Travel Destinations

Halloween Travel Destinations

October is a great time of year to travel, wouldn’t you agree? I mean, the leaves are turning beautiful colors, the weather is starting to cool off, and kids are back in school which means NO MORE CROWDS! It is the perfect time to get away so I’m going to do just that. For the next few days I’ll be exploring the city of New Orleans. I’ve read about so many interesting things to do and I doubt I’ll have time to do them all. But here are a few items on my must do list:

  1. Take a voodoo tour.
  2. Visit the spooky New Orleans cemeteries.
  3. Explore the swamps and bayous in a small boat.
  4. Stroll down Pirate’s Alley.
  5. Check out the mansion of author Anne Rice.

I’m hoping to do these things and more! I’ll be posting updates while I’m in New Orleans so stay tuned. As I was making this list, I began thinking of other creepy travel destinations I’d like to travel to. I also thought of some creepy places I’ve already been that you guys might like to visit someday. So I’ve put this Halloween travel bucket list together to get us inspired to travel like the Halloween enthusiasts we are. Continue reading