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Best Halloween Playlist: Songs about Ghosts!

Thirteen songs are enough to anchor a good Halloween party playlist. Not all of these are on your iPod, I’ll bet either. If your friends are like mine, their creativity shines brighter when they have a set theme to work … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home, Part VI: Senses and Assessments

By Michael Cieslak Considering everything we have covered so far, I can hear you ask “Zed, what else can we possibly have to cover?” Well, voices in my head, allow me to first thank you for the lead-in. While sight … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home, Part V: Professional FX on a Budget

By Michael Cieslak A trip to the local Halloween store can be a little daunting. Generally speaking, I visit the Halloween stores in the area a number of times during the eight to ten weeks that they are in business … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home, Part IV: Lights, Props, Action!

By Michael Cieslak Why are we afraid of the dark? Humans rely on sight far more than any of our other senses, so it seems a pity that our night vision is not as good as that of a lot … Continue reading

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Horrific Snacks: Skull Pies!

Can a pastry truly capture the spirit of Halloween? Skull Pies from Why Not Pie certainly try very hard! The pastry takes on a pleasing bone-like appearance when cast in the form of a skull, and the fruit filling inside … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home: Part III : Skeletons, Skulls, and Straw Men — Populating Your Haunt

By Michael Cieslak By this time, you have spent months planning your home haunt, meticulously determining where each and every prop should be placed. You’ve arranged your material to maximize your Spooky Quotient (SQ), but it still looks like something … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home Part II: Setting The Scene

By Michael Cieslak Welcome to part two of our discussion of how to haunt your home. As noted in our first installment, we’re investigating what is required to turn your residence into something fantastically frightening for Halloween. In terms of … Continue reading

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How To Haunt Your Home Part I: Planning

By Michael Cieslak My name is Zed, and I’m a professional home haunter. I’ve been approached by the Head Nightmarian to discuss the ins and outs of turning your home and/or yard into something terrifying this October. For those unfamiliar … Continue reading

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How to Haunt Your Home, Part One: Planning

By Michael Cieslak My name is Zed, and I’m a home haunter. I’ve been approached by the Head Nightmarian to discuss the ins and outs of turning your home and/or yard into something terrifying this October. For those unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Making Funny Faces at Home – Plaster Facial Casts

It’s been a week now since Elsa’s “Best Date Ever” and we figured it was good time to rekindle the magic of that experience… and cast some more plaster heads. We left StudioFX101 not only with plaster casts of our … Continue reading

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Best Date Ever–Face Casting at StudioFX101

— by Elsa L. What makes for a memorable date experience? For me, the best dates are unique, perhaps extravagant and indulgent outings, where I get to experience new sensations while bathed in the attentions of my loved one and … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Colorful Skulls

There’s nothing wrong with bone colored bones but you’ve got to admit that it’s a bit the over-obvious choice. This weekend I decided to spice up my collection of skulls with a bit of color. These same techniques, I suppose, … Continue reading

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HOW-TO: Zombie Sign

A friend of mine is teaching a class on Sociology Through Zombies. Her classroom desperately needed a sign that warns, “Danger, Zombies” so I made her one. I found the perfect raw materials at the local Halloween Store. I find … Continue reading

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Halloween Playlist: 13 Songs about Ghosts

Thirteen songs are enough to anchor a good Halloween party playlist. Not all of these are on your iPod, I’ll bet either. If your friends are like mine, their creativity shines brighter when they have a set theme to work … Continue reading

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Halloween Playlist: 13 Songs about Wolves, Werewolves and Shapeshifters

“…Thirteen songs are enough to anchor a good party mix. This playlist is for a lycanthropic party…” Continue reading

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Party: Jell-O Blood Worms

Worms are the ideal finger food, high in protein, plentiful on earth, green-friendly. But if the folks you’ve invited are simply not cool enough to devour the real thing, try these amazing simulations. The technique is elegant and the effect … Continue reading

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Halloween Party Playlist – Progressive Rock

Progressive Rock (70’s Era) Continue reading

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Halloween Party Playlists – Moldy Oldies

Music provides a solid foundation for the best parties and Halloween parties are no different. The signature piece for this style of Halloween party would be the Theme Song to “The Munsters.” Continue reading

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