Thursday, September 2, 2010

So did you carve that

out of a block of foam?

Really, ah...no, that would have been the easy way :D

Remember this prop?  Well, as you can see our original idea to mud the craved rock shape looked more like she was coverd in a blanket....it was painful.  We ripped it apart and went with Plan B, which I think was originally Plan A.   We like to do things the hard way.

Instead of the chicken wire and fabric we decided to just make the uncarved part of the statue out of pieces of scrap pink foam.  Elyssa spent a lot time fitting pieces in there and then we used, glue, two-part expanding foam and Great Stuff to hold it together and fill in the gaps.

First paint job was...well, not good.  So here she is in her (mostly)*finished state. Elyssa and I are not 100% happy with her...but she will do for this year.

I present:
Margie B.

She is the replacement video effect for Dean the talking head.  We love Dean, but after 4 years...he and we need a break. 

Margie B is inspired by the small statue video effect (Leota) that is at the end of the Haunted Mansion ride.

Our friend and big fan of the Graveyard Margie Boule helped us record and eerie Halloween song for her to sing.  We recorded her vocals a couple of weeks ago, we will film her when she gets back from vacation later this month.

Really looking forward to seeing this one finished.

This is a milestone for the Graveyard.  This is the first time we have made something that will replace a prop that will not end up somewhere else in the yard....no, Dean will spend this Halloween as decor for the party....or in the closet, depends on the frog queens mood :D

* might have to adjust the face shape after we project Margie's actual face on the molded face.

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