51 (edited by Cin Vhetin Monday, October 19, 2009 9:16 am)

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One year I had bought a zombie hand candle as a decoration, and it was really awesome. The fingers were raised up in the air and the hand itself was cut flat at the wrist so you could use the hand to simulate a living dead raising out of its tomb if you wanted (with minimum setting).

It had several layers of different types of wax materials which simulated skin, blood, and bones. The outer layer (skin) was greenish and would go away faster than inner layer (blood), which was red and was making a lot of liquid mess while melting. Then the bones layer wouldn't melt, just darken, so as it was melting it really looked like the skin would go away first, then the hand would bleed, and then you'd get the bone sticking out, with the tips getting darker and darker. Was really cool.

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Cin Vhetin wrote:

One year I had bought a zombie hand candle as a decoration, and it was really awesome. The fingers were raised up in the air and the hand itself was cut flat at the wrist so you could use the hand to simulate a living dead raising out of its tomb if you wanted (with minimum setting).

It had several layers of different types of wax materials which simulated skin, blood, and bones. The outer layer (skin) was greenish and would go away faster than inner layer (blood), which was red and was making a lot of liquid mess while melting. Then the bones layer wouldn't melt, just darken, so as it was melting it really looked like the skin would go away first, then the hand would bleed, and then you'd get the bone sticking out, with the tips getting darker and darker. Was really cool.

I had one of those and a skull candle that did the same thing. I can't find them anywhere now, if you see any let me know where. They were great fun and the kids loved them.

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That hand sounds awesome!! I got some skull-type ones last year that I didn't burn, I intend to use them this year. Plus I have some stick candles that are white and drip blood as they burn, got those two years ago. I haven't really seen anything like that this year though.

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54 (edited by Cin Vhetin Monday, October 19, 2009 7:32 pm)

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In reality deads don't bleed, lol. I still think the idea's fun. The white stick candles dripping blood sound really cool too.

It's over 10 years I haven't seen anything like the zombie hand I described though, maybe even longer. If I find any I'll sure tell! Wish I knew how to make some, would solve the whole searching process.

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Something similar I saw at Wal-Mart were these candies that were gummy hands with crunchy bones inside. There were feet and fingers too. I didn't get any.

No idea how to make candles though, especially layered ones like that, I would assume that would be hard.

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Those sound really good, I like all things gummy. It makes me hungry for gummy worms! XD

And that hand candle sounds wicked awesome. I've never seen or heard anything like it before, which is a pity. We can't really light open candles around the house though.... Katie, one of our cats, can be very hyperactive and nosy. So lighting candles could quite possibly lead to her getting burned, or wrose, actually catching on fire. =/

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57 (edited by Miba Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:17 am)

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My cats have learned about fire. One burned her nose a tiny bit the other singed a whisker and now they stay far away from flames. *shrug* Not really anything I could have done about that, pyromania being what it is. wink

(note: I didn't really do it to them on purpose, I was just showing them fire and I didn't know they'd lean in that close... guess it was kinda stupid though)

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Miba wrote:

My cats have learned about fire. One burned her nose a tiny bit the other singed a whisker and now they stay far away from flames. *shrug* Not really anything I could have done about that, pyromania being what it is. wink

(note: I didn't really do it to them on purpose, I was just showing them fire and I didn't know they'd lean in that close... guess it was kinda stupid though)

The whisker has since grown back.

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59 (edited by tachyonblade Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:14 am)

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No jock, my dog was so smart that he could hold a taper candle in his mouth when we went trick-or-treating until the point that it got too close to his mouth and then he would drop it and let us put another one in to replace it. He was sooo smart. This dog could climb ladders and he could just feel when you had had a bad day. Okay, I'm going to stop now because I am about to cry thinking about my childhood dog.  But the candle thing...WOW, it surprised us all...and the crazy thing is that one year he just suddenly picked up a candle, unlit, and followed us when we left the house to get the goods. I think that year I was a terrorist because the older brother in E.T. was going as one. What a stupid kid I was tongue

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When our elder cat Toby was just a tiny kitten, he lost all the whiskers on one side of his face suddenly. Coincidently he had a appointment with the vet a day or two later and the vet was puzzled by the sudden loss as well, and his only explination to it is that I was a naughty child and cut off his whiskers (which I didn't! >_<). But we think now what happened was that while in the basement he managed to crawl underneath the water heater since he was so small. And that all the whiskers were singed off since its, y'know, a water heater.

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Double post but whatever, it's been two days.

Anyways, I know what I'm going to carve now. It shall be a secret for the moment, in case someone here will actually find what I'm carving to be awesome, I want it to be a surprise.

On that note, does anyone know how to do those partial carved things? Y'know, when you get through the outerskin, but not all the way through to the inside. No one has EVER told me how to do that and it's very frusterating and limiting, so any help is appreciated.

Also, we got little Halloween lights for the first time and put them up in the front of the house, it's awesome. Gives it an extra touch of Halloween.

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We've had lights up for a while now, I do those every year, they're awesome!

As for carving pumpkins I suggest http://www.google.com

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Here in  Aussie we sort of think about it ,,I got myself a new scary Mask 
I go around the Street where I live  with my cloak and Mask on ,they haven't guessed who
it is ,,my friend sent me a Bat Bag and I get it filled with lollies even some Beer !!
The Guy who owns the Newsagent ask if he could borrow my horrorible Bat
that was sent to me  I told him it might scare People ,,as my Cat ..Siris won't
come near my computer area scared of the Bat he just GRINNED  ,he'll know why
I call this YULK!!!! so ugly .
  bats

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We've had lights up for a while now, I do those every year, they're awesome!

As for carving pumpkins I suggest http://www.google.com

Do it right, honey.

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65 (edited by Cin Vhetin Friday, October 23, 2009 8:54 pm)

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That tool has something scary Zivi. I hate when a program takes control of my mouse.

I had to share this. Found it on the web when I looked up "carving a pumpkin" for Cecilia.

http://donstuff.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/alien-pumpkin.jpg

For carving pumpkins, Cecilia, what I'd do is, make a drawing, buy pumpkins, buy a set of wood-carving tools (or even pumpkin carving tools if there is), and try away.

A pumpkin has a particular hardness, shape and texture, you'll need to experiment a bit to get to what you want. I'll have to do the exact same myself as I never carved one. I don't even know what face I'll carve on it. But I won't try to make a masterpiece with my first one, lol.

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We do in fact have a pumpkin carving kit, and my idea is sketched out. But it doesn't seem to come with specific "carve just through the skin" instructions. And I looked all over the internet and could only find one suggestion. And that was to buy a power tool for $70 and then buy a special tip just for that purpose. T_T

And AHHH that pumpkin is so SCARY. o_o; I wish I could make something like that, though.

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ZiviReywes wrote:
Miba wrote:

We've had lights up for a while now, I do those every year, they're awesome!

As for carving pumpkins I suggest http://www.google.com

Do it right, honey.

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68 (edited by Cin Vhetin Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:23 pm)

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Ok, got a long way to go before being as good as that sculptor who did the Predator above, lol, but here is my own carved pumpkin for this Halloween. Mine's the one with the "tree" on the left. Spent 4 hours carving this today, thought I might as well share the result. I didn't think it was too bad for a first one.
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Here's my pumpkin. I wanted to show it glowing, but the picture came out blurry.... I also had to lay on the ground to do it as well.

I just hope at least one person here knows who Scrooge McDuck is....

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70 (edited by tachyonblade Sunday, November 1, 2009 1:55 am)

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Of course I know who he is. I still read Disney comic books.

That is fantastic! I love it. Very creative and well done.

Also, you guys as so lucky...I went to a Halloween party here in Japan...more than half the people didn't bother to dress up and the other half went home at 9p.m...the party started at 7!

Japan blows!

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http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/miba/hall … /main.html Those are pics from my Halloween. There was something on the camera that blurred some of the pictures, but it's ok. The video at the end is not the best quality, and my house is disgusting, but it gets the point across. I've been working on a moonwalk to go with it but I'm not that good at that part yet. And by this point in the day my ankles were getting tired so that's why my toestands aren't lasting as long as they would normally last. Plus I'm fairly new to this, only been doing it a month or so.

So, my dress was made by me, draped my own pattern and did it on the bias. I also made my head ornament which I see I forgot to take pics of. The choker is just a piece of lace I had laying around that I tied around my neck. The arm warmers were white and I dyed them to make them darker. For my husband's costume we bought the suit, shirt, and tie, I made the arm band and handkerchief. We hemmed his pants up so you could see his red socks, but he kept ripping the hem out somehow. We also put eyeliner on him but you can't really see that in the pictures. We also have tape on his fingers but you can't really see that either unless you look close. It's on his right hand. My dress, also, is has sparkles all over it but you can't really see them well.

My husband's pumpkin turned out great but I don't like mine.

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funny enough, the first star wars costume at my house was Jango...

73 (edited by Cin Vhetin Sunday, November 1, 2009 11:10 am)

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Great idea Cecilia, that's cool. Wish we could see clearerly.

And that's an awesome dress, Miba. It's incredible that you can craft clothes for yourself like that. I didn't know. You're really good! smile

My friends didn't dress much at the party at my house yesterday. I've been a zombie for a change, was easy to do and fun. Usually I'm one of the KISS guys, and that can take me up to 2 hours just for the makeup, depending on who I am impersonating.

Next year with my friends we're all going to dress as Zombies and instead of just watching horror movies at home we'll go out and scare people in the streets, lol.

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Oh, to Cecilia, I can't quite see the pumpkin clearly, but I do know who Scrooge McDuck is.

Cin, Thanks! Making clothes is what I do want to do some day as a job. I just need to get faster at it. And less lazy! Laziness is my main problem. That dress took two months due to laziness and lack of speed. And I need to get over my shyness and low self esteem.

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Miba wrote:

http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/miba/hall … /main.html Those are pics from my Halloween. There was something on the camera that blurred some of the pictures, but it's ok. The video at the end is not the best quality, and my house is disgusting, but it gets the point across. I've been working on a moonwalk to go with it but I'm not that good at that part yet. And by this point in the day my ankles were getting tired so that's why my toestands aren't lasting as long as they would normally last. Plus I'm fairly new to this, only been doing it a month or so.

So, my dress was made by me, draped my own pattern and did it on the bias. I also made my head ornament which I see I forgot to take pics of. The choker is just a piece of lace I had laying around that I tied around my neck. The arm warmers were white and I dyed them to make them darker. For my husband's costume we bought the suit, shirt, and tie, I made the arm band and handkerchief. We hemmed his pants up so you could see his red socks, but he kept ripping the hem out somehow. We also put eyeliner on him but you can't really see that in the pictures. We also have tape on his fingers but you can't really see that either unless you look close. It's on his right hand. My dress, also, is has sparkles all over it but you can't really see them well.

My husband's pumpkin turned out great but I don't like mine.

Very great work on the dress. Very impressive. That is a great talent to have and you guys both look great. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

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