This is Halloween

03. November 2015 Off-Topic 1
This is Halloween

This week I spent the whole week getting ready for the single greatest holiday of the year: Halloween.   Every year I try to throw one big Halloween party, always trying to outdo the previous year. This year’s party went surprisingly well.  If you were one of the people who came out, I thank you. I had a blast.

I try to set the Halloween party up so that each room has some draw to it. This year I set a projector up in my living room and had old horror movies on loop in there. I also built a cauldron/fog chiller in there – ideally to coat the floor in a haze of fog, but it eventually just filled the house with smoke.

My Halloween costume. I was the Spanish Inquisition. No one expected it.
My Halloween costume. I was the Spanish Inquisition. No one expected it.

The pool room was lit in crazy red light. It was decorated with decorations my girlfriend and I created for a previous year that was themed around a witch’s house, so there were lots of witch-themed props.

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party goers in the kitchen. Just for reference, the drunken cowboy is snorting flour from someone else’s Scarface costume.

The back yard was all lit up and roped off with caution tape. There was a fire pit and a place for people to sit outside of the noise from the party.

My girlfriend and I. Without whom I would not have been able to pull this party off. She went as Lady Gaga.
My girlfriend and I. Without whom I would not have been able to pull this party off. She went as Lady Gaga.

The basement is where the majority of my work this year went though. I built a bar by hand and decorated everything in the basement to look like a mad scientist laboratory. I used lots of black lights and black light paint to make everything glow. I’m really happy with he way it turned out. I put a second projector in the basement and projected Halloween based music videos up on the wall all night.  There was a second much larger sized smoke machine in the basement that fed into a garbage can turned into a fog chiller. The whole thing was remote operated and spilled fog out from under the bar.  At the bar I had a keg, two pitchers of jungle juice, and 60 shots in test tubes.

Drunken dancing in the basement
Drunken dancing in the basement.

This is all a really long way of saying, I had no time to work on project Zeds this week, so there is no post. I look forward to being able to work on it this week though.


1 thought on “This is Halloween”

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    paydatrolltoll on November 3, 2015 Reply

    Cool drunken cowboy!

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