A forlorn soul gazes at the shell of his former self. He'll search for his lost noggin later and keep the jack-o'-lantern for appearance's sake. This photo consists of two shots, one made partially transparent and then layered onto the other. The pumpkin is the foam kind, easy to carve and long lasting. You could also place a photograph of a pumpkin on the shoulders of your subject.
A partygoer admires his reflection -- just the sort of turn of events one expects on Halloween. The looking glass itself does the work. To create the fun-house illusion, we mounted mirrored film (from an art-supply store) to a sheet of curved posterboard and then slipped it into a frame.
Moths flutter around a lantern that illuminates the way for masquerading revelers on a dark night. Panic strikes when they realize the hand carrying the lantern is lacking a body. We wired vellum moths to a paper lantern, then hung it from a craggy branch, which was held by a hand reaching through a curtain blurred digitally for an ethereal effect.
It's Halloween, and patches are full of pumpkins just waiting to provide spine-tingling thrills on the big fright night. Carving them into jack-o'-lanterns is always fun, but transform a few into candy holders with looks that could chill, and they can play a crucial role as keepers of the goodies.
These obliging arachnids help guests get a handle on snacks. With scissors, cut the bugs off plastic spider rings (available at party stores), then puncture their centers with a needle tool (from crafts stores). Insert the toothpick into the hole from bottom; color tip with a black marker. Set out with nibbles, such as mini mozzarella balls.
They say the devil is in the details, and when decorating for halloween, this sentiment is all the more appropriate. These decorations are both elegant and eerie -- perfect for amusing guests over the holiday. First, choose licorice, candy sticks, and the like in black to match a party's dark theme. Group them together in glass jars and label them with our "warning labels", such as "Rotten Sweets: Dissatisfaction Guaranteed," on self-adhesive paper and affix them to the jars of sweets. Print out the Candy Jar Labels on self-adhesive computer paper. Affix to candy jars.
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