Holidays · Replica Props

Turning our house into the Haunted Mansion – Organ update, bat stanchions, and misc.

As we get ever closer to our annual Halloween Haunted Mansion we are putting the finishing touches on some of the larger pieces that require more work.  I thought I would showcase some of the smaller pieces that decorate the walls and shelves and an update on a piece we did last year. The room… Continue reading Turning our house into the Haunted Mansion – Organ update, bat stanchions, and misc.

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Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Memento Mori Sign

When I am at Disney World I can’t get enough Haunted Mansion.  A trip into the Magic Kingdom would just not be the same without a cruise through Gracey Manor.  I loved the addition of the gift shop, Memento Mori, just outside the attraction.  For years there was not a lot of merchandise to be… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Memento Mori Sign

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Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – Adding Some Nightmare

The Nightmare Before Christmas has reached mythic fandom proportions.  It has had a staying power longer than anyone could have anticipated or expected.   The film had a modest budget but only made 50 million dollars when it was released in 1993 and was considered a modest success.   That makes it the 27th highest grossing film… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – Adding Some Nightmare

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Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Entrance Sign

As you enter the gates of the Haunted Mansion you are greeted by the turquoise and bronzed patina of a foreboding sign that reads “The Haunted Mansion”.  The sign is surrounded by sculpted leaves with a skull at the bottom and a horned monster head with two snakes at the top.  I knew from the… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Entrance Sign