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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

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Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY the Hatbox Ghost

The Hatbox Ghost has one of the most interesting histories of anything involved with the Haunted Mansion.   The ghost was featured in much of the early promotional material and merchandise.  The animatronic itself was briefly included in the ride in the beginning but promptly removed.  Its sudden removal gave rise to all sorts of scary… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY the Hatbox Ghost

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Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Gargoyle Candelabra

It’s that time of year again.  Halloween is upon us and I will be dedicating each blog between now and October 31st to our annual Halloween party that we hold for friends and family.  We have been slowly transforming our home in the Haunted Mansion for this event each year.  The ride has the perfect… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Gargoyle Candelabra