Holidays · Replica Props

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

Holidays · Replica Props

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

Disney World · Holidays · Replica Props

Turning your home into a Disney Haunted Mansion (part 5) DIY Madame Leota Head in Floating Crystal Ball

You may have heard the theory that you metaphorically die on the Haunted Mansion ride. When you enter the mansion the Ghost Host says the only way out is to die.  As the ride starts, the unseen ghosts are trying to scare you.  In the middle, you can slightly see their ethereal forms in the… Continue reading Turning your home into a Disney Haunted Mansion (part 5) DIY Madame Leota Head in Floating Crystal Ball

Disney World · Holidays · Replica Props

Turning your home into a Disney Haunted Mansion for Halloween (part 1)

I love Halloween.  Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is great, Thanksgiving is fun, and Easter is nice.  But I absolutely love Halloween.  No other holiday comes together for me like Halloween, even the seasons are in on it.  The days get shorter and the night comes earlier. The leaves change and fall. I don’t have… Continue reading Turning your home into a Disney Haunted Mansion for Halloween (part 1)