A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Graveyard


Here's a closer look at the graveyard we put together.
Most graves had some kind of skull head in front of it.
This piece is our favorite.
Ever since we saw it in SkyMall we knew we needed this guy for our Halloween decor.

I also created a "Pepper's Ghost" effect.
I learned about it in a book called How to Haunt Your House.
I did this by reflecting a cardboard cut out that I made from pictures I found online
onto a piece of plexiglass.
And we also had a few scattered ghouls hanging as well.

41 comments:

Alicia said...

Holy cow Jorge! That is one freaky yard. Did you have any Trick or Treaters?

JohnLeMay said...

Nice, too bad halloween is only once a year. If you like Plants vs. Zombies, you will love a game called "Castle Crashers"

Ashley Bowley said...

Wow! I bet kids thought that was cool. :)

Rachael=] said...

Thats awesome, I wish people in the UK liked Halloween as much as america does, I haven't seen anything like that over here :(

Thomas said...

How cool is the "Pepper's Ghost"- Effect. Amazing. I have to try this out.

I have to agree to Rachael. Its the same in Germany. Nothing here this year. Seems Halloween dies slowly here... :(

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I hope you scared the crap out of a bunch of kids...it looks terrific.

Janelle said...

That look so awesome.

tivogirl said...

Pepper's Ghost is how they do the ballroom at Disney's Haunted Mansion!

IslandPearl said...

Your creativity is stunning. Not only are you a terrific actor, but you can do your own FX too! I loved the Pepper's Ghost imagery.

James Hernandez said...

Jorge/Dude:

I'm glad you don't near me during this time of the year because I would be totally freaked walking by your place on Halloween! Awesome job! Did you have any trick-or-treaters around your place, or were they to afraid to drop by.

Beena said...

You are the king of halloween!

Malea said...

As far as terrifying lawns go with horrifying decorations that I usually stay away from, you actually did a pretty good job. And that pepper's ghost idea was pretty cool!

Paul Spooner said...

I like it cos it's subtle....

Erin said...

What a fantastically spooky graveyard! And thanks for the Halloween decorating tip!

Topanga said...

Holy smoke, Jorge!! You went all out. Your yard is terrific.

Paul-ene said...

I love it! That plexiglass deal is really neat! Enjoyed your pumpkins too.

jennY said...

That's fabulous and quite spooky ..the grave yard..

Jenea said...

Aloha Jorge!!! You have so many ideas about Helloween!!! I am Happy that at you was really Happy Halloween!!!!
Somebody asked you "Trick 'r Treat"??? Your "Pepper's Ghost" effect is so crazy and interesting!

Jorge I make in a first time pumpkins!!! and I carving you. look here( what you thing about it???:

http://dispatchesfromtheme.blogspot.com/2009/11/halloween-come-in-my-home.html

Please response me!!! I hope what you will liked my Halloween's pumpkin!!!!

Rachel Snyder said...

Wow! I'm very impressed. I love Halloween decorations, maybe even more than Christmas decorations. Though I don't think I've ever seen a house decked out quite like that!

abigail.maley said...

Excellent! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing.

A.Alba said...

Very awesome! My girlfriend's family puts a lot of time into doing up a Haunted House just for Halloween, so I appreciate the effort involved. Frightening!

Goof said...

:D Awesome hologram/ghost trick!

Samantha said...

Here in Louisville, we have a street called Hillcrest Ave. that decorates like this for Halloween!

Here:
http://www.fox41.com/Global/story.asp?S=11414318&nav=menu1404_3_7

Kashmir said...

I love Halloween! You had a GREAT take on it. Congratz. Loved the Pepper's Ghost.

Shannon said...

WOW!! You guys went all out! Did you scare the bejeezus out of any kids???

Tricia said...

My boys would be so jealous, so I won't show them the pics. Can you re-post this next year at the beginning of October to remind me to put a graveyard with ghosts in my front yard? My boys would be so happy and think I was the best mom, evah!

laurie said...

The one that's your favorite...a Whole Foods where I live had that guy chillin' out in some fruit. It was the only Halloween decoration they had, too. Freaky.

Andrea said...

WOW Jorge! That was SO awesome!!! I LOVE your house all decorated! :)

Erin said...

Kick butt! I bet your house is the most popular haunt in the neighborhood! That's awesome to see how much fun you guys have with the holiday.

Miss Scarlett said...

Holy - were kids scared or what??

Nara said...

Do you watch The Mentalist? Pepper's Ghost was semi-featured in the most recent episode. A guy used the Pepper's Ghost effect to try to scare another guy, then panicked and killed the other guy when he feared exposure... glad you didn't end up killing anyone! (Though if you did, I suppose you wouldn't admit that on your blog.)

Mitzi said...

Awesome job...FREAKY!!!! what was the reaction from the trick n treaters?

Updates about Hanna said...

On Halloween, every time my 4 year old nephew saw a decorated house, he would get so excited and yell "JACKPOT!!!" Your house was definately a "JACKPOT!" I love the ghosts.

nollyposh said...

Omigod! My daughter wants you to adopt her! Lol! She LOVES Halloween!

leela said...

Wow you went all out! It looks so good. I bet it looks super spooky in person. Sweet!

Dr Mum said...

Hey! you should work on your own limited edition range of Halloween yard acccessories...for next year. Get Yellowdog Grannie to invent a name for you.
All the cool ghouls will want them.
Have you seen the film Two Hands ...
you would love the opening sequence.

*~Dani~* said...

I LOVE that garden zombie. I even had a picture of it on my blog in one of my posts. A post about zombies naturally.

Zindy S.D. said...

This is amazing, I love how well done everything is. Halloween isn't celebrated much in Denmark, sadly. Hope you had a great evening.

kerenl said...

too spooky for me.
but well done... looks like you realy enjoy it all

SciFiHorrorFem said...

Your yard looked great and your death bed skeleton inside the house looked cool, Jorge! It was wild how well you were hidden in the shadows while Beth gave out candy! I'd LOVE to decorate my yard and house like that for Halloween! Too bad it's only once a year, too! Thanks for the great photos you post for us and for your blog in general, Jorge! You're the greatest!

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