You can search the 'Halloween' tag on this blog to see what we've created, going back to 2005 when I started blogging. There are many years of themes we have photos of buried on a hard drive. Some day, I'll find and organize them all.
Some people have attics full of Christmas decorations. I have boxes of spooky: lights, extension cords, timers, spiders, fog machines, ghosts, skeletons, costumes.
|A small subset of what we've collected for Halloween over the years|
So I decided to build a TARDIS.
|The humble beginnings|
cardboard box rivets I found on the internet. Reusable and very clever.
I bought paint and a foam brush, because you really don't want to soak cardboard with paint, or it will collapse. I love TARDIS blue.
Now this is starting to look distinctly more TARDIS like. White paint and black electrical tape for the windows and 'box' trim on the body. If I'd had more time, I would have used paint. One of the disadvantages of living in a changeable climate come fall, is that the shift in humidity makes it tough for the tape to stick.
|'Would you like a jelly baby?' photo by N. Halin|
And this is what it looked like on Halloween eve, with the addition of the 4th Doctor (me!) and some Doctor Who themed pumpkins (weeping angels, daleks, and cybermen, oh my!) and lights, fog, etc.
If you want to see the whole set of Halloween night photos, taken by my husband, photographer extraordinaire, here's the flickr link.
And if you've ever been involved in theatre, you know the particular mix of sadness and satisfaction that is strike.