Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Costume

Andy and I have been trying so hard to have really cool costumes every year for Halloween. This year we had a hard time figuring out what we were going to be. Until we did a search for Recycled Costumes. We stumbled upon this one...

It took about 3 days to make both heads and the hand pieces. I was the carver, sculpture, sower and detail personal. Andy was the the spray paint master.
How we did it...

Buy 2 inch. Insulation Styrofoam Board @ any hardware do it yourself store
Have a nice knife, and knife sharpener (your knife goes dole fast, I sharped our knife almost every 10 min.)
Paper and pencil, protractor, pen
Acrylic paint (use craft paint because spray paint eats Styrofoam)
Bug netting or Screen netting

Figure out how big you want the head to be, make a circle pattern with paper and protractor. Measure the height of your head decide how tall you want the head. For Andy his head was 10 inch's so we make the head 12 inch's tall for the neck and Lego cap. So we had to cut out 6 same size circles.
Once the circles are cut out trace the top of the head and tapper larger with each circle. You sort of have to guess, cut and fit the piece on layer by layer. We started at the top and move to the last 6th circle that rests on your shoulders. Numbering helps too, we numbered the circle on the inside.
here is a site to get more detailed directions.
After you figure out the head piece then you work on the outside. First glue the circles it together in order and make sure it fits on your head. I used a knife and shaved the circles sides off to make it smoother then I curved the edges too. After that I made the Lego cap and cut out a Lego name and glued on top. We than painted it with craft glue and let it set for a night. Andy spray painted the heads. Then I measured the eyes and mouth out. Drilled the eyes out, painted the inside with black and circles on the outside. At last I painted a big smile on and glued on the circle netting the size of the eyes.
For Mrs. Lego's hair I bought 1/2 a yard of brown Felt @ the craft store. Cut the felt to look like plastic hair, glued it together and there you have it a Lego head.
The hands I made with yellow felt. To make the hands stiff I put card stock in them.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Burn Him up Barnes Continued

...So this is our truck that started on fire we just thought that you might like to see how bad it was.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spooktacular Shows

With Halloween coming up I was remembering some of the Scary Shows that I had watched when I was young. Now when I go back and watch them I have to laugh because half of these movies are cheesy. Here are some...If you have any Memories of watching a scary movie when you were young please let me know.
  • Adams Family (I wanted to be Wednesday)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Munsters (loved it)
  • Hocus Pocus (couldn't go in graveyards after this one)
  • Nightmare before Christmas
  • It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown (this was so boring it scared me)
  • Bednobs and Broomsticks (funny)
  • Casper (cute)
  • The Watcher in the Woods (nightmares)
  • The Good Witch (I wanted to be a witch after this one)
  • Mr. Boogedy and Mr. Boogedy's bride (couldn't go in basement for a while)
  • Bettle Juice (my mom wouldn't let me watch it but I snuck a few scenes in when my sister watched it.)

Monday, October 13, 2008


I was looking on Imeem and found this Music Video of Thriller. Hope you enjoy it.

Thriller - Michael Jackson

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Burn Him Up Barnes

Last week was sort of a week Andy will not forget. Wednesday night Andy and I found out that the fire department was practicing some drills @ Davis High as we were going home. We watched the fire department and started to joke about what would we do if there was a fire. Little did Andy know that latter that week he would be among a real fire and have his own Hollywood experience with out special affects...
Lest start @ the beginning shall we. Andy had gotten into accident with our Ford. His dad Jim had sold his business and was trying to sell some trucks. We bought one because it was a wonderful price also cause we need another vehicle. We had the truck for a few weeks we even had a mechanic look at it. Last Friday Andy decided to take the truck for a drive. The truck made some funny noises then had a hard time shifting... one thing lead to another smoke started poring out of the engine.
Andy got a feeling to jump out of the truck so he parked and jumped out running for his life just as he did so the engine burst into flames. He got a hold of 911, with in 15 min he had a firetruck and police officers there to extinguish the blazing fire.
The once white truck in menace condition is now choral black, with melted tires and resting in the junk yard. We were glad that no one got hurt and nothing really important got burned. In my opinion the truck was ready to retire, the miles were high and there was a lot of abuse with it being a lumber truck. Now we are back to one vehicle and a story to tell our future kids. As a joke Jim calls Andy "Burn Him Up Barnes" so next time you see Andy call him "Burn Him Up Barnes..." Remember you too can have a Hollywood experience even if you don't want one.

@ Davis HighFire Dept. Practice Drill

Coming soon... We hope to have a picture of the truck.

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