I am going to make a horse for next year...probably a skeleton out of foam....but I'm going to show the link to the boss(my wife) and see if what she thinks...thanks.
It's tough to find the time, especially this year. I had elbow surgery in early Sept and I'm not aloud to lift anything even now(made making the hearse really difficult) and I have a mother who's been in the hospital since the middle of August...but we have such a passion for Halloween, you just loose lots of sleep....Have all November to sleep....Well worth it, when you see all the kids and parents enjoying the scene.
The skeletons are from all over. 2 from Walgreens, 1 from Garden Ridge, 1 from CVS and the other I got online from somewhere I actually forget the name...had a coupon for 50% off, but with shipping charges, I think I paid close to $35.
Yes the whole thing can break down. The front piece bolts to the rear. The side walls bolt to the rear. The roof is on 5 trusses, that screw into the side walls. The rear has two doors, that I just remove the hinges. The rear front wall, is on a frame that bolts to the side walls. The axel supports bolt to the front and rear. Wheels come off by unscrewing the hubs.
It's still very large, but the biggest piece is only 3.5'x7'. I'm storing the parts with 4x7 foam walls I have for my garage. It's still a lot to put away.
:jol:I love your whole theme and haunt. Your hearse is unbelievably great, and the pall bearers are ultra cool. How do you have their arms supported to keep the carrying the coffin as they should? Did you make the skull heads that fit over the lights on the front porch? They are very cool. You are such a talented soul, thanks for sharing your flair for the fantastic.
The coffin is made of foam. I used thin wire to attach the coffin to the the shoulders of the skeletons. I drilled a small hole in the hands of the skeletons and used a small white painted screws to attach the hands in the correct places.
The skull heads on the porch were modified by my wife sometime ago. I think she bought them. Made a few cuts and attached wire to fit around our lights. They may have been extra large plastic masks?...I honestly don't remember....
Thanks again for the nice comments