OK, so back to the TARDIS.
Because, you know – ALL IS TARDIS.
But you know you want to see pics of our Halloween setup with our TARDIS!
As you might recall, last year I turned my front door into a TARDIS. Our house is stone and blue already. So putting the life-size TARDIS in front of our front door really fit well with the coloring.
And of course, you know I’m going to include my spiders.
And thus, the Halloween Spider / Doctor Who TARDIS mashup is born.
The thing to note is -> THAT is a LIFE-size TARDIS.
My head might barely come to the bottom of one of the windows.
Knowing that, now look at my giant spider.
YES, it really is that big!
The TARDIS is really neat to see all lit up at night in particular. Wish I could truly capture what the scene looks like at night to the human eye, but I tried to get close. Here are a few shots to give you an idea.
It’s a pretty dramatic and cool view!
Oh, but hey! Did you notice something lurking in the first picture up top? If you’ll look in the lower left hand side, you’ll see a patch of something in the flower bed under the spider web. Here’s a more angled, closer view.
If you have not seen any of the episodes from this season of Doctor Who (Season 9), then you really must go see the first 2-part episode, which initially aired Sept. 19th. It is right during the very first few minutes of the episode that a new weapon is introduced – the Hand Mines. I won’t spoil the story, but DO go watch the show.
We knew, the instant we saw the hand mines that we HAD to come up with a way to make some. 5 weeks isn’t a lot of time to pull something like that off, but we immediately got to hunting down hand props we thought we could cannibalize and use. There wasn’t enough time to make as many as we wanted to, but here’s what we came up with. All the eyeball sculpting on these that you see here was crafted by my daughter Jack. The rest of the hand props are eyeball-less and stuck in the mud with the rest to lend to the effect.
Of course, these hands are not as muddy as we initially made them to be – thanks to the rain (and floods) we just experienced here in Central Texas during Halloween weekend. But you get the idea! Just wait. Next year we’ll fill the yard…!
Stay tuned for more pics and some insight into our process. Not to mention some details about the TARDIS you don’t yet know.
In the mean time, I need to go scour Halloween clearance for potential hand props!