Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Halloween is coming! This year's theme is Mad Scientist's Laboratory. I've got some ideas and have been halfway searching yard sales for props, but the search starts in earnest now.
I'm looking for odd and large jars and bowls for specimens. In a month, I'll start carving apple faces to dry, but not sure what else I can use for body parts.
Also on the list are some old lab coats--the more stained, the better. And maybe old rusty yard tools.
I'm hanging bones from the trees this year, but I think I need to buy another bag. Anatomical Chart Company used to sell them pretty cheaply, but their prices have gone up. Ebay has some, but those are mostly foam, and the plastic ones are pricey, too. This might require some real searching.
Maybe I can get some old lab equipment and old x-rays from work, as long as no names are visible.
What do you think? Suggestions welcomed and appreciated!