Halloween Ghosts

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Revell-Fan, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Hi, fans!

    When I was looking for some Halloween gifts for my colleagues I found a very interesting site:


    There is a lot of fun stuff like paper dolls, party decoration and toys, easy to make and the result is always very cool (and in this case: cute, too [​IMG] ). If you haven't seen it yet just check it out.

    I chose to make some of the Halloween Ghosts which you may grab from here:

  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Assembly is very straight forward. I was lucky to find some transparent wax paper at my local hobby store so I didn't need to make it myself.

    First of all I printed the Halloween Ghosts template on normal paper and cut away any unnecessary parts to make the page smaller.

    Then I taped the template behind a sheet of the transparent paper, traced the eyes and mouths with a black felt-tip and the lines with my cutter. Be careful, only scratch the surface, do not cut through the paper.

    Then I removed the template and cut out the two ghosts.

    CU later with the continuation of this thread! :wave:

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  3. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    I've checked out the site and saw how the little ghosts will be when ready. I think they'll make a great gift, simple, but cute.
    Good choice!
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thank you, Rogerio! :thumb:

    They ARE cute indeed. :mrgreen:

    Here are some more pics of this project. The ghost is folded and glued together with CA glue. Since the top tends to pop open very easily I chose to glue it together, too.

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  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    A thread in the thread ;-)

    Hello and welcome to phase III of the build: threading and loading! [​IMG]

    I cut off a 50 cm long thread, made a knot in it and pushed it through the top of the little ghost creature. I pulled one end of the thread though the loop of the other end.

    Then I put some candy into the ghost and closed the bottom with a piece of tape. The tape doesn't stick too strong on the wax paper so that the "innards" can be taken out again without damaging the hull.

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  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    And since I don't have only one colleague I repeated the previous steps several times till I ended up with 13 cute little ghosts. Here are two group shots. Cheese!!! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

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  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Well, but these sweet critters needed an appropriate container for storage and transportation. I rescued an old cardboard box from the garbage bin, put a coffin made of white and black card on top and put the cutees inside. And tomorrow they will be sent to their new masters, for this time it will not be "Trick OR Treat" but "Trick AND Treat"!

    Thanks for watching! :wave:

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  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Very cute! Great link too. You rule my friend! :)
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    These look GREAT!!!
    You did a FANTASTIC JOB on these little guys. I am certain that your colleagues will ENJOY them!!!
  10. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Great AND original, man.

    If you always treat your friends like that, I think I'm gonna have to move to somewhere near you! sign1 sign1 sign1
  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator



    Yes, I'm known for my practical jokes..! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    But another move so quickly after your last? I would definoitely re-consider that, Rogerio! :rolleyes:

    Today I took my little ghosts in the coffin with me since my holidays are beginning today. You have to know, I work at an old people's home, so a coffin usually doesn't mean any good. When my colleagues saw the box they immediately screamed, "Put that thing away". I told them, "Why, the hip man of today always carries his coffin with him, just in case". They shook their heads in disbelief. However, when I opened the box at our lunch break everyone was cheering. It was a huge hit. All ghosts have found a new home and I took an empty coffin back home. :thumb:
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    I admit it: moving is a total pain, and I don't need to tell you where... devil :rolleyes: But hey! Moving to a serious country wouldn't hurt me. At all!
    My kids go to a German school here, and the older one already speaks a bit. idea1
    I intend to get them to make interexchange studies, so that they can get to know other countries and cultures :cool: (like I was so lucky to do :mrgreen: :mrgreen:). I'd say it's an investment for their souls... angel :thumb: :thumb:
  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    That's a great premise. Education is very important and spending some time abroad is one of the best ways to get to know and to understand different societies and cultures. Languages are the key to understanding. I for myself speak five (two and a half of them fluently :mrgreen: ). Like you said, it is an investment, but not only for their souls but for their entire life. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your kids enjoy this time, take care of themselves and stay healthy. :thumb:

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