Thursday, October 30, 2008

Glendale's Halloween Scene

My friend James is a master craftsman (and brilliant animator) who puts up a fantastic Haunted Mansion Halloween display in his front yard every year. The most astonishing aspect of his display is that all of the props and decorations are handmade and not store bought. The attention to detail is phenomenal, and he's documented much of the building process on his blog. You can check it out tomorrow night at 1233 Moncado Dr.

Last year he helped another Glendale resident put up an amazing giant animatronic ghost ship and talking skeleton. This year, that person is putting on another large display with a crashed steam locomotive. Check out this year's display at 1665 Highland Ave, just below Cumberland. Here are some pictures from last year's incredible life size ghost ship.

There are a number of other Halloween events happening this weekend. Kendyl has a thorough list here. Notably, the cast of Wicked will be performing at the Americana on Friday at 5pm.

I'll leave you with a picture of last year's best group costume winners from the costume competition on the Disney lot. These guys were great and very much in character.

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