Amber always calls the kids we see at the store cousins or brothers or sisters. We teased her and said her cousin Jack was here to see her. She hadn't been around while we were creating him. She came down stairs all excited and with big smiles and then saw Jack and was a bit upset and afraid. She said, "I don't like Jack. He isn't my cousin." We thought it was funny, but she didn't see the humor. She still isn't real fond of Jack, although today she said she thinks Jack is funny.
We moved Jack to the front porch by the door.
Next was a mummy lady, we call her Spiderella. She was formed in the image of Emily. I layed Emily down on a cardboard and took wire and wired it to one side, then put the wire over Emily and then measured and cut the wire to wire to the other side after Emily got off the cardboard. I think I will redo her next year. I used a garbage bag over the wires to make the form, but I wanted to use cheese cloth and didn't have enough for it. I think next year I will redo her. After she was formed, we rolled her in spider webs and then added a few spiders to her. She was kind of cool.
I added the skulls to the posts and then draped some spider webs over too. I didn't put the grave stones out until Halloween, since I was afraid they would blow away. The wind blows often here.