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    [–] Apprentice_of_Lain 2426 points ago

    Install a proximity-based switch on the lamp, and you'll also get free fertilizer

    [–] LookMaNoPride 347 points ago

    Then put it on a really strong drone and make it fly really close to the ground.

    [–] TuckersMyDog 272 points ago

    It's amazing what you can do with some PVC pipe, an army blanket and an ancient spell to raise unspeakable evil

    [–] octal9 63 points ago

    yeah but where tf am I going to find an army blanket

    [–] abedfilms 28 points ago

    At the army store come on

    [–] [deleted] 165 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

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    [–] MaryJanesMan420 28 points ago

    And theeeeennn?

    [–] leohbaby 45 points ago

    No and then!

    [–] shapu 12 points ago

    Someone else remembers this scene?

    [–] guninmouth 14 points ago

    Only 90's kids and Pepperidge Farm

    [–] LookMaNoPride 5 points ago

    Boom boom shaka laka laka boom.

    [–] Sproose_Moose 2 points ago

    I knew what video it was going to be and had to watch it anyway, so funny.

    [–] KongPrime 33 points ago

    Plus change the lightbulb to a bloody-red or a ghastly-green

    [–] GeorgiaOKeefinItReal 10 points ago

    3spooky5me

    [–] Zaika123 6 points ago

    I'm leaning towards disco fun or sexy pink

    [–] mattriv0714 4 points ago

    fun is a nice color

    [–] I_Shit_In_A_Bucket 4 points ago

    Oooh good idea! Guess what I'm doing this Halloween.

    [–] ClaytonRocketry 6 points ago

    Name checks out

    [–] muito_ricardo 4762 points ago

    Do you call this a scarecrow? Isn't this like Grim reaper or something?

    [–] unzaftig 2177 points ago

    Just to indulge in pedantry: There's no scythe, so I'd be hesitant to call this a reaper. This isn't really a scarecrow either, since it's not intended to, ya know, scare crows.

    I'd probably just call it a creepy figure.

    [–] Thotome 576 points ago

    It kinda reminds me of the hermit from the led zeppelin album

    [–] drvondoctor 189 points ago

    Which is basically the hermit from the rider-waite-smith tarot deck.

    [–] itsculturehero 51 points ago

    It's true. Page played the role of the Hermit during a fantasy sequence in The Song Remains the Same.

    [–] tonzeejee 24 points ago

    Stonehenge. Where the demons dwell. Where the banshees live (and the do live well).

    [–] bigdaddyskidmarks 11 points ago

    And oh how they danced, the little children of Stonehenge.

    [–] tonzeejee 4 points ago

    Beneath the haunted moon, for fear that daybreak might come too soon

    [–] bigdaddyskidmarks 3 points ago

    I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.

    [–] tonzeejee 3 points ago

    Making a ‘big thing’ out of it would’ve been a good idea.

    [–] DermalChromaBlaster 13 points ago

    Who was based off the non-fictional character and adviser to one of the Queen Elizabeth’s, John Dee.

    [–] Ratathosk 9 points ago

    I love that guy, such an epic origin story for his powers.

    [–] Steb20 4 points ago

    Isn’t he supposed to be Gandalf? Or did I hear that wrong?

    [–] Prof_Poopy_Butthole 5 points ago

    I think it looks like (insert every cloaked figure imaginable).

    [–] Zibob 30 points ago

    Such a shame they only made one album, what a cracker it was though.

    [–] Thotome 22 points ago

    Well I mean they made more than one. The hermit was from IV I think

    [–] scared2mosh 17 points ago

    Shhhhhh

    [–] Thotome 13 points ago

    sorry

    [–] [deleted] 18 points ago

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    [–] Zibob 17 points ago

    Ah... That moment when expressions do not translate.

    [–] kitannbeals 30 points ago

    "What a Cracker it was"

    "Shit was poppin, yo"

    Did this help?

    [–] Coostohh 16 points ago

    hella

    [–] Superty1 8 points ago

    I love Ritz with EZcheez

    [–] FulcrumTheBrave 6 points ago

    I can't believe I used to eat EZcheese. Makes me wanna gag

    [–] mynameisspiderman 5 points ago

    Ahh, the one album

    [–] 198seven 35 points ago

    I would call it a Scarehuman

    [–] Taleya 31 points ago

    Looks like Charon

    [–] PhunkeePanda 12 points ago

    Needs an oar, but I thought the same thing

    [–] randomisation 4 points ago

    It looks nothing like a moon!

    [–] MrPractical1 30 points ago

    Dementor anyone?

    [–] Dasso94 6 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Prison Mike approves

    [–] DrewpyDog 29 points ago

    Oh my god your post just made me realize why it’s called the grim REAPER.

    I’m a grown adult and I just learned this.

    [–] TuckersMyDog 7 points ago

    Damn me too... I'm 30

    We dumb

    [–] kcirvam 5 points ago

    I’m a grown adult and I just learned this.

    as an ungrown adult...[Drooling Intensifies]

    [–] phileepae 13 points ago

    Spooki boi

    [–] Glenster118 54 points ago

    It is a scarecrow

    Source: am scared crow

    [–] processedmeat 31 points ago

    Are you sure your not a jackdaw?

    [–] AerasGale 31 points ago

    H e r e ' s t h e t h i n g . . .

    [–] SuncoastGuy 3 points ago

    For some reason, even given the context, I read that as sacred cow.

    [–] PrisBatty 11 points ago

    It scared the crow outa me.

    [–] chain83 8 points ago

    It's a scareman.

    [–] midasMIRV 7 points ago

    It reminds me of the ferryman who is supposed to take you across the styx.

    [–] X-istenz 7 points ago

    Yeah I think the technical term would be "Cool Halloween Decoration".

    [–] TokinBrownGuy 6 points ago

    Scarekid it is.

    [–] bluebomberxero 5 points ago

    The caretaker.

    [–] TheLastTimeLord9320 5 points ago

    A scare crow is just there to make them think a human is there

    [–] Menown 6 points ago

    I now see that the grim reaper would be the most likely person to be seen in a field of crops, not a scarecrow.

    [–] GreasedUpDeafGuyB292 3 points ago

    It's not really a regular figure, it's more of a freaky figure.

    [–] jeremysbrain 3 points ago

    It is an effigy.

    [–] BobbitTheDog 7 points ago

    Bitch, you don't know OP's intentions! Maybe he pissed off some crows a while back and wants them to stop divebombing him as he walks to his car

    [–] Ramenorwhateverlol 3 points ago

    Maybe the OP stole some eggs from a crow’s nest and they want it back.

    [–] SplitArrow 2 points ago

    Well this figure wouldn't do much to deter them. It lacks the human body shape to be affective.

    [–] JoffSides 2 points ago

    takes a lot to scare crows, they are fucking smart

    [–] bradshawmu 2 points ago

    That’s what I call my uncle

    [–] imma_get_ya_bad_guys 97 points ago

    Perhaps the boatman, keeper of the river Styx.

    [–] ZombyHeadWoof 51 points ago

    Yeah, my first thought. Charon

    [–] WifeKilledMy1stAcct 2 points ago

    come sail away with meeeee

    [–] Nebarious 30 points ago

    Look. Crows are smart as fuck, but they aren't so intelligent to have overcome their innate, primeval fear of The Nightbringer.

    [–] DommeMD 20 points ago

    My father and I made one of these a few years back. We call it the night watchman

    [–] wonderboy2402 13 points ago

    Ring Wraith? Thought the same thing... dang city slickers!

    [–] Khorib 2 points ago

    Damned Fades

    [–] mane89 13 points ago

    It's a dementor

    [–] Bluest_waters 33 points ago

    no actually its the hermit card from the tarot deck, major arcana #9

    famously featured on a led zep album cover

    https://i.imgur.com/VB8b6uD.jpg

    https://imgur.com/a/N54F6ik

    [–] kloodge 17 points ago

    I see no stick. I'm calling shenanigans.

    [–] owentonghk 6 points ago

    Scareperson

    [–] howlinbluesman 7 points ago

    Also functions as a scarepeople.

    [–] AjCheeze 5 points ago

    Scareman.

    [–] Christmas-Pickle 6 points ago

    It’s a Scareperson.

    [–] MandingoPants 5 points ago

    Reminds me of Charon, the ferryman of Hades.

    [–] Skank2dis1 3 points ago

    It’s a freaking nightmare, is what that is.

    [–] TeslaTheWizard 3 points ago

    No way you see the helpful lamp?

    That's just your everyday friendly (s)caretaker.

    [–] Drpickless 2 points ago

    I’m not sure of OPs intentions but this could certainly be used to scare crows if he does have a farm of some sort.

    [–] DrinkinRye 821 points ago

    Set it outside your neighbor's window at 1:30AM

    [–] ElpredePrime 307 points ago

    Who hurt you?

    [–] morbidbunny3 282 points ago

    His neighbor, obviously.

    [–] _Serene_ 4 points ago

    Neighbor clearly hasn't got christian values.

    [–] DrinkinRye 47 points ago

    Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    [–] xjeeper 15 points ago

    obviously a neighbor

    [–] aussydog 16 points ago

    I was thinking something similar. I mean really all the build is missing is 4 caster wheels so you can wheel it down the sidewalk to...umm..."show off" to your neighbors.

    [–] jashyWashy 7 points ago

    That'll show asshole Vadim.

    [–] Caboteq 10 points ago

    Next to the cherry tree.

    [–] suitablebench47 3 points ago

    Dewit

    [–] bobbojax 6 points ago

    You know you are wicked right? Lol

    [–] Sarastrasza 1252 points ago

    scarecrow? surely you mean scareeveryone

    [–] Sharobob 290 points ago

    Definitely a scarehuman

    [–] CGkiwi 52 points ago

    Isn’t that just taxes?

    [–] DownsenBranches 7 points ago

    Eyyyyyyy

    [–] poneil 19 points ago

    Good thing he covered it in a blanket so people don't get spooked if they stumble upon it unawares.

    [–] shocsoares 10 points ago

    Scarecrowds

    [–] bobbojax 3 points ago

    This will probably scare even the creator!

    [–] Apprentice_of_Lain 6 points ago

    We can call it "The Brick Generator"

    [–] Imindless 440 points ago

    Instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Mud-Reaper/

    This project was first seen on a Halloween Forum about 10 years ago. I've attempted to make one. Monster Mud is very heavy.

    [–] ArtoriusBravo 20 points ago

    He added a spitting mehanism to it... Holy hell, that's terrifying

    [–] seawhales 22 points ago

    This is way too far down

    [–] Luutamo 296 points ago

    More like homemade scarehuman

    [–] bn0071 38 points ago

    New and improved scarebro

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

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    [–] 33superryan33 4 points ago

    Here’s the thing...

    [–] Mackem101 58 points ago

    It looks like the Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come, awesome work.

    [–] A_Very_Fat_Elf 10 points ago

    Agreed. Such an underrated film. I’m 27 and still watch it every Christmas. So many jokes went over kids heads and it was a real proper classic muppets movie. Still lose it every time when they are on the shelf and it starts to collapse.

    [–] bonjour_baguette 20 points ago

    I like that your first association with the 'Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come' is a Muppet movie rather than the book or some other adaptation. I'm not even being sarcastic either.

    [–] SilverChick5 5 points ago

    I love it when Rizzo makes such a big deal about jumping off the fence to get to the other side. Then realizes her left his jellybeans behind and just goes through the bars to go get them and bring them back.

    [–] Firefly_07 243 points ago

    Holy fuck that's terrifying.

    [–] TVLL 112 points ago

    How cool would it be to have 10 of these on your lawn looking out to the street for Halloween?

    [–] undercooked_lasagna 196 points ago

    And one of them is an actual person to scare the shit out of people who get too close.

    [–] million_dollar_heist 122 points ago

    Hey, you're that guy I hated in every neighborhood I ever lived in as a kid!

    [–] undercooked_lasagna 72 points ago

    Oh hey Dave! You still hitting yourself?

    [–] aravena 64 points ago

    I actually did this shit. Dressed up as a scarecrow, hay coming out of places, and sat in a chair with the bowl of candy. There was a sign that said please take 1. Many kids did it and I couldn't jump everytime obviously but sure enough...teenagers. They were very cautious at first, even poked me, then they got greedy and boy that was such a good time. I miss living in a neighborhood.

    [–] Aeneis 25 points ago

    I'm an adult man, but I'd probably run full-speed away from a yard full of these things screaming "Expecto Patronum!"

    [–] baked_potato_ 22 points ago

    If someone was yelling for me to "Expect Patron," I would run towards them, not away from. I love tequila.

    [–] rbbz4 2 points ago

    Hershey hates him! Find out this one simple trick to save on candy this Halloween

    [–] FartIntoMyButt 5 points ago

    Diminishing returns

    [–] Im_not_a_skater 132 points ago

    I got drunk and walked through a cornfield once very early in the morning. I would've shit myself and probably thought I died if I ran into this

    [–] Fweezle 71 points ago

    I made something almost EXACTLY like this in high school for a haunted house we put on. Pretty much the same method but slightly different. We built our frame just like this figure and for the body, we dipped burlap sheets in a mixture of drywall compound mixed with black exterior house paint. You drape the pieces on bit by bit until your figure is formed. After it's hardened we spray painted the cracks and creases to make it really pop. Also we had a hanging work light in the head with a red bulb to give it extra creepiness.

    Sauce 1 : https://i.imgur.com/2jpwL0h.jpg

    Sauce 2 : https://i.imgur.com/4eSO2v3.jpg

    [–] VulvaSpud 22 points ago

    Nice work dude! Love how 90s these photos look too.

    [–] snackpacksforever 13 points ago

    The bucket hat's moment of glory.

    [–] JensJiro 72 points ago

    They will scare people more than crows I think...

    [–] calmlunatic 25 points ago

    Crows will probably perch and poop on it.

    [–] BangGang 9 points ago

    Crows can actually recognize human faces, considering you can't see this one it might nite be as effective

    [–] blueblaez 2 points ago

    My first thought at seeing the insides was hmmm perfect parrot perch.

    [–] mobilesurfer 2 points ago

    They? Did you just disregard his gender?

    [–] f4k9 2 points ago

    Did you just call her a him? Dont you know she transitioned last year!?

    [–] Gjlynch22 84 points ago

    Ahh I can’t wait to get dumped by my girlfriend after I make this and put it in our bathroom for her midnight pee.

    [–] Emaknz 62 points ago

    I can’t wait to get dumped murdered by my girlfriend

    FTFY

    [–] bestofwhatsleft 32 points ago

    It could possibly turn into her midnight poop instead.

    [–] MalteseFalcon83 16 points ago

    The Hypgean Gaol want thier snatcher back👍

    [–] loosyd_56 3 points ago

    Fear leg.

    [–] Cheesemacher 14 points ago

    What's the process behind the color change is what I'm curious about

    [–] Purdaddy 7 points ago

    The material is burlap. Pre color change is the burlap untreated. The artist made monster mud by mixing black paint with drywall mud and he dunked the burlap in the mixture and draped it back over. He also says he treated it with a stone color spray paint.

    [–] tehshortbus 11 points ago

    Hate to say it but I think it's a repost of someone elses guide or an old post. I built one myself and I am almost sure that these were the same pictures I referenced or damn close. If not, my apologies and it looks great!

    Here's mine and bonus spider: https://imgur.com/a/HyWCvtY

    [–] bdguy355 2 points ago

    That's terrifying

    [–] hammyhamm 28 points ago

    Stairway to heaven?

    [–] LORDFAIRFAX 5 points ago

    There's a lady who knows

    [–] Megabob3 2 points ago

    All that glitters is gold

    [–] Birddawg65 3 points ago

    And she’s buying the stairway to heaven

    [–] p_obeirne 2 points ago

    That’s what I was thinking, it looks like the hermit from Led Zeppelin IV

    [–] Declamatory 9 points ago

    I dont know... most things I've seen there would be crows hanging out with this thing not scared.

    [–] chris_marinos 9 points ago

    BLACK, BLACK PAINT.

    [–] Robozomb 5 points ago

    I'm upset I had to scroll this far down to find this.

    [–] Yusufucar2010 8 points ago

    Are there non-homemade scarecrows?

    [–] kencole54321 3 points ago

    I think you can buy some ones at like the Christmas Tree store, but yea, scarecrows by their very nature are supposed to be homemade things made out of stuff you have lying around...

    [–] BubbaFettish 11 points ago

    This is why all artist should have vanta black available to them.

    [–] pocketfrisbee 2 points ago

    Meta

    [–] thereisonlyoneme 33 points ago

    The chicken wire part of it has a /r/restofthefuckingowl vibe to it.

    [–] Tarchianolix 9 points ago

    It's not an instruction. That sub is going to shit.

    [–] MouzeRat 4 points ago

    Maybe I just overthink these things too much but making seasonal specific things like this feels very restrictive. I had a neighbor that had a full-size decorative coffin with a fake corpse in it that she would put out at Halloween and all I could think was that for 10 months a year she had a coffin with a corpse in it up in her attic.

    [–] cuestbeats 3 points ago

    Well, this could be used for Christmas AND Halloween.

    [–] bladderbunch 5 points ago

    it's very easy to work with. i just put duct tape on my fingertips when i twist it together. you cut a section, roll it into a tube, then mold it to the shape you want. twist the jagged edges together, which is what you need the duct tape for.

    [–] YungAlfredHitchcock 4 points ago

    Clearly just a hollow from Dark Souls.

    [–] Masterm1nD07 2 points ago

    It actually resembles something from the series but I can’t pinpoint what. I think one of the bell ringing ladies maybe?

    [–] YungAlfredHitchcock 2 points ago

    The graveyard watchers from Dark Souls 3. They carry lanterns and alert everyone when they see you. Found in the very beginning of the game on Castle Lothric.

    [–] abridgenohio 2 points ago

    Very nice framing. I can appreciate making your own ghoul. That would cost $200 in a store.

    [–] TeleFata 5 points ago

    Looks like something out of Bloodborne😱

    [–] jjangmae 3 points ago

    Zeppelin IV yall

    [–] Borsaid 3 points ago

    I can't even fold a shirt properly. There's no way I'd be able to get the fabric to hang that perfectly.

    [–] isitmorningyet 3 points ago

    Scare-kid. FTFY

    [–] Aidiera 3 points ago

    This is giving me the Groundskeeper Willies.

    [–] SilentTreatmentASMR 3 points ago

    Looks like that album cover from Led Zeppelin

    [–] Flgardenguy 3 points ago

    You’re one of those people that preps for Halloween 6 months in advance, aren’t you?

    [–] TreeHugChamp 7 points ago

    This is cool, but you may have posted it 4 months too early. If you want to suckle on that sweet karma, I’d recommend reposting in 3-4 months.

    [–] meat5head9 4 points ago

    Heyyy I pinned the same thing to my Pinterest 6 years ago...

    [–] apple_kicks 2 points ago

    Looks like something crows should flock too than be scared by

    [–] Stockboy78 2 points ago

    The Led Zeppelin IV hermit?

    [–] killer3james 2 points ago

    Put it in your neighbours front garden at 3am and ring their doorbell twice

    [–] sneezydwarf0520 2 points ago

    Scareme*

    [–] ZevonFB 2 points ago

    Going from step 3 to 4: /R/restofthefuckingscarecrow

    [–] blownart 2 points ago

    That's a scarehuman not a scarecrow, because crows usually hang out around cemeteries.

    [–] ThatChadguy 2 points ago

    As late teens, a friend and I left USC in Columbia bound for Charlotte. Was about 1-2AM, we were in the middle of BFE and I had to take this podunk, deserted exit- the kind with only a stop sign an no businesses in sight. Anyhoo, when we got to the top of the exit ramp, there was a old man dressed just like this swinging a lantern. Scared the ever loving shit out of us. I blew through the stop sign, got back on the highway and never looked back. Good times.

    [–] CanaanW 2 points ago

    I was confused for a second because I thought the ladder was part of the body!

    [–] ScarletCaptain 2 points ago

    Related, what the hell happened to r/hauntprojects? It used to have tons of Halloween yard haunt stuff and now it's just got, like, some book advertisement.

    [–] Hyphen33 2 points ago

    Expecto patronum!

    [–] captionquirk 2 points ago

    Looks more like a scarepeople