Another Halloween has past... oh my gosh, where did the time go?!
We partook of wonderful homemade food and goodies, visited with friends and family
and all in all had a swell time!
"Count Karlo's Pandemonium Side Show of the Mysterious" was a huge success, and the
Trick or Treaters were wide eyed with amazement as they strolled through the old fashioned Victorian style
attractions set before them. One of the most popular was the Siamese Twin devil babies which occasionally let out sinister little laughing sounds, and the
Gypsy Goblin Fortune Teller'sCart amazed all with it's exotic allure and hypnotic ways.
Magical potions and mysterious ingredients from far off lands, sat about in bottles and jars
of every shape and size. Rare specemins of assorted creatures were on display, such as a mummified mermaid, and a genuine Unicorn skull that had been found deep in the forest by one of Count Karlo's horseman whilst exercising the Circus horses among the ferns and bracken.
The Great Houdini made an appearance, as did an abundance of spiders,
clattering bones, glowing and grinning pumpkins and a bearded goat named Flloyd.
Here is a portrait of the Count Karlo troop that greeted the Trick-or-Treating guests.
The old wizard in front is our neighbor Brandon Bain, his Mom, Marilou Bain is the witch
on the left, my Mom, Madge Decker is the grinning witch on the right, and that's me, Deb as
the Gypsy Goblin, Count Karlo.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Side Show a success, especially my step-dad, Larry Decker (who, like most stage hands, prefered to stay behind the scenes) for the special effects (a very cool and boogery changing portrait), sound effects (he revived the circus music that almost wasn't because Poltergeists had suddenly taken over my computer and refused open the E-Drive DVD tray!), and stage crew construction (a little more to the right... no higher.. now a bit to the left! Ha Cha!).
Thank You everyone and we'll see you next year!