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Not for the faint of heart, Perkins’ house has been transformed into something from a nightmare. Two giant skeleton arms appear to creepily reach around the exterior, and one hand grabs another skeleton (a 12-foot-tall one sourced from a neighbor). Another smaller skeleton is posed climbing up to the roof, and a giant spider crawls across boarded-up windows.
Perkins first had the idea for the frightfully fun display three years ago. “A few years ago, I saw a tree poking through a roof like they bought a Christmas tree that was too big. I thought it was fun and wanted to make a Halloween twist on it,” he
The impressive, handmade skeleton arms are made out of foam, with PVC armature for support (which Perkins describes as “the skeleton’s skeleton.”) With the help of his two children, Perkins got to work, and before long, his monstrous masterpiece was a reality. “I cut into the foam, glued the PVC in with spray foam, and shaped the pieces,” he explains. “The outside is coated in glue and sand to hard coat it a bit for abrasion when putting it up, and it is waterproofed with some clear exterior sealer.” That’s not all, though—Perkins also plans to create a giant skull breaking through the roof!
This isn’t Perkins’ first Halloween display either. In the past, he made a
If you’re brave enough to visit Perkins’ display, his home is located on River Road in Olmsted Falls—a southwestern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
Ohio resident Alan Perkins constructed a frightening display of a gigantic skeleton that appears to be breaking out of his home.
Two skeleton arms appear to creepily reach around the exterior, and one hand grabs another, 12-foot-tall skeleton.
The impressive, handmade sculpture is made out of foam, with PVC armature for support.