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November 7, 2006

Halloween 2006: "Disco"

This year for Halloween, my group took over a storage room in the office and turned it into a full blow DISCO--complete with lighted dance floor, blacklit go-go cage, dj booth, disco ball, and full bar serving cocktails!

Halloween 2006: "Disco" - the disco dance floor

The crowning acheivement of the disco was of course, the dance floor (people kept asking me where we rented it! Hah!).

The base of the dance floor was made up of .75"x1.5"x8' wooden boards (aka, the cheapest wood that can be found at Home Depot). The wood was measured out and notched every 7", then fit together in a grid pattern. In order to get it in and out of the door, it was built in three 4'x12' modules.

The top of the grid was covered with 3/16" acrylic (plexiglas) tiles cut to size. I glued the tiles down with a high-heat glue gun. Here's a pic of the plexiglas tiles being laid onto the grid (the blue/brown film is still on one side of the plexiglass at this point to keep it clean):

Halloween 2006: "Disco" - more pics

More pics of "Studio 5U" in action!

October 1, 2006

Halloween 2003: "The 80's"

This was my first Halloween at the company. I thought this theme would be great. The idea was original, and it was easy enough for everyone to participate, yet general enough for everyone to do their own thing. (At the very least, even the unenthused could peg their pants, cut some holes in a t-shirt, and mousse their hair.)

It was also a great way to blast 80's music all day long, keep things upbeat and fun. People got into it and brought their favorite tunes, Rubics Cubes, board games, cassette tapes and anything else they could think of as decoration. Steph brought in her Atari that we hooked up to a tv to get our "Pac-Man" on!

What really set this theme off though, was the idea I came up with to make "Nagel-esque" posters of everyone in our group. (You know, those type of black-and-white pictures you would see at a beauty salon, where only the lips are red or pink? Somehow, that "look" totally defines the 80's to me. ) This was a big hit because no-one had ever seen anything like this before, and it showed we could poke fun at ourselves.

It also didn't hurt that we had a big plotter at work, so making the decorations wouldn't really cost me a penny!

September 29, 2006

Halloween 2003: "The 80's" - Posters

Here are some of the 80's inspired (and "Nagel-esqe") posters I photoshopped up of my cowrokers: