A while back I had a conversation with Rob at SkullandBone about what our holy grail of Halloween props would be. I hadn't ever really thought about it - the quest for the prop of all props. As in, what's the one prop you've always dreamt of making, but technical challenges or practical limitations have kept you from it.
His was very impressive and intriguing and exciting.
Mine was... well, I couldn't think of anything.
After a while, I had an image of an excavated grave. A six-foot hole with a mound of dirt, a flame lantern nearby, and an old open coffin at the bottom of the grave, with a nasty [dead] corpse looking up. Trick-or-treaters would have to walk by and peer down into the ground.
My grail is boring, I admit, but that's what popped into my head. Digging a six-foot hole in the ground is out of the question, so this'll [thankfully] never come to pass.