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Giant Halloween Sculptures in Architect’s Front Yard Get Better Every Year, From King Kong to an Egyptian Tomb

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An enormous dragon perches it's head on the porch of the house in one of Tom Saltsman's Halloween installations. Massachusetts, USA. See SWNS story SWSMinstallation. Meet the dad who builds giant Halloween installations every year in his front yard - with some measuring more than six meters. Tom Saltsman, 60, has kept up with the tradition for the last eight years. So far he has built an enormous dragon on his roof, a spindly skeleton spirit, a spaceship and a moving rendition of King Kong.

A Massachusetts architect has been building epic Halloween installations every year in his front yard—becoming a local legend for his scary sculptures.

Tom Saltsman has kept up the tradition for the last eight years, after erecting an 80’s horror-themed piece for a party that so thrilled his friends and neighbors, he pledged to do it yearly.

His home in Marblehead has become the staging ground for an enormous dragon, an ethereal skeleton spirit, a spaceship, a pirate’s ghost ship, and a King Kong that moves his head and roars.

The 60-year-old spends up to two months ahead of the spooky season preparing the installations and recruits friends and family to complete them.

His most recent project in 2022, was a 22-foot-high Egyptian god, with his garage turned into an Egyptian tomb. His wife Brooke, who is also an architect, helped painted all the hieroglyphics along with three friends.

After scavenging scraps from his workplace, he can build most of the pieces for less than $200—with materials mostly being plywood, garbage bags and various types of foam. (See the video at the bottom…)

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These are the most popular Halloween costumes in NY this year. Did yours make the list?

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Having trouble picking a Halloween costume this year? This may help.

 Google Trends has released its 2022 FrightGeist, which lists the top searched costumes in the U.S., as well as the most popular ones in cities across the country. Here are the most popular Halloween costumes this year around the country:

Top 10 most popular Halloween costumes of 2022

  1. Witch
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Dinosaur
  4. “Stranger Things”
  5. Fairy
  6. Pirate
  7. Rabbit
  8. Cheerleader
  9. Cowboy
  10. Harley Quinn

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