Once in a while, a story is borne of the haunt industry that has far-reaching effects well beyond October or the Halloween season/arena itself. Such is the case of the brand-new Girls of the Bone Yard 2015 – 2016 18-month calendar, created by Larry Bones and the team at Bone Yard Effects, here in Southern California!
The 18-month calendar features haunting, spooky imagery that features some of the ladies that work on the Bone Yard crew throughout the year. Best of all, $10 of every sale goes to the Share Our Strenth initiative called No Kid Hungry. No Kid Hungry aims to end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
For those not in the know, Larry Bones is a very popular, well-respected makeup artist here in Southern California. Bone yard Effects supplies Universal Studios Hollywood each season with their prosthetics for Halloween Horror Nights, one of the most large-scale haunt events in the world. Larry has an extensive resume, which includes FX Faces, a line of prosthetics for haunters and enthusiasts alike.
Larry Bones, owner of Bone Yard Effects says that the idea to create a Girls of the Bone Yard calendar came to him this past summer at ScareLA, a Los Angeles-based Halloween convention that he and his company participate in as a featured vendor each year. “Two of our girls took pictures in front of our booth and posted them to Facebook. I made a comment that it was The Girls of the Bone Yard. That was the seed!” explained Larry. “Both girls loved the idea and posted on our crew page to see if any other girls wanted in. We quickly went over 12 ladies, so we decided to go with an 18-month calendar. Most of the girls wanted to make a creation using our FX FACES prosthetics to be in the shots with them.”
As the project took shape, Bone Yard Effects started reaching out to members of the community to see if anyone would be interested in helping make the calendar become a reality. The response was quick and incredibly supportive.
“We began to reach out to photographers to see if they’d be willing to donate their time,” says Larry. “I also spoke to Todd Robey about creating our cover, and he jumped on board quickly! Soon, European Body Art got wind of our project and contacted us, to see if they could sponsor us. We were a GO! Small Business Printing gave me a steep discount on printing so we could make the calendar affordable. As for the charity, I chose No Kid Hungry because it helps kids in need in our own country, and all of the girls got behind that.”
Theme Park Adventure applauds Larry Bones and the entire crew at Bone Yard Effects for their initiative and creative drive on their Girls of the Bone Yard calendar. It’s a product that haunters and haunt fans everywhere can and will enjoy throughout the next 18 months for only $25. That’s a fantastic deal, knowing that $10 of each sale will go toward hungry kids in need right here in the United States. Supplies are limited – Larry had 500 calendars made. Once those are sold, Bone Yard Effects will have raised $5,000 to feed America’s hungry children, and we think that is pretty fantastic!
Represent the tremendous haunt community by ordering your Girls of the Boneyard 18-month calendar now – click here to visit the ordering page!
Larry and the team at Bone Yard Effects are a great group that TPA is honored to be associated with, both via ScareLA as well as our general haunt dealings with the community here in Southern California. Rarely do we put an individual product that’s for sale in the spotlight here on the website. However, the calendar is more than a simple product – it’s a heart-felt campaign to do some good in this world. And we’re all for that as an organization!