This marvelously scary Reaper is an annual decoration in our neighborhood. It's about 3 blocks from our apartment. They used to also put up a giant crucified scarecrow but he wasn't up last year. I just found out that the guy who made the Reaper is going to make him even bigger this year...18' tall! I also found out that he has a blog explaining how he built "Slim." Check it out here.
As you can imagine, Seattlites really go in for Halloween. I think more people decorate here than anywhere else I've ever lived. It's so much better than living in the repressed South where you are branded as the anti-Christ for liking Halloween. Of course, some folks in Seattle appear to celebrate Halloween 365 days a year. Oh well. Different strokes for different...uh...creatures.