Before I did my Rip Van Winkle routine and dropped into slumber for days as my body wrestled with a virus, I had time (and energy) to work on another piece from buycostumes.com. This time it was a radio.
I liked the old fashioned shape of it, and the idea that a skull presses out against the black screen of the speaker.
While not for me, some people might like the feature that when you turn it on, lights flash red and blue. The skull moves forward, pressing against the screen, and then there is a recording of a voice speaking spooky sayings.
For my display, I turned the radio off just when the skull was sticking out the furthest, freezing him in place.
The drawback to the radio is it comes in a light milk chocolate colour, almost like toffee (see images below).
The colour draws attention to the fact it's made of plastic, and since there is no contrasting colour on the main body of the piece, you can't see all the great grain detailing on the face of the radio.
The brass look of the buttons are fine, and the colour of the mesh at the top half of the radio is perfect.
I grabbed black, white and brown acrylics, and a can of black spray paint.