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  • Living Dead Girl 1031's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    Hm, I would have to say: liquid latex & toilet paper- extremely versatile when creating zombies, or any kind of skin texture and translucent powder to make the latex non-sticky and to cover any wet face paint ridgid collodion- for scarring effects eyeshadow palette- great for shading (sunken part of your face or for a skeleton) creating matte looks, bags under your eyes, etc. Basic face paints that aren't oily or thick, just enough to cover and can be set with a translucent...
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    Today, 09:26 AM
    haha Witchykitty I thought the same thing! I was like aw that's cute, then saw it transformed and couldn't stop laughing haha
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  • Living Dead Girl 1031's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 AM
    I'm having the same problem this year! Which is RARE for me because by now I have a few props already built. I think because of the personal year I had, I just wanted to spend time with my family and kept thinking "I have plenty of time!" Now that we are so close I am in a total panic. I have NOTHING built and still haven't fixed the props that needed repaired from last year. I need a kick in the butt to get moving! I am excited but just need to find the time to build and get ready for our...
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  • Living Dead Girl 1031's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 AM
    Ooooooh the gorgeous Haserot Angel!! It's even more stunning in person than in the pictures, maybe I'm your victim?!?!? :D I LOVE these!!! I just might have to make some for myself! Awesome teasers and reaps by everyone so far!! This is always so exciting :) I have a few things purchased for my victim but will start conjuring and crafting some things up this week. I have so many ideas and such a little amount of time!
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  • Rania's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 AM
    You know, we built it being inspired by this: http://makezine.com/projects/scary-ticket-booth-build/ then just added our own personal touches really. But that was a great tutorial to get started.
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  • Rania's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 AM
    Rania replied to a thread Static: Night Circus Ticket Booth in Halloween Props
    Definitely no drama this year. We are taking The Haunted Garden to a EDM Festival this year. On the road to pro! Woohoo!
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  • Rania's Avatar
    Today, 06:19 AM
    Rania replied to a thread Static: Night Circus Ticket Booth in Halloween Props
    Thanks you guys! It means a lot!
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  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 AM
    Thanks! It's interesting with the UV how the camera renders the colors as vs. how my eye sees it - I'm going to have to experiment with it, but I keep wondering if maybe the camera isn't *more* accurately "seeing" the available light? This is probably only near-UV, since it's from a LED. But I've noticed the camera sees it as much bluer and greener than it looks to my eye (which sees it more as purple/yellow.) Anyway, interesting physics questions. :)
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 AM
    Thanks! I painted them UV-yellow yesterday so now I call them the Glo-Pop mummies.
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    These look fantastic!
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    talkingcatblues added 5 photo(s) to album 2014 Projects in Progress
  • Rania's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    These are part of my playlist this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMtM41M5uNs&index=1&list=FLj-uAx6cKCC5aqqv5H_vzEQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhjEVO0_FoU Also, some stuff from Hollywood Haunts, Sam Haynes and Verse 13. Got them all on Itunes. Sam Haynes has great stuff! look him up for sure. He just came out with a Carnival cd.
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  • Rania's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    I just made a ticket booth. We are building for a big Night Circus this year.
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    Rania started a thread Static: Night Circus Ticket Booth in Halloween Props
    Happy Halloween Build Season! We are building for a Night Circus theme area this year and just finished our first prop of the season. Up next is a life size Jack in The Box and a Kissing Booth.
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    I bought some from lighthouseleds as well.
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    08-31-2014, 11:03 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Scary movies is a step in the right direction. Can't remember if you go in for the full-on horror movies? I'm the hide behind the couch type. Sorry to hear about the demise of your Stop and Street Sign. :(
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    08-31-2014, 10:30 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Yeah, I don't think Target has their stuff out yet though. Maybe we'll swing by one tomorrow. Trying to figure out how to fill our weekends. Assembling monsters isn't that much fun. Mostly looking for tools I've misplaced. Making new stuff is always more fun, but it'd be good to get the old stuff out of the way. None of the spooky town stuff has really grabbed us, and we just looked at the Department 56 stuff today. While it's cool, nothing seems to have inspired my wife. She was kinda...
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    08-31-2014, 09:45 PM
    So, have you Capldied yet? ;)
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    08-31-2014, 02:08 PM
    I remember that vividly from the first Superman movie. It's weird because my first thought was "What a cool but simple effect!" but obviously it ain't as easy as it looks. Thanks for showing us your trial and error. You can't argue with your results though. Very cool.
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    08-31-2014, 09:06 AM
    I'll add this to the list if anyone else is looking. My sister-in-law toured this place as well - it's another Canadian option (although it's not far from the border). I guess they made some brooms for promotional use for one of the Harry Potter novels. http://www.northwovenbroom.com
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    08-30-2014, 12:58 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Ecula's profile
    I am tempted by the lighting too, but a little too expensive to experiment. I think I'll wait and see if I can get the red "Fire and Ice" version which is supposed to have motion more like fire. I bet whatever I get, there will be something better next year.
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    08-30-2014, 11:46 AM
    Thanks to Ghost of Spookie and everyone else for the info. Very confusing stuff. I just thought I'd mention that, for Canadian shoppers, Canadian Tire is carrying the multi-colour Fire & Ice and the red Kaleidoscope versions. Sounds like I'll want to wait until Spirit opens to see what they're carrying up here. Not sure what I'd use a multi-colour fire & ice light for.
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    08-30-2014, 11:37 AM
    GobbyGruesome added 1 photo(s) to album 2014 pre-halloween
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    08-30-2014, 07:29 AM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Actually the weather has been really really hot. But Thursday it rained, and I was thinking "pooh, a nice spring rain will cool things off". But it was a cold fall rain - I think it only got up to 7 that day. But now it seems pretty seasonal. Just under 20 and a chance of rain every day. Hope you have a good long weekend too, and maybe some moisture right after. Gonna take the missus out to look at the new Department 56 village stuff tomorrow. Her sister comes to town next week and I...
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    08-29-2014, 04:16 PM
    Hey niteryder! :) Welcome to the forums. Lots of advice to be had here - the tough part is figuring out what to do first. We've never done a full walkthrough, but there's haunts here of all levels so jump into a thread and I'm sure you'll get some answers. Holler if you need a hand. Looking forward to seeing what you've got planned (and what you've done in the past, if you get a chance).
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  • Rania's Avatar
    08-29-2014, 04:23 AM
    Rania replied to a thread Static: Building a 9' Mushroom in Halloween Props
    Updates on the newest shrooms from this year. I made 3 more which gives me a total of 5 and am about to build 5 more!! These were built for a festival over the summer. I added lights to the inside caps.
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    Look forward to seeing the video, the still pics are fantastic, there's a great atmosphere to them
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    I'm kind of the same. We saw Les Miserables for the first time years ago - it's my wife's favourite. But I was all about how the sets spun around and converted into different things.

    Hate it when I go to a show and the sets are really minimal. Where's the fun in that.
  3. Thank you!! The orphange looked super creepy looking out from our living room window. haha I guess I am doing my job as a haunter if I can freak myself out! The ghost baby had tons of pictures taken with her haha
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    Thanks! They like it ( no complaints anyway). I can usually get volunteers to help set it up so that says something I guess.
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    Well, the monster crate is fantastic too!!! Thanks for sending the link
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    How are your projects coming this year?

    I'm actually in the middle of tearing down an old greenhouse that's rotted out in the back - had to take it down before it tipped over and killed someone. So Halloween again must wait.
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    Hey Bam! I did get it done but I had some problems with it - it'd work for a while and then just get stuck in place. Gonna try to fix it this year. I did a few things different than...I think it was DaveintheGrave's instructions I was following... and it added up to trouble.

    I used the same measurements as Dave but neglected to consider that my motor was thicker, which gave me less room to play. Also couldn't find a Ouija board so I actually traced the Ouija Board image (If you ever need it holler. I did it in Adobe Illustrator so you should be able to print it as large as you want - I can make a PDF). Then I just laid that on top of a thin piece of wood with a sheet of mylar over top.

    In the end it seemed like the magnets were either too strong, which wasn't allowing enough movement, or too weak and would just drop my planchette (which I also made myself so that's another variable.)

    All this stuff would be moot if I hadn't used a reindeer motor, but because it auto reverses when the torque is too low for the stress, It turned out to be tricky.

    It was one of those things where it worked fine for 20 minutes in the house and I called it done, only to find out that was a bit of a fluke.
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    Pictures of my props? No, I don't have any posted, sorry! I do have a good amount, and I'll be sure to post pictures when they're up for the season.
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    Thanks, Bam. Don't know if we'll get to it this year. Keeping plans pretty modest, but I think the number of kids on our street is up 50% and it's a Friday, so I definitely want to do something.

    How goes your Halloween?
  10. Thank you! haha yeah it was really creepy when it was in my basement, coming down the steps with the right lighting it *almost* looked like it was moving. People kept walking around it!
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