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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    Love this! Thanks for the tutorial!
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  • foolishmortal42's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Rev Noch...Thanks for the reply. Can you tell me if you used the LED floods from Home Depot with a lightning machine? If so, what brand a light did you purchase and what type of lightning machine did you use? I had read that most standard LED spots and floods don't work with lightning machines due to the delay from when you turn them on and the light comes on. If you have found one that works that would be great! Thanks
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 07:47 PM
    Intellagirl, how did you make this beauty? Paper mache? Would love to try something like this myself. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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  • TNBrad's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 06:18 AM
    I agree with the others this is AWESOME work. Thanks. OK question: what about the top to keep the weather out?
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  • TNBrad's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 05:16 AM
    TNBrad replied to a thread Prop Showcase: First Time Haunter Needing Some Guidance in Halloween Props
    Set up as early as you can, at least something that will draw attention too. I start putting things like a Crypt and Tombstones at the last week of Sept. to let the neighbor start telling everyone they know. ****And I get the good candy. this might keep your stuff safe to some degree. :-) Good luck and Welcome, there is always room for one more, scarey neighbor.
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  • foolishmortal42's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 03:23 PM
    Evil eye and Jman, Thanks for the info. It is very helpful. It sounds like the Halogens will work. Does anyone else have experience with the photo bulbs and Halogens to recommend one over the other? It sounds like there are a lot of audio options if I want to mix it myself. Does anyone have any premixed Cds or traks they would recommend? Does anyone have the firefly and can comment on the cd that comes with the unit? Thanks again for all the info
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    07-21-2014, 06:20 AM
    vampyrespro replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Spirit 2014 Witch of Stolen Souls in Halloween Props
    Love this witch! Spirit is going above and beyond this year. I usually never purchase from Halloween retailers anymore, but this year I might just indulge in a Spirit prop or two.
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 08:27 PM
    So my haul today came from, of all places... my own house. :eek: This sounds like the beginning of a horror movie LOL. But while cleaning out the garage I stumbled upon a manila envelope filled to the brim with old photos, left by the house's previous owner. I've lived here for years, and have never seen these. The oldest ones seem Edwardian to me, but some are dated from the 20s and 30s. Don't think I did too badly for $0 :p
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    07-20-2014, 08:06 PM
    Eager to see this completed, loving it already. :D
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  • foolishmortal42's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 02:18 PM
    I am looking at getting the firefly 211 http://www.lights-alive.com/ctrl_firefly_211.html this year. I have 2 questions: 1. What kind of lighting to use. I am trying to decide what kind of lights to use. I have heard that the white LEDs are the best but they are out of my budget. I am considering using halogen http://www.hauntedprops.com/product-p/halogen%20light.htm or photo floods. I have heard that people get photographers flash bulbs (photo floods) and use those effectively. Does...
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    07-20-2014, 10:56 AM
    vampyrespro replied to a thread Static: 1st clay scuplt in Halloween Props
    LOL, I agree with punkineater, except I don't need to imagine...my first attempt at sculpting DID look like an ashtray. :p Keep up the great work.
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 08:35 AM
    As an amateur photographer myself, I love this idea and have entertained it several times myself. Check out some of Christopher McKenny's photos for inspiration: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcalister570/
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    07-19-2014, 09:44 PM
    Totally awesome finds, my friend!! I'm in love with vintage noisemakers!!! I'd vote to leave the clown alone, or if you want, give the picture a diluted wash with dark paints to enhance the look of grime/age.
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    07-19-2014, 11:42 AM
    Okay, so I think I'm a hoarder... but for $50, I really couldn't resist. This is the culmination of 7 yard sales and an estate sale. Please excuse the background mess! A satyr adorned brass mirror, a set of fireplace pokers, antique fireplace screen (I'll post pictures of the base, it's very ornate), a domed display of the infant of Prague (I will purpose this) an art-deco style clam jewelry box, and a brass ornamental fan, which I have very big plans for. I've been scoring big lately.......
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    07-18-2014, 07:17 PM
    vampyrespro replied to a thread Papercraft Jim Holtz Products in Halloween Crafts
    I have! I bought two distress inks, parchment and old photo. I used them to age several labels, using a makeup sponge for application, and I thought that when combined with a little sanding and tea staining, they were perfect for an added layer of grime. Here are the labels in question: Not the best lighting to show off the details-- but I'll snap some better shots for you, if you'd like!
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    07-17-2014, 08:40 PM
    Wow, punkineater, you really hit the jack pot!
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    07-17-2014, 05:33 PM
    So happy that you enjoyed New Orleans' cemeteries! I was smitten as well during my visit. Hard to pick a favorite, though if I had to, it'd probably be Lafayette No.1, in the Garden District. Awesome shots! :D
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-16-2014, 02:30 PM
    Since my haunt is more of an annual party, theme and story are always first on my list.
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    07-16-2014, 02:18 PM
    Okay, my haunt is primarily indoors! Rather than the big night itself, my annual party is the highlight of the season in terms of decorating. I hope this isn't too long or too specific, I want to be as thorough as possible ;) I may edit this as needed, if I think of other specifics! Likes: *VINTAGE HALLOWEEN (die cuts, centerpieces, lanterns, costumes, noise makers, anything in the Halloween aesthetic of the 1900s through 1950s!) VICTORIANA/ANTIQUES (old photo albums or photos, bottles,...
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    07-16-2014, 12:58 PM
    PM sent, I am taking the plunge this year! :D
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    07-14-2014, 09:54 PM
    Whenever the bug bites! So it varies for me too. This year, half the stuff is already up and it's only July.:eek:
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-14-2014, 09:18 PM
    As everyone else said, you really nailed the timeless beauty of vintage Halloween. No criticism from me, but one request: more! :p
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-14-2014, 09:07 PM
    Jealous of your skills, as always! Excellent work.
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-13-2014, 02:06 PM
    Thank you all for the compliments! Very impressed with everyone's crafts (as always) keep them coming, ladies and gents!
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    07-13-2014, 01:59 PM
    Thank you all, thank you! *bows* :cool: BlueFrog, you were actually the first haunter I thought of when I made this purchase! I knew you'd appreciate it ;)
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    07-12-2014, 09:57 PM
    I've always been inspired by the vintage jack-o'-lantern buckets that were popular during the early half of the 20th century. One day I'd love to own an authentic antique--- today, however, is not that day. :p In the mean time, I've had to make my own on the cheap! A beach ball, orange paint, photoshop inserts for the eyes and mouth, a black sharpie, and some thin wire for a handle are the only supplies I needed for this jumbo lantern. I'm pleased with the results, and will be making a few more...
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-12-2014, 09:35 PM
    Thank you! :D I must confess, I was so stunned to see a gramophone that I didn't even haggle over the $20 asking price, though I'm sure I could've gotten it for less. I've been looking for one for about two years now! The original owner said it's in working condition, so I will have to try it out and see.
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-12-2014, 09:21 PM
    Pretty happy with my yard sale haul for today! :D Double-horned gramophone, mantle clock, vintage taxidermy grouse, red candles, and framed foliage: total of $40 spent.
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  • TNBrad's Avatar
    07-11-2014, 06:36 AM
    TNBrad replied to a thread Static: Hard Coating your foam in Halloween Props
    Thanks for asking this I'm looking at the same needs.
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  • vampyrespro's Avatar
    07-10-2014, 01:34 PM
    PM'd you about the lanterns! :)
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