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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 AM
    Still putting things back together, believe it or not. Just unpacked storage and have started to get the shop put together, pictures soon. The yard is an absolute disaster from the remodeling. Debating how 'big' we'll go halloween wise, vs how much we just work on the yard. Depends on whether I can budget up a new patio for the back yard or not.
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    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    This is what I struggle with as well, for lack of a better way to put it. We've been doing a haunt for over 20 years and we've developed a loyal following. We now have older teens and young adults who come by and tell us they've been coming to our house since they were young. Parents tell us how much they like coming each year and how they appreciate what we do to give kids a fun Halloween. I think of the void we'd leave if we just stopped doing it so hopefully we can scale back gradually and...
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    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Thanks. I thinjk it was like $10.00 or somewhere close. I'll put a bat or a crow in it, something creepy.
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    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Spell book on the cheap in Halloween Props
    Thanks Ana! I just happened to walk by this easel and figured I could use it. It works perfectly.
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  • matrixmom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 AM
    matrixmom replied to a thread Static: Spell book on the cheap in Halloween Props
    Looks great jdubbya!! The trick is finding the perfect stand for a good price, yours is nice!
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    03-21-2017, 09:28 PM
    jdubbya started a thread Static: Spell book on the cheap in Halloween Props
    Doing little accent props for our witch house. Bought an old book from a thrift store. Aged the cover with paper mache and some paint/dry brush. Printed a couple spells off and stained the paper with a coffee filter. Set it on the easel I got on clearance from Michaels and it came out pretty fair. This will sit someplace in the main room of the haunt.
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  • matrixmom's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 03:03 PM
    How many guests did you have? I would love to do this but feel it might be chaotic.
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  • matrixmom's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 03:00 PM
    I would love one day when I retire from halloween decorating, just doing projections. Or 1 massive art piece for the front yard. Light up well, and thats it. I have talked with the neighbors and said it would be fun to pumpkin carve- in the range of 20 or 30 pumpkins, then tea light them and thats it. Eventually it will just be my little fave things inside the house maybe. These are all my thoughts when I eventually will start toning it down. But life is funny, and probably when I am 80 I will...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 09:48 AM
    99% sure you could just use a plaster of paris skull *provided you're just going for looks and using a propane fire pit, not trying to cook or use it as refractory for actual heating*. I don't know if any of my plaster skulls don't have foam in them anymore, but if I find one, I'll certainly throw it on the fire pit and see if it explodes or something.
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    03-20-2017, 11:30 AM
    matrixmom replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Termites - good news/bad news in Halloween Props
    Who knew something so bad could turn into something so good!!
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    03-20-2017, 01:39 AM
    I haven't been posting like I use to, but for anyone that that's interested, the Monster of the Month subscription service came to an end. This was my video for the Final mask.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 06:56 PM
    Good post and one I identify with. We had actually planned to scale way back three years ago. I was pretty much a one man set-up/tear down crew, and while we had ample help working the walk through haunt on Halloween, come 11/1 I was tearing down all by myself and it got to be a chore. Along came fellow haunter and forum member "lewlew" who lived not too far from me and who's own awesome haunt was on hiatus. We agreed to do a collaborative effort back in 2014 and while it took up less real...
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    03-19-2017, 12:21 PM
    Sweet! TOT always comes through with great detail. Thanks!
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    03-19-2017, 09:23 AM
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    03-19-2017, 09:21 AM
    Shadowbat added 1 photo(s) to album Mask Collection
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    03-18-2017, 05:11 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: New Kids on the Block in Halloween Props
    Nice looking family you have there. Those things are creepy as hell!
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  • bobzilla's Avatar
    03-18-2017, 04:57 PM
    Happy birthday pumpkin 5, everyone! :D
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    03-18-2017, 07:18 AM
    bobzilla posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Happy birthday! :)
  • matrixmom's Avatar
    03-17-2017, 12:32 PM
    How about a foam facade to cover up to the white gutters? You can hide fog machines behind it, maybe place /make a cauldron creep mixing a brew in a big cauldron. Maybe make the facade like a witch shack.....I would remove the pumpkin lights and string lights and let the lighting on the facade be its own path...
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    03-17-2017, 11:02 AM
    Greetings, ghouls! Here's a little something sinister to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the arrival of disgustingly cheerful Spring. Not my blog or my work, dates from 1947, but decidedly dreadful nonetheless. https://fairweatherlewis.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/the-stones-of-kerrigans-keep/ See? I still think of you fiends even in the flowery season! May your skies be stormy and your days dreary.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    03-17-2017, 10:26 AM
    Picked up a neat cage, a wrought iron easel that we'll use to hold a spell book, and some color changing led tea lights. All from Michaels.
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  • Shadowbat's Avatar
    03-16-2017, 03:33 AM
    this is their 10 year anniversary so hopefully we'll see some cool things.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    03-15-2017, 03:27 AM
    Fine looking mask. I'm a fan of TOT Studio's stuff and have/have had a few of their masks over the years. Would love to see a close up pic of the face/mouth.
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    03-15-2017, 01:36 AM
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    03-14-2017, 10:36 AM
    I'm sure Gym will be by soon... I was told our house was haunted, someone died during original construction, and whatnot. I've yet to see any evidence here. I used to work at a place that was widely considered haunted. Picture that warehouse where the Ark was stuffed in Indiana Jones. Yes, govt warehouse with assorted large crates just like that. No I can't tell you what was in them. Yes, TOP MEN were working on that as we speak. Anyway. Equivalent of 4 football fields...
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  • Stringy_Jack's Avatar
    03-14-2017, 10:19 AM
    Me either that's why I posted it, different for sure.
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  • Stringy_Jack's Avatar
    03-13-2017, 09:21 AM
    This one is a little different in that it mixes Halloween with winter/Christmas, I thought it was cute.
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    03-13-2017, 06:42 AM
    ugh....crappy picture
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    03-13-2017, 06:41 AM
    oaklawn Crematory added 1 photo(s) to album Projects for 2017
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    03-12-2017, 06:54 AM
    Haha...Yes he is. Thank you!
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    You are silly!!!!!!
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    Well I'm kind of on it/kind of not. I'm under a faux name because I don't want people, long forgotten by choice, to find me. I use it 100% for Halloween stuff. However I must admit I am on it sporadically.
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    Yes that's where I saw them. Your doing an awesome job!!!!
  4. Buying. I had the opportunity to buy a mold and make my own but figured it's easier to just buy them. I found a great source on Haunter's Hangout and the skulls are nicely detailed and inexpensive. I'll likely get some more as our theme this year will be "skull heavy", whatever that means. I take it you're on Haunter's Hangout?
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    I saw the pic of the skills you are amassing. Are you buying or making them?
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    Hola Jerry. It arrived back safe and sound. I'm so glad I could help... Even though it was a very VERY tiny contribution!
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    Will do buckaroo.
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    Fantastic mask!!!
    Thank you for the recommendation to the company.
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