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    04-17-2017, 09:03 AM
    I love that you are trying to push your boundaries and test yourself. Would you be able to do it as a volunteer position or are you hoping to be paid? Our local charity haunts typically run and survive on volunteers. I think the right manager of a charity haunt would be more likely to appreciate your interest and possible adjustment period than would a manager of a for profit haunt. One of our local haunts has a spooky character who walks the various cue lines and the attraction while...
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    04-17-2017, 07:26 AM
    doto replied to a thread Static: Hi to Inhabitants of Drake Manor! in Halloween Props
    nosefuratyou, I suspect there is nothing going on. I googled "Lord Winston" and it sounds like he is/was a very respected "fertility specialist" perhaps he's just taking Daisy for a "ride in the backseat of his car" to his "clinic" for a "more private fertility examination".
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    04-16-2017, 11:04 PM
    I think the biggest question would be: Why are you considering doing something that you don't sound like you'd enjoy doing? You don't like being touched, you would have to get used to nights/long hours and lots of visual/audio stimuli like screaming and flashing lights and loud horns and such (which could be potentially exhausting for someone with sensory issues), and most of all, you're not a super fan of Halloween. Also, scare actors are not highly paid. They do it because the LOVE being...
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    04-06-2017, 08:01 PM
    There is a section devoted to the West Coast Haunter's Convention in the subsection for Haunts and Gatherings: http://www.halloweenforum.com/west-coast-haunters-convention/ This thread has been shifted there. Not sure why no one really posts or contributes about this Convention here - it's completely welcome here!
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    04-05-2017, 10:40 PM
    The one that jumps out at me was the clown mask used for the young Michael Myers...
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    04-05-2017, 10:20 PM
    Oh those are nifty! I have given out plastic rings several years now. My favorite way to let them choose it to be wearing about 10 of them and let them take the one they one off my hand (we sit outside with the candy bucket slightly behind us so we can control the amounts). We've also done the cool slap bracelets recently and they were a huge hit with kids and tweens as well. I have them straightened out, and fanned out so they can see them and then let them point:...
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    04-02-2017, 07:10 PM
    Welcome back! :D
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    04-01-2017, 12:35 PM
    Love the McDonaldland cookies box.
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    04-01-2017, 12:28 PM
    doto replied to a thread Pneumatic: animatronic decision help in Halloween Props
    Frankly both are awesome, and you can go wrong with either. I am going to suggest the zombies only because the chainsaw prop has a similar motion to the grannie at 44 seconds in your personal video.
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    03-31-2017, 03:34 PM
    Hey, that is major impressive considering they're made from the super annoying white bead styro... they look amazing!! :cool:
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    03-30-2017, 09:01 PM
    doto replied to a thread silicone clown in Halloween Props
    Demon clown with the sharp teeth and the vibrant contrast of the red, white and black is the scariest and would be best for a startle scare. If your goal is a creepy psychological scare then clown#3 with the green hair. #1 doesn't do anything for me.
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    03-27-2017, 04:07 PM
    Really lovely work! Welcome!!:cool:
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    03-25-2017, 03:10 PM
    There's time when we all just don't think. I'm sitting in a Hospital Emergency with my wife enjoying the forum when a link takes me to YouTube. As the video loads there's lots of loud screaming and my phone is on full blast. First the screaming is the video, then its my wife telling me to shut my phone off, then its the nurses running around the corner to see whats happened, then it's my wife screaming at me once again for bringing attention to us while she's supposed to be resting. ...
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    03-25-2017, 02:34 PM
    Will the asylum staff be actors, animatronics, static props or a combination? The set-up looks ambitious, good luck with all the work ahead of you.
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    03-25-2017, 02:05 PM
    doto replied to a thread Pneumatic: Alien steampunk spider in Halloween Props
    Duplicate post
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    03-25-2017, 01:59 PM
    doto replied to a thread Pneumatic: Alien steampunk spider in Halloween Props
    Looking great.....did your group do the alien sculpt?
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    03-25-2017, 12:39 PM
    doto replied to a thread Fog: At Wits End. in Halloween Props
    Just thinking out loud,I wonder if an ultrasonic cleaner that a dentist or jewelery store would use for cleaning would unclog the heater element. The cavitation removes a lot of materials.
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    03-25-2017, 12:27 PM
    doto replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Hitch Hiking Ghosts loop in Halloween Props
    It'll be a nice loop for the grandkids. Won't be long before you'll be playing some Hi_rez or Atmosfearfx projections too.
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    Happy birthday
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    Hey, did you ever get your bell to ring?
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    Nice Haunt!
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    Hey there Checked out your tombstone revamps and they are turning out really good!
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    Hope you have a very Happy Haunted Birthday!!! Cheers!
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    Happy Birthday Mike

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    I came across you on the forum, a fellow (fairly close) haunter. I'm about 3 hours West of you in Belleville. Checked out your haunt pics, looks great! I just do a little front yard display so I'm always in awe of the talents I see on this forum. All ready for the big day?
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    I am all right with motors. Frankly they are alot easier than you probably think. I've built a FCG, grave grabber, a lunging devil, a three headed tombstone peeper and a single tombstone peeper that I sent as part of my secret reaper package. I have the basic understanding of pneumatics but haven't built anything yet. I've only got one prop controller so it handles the devils for now. I am going to ask Santa for another prop controller for next year. My wife isn't into halloween so every time we take the kids to see Santa she whispers in his ear. I am pretty sure she's telling him I've been naughty because I never seem to get whats on my list. If there's something in particular that you want to build for next year let me know and we can work on it at some point. Some of time the toughest part is finding the right motor at a reasonable price.

    I have no room to store pillars or a fence. If I did I would love to have some for my cemetary. If you add photos let me know when so I can check them out.
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