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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    Kroger has started marking items 40% off in store. Not the candy, but some of the props and costume stuff like masks and wigs and little things. They do carry pose and stay skeletons too, but not sure if they're included in the discount?
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 AM
    "to make a good first impression." Is a very old saying.. but it is Very True! I like to ask people at our ticket window how they found out about Ravens' Grin? ...I liked her answer yesterday afternoon:"I'm here because everybody I know, can't stop talking about it!" I realized many "Moons" ago that I would never have much money to spend on advertising, so I had better be giving it my "All" otherwise to impress the customers I had the good fortune to entertain.
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  • MrNightmare's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 AM
    Your purple lighting looks great and the ghost in the upper window is creepy!
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  • MrNightmare's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 AM
    So far the weather forecast for N.TX calls for sun, upper 80's, and close to a record high for Halloween day. Not thrilled out the warm weather but it sure beats last years rain.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    Many years ago I had a small lapel pin on my wall that said:" Dan Quail.. a heartbeat away!' A local Representative saw it and said:"HEY!" (He was expressing a negative opinion of the pin) The pin was about 2 inches in diameter and was hanging on my wall in my house and a whole lot of others found quite a bit of humor in so? The "politics" of singling someone out to be made fun of or picked on might be a rather pumped-up form of "politics" conveying the message that someone who...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    If you never have a "Fail', then you must not be doing anything. I have many of them. My fails often involved welding steel together and trying to make something from too heavy material which defeats most of the intended purpose. Some would marvel over the crashed space ship on the roof of the cupola. I would often defuse their compliment (and go for a laugh) by telling them:"You would have much more impressed by the D-9 Cat I almost had put up there, but I lost my grip on it and if fell down...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    I have so many little things that occupy my mind concerning the haunt....I have "Switches!" They have to be set in "certain" positions to begin the show here as I flip switches on and off as I push-pull controls co-ordinated with the sound and picture on the TV screen across the room. I have remote controls that have to be in certain tiny locations for sly-access for making certain mischievous undertakings inflicted upon my patrons. I have certain small items that have to wait for that...
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    victor-eyd replied to a thread Electronic/Software: HELP! I need computer folks to help me. in Halloween Props
    First of all, these are great short throw projectors, so you need less thand 6ft to get very large 4x3 images Second, you need either a media player or attach your laptop to the projectors via vga or hdmi to view your atmos files. One interesting feature you have is the monitor in/out vga sockets. What I think you can do is to have one signal (media player or pc) go into one and then daisy chain to the second...
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    victor-eyd replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Creating DVD for AtmosFEAR Projections in Halloween Props
    DVDflick to convert mp4 to DVD files DVD shrink to compile dvd files into one large dvd file Nero to burn or whatever dvd burn software you have
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    Never would (wood) have guessed those weren't stone looking at the last progress pic! :D Nice work. :)
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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    Oh that is gross! And I mean that in the best possible way! :D
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Nifty job! Sounds like you'll fit right in here. :) Welcome!!
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    10-22-2016, 04:53 PM
    Oh that's cool! Great execution and details. What a unique idea! :cool:
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    10-22-2016, 03:53 PM
    I would start by copying the files on home depot sd card onto your new sd card and see if it plays. If not, then its likely the new sd card needs to be the same format as the home depot (ntfs or fat32).
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    10-22-2016, 09:08 AM ^glittery and it's possible they're not true gravity ones, but similar? Could likely contact their customer service and ask. ...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    10-22-2016, 08:57 AM
    So sorry you've have some health issues but hope you are much better now. Have a lovely Halloween!
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    10-22-2016, 04:23 AM
    Lots of possibilities: Frankula (Dracula and Frankenstein mashup - combine the neckbolts, stitches, green skin and clothes from Frankenstein and add in some fangs and a cape) Could do a steampunk Freddy or Jason (that would be really cool but might not have time now) Oh! A fun one that might be easy would be Dracula in a specific era - like wild west Drac or 1920s gangster boss Drac. Since he's supposed to be immortal, he could have been around and having a grand time being a vampire...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-22-2016, 12:22 AM
    I have almost always communicated with newbies the fact that there just might not be, a better Halloween site than this one, just to let them maybe know early -on what incredible information awaits them here if they are looking for information of "How-To". Add to this the various subtitles and categories one may browse up against, i mean, really! Does it get better than this anyplace else?
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-22-2016, 12:12 AM
    Friday nights are thick around here with High School football games. The Chicago Cubs are still progressing toward an appearance in The World Series!? Over the last 15 years how many people now sit at their own keyboard all night? Things do change, so do people's habits.
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    10-21-2016, 11:45 AM
    omg everything is perfect!!!!
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    10-21-2016, 07:57 AM
    victor-eyd replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Video Projector - What do you suggest? in Halloween Props
    Most of the ebay/amazon no-name chinese projectors are capable of playing mp4 files from usb or sd card. Also almost all pico projectors from the major mfg (canon, aaxa, sony, etc) can play mp4 and other formats either with car/drive or loaded on their internal drive. As to price, most of the ebay/amazon pjs are way less than $100, usually in the $60-75 range if you look hard enough. Sometimes you get lucky and score a $30 or less pj (like me)
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 10:01 PM
    "There is this old house in Arkansas that was used as a Hospital during The Civil War. There was supposed to have been a small boy there who was in a wheel chair. Almost every closet there has a small, under-sized door in it , about the size that a boy in a wheel chair could zip from room to room without bothering to go out into the hallway! When my Wife lived there with her Ex, sometimes when she walked down the hallway, she would feel sensations of hands sliding along her head, but there...
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 05:31 PM
    victor-eyd replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Video Ripping and Editing in Halloween Props
    Try this location- direct link Its a zip file so you'll have to extract it to your pc
    21 replies | 631 view(s)
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