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  • Cloak_Dagger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    Do it all the week before Halloween (after you've sort of gotten settled in a bit from the actual move) would be my vote. :) (and wow - I think I'd be lucky to get a pumpkin out the same month as a whole house move, so good luck to you!!)
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    I got my skeletons from BuyCostumes in. These are the first "posing-style" skeletons I've ever bought and they look darn good to me! The joints have kind of a spring-loaded, ratchet style mechanism in them and they seem to hold their position very well. (I put in a close-up pic.) For the price, I'm very pleased with these skellys. I wanted to buy two of them this season and figured it would cost around $100, but I got these two dudes for right at $60. Sweet! The right leg on one skelly is...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    I bought this Ouija board back in the spring when Wal-mart.com had them on sale for around $7.50. These same boards had also been for sale at the "Five and Below" stores in the past. Been trying to get around to turning it into a Haunted/Animated Ouija. Worked out pretty good. Luckily, this Ouija board is the exact same size as the cardboard glow-in-the-dark ones I normally use off E-bay. The Planchette has two LED lights that shine down on the board, powered by three AAA batteries. Well,...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/110640-haunted-fun-house-mirror.html Bookmarked this years ago. :D The box frame he used is concave, but it would be pretty easy to change the curve to an convex one, or even a rippled one to get the distortion effect. Just need to experiment with the angles and how much you can bend the acrylic sheet without breaking.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 10:17 PM
    A young voice said they had been here last year. They have always "Hated" Haunted Houses! They scared them too much! We told them if they got too scared to tell us right away and we can turn on more lights for them. They thought:"I Will Need Those Lights!" But,they Never did .. because the house is so Interesting and the tour is so funny! Now this is their favorite place to go!... Every Year! They asked if there was anything "New" in the house? Guess what! I sometimes become...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 10:00 PM
    Toy stores used to sell a similar item in two-tone blue plastic.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 06:42 PM
    Numerous red lights were flashing non-stop, a few of them to a different "beat". Squads,Ambulances, now two cars from the Morgue,as the ambulances left empty for emergency calls, somewhere else. No emergency here, not any more,Death settled some old "scores",or so it had seemed? It was a brisk, clear October night. Up and down the block the premature cold snap denuded every tree,except for the fir trees, piles of leaves were everywhere because it had been just too cold to hang around out...
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  • partsman's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 05:28 PM
    partsman replied to a thread Static: First attempt at aging. in Halloween Props
    Doh! Chef! I can't believe you just said that! ;)
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 05:26 PM
    I use to go there but havent been on there in years.I think it was the first forum I found.
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 02:53 PM
    Well I'm hangin in there. :D It's been a doozie of a couple months. But it's always somthing isn't it? ;) Lol I'm so so so glad your liking the job and that hours seem to be finally picking up!!! I'm sure that's been very painful on the budget! How's your girlie girls job and all the grandkids?
  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 02:33 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Fog: Damage to books? in Halloween Props
    Fog is created by vaporizing water and glycol-based or glycerin-based fluids or through the atomization of mineral oil. This fluid (often referred to colloquially as fog juice) vaporizes or atomizes inside the fog machine. Upon exiting the fog machine and mixing with cooler outside air the vapor condenses, resulting in a thick visible fog. (quote from the wiki page on fog machines) Glycol or glycerin is going to be oily. You would not want this to build up on books or on floors (carpets...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 09:45 AM
    That looks terrific!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 09:41 AM
    Here's a good little animation of a quick return mechanism: http://www.robives.com/mechanisms/quickreturn#.Vd355y7H_oo
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 09:33 AM
    Yea, I picked up one for myself to try out.
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  • partsman's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 07:19 AM
    Hello and welcome to the forum!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 03:34 AM
    Yrs.ago an old man in my town was a junk collector. He found or was given stuff then junked it out selling the metal then. He had this one small item secured in his big vise. He thought there was a possible chance of becoming injured from this thing, so he moved a thick old wooden door up to the workbench/vise to protect himself,then reached around the door ,swing a hammer knocking the top off of the item,which exploded! He staggered out into his yard,bleeding and a bit deaf, proving hand...
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    08-26-2015, 03:24 AM
    We think alike , "Joe".........right now I am in a double "Track Meet". There is the "Season" fast approaching.. plus my wife Jessica and I are replacing the roof on the lower part of the house! It is "Lower" but steeper with a few "Things" to work around. There is no way to do such a job and not feel the physical abuse from it every day. I told her yesterday, if I don't survive this task to just leave my body upon the roof , in a few days the Birds,Buzzards and Ravens will have taken care...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 07:51 PM
    I clipped a huge ad from some magazine many years ago . It was made by a major chemical company illustrating the various kinds of cockroaches. One species has 200 "kids" a year! The German Cockroaches have 20,000 "Kids" (a Year! ) My line is "How do they come up with names for all their "Kids"? One Summer a local School borrowed my poster for a class they were giving! A patron of my house told me how he saw a very strange looking chair set out for the garbage man. It was broken,one...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 07:30 PM
    Recently some high school boys came through the house. they were all calling the one boy by his first name almost non-stop. The next morning as I am walking right next to the house I see someone had scratched the same name i was hearing that night into the cement sidewalk. i might have found the tool they used,a very old square nail was laying close by and it had the old cement dust on it. This is the same group that"accidentally " broke a large plastic car model I was using as a display...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 07:04 PM
    Depending on how thick you need it, the blue/pink foamboard at the big box stores might be good for what you want. It does depend on where you live however. I live in the south, and can't find anything thicker than 3/4 inch, but northern areas that have real winters can usually find 2 inch thick foamboards. They'll have them in the insulation section - building supplies near the lumber and such. Ask for the brand name "foam board insulation" and someone should know where to look. ...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 07:03 PM
    A very simple, quick image of a "Story" was told to me last night by a visitor to Ravens Grin. This storyteller is the Son of the man in the "story". His Father was alone in the family's old farmhouse, he was seated in a larger downstairs room by himself. Behind him was a large open doorway that connected two rooms, two large sheets hung there to create some privacy between the two rooms. Gentle gust of wind moved the two sheets behind him ,they spread apart.. he saw a young woman...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 01:58 PM
    As this is advertising a product or service, I'm merging it into the thread in the announcements/press releases section. You are allowed to post regarding advertising for products or services once every 30 days in the appropriate sections of the forum as applicable: (for sale by merch, announcements/press releases, coupons/discounts and links). (hope the restaurant does well! :D )
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 09:27 AM
    My local BJ's warehouse today had the Gemmy Moving Eyeballs for $19.99 and also the Gemmy orange Fire and Ice light for $12.99.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 09:23 AM
    Yea, I was going to suggest a dremel tool also. Might even help if you softened each area up with a heat gun before cutting with the dremel or an exacto blade. Harbor Freight has them for around $10.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 09:19 AM
    Funny story, dawnski. Reminds me of when I was in the Navy in Norfolk, living off-base in a dumpy apartment. Someone threw away a brown, folding, floor cushion thingy and we pulled it out of the dumpster and put it to use in our apartment. Didn't take long to figure out why it was thrown away---the thing reeked of CAT PEE. Pee--ewww..................:)
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-24-2015, 10:01 PM
    To someone inside of your haunt? I had forgotten this,tonight my Wife reminded me of what i had said to a young woman we had just caught using a room here as a bathroom, but of course it was Not a Bathroom! She was not "Scared", she was drunk. I demanded that she tell us her address so then I could mail her a quantity of my own urine and she could then sprinkle it all around in a room in her own house! (Just like we caught her doing this already!) The Ravens Grin Inn is our haunted house...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    08-24-2015, 09:50 PM
    Many yrs. ago i was working in a woman's house. The next day as I drove passed her place early I saw one of the junk-divers picking up her yellow shag rug she had thrown away. It didn't look too bad rolled up.. but I had seen it the day before.. huge worn holes and stains galore! (From a dog and some cats) When a business neighbor across the alley began his re-habbing (it took 3 years), they had the largest dumpster one could rent,it was huge, but I emptied it for them one out of the three...
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    08-24-2015, 09:50 PM
    Using a shower curtain only creates a big noticeable white screen to project upon. I think this is what you'tr going for: The best way to achieve that is to simply remove the glass panel and the use the scrim only. Having the widow pane acts as a 2nd surface for the projection to fall upon, which is why you're getting the double image. Victor
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    08-24-2015, 09:18 PM
    The Halloween Lady commented on Spookerstar's photo in album Halloween 2012
    This is such a beautiful vignette!
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