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  • The Joker's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 05:13 PM
    Hey all. Just curious, have any of your neighbors started decorating ďbigĒ after you started, or after you moved in? Iím sure some of you are lucky enough to live on the same block as other haunters, but Iím curious if anyone here has inspired another nearby to start their own excessive Halloween decorating? It hasnít happened here. Iím just asking because I wish another home on the block would go all out and decorate big. It would be inspiring. The nearest house near here that decorates pretty...
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  • bluesjumper's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 05:43 AM
    I could really use some advice to save me time and aggravation. See my video first: I'm having a couple challenges with the head. First, what should I do to get the head to come up more vertical? At its highest point, it is still too angled down for my taste. My short metal piece is around 5.75" and longer one is 8". Second, the reason why the head is positioned directly on the spine (instead of on a 90 degree elbow) is because I'm trying to also introduce a...
    23 replies | 578 view(s)
  • Famous Pumpkin's Avatar
    05-08-2019, 03:07 PM
    I am jumping on the bandwagon to give out small toys with the full size bars this year. I have already collected mini Play-Doh cans, mini stencils & erasers (will get pencils to go with them) and some Hot Wheels. I wanted to put them into little paper treat sacks - the flat "vintage style" (not plastic). I was looking online and I was kind of shocked that they would basically cost the same as the candy that goes inside! Where is the best place to get them? Does Dollar Tree or 99Ę...
    17 replies | 672 view(s)
  • Ghost of Spookie's Avatar
    05-02-2019, 05:04 PM
    Saw that 40 of the CVS stores around the country will be closing. I know they have been a great source for many of halloween items and props over the years. Here's a USA Today article that lists the ones slated to close:
    14 replies | 781 view(s)
  • TropicalJewel's Avatar
    04-30-2019, 09:51 AM
    I was having a less than happy birthday on Sunday and it only got worse. I was pet sitting for a friend and I got the call from my neighbor around 7:15pm... my garage was on fire. Halloween forum friends... I lost 34 years of collecting Halloween stored in my garage and I have nothing Halloween left. :( When I moved to the USA, I fell in love with the holiday and started my collection that first year. The amazing memories, the fantastic deals, and the awesome props both built and bought...
    13 replies | 461 view(s)
  • ghostlland820's Avatar
    05-06-2019, 04:55 AM
    ghostlland820 started a thread Mechanical: Wiper Motor Question in Halloween Props
    A wiper motor is normally powered by a car battery, right? If you want to use it with a prop, does that mean you have to connect it to a battery? Can it run on household current? Thanks.
    14 replies | 712 view(s)
  • chubstuff's Avatar
    05-06-2019, 08:08 PM
    Hi All, I have an idea for a floating candelabra that I think will look great in our haunt if I can pull it off. Which is why my first step is coming here and asking you all what you think the best approach might be. I am thinking of taking my little plastic candelabra and turning it into a crank ghost of sorts. The actual candelabra is very light weight plastic. It came with "candles", but they're simply white plastic that's lit up from the base with a white, non-flickering light. It...
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  • demongod's Avatar
    05-13-2019, 05:23 PM
    Why can't I come up with any ideas?
    13 replies | 438 view(s)
  • farblefumble's Avatar
    04-30-2019, 05:38 AM
    Has anyone had luck buying from Facebook Marketplace? Do you need to check it everyday, or did you just randomly find something you wanted? Thanks! :o
    11 replies | 433 view(s)
  • 3pinkpoodles's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 11:14 AM
    I am hosting a "funeral home" themed party this year and I typically decorate each room in the house as though it is part of a haunted house walk-through. I am hoping to convert the whole kitchen into a morgue/embalming room. It really would be cool to make the entire room flicker with a greenish/bluish light source. Is this something I can purchase? Or do I need to create the light source to cause the flickering? I am open to both options and would love to see an video tutorials if it is...
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  • hauntedpirates101's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 01:46 PM
    Hi, I would like to make a speaker system where voices seem to move around an area. As people walk up the driveway voices travels around them. Back in the bad old days I had an 8 track player and quadraphonic speaker system that played Dark Side of the Moon. I always loved it. Today I'm thinking a 5.1, 6 channel surround sound setup will work well. I can make a 6 channel file in Audacity but I'm not sure what to play it on. I'm not up to date on the systems. I would like to keep it...
    17 replies | 203 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 11:52 AM
    VIDEO: This a project I actually completed for Halloween 2017, but have been lax in finding the time to take some decent pics and shoot a video of it in action. I always loved the Grave-Digging Skeleton, but always wondered if I could re-engineer it in a new way and with a different motor. I figured that since the arms of the skeleton are already attached to the handle of the shovel, why not figure out some way to actually make the arms move the shovel back...
    9 replies | 474 view(s)
  • mwalz's Avatar
    04-30-2019, 09:25 PM
    I know this topic has been beaten to death.....but I am trying to do something slightly different. Maybe some of you with extensive knowledge on airflow and pipe sizing may help. I have a chauvet 1600 fogger, plenty of fog, and good velocity coming out. I would like to create a grid system in the yard for the for machine, preferably 1" pipe at the biggest. Last year I used a chiller with 4" pipe snaked through the yard and worked great, but I hate the look of large pipe running around. ...
    9 replies | 443 view(s)
  • 1Goodwitch's Avatar
    04-30-2019, 05:40 PM
    2019 will mark my 30th year of home haunting. I am getting on in years and my inventory has grown with me. It is wonderful to join a group whom share the creativity and talents to put on a good scare. I look forward to both sharing and being inspired.
    9 replies | 179 view(s)
  • PumpkinPrincette's Avatar
    04-30-2019, 11:14 AM
    It's that wonderful midpoint to the spookiest day of all! Gotta say, my mind is so ready that it's been planning decoration ideas while I sleep and I've begun to draw Halloween inspired clothing again! Now comes the excruciating wait for the first haunted items to make their way to the shelves. I'm so excited! Is anyone celebrating today? Working on any special spooky plans for the coming spoop season? Any little witches dancing in your head? Let's celebrate the halfway point to the best day...
    9 replies | 305 view(s)
  • nbad311's Avatar
    05-01-2019, 06:21 AM
    Hi all! First, I will preface this with - not sure how to categorize this!, as its not really a prop Q, and not really a music-specific question either. Rather a general speakers set up.. In the past, I've run with a Jambox (company now obsolete, I think - but essentially a mobile BLUETOOTH speaker box with rechargeable battery) for my October music/sound effects needs outside. The unit it not waterproof per se, but has proven to be durable enough (has been dropped a few times) and easy...
    9 replies | 251 view(s)
  • Oak Lane Cemetery's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 05:24 AM
    I found a small crate at work and decided to take a whack at the classic Monster In A Box prop. My version is made to look like an old box that might have been around for many, many years. I used a green light instead of the traditional red just to be different. The monster is an old dollar store vampire mask I did a little reshaping and repainting to so that it looked a bit more creepy and a bit less human. I used a little Bluetooth speaker I also found for free to make an ambient soundtrack...
    9 replies | 371 view(s)
  • cmerli's Avatar
    04-27-2019, 06:00 AM
    This has been completed for a while but I never posted it here.
    6 replies | 473 view(s)
  • 13doctorwho's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 05:55 PM
    So, I finally decided to pull the trigger and have a Halloween party. I've always wanted to, but I live alone and am self conscious about the cleanliness of my house. I decided "life's too short it!" I'm a huge Batman fan both metaphorically and literally (too many carbs) so I decided on Arkham Asylum for the criminally insane as my theme. I don't particularly want people going into the bedrooms so I decided that I would keep the doors closed and decorate the doors to look like cells. I...
    8 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Mudslide03's Avatar
    05-10-2019, 03:10 AM
    I am downsizing my house and have no room for Halloween stuff. Free tombstones for local pickup in Sudbury MA, USA. Approximately 4 feet tall. Sorry to post in a second forum but I wanted to get extra visibility to see if I can find them a home before they hit the landfill.
    7 replies | 256 view(s)
  • rolemodel69's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 04:40 PM
    rolemodel69 started a thread Pneumatic: PIR sensor on a picoboo in Halloween Props
    I bought a PIR sensor from Ebay/aliexpress, comes with 3 wires : brown, blue and red now i want to connect it to my Picoboo FI-104S for it to activate when this is movement but i can't figure out how to connect and make it works. I have tried connecting all 3 wires in all possible ways of the picoboo trigger : - , in and +. but i can't make it work. Anyone can help me to make it work ? Is my sensor faulty or am i just wiring it wrong?
    9 replies | 268 view(s)
  • bluesjumper's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 08:35 AM
    bluesjumper started a thread Pneumatic: how is this movement done? in Halloween Props
    Check out the clown gyrating on the chair at the 7:37 mark of this video? How is this done? Is there any instructable (e.g. youtube) I can search to help me? - Vlad
    8 replies | 123 view(s)
  • EyeballsStudio's Avatar
    05-01-2019, 10:47 PM
    Hi everyone, here's what I have in mind. My garage is too small for a "garage haunt", and besides, it also serves as my workshop (never parked a car in there ever since we moved into the place). I do have a huge driveway, though (over 5 meter wide, 20 meter long), big enough for an 8x4 meter party tent and have a lot of extra space for outdoor stuff. Has anyone done something like that, make an indoor haunt in an 8x4 meter space? Would love to hear your experiences and tips.
    7 replies | 198 view(s)
  • Demented Diva's Avatar
    05-08-2019, 04:24 PM
    It's happening, and it won't be long before we are in full-on Halloween! Hobby Lobby is putting out fall. Last year I didn't catch the fall floral bloom until mid-May and it took them until June to put out the rest. They're not wasting any time this year - not only do they have the fall floral out, but they also have an aisle of fall decor and some Christmas. I hope this means I won't have to wait for them to drag out the Halloween. Hopefully, it won't be long before At Home gets their...
    5 replies | 431 view(s)
  • Frankenstein74's Avatar
    04-26-2019, 07:36 AM
    What could I use to control door actuators. Can I use an Arduino or any thing else like that. I would like to do it for cheap. Also I would like to be able to activate multiple at once? Pls help
    6 replies | 198 view(s)
  • obrienl5's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 02:05 AM
    obrienl5 started a thread Hi all in Member Introduction
    Hi all, I am a new member to this forum and happy to be here. I have been building up a Halloween garden haunt for the last few years and am looking forward to taking it to the next level! Hopefully there will be loads to learn here and loads of inspiration to share.
    6 replies | 82 view(s)
  • 65Ace's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 07:37 AM
    Seems like there's always some complete A**hole in every sub. But why do they always end up being my neighbors? A few years ago we were fortunate to be able to by a house for my daughter while she attended college. It was a nice little house in a huge sub, but still close to campus. Almost immediately, the guy across the street and down one house starts parking his car in front of her house instead of his own. He has a garage and a driveway, but the garage is filled with crap and he...
    7 replies | 158 view(s)
  • yardhauntjunkie's Avatar
    04-30-2019, 08:49 PM
    So it's that time of year where I get into the swing of things with Halloween projects and I always like some inspiration in the form of YouTube videos! One channel I really like is Hollywood Haunter, but I definitely would like a new one to watch if anyone knows of some!
    4 replies | 457 view(s)
  • ghostlland820's Avatar
    04-28-2019, 06:13 AM
    I've seen several ways to make funhouse mirrors and am wondering if anyone knows of a way to make mirrors with superior results. By "superior" I mean without ripples and with a nearly true mirror quality reflection. Thanks.
    6 replies | 249 view(s)
  • yeloowtang's Avatar
    04-30-2019, 05:01 AM
    Hey friends :) so my son has been wanting a cool costume for a while now, he had showed me something he liked from one of his online games.. Then I found "macabre intentions" who makes these amazing costumes, found them looking at transworld videos.. their costumes are exactly what he wants.. Of course I contacted them, unfortunately they are fully booked , they only have a few spots available each year.. then there's the price they want for them :-o so I went and made it myself, a few...
    7 replies | 219 view(s)
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