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  1. Immortal Masks: Pros/cons?

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    Thanks. I’ve done it for the past 5 years and it is getting more and more difficult each year as the TOT numbers are insane. I basically end up standing at the front door just passing candy from the “head”. I now have 2 heads that I rotate out to keep the candy coming for hours. The main...
  2. Immortal Masks: Pros/cons?

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    I want to step up my intro greeting TOT’s next year and I’m thinking of getting a mask from Immortal Mask. They are expensive though. Before I pull the tigger on a $700 mask, does anyone here have any experience with these? Pros? Cons?
  3. WHEN DOES YOUR PLANNING START FOR HALLOWEEN 2020?

    General Halloween
    Now. Lol.
  4. Now that the dust has settled, how many hours did you put into your Halloween scene this year?

    General Halloween
    I’m guessing 150 hours. I start in July with the small stuff, then it’s full on starting mid August.
  5. 2019 Halloween Lessons Learned

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    1. Rebar is your friend when anchoring props. A 4’ stick hammered 18” into the ground and then zip tied to the prop. One for each leg if necessary. 2. I will look intently into waterproofing the props for next year.
  6. ToT numbers, let's have them

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    Over 2000 methinks....not sure really of the final count. At one point the driveway was so full you could not see to go up or down it. Thankfully a Sheriff deputy comes each year to handle crowd control. It was nuts.
  7. Why? Please tell me why!

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    Thanks for the replies. Case in point. The Home Depot pirate ship is outdoor rated.....meaning the plug had a screw in type of connection. My guess on extra cost is $5 at the most. Today when I took it down the plug had blown into a water pocket and was completely submerged. I mean completely...
  8. Rain on Halloween?

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    Just as forecasted above. Rain swept thru at 4:50 and gone at 5:40. Wind and cooler air followed. Lost a few props to the wind but it was worth it. TOTs showed up in herds. I believe it was around 2000 TOTs as estimated. I’m tired.
  9. Rain on Halloween?

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    Cold front and rain expected to be gone by 6:00. If so, this is perfect as long as the props hold up during the storm. Cooler afterwards and wet pavement make for awesome fog scenes. One can hope.
  10. Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween

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    Happy Halloween everyone!
  11. Why? Please tell me why!

    General Halloween
    Same here. I got 2 of 5 back working late last night.
  12. Why? Please tell me why!

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    Why in the world, can the manufacturers not make these animatronics outdoor rated???????? Even after adding plastic and covering all parts, I lost another 3 witches and a tombstone zombi creature today......with no rain today. Who the heck puts a tombstone indoors? It’s absurd. Add $50 to the...
  13. Rain on Halloween?

    General Halloween
    This will be my first Halloween with the potential for a rain out. 2000 TOTs will be sorely upset..... Still 85 degrees here and so humid. Friday weather is in the 60’s and no rain. Go figure.
  14. Rain on Halloween?

    General Halloween
    3” of monsoon rain today. One witch did not make it.... .......and now the forecast is rain on Thursday starting at 5:30 PM. This blows.
  15. trying to loop my AtmaFX down load of bone chillers

    Halloween Props
    ^ this Mine loop fine and I only have one file name.
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