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  1. Why I am anti-TRUNK or treat

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    Lol! Aren't we all scared by the political landscape lately?
  2. Why I am anti-TRUNK or treat

    General Halloween
    *Warning- long post. I refuse to get into a debate. If you think differently, it's fine- you are entitled to your opinion as I am mine, just don't try to change my mind.* I will not support candy-grubbing laziness by participating in a trunk-or-treat. Here's why... I remember growing up, my...
  3. Fog: fog chillers and ambient temperature.

    Halloween Props
    How well does wetting the ground work? What if I used dry ice in the fog chiller to cool it even more?
  4. Fog: fog chillers and ambient temperature.

    Halloween Props
    What's the coldest ambient air temperature you have been able to get fog to lay low with a fog chiller? They're projecting 48-49 degrees for Halloween this year where I live in Michigan. I wonder if its even worth setting up my chiller this year.
  5. Static: Lifesize mummy (inexpensive and light)

    Halloween Props
    Looking good so far! Keep us updated when you finish it!
  6. Other: Large plastic Jar - What can I do with it.

    Halloween Props
    These are great ideas! Since I don't really have a laboratory area in my haunt, I may end up using it with the haunted hedge shaker in it. That's not to say I can't get another one, so ill keep thinking about other ways to use it.
  7. Other: Large plastic Jar - What can I do with it.

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. I've been racking my brain for weeks trying to figure out what to do with these jars. We use them where I work, and the plastic is somewhat thin, but I hate to throw them away, when I know there's something I could use it for (Halloween related of course). Any suggestions? for size...
  8. Lighting: Lower cost Lightning Simulator alternatives similar to Firefly and I-Zombie 500W+

    Halloween Props
    How did you mod your perfectstorm? Do you have a photo of the trouble resistor and specs of how you replaced it?
  9. Lighting: Lower cost Lightning Simulator alternatives similar to Firefly and I-Zombie 500W+

    Halloween Props
    new perfect storm user Just received my perfect storm in the mail from GrimReapers. Purchased on Amazon. I will test it tonight or tomorrow and post video. I plan on using 3 or 4 of the standard 100watt flood bulbs, as well as 2 xenon strobes. After this year's Halloween is over, I may...
  10. Mechanical: Cheap motors for FCG; where do you get them?

    Halloween Props
    I have also heard of people using motors out of old microwaveable (the one that spins the turntable) but I haven't tried that one myself...
  11. Mechanical: Cheap motors for FCG; where do you get them?

    Halloween Props
    I took a motor from a grand gourmet rotisserie. If you look now, they are probably on clearance, and you should be able to score one at half price!
  12. Electronic/Software: Spirit Killer Pumpkin Sound Door Mat

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I was browsing Spirit's website and found this: http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/killer-pumpkin-door-mat/ I was considering the possibility of removing the small speaker and circuit board and using it as a mat switch for triggering other props (after I get rid of the pumpkin...
  13. Other: DIY coffin?

    Halloween Props
    +1 for the scarefx coffin. I have one I made several years ago, and it is very realistic, and somewhat inexpensive to build. Best bang for the buck IMHO.
  14. Static: NEED HELP: Building "Old Sparky" Texas Style

    Halloween Props
    I have pushed my electric chair prop to next year because of the same issue: I can't seem to find accurate dimensions or plans for "old sparky" anywhere. Maybe I should call in to Texas D.O.C.?
  15. Mechanical: How can you trigger a DVD player?

    Halloween Props
    @Captpete: Would the picoboo jr do the trick, or does it need to be the full picoboo with sound? Couldn't someone just run the sound outputs from the dvd player through a separate amplifier or powered computer speakers?
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