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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    oooh. I'm in. I need to do some fun crafty stuff! Now to figure out WHAT I'm going to make with dragon eyes... hmmmm.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    I remember seeing this craft project a few years ago and thinking it was really cool looking. Yours turned out so lovely! I'd want to make several more so I could do a whole display of them on like a side table or something! https://flamingotoes.com/spooky-crystal-ball-halloween-candlesticks/ For anyone wanting the tutorial!
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    Yesterday, 07:15 AM
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 11:01 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Pneumatic: how is this movement done? in Halloween Props
    I a sooooo not an expert, but it might be a standard wiper motor attached to a more bendy wire/arm to the upper body on a long throw, set to a faster rpm. I've done a rocking chair using a wiper motor and attaching it with a wire coathanger wire (cut it and then wrapped it around a screw) and I could see some "bounce" in the movement from the wire being more flexible, and could definitely see a faster RPM causing it to flail a bit more... At least this may serve as a bump to get the...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 07:20 PM
    They're saying that windstorm was 65 MPH winds. And we've already had 3" more water than a normal water year. The water year is measured through SEPTEMBER.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 11:51 AM
    Some of my neighbors: These guys were just starting out, but they moved away. HOA go to hell with your no halloween clause.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 11:28 AM
    I think any of the Gemmy projector lights could do a decent job of it, really, depending on what you're going for, how far from the window the tree is, whether the tree normally drops it's leaves prior to halloween or not, etc. Depending on your definition of budget, maybe the Chauvet mini laser?
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 11:11 AM
    I don't know how you people deal with tornadoes. We have one maybe every decade or three in the whole state. And while I was driving when the last one hit, right where it hit, and it was only a little F1, it did some fairly impressive damage. Stay safe. We had a freak windstorm this morning, tore a tree down in my neighbor's yard, but my place was still fine when I left for work.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 09:27 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Safety Coffin in Halloween Props
    I have zero mechanical ability, but I LOVE the idea. I think any subtle/creatively creepy and historical props are just fabulous! I do think I've seen someone here make one of these before and it was really nifty... https://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/116608-where-term-saved-bell-really-comes.html Found the reference! Mr. Grimsley started a thread on it back in 2008-09! https://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/72377-new-prop-effect-idea-dead-ringer.html The tech...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 07:22 AM
    Being far from the east coast, I've never seen similar, but can narrow down the possibilities significantly. It's clearly Hemiptera order, so related to stink bugs and the like. How certain are you it was eating on the sunflowers? Given the rather significant camo on this guy, I'd almost suggest a species of ambush bug. Potentially feeding on aphids or something similar. Do you have oak trees near by any chance?
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 05:22 AM
    How are you resisting carving that beauty!?
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 11:42 AM
    Wanna trade for lows in the low 40s and thunder/hailstorms all week?
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  • The Joker's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 07:14 PM
    Happy I could help! And thanks for the compliment. I try to change up each window every year, but this was one of my favorite windows. I'll have to bring that into the house for the party this year and make room for the next scene... whatever that will be. :)
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 07:20 AM
    I swear my neighbors would turn me in to the DEA if they saw that on my property!
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 05:09 AM
    Or DIY with a flicker circuit: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Blinking-Light-Bulbs-with-Lamp-Starter/
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 05:06 AM
    And you can go higher tech with the Hue lights.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 04:56 AM
    I've been through a hell house with one of those in the abortion room... DO NOT RECOMMEND. I do like the dentist idea.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 07:48 PM
    *glances around* So, um, I'm just going to say it... I normally park on the street. Am I unintentionally being an *******? I mean, I understand the being upset with clutter, blocking the walkway, and people parking in front of YOUR place. But the house across the road parking on their side of the street? I don't see how that would be any business of mine. We've got 4 cars on 4 very different schedules. While we can all fit in the drive, it's a lot easier if I park on the...
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  • The Joker's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 05:50 PM
    Hey Poodles. For a slightly different effect than the flame bulbs JW posted (which are pretty cool), you can also purchase a device that makes lights flicker. LightsAlive makes something called a "MiniFlicker 2"... https://lightsalive.com/miniflicker2.html. It can run up to two devices via standard plug. They're not cheap though at $99. I bought one last year to use in our Freddy "basement" display in one of the front windows. Here's a video to show you how it looks. The fixture on top of...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 06:23 AM
    Well the Big Moose were aggressively bursting from the pots to where I risked damaging the roots if I didn't get them in, so they're out. It's not a hoop house, but it'll have to do. The third row was inside some corn (in case these need shade), so I couldn't row cover it, just hoping this week of wet doesn't bring more hail.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 10:44 AM
    That is one hell of a production. I'll try to get more pics of mine this weekend. Was going to be moving them outside, but weather...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 09:52 AM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Hi in Member Introduction
    Welcome! :)
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  • The Joker's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 04:34 PM
    Sorry... this thread was just calling to me for some reason. :) Not sure if you tried it yet, but Spirit Halloween has some options. I'm sure there are plenty others out there a Google search away... https://www.spirithalloween.com/product/kids-joker-costume-deluxe-batman/58910.uts?Extid=sf_froogle
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  • The Joker's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 04:19 PM
    Wow... this is discouraging to read. :( I wish people would be inspired rather than get more lazy. That's crazy! Many people stop by to say they love the decorations, or alter their normal walking routine to pass by the house every day, but I wish some would get more into the spirit. UnOrthodOx - That's great that you've had some success inspiring others! One of the reason's I asked this was because I came across some videos about a neighborhood in Romeo, Michigan... Tillson St. Man I...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 03:17 AM
    Sitting here listening to a particularly violent hailstorm in the dark of the morning. The sunflowers might be toast (they are generally tough, so maybe not). Most the tomatoes have a row cover on, though, and at least I had decided against trying to push the pumpkins out yet. That's an awesome wagon Kdestra. Who's pup? I can just see him riding down the street in the wagon LOL.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 06:19 AM
    Yeah, I was prepared for a huge fail from the get go, but to have it down to it being eaten is hard to swallow. I'm not set up in any way to prevent such eating in the future either. I actually encourage the likely culprits of cats or skunk (more likely with the digging) to keep away other unwanted things anyway.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 08:43 PM
    Define 'going big'. There's been a marked increase over the last 7 years. I don't think it's coincidental at all that my carving party started 8 years ago. But, I had a haunt for many years before that as well that didn't quite elicit the same response as getting the neighborhood involved with the party seems to have. No, no one 'goes big', as in cover a yard in a haunt, but they 'go small'. They actually decorate. Bats in trees, a couple props here or there, light projections,...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 06:18 PM
    Moving this over to the site issues section so they may respond soon.
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    Was wondering if you have pics of your 2007 HP party... but haven't seen you around lately. Miss your enthusiasm and love for Potter things. Hope all is well. Happy haunting.
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    I got your Halloween card yesterday, thank you so much!

    Hope you and yours have the best Halloween ever!
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    Hey Woman just checking in on you and wanted to tell you that I pulled out my Halloween stuff and when I got to the bin that had the RAT inthe BOA I got the biggest smile. It happens every year when I pull Ruby out! Thank you for that Hope you are doing well. BTW I sent you a friends request on FB. You probably dont know its me Im under an alias. Let me know if you got it. I dont go on FB much really only once in a blue moon. Let me know how you are doing gal
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    Patti I received your card...it's so Hooch. I guess this Frankenstorm will be a test of the postal service delivery to see if your card arrives before Halloween (like we could tell if it's extra slow or just slow). I hear VA is bracing for blizzard conditions is your area in the path of the blizzard or the Frankenstorm? I'll be thinking of you and praying you are not in harms way. HUGS!
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    Thanks for the Halloween card Patti! It's nice to know I'm thought of even when I'm not on here posting much any more.
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    Started thinking about Halloween even though it's the dead of summer. I just thought I'd come check in and see how you're doing. Miss you, lady!
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