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  1. How to get the word out?

    General Halloween
    Nextdoor has been the most useful to me, plus it's really fun to get feedback from neighbors when you can't be hanging out in the yard taking to people every single night. I still think word of mouth is how my visitor count has truly grown, but nothing you can really do for that besides keep...
  2. Bone Band

    Halloween Props
    I was about to say the same thing! I don't know if I'm more impressed by the prop or the organized garage!
  3. My Zombie Squawkers and Cage

    Halloween Props
    Thanks! It is a hacked squawkers mccaw toy.
  4. New skeleton greeter and "body count" sign

    Halloween Props
    Just did a test run of a new skeleton greet character I made and a spinning "body count" sign for him to lean on. I'm still working on the mouth movement a bit to see if I can improve it. But figured I'd share! He has about a 5 minute loop of custom dialogue I wrote. The sign lights up green...
  5. Prop Showcase: What Are You Making this Year?

    Halloween Props
    Just a small project but I converted the misting lab beaker from Lowe's into a haunted moonshine still to go into my bayou themed shooting gallery. I just hope the misting effect keeps working because this thing will get triggered a lot!
  6. My Zombie Squawkers and Cage

    Halloween Props
    For the fur/feathers its mostly just watered down gray acrylic pain and then some dry bushed gray/brown on top.
  7. My Zombie Squawkers and Cage

    Halloween Props
    Thanks all! Much appreciated! The audio is custom, I wrote a script and had someone record it. A good excuse to sit around thinking of zombie bird jokes. For the exposed bones I just clipped some off of some spare dollar tree skeleton birds I had and then cut some holes in the squawkers fur...
  8. My Zombie Squawkers and Cage

    Halloween Props
    I've always seen other haunters posting their hacked Squawkers on here but never wanted to commit to a pirate theme, so this year I finally decided to make my own zombie squawkers to fit into my graveyard theme. I built a cage for him that should hopefully fit into the rest of my haunt well...
  9. Gemmy Misting lab beaker

    Halloween Props
    How much water are you adding now? I'm definitely looking for a way to get a better mist out of it.
  10. Lowe’s 2019

    General Halloween
    How exactly does it work? Do you have to fill it with water? If so does it seem to go through it pretty quickly or does the water last quite awhile? Thanks!
  11. Prop Showcase: Our Shooting Gallery - Bayou Bullseye

    Halloween Props
    Thanks Frankie's Girl! Really appreciate the kind words! I have always loved those shooting galleries as well which is why I had to find a way to make my own. And I must say it's a huge hit with the kids!
  12. Party City 2019

    General Halloween
    Thanks! Appreciate the pic! That skleon hand playing the violin is definitely a bit smaller than the actual skeleton's haha.
  13. Party City 2019

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    Could you take a picture of the violin next to something for comparison? I'm curious how it would look attached to an actual skeleton playing it, or if it's way too small.
  14. Skeleton armature for posing?

    Halloween Props
    I'm attempting to build a prop with a skeleton posed a bit more dynamically than just standing or sitting. What would you all recommend as an armature to shape it that is sturdy enough to stay together and not lean or get floppy? I'm assuming some sort of sturdy metal wiring but am having...
  15. 2019 At Home - Halloween

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    Thank you! Actually not too similar at all now that I can see the full thing.
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