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  1. Member Introduction
    Hey everyone!! I just joined today and I am so excited to have found this forum! I just got back from Oktoberfest in Germany and am trying to come up with some ideas on how to reuse my Dirndl for Halloween in the States. I could just go as a Fräulein, but I'd like to get more creative than that...
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    Another one of my older tutorials. Brushed off the dust and shined it up a bit. If you want to see it in action and have me explain how it works, please see this video: The genesis and heart of this 5' tall spider victim is from a 'Hanging Man Zombie' prop made by Gemmy and was sold at...
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    Electrical transformers are accents you could use in a laboratory scene or electrical room at your haunt. You can make these using some funny things around your workshop. Hey, just like a mad doctor would :p For a quick rundown of how to put this together, please check this video out...
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    Steel I-beams are critical set pieces for an industrial/factory room in your haunt. Luckily, they are fairly simple to make using foam. Plus, they are just fun to have around the house. heheh. Here's a video of them scattered around the basement: Items Needed: (to make 6) One sheet...
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    Czech Hedgehogs are a military defensive barrier that are easy to replicate using 2x4's and one wood screw. Yeah! :D Use them plopped outside the haunt to add a fast military look or for the base of an elaborate display. Below, they are in a minefield/queue line: Here's a quick video...
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    Here's a fake old factory glass window (55" tall x 53" wide) that will add an industrial look to your haunt. You can easily change up the size to fit your needs. I used the basic idea from TDK421 and adapted it for a wall that has no window. Here's TDK421's awesome idea...
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    Here's an easy way to give your windows a stained glass look. The effect you get (click on the link to YouTube for video): Here's a picture: Basically this is a thin, old, white sheet painted with thinned acrylic paint. There is a light shining behind it to give it illumination. If...
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    Here's a way to take the brand new prop you made with new materials and dirty it up so it looks like it's covered with years of grime. This also works great for everyday items you use in your haunt to help them blend in. Pictures that compliment the video: The amp on the left looked...
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    Here's a quick and literally 'dirty' way to make some spider eggs sacs. If you want to see them in action, please check out my video showing the spider room: Materials needed: Chicken wire Poly batting Cheesecloth Fake spider webs Fake spiders (or real ones) Dried leaves...
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    Part of series: Seven Layers of Scare: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/528-seven-layers-scare.html Detailed look at layer five of Seven Layers of Scare.... Lighting Lighting (IMHO) is one of the most powerful but least appreciated elements in setting up a haunt. I've...
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    Part of series: Seven Layers of Scare: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/528-seven-layers-scare.html Detailed look at layer four of Seven Layers of Scare.... Accents Ok, we've decided on our Theme and Art Direction (Layer One). Decorated the Walls, Ceilings and Floors to fit...
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    Alrighty, here's my next edition of blog posts that may help you build a better haunt. Seven Layers of Scare Gurus of interior design follow basic rules in designing a great room. Christopher Lowell came out with a blockbuster book called the Seven Layers of Design. In haunting, we also...
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