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  1. Other: How to paint a Squawkers McCaw / faux fur?

    Halloween Props
    After seeing some great projects with it here I finally bought a Squawkers McCaw and the board to go with it from J-Man. The problem is that my theme is a spooky graveyard, nothing piratey. My solution is to turn Squakwers into a zombie parrot in a cage, but I'm not sure how to tackle paining...
  2. My version of film strip picture frame

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Film strip picture frame My version of a film strip picture frame… I saw this somewhere on the internet and will go great with this year haunt house….i am not the original designer of this only saw a picture and decided to do one for me… so here goes… Everything I used I found at work, so...
  3. Static: Tips for zombie bear/bunny

    Halloween Props
    I want to make my first zombie bear/bunny as in attached pics. I just had a few basic questions: 1) What is the object being used for the eyes? 2) Securing the pumpkin teeth (for teeth and claws)...should I use hot glue? Contact cement? 3) Painting...looks like a bit of spray paint and...
  4. 2018 Prop Weatherproofing Mistakes

    General Halloween
    Hi All, I have seen the various threads about water/weatherproofing props but still could use some help. Last year I made a few props that didn't last even a week in the rainy conditions of the general Seattle area. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me or maybe pointed to what I did...
  5. Other: Need advice on full face foam latex prosthetic....

    Halloween Props
    Hey Everyone, I need some advice. So I have full face (ok 95% full face) foam latex prosthetic mask. I have used it a many times and have rebought the mask now 2 times and have a 3rd unpainted backup. (you know how it is with foam latex) So I do use it a lot, especially at this time of year...
  6. Static: Just made this from a box from Kohl's...

    Halloween Props
    My husband got an order from Kohl's yesterday and I couldn't help noticing that the box seemed to be tombstone shaped so of course I made it into a tombstone to stand up in my coffin. A little black paint, a little of that stone texture spray, some clear acrylic sealant and a few styrofoam...
  7. Static: Pumpkin Bucket Skellie

    Halloween Props
    A quick and easy DIY project. I used a skeleton from Walmart, which screws together. You'll also need a pumpkin bucket, some black acrylic paint (because the face was barely painted at all), and some lights - I'm using two "amber" color Mr Beams porch step lights from Home Depot, because I...
  8. Other feed back on craft box exchange

    Halloween Crafts
    ok I was giving this some thought you know how we all buy tons of craft stuff and not all of it we use what would people think about doing a craft box exchange in the new year it would run like a reaper you would make a list of craft items you like for example paint brushes stamps paper...
  9. Static: Waterproof red "blood" paint?

    Halloween Props
    I am working on a "zombie feast" display this year with a bunch of zombies sitting at a table eating guts. I've cut a piece of plywood to sit on top of a long folding table, and I want to glue down a blood spattered sheet as a tablecloth. Any recommendations for red paint which won't run in...
  10. Static: 1st attempt at corpsifing a dollar tree skull

    Halloween Props
    The heatgun and trashbag method works great!!! Melted on some black trashbags, coated with dark brown latex, then some tan latex then a couple of acrylic ink washes. Have I mentionrd how much I love this place?! :D
  11. New Business!!

    For Sale By Merchants
    Hello! This is Kristi V.! I am the artist of Vandenboom's Artistic Creations. I have been enjoying this forum immensely and love all of the cool advice. Everyone here is so awesomely creative. This forum is also a great place to find friends of like mind. Thank you to all who share this view...
  12. Painting Artists...opinions please...

    Halloween Crafts
    hi there, oh i have got to have these..........the oddity vibe and just plain awesomeness......... they are a kit and unpainted, 120 for that, but painted 500...woo.... ok......the translucensence of the piece painted, whats your opinion of what medium they are being painted with? texture...
  13. Adding "shattered glass" to your costume makeup.

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hey everybody, I just wanted to share the broken glass makeups I did on myself for the 2014 haunt season at Nashville Nightmare where I work. It never really occurred to me that I could do my own broken glass makeup successully until I came across a random sheet of acrylic in my craft room...
  14. Halloween corpse head horror movie prop

    For Sale By Merchants
    Creepy Corpsehead!!! Hand Crafted Hand Painted One of a kind, no two exact Glass eye Under 1 lbs 8x5x5 inches Plastic, foam, latex, acrylic, glass, natural fibers Made in the USA...
  15. Acrylic Creature eyes

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hi everyone, My hand made polyester acrylic eyes are now on ebay.Much improved quality water clear resin with highly detailed designs (over 40 now!) Improve existing masks/busts or use them in your own designs to bring them to life. Check this link and look at my other items for full listings...
  16. Acrylic teeth source?

    Halloween Props
    Looking for some links people know of that sell acrylic teeth? I was thinking of ordering some bucky skeletons and I hate the molded teeth, they look fake. So basically I'd be looking for perhaps 10 sets so cheapest price or even wholesale would be best.
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