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  1. Static: Chuck the Dragon

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, meet Chuck! He's just a WIP right now, but I'll be documenting whatever progress pictures I take as I piece this beast together. The story here is a long one...so I'll wrap it in spoiler tags so it doesn't muck up this thread. ...and that's how Chuck came to be. He's being...
  2. Static: potion bottle help

    Halloween Props
    hi, i have decided to go back through some of my early made potion bottles and make them look better as they were just bits in bottles with bits in and a label - very basic and i was happy with them a few yrs ago as basic bottles. HOWEVER, i made many more and they look a lot better. Has...
  3. Static: potion bottle help

    Halloween Props
    hi, i have decided to go back through some of my early made potion bottles and make them look better as they were just bits in bottles with bits in and a label - very basic and i was happy with them a few yrs ago as basic bottles. HOWEVER, i made many more and they look a lot better. Has...
  4. Prop Showcase: Halloween 2018 Video update - Thanks to you all for inspiration!

    Halloween Props
    Hello all - I finally am getting around to posting a brief video of last year's setup. This was taken the night before Halloween and does not have footage of the massive amounts of fog we put out and the hundred of kids that showed up. I also should have pulled the car out of the driveway before...
  5. Laser Swamp Effect for $3.00

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a laser swamp test that I put together using a green laser pointer that I bought on Ebay for around $2 mixed with a "line" laser lens that I got from a red line laser module (also on Ebay) for 58 cents. in the future I will probably try to see what adding mirrors will do to amplify the...
  6. Static: DIY Coffin Build

    Halloween Props
    So this year I purchased a rotting corpse from Distortions Unlimited and I needed a coffin to display it. Let me just say, there are NOOOO decent coffins to purchase retail! I searched because I didn’t want to build it this year. Well, I ended up having to build one. I’m glad I did because it...
  7. Poop head prop for a friend

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    A friend of mine is having a Halloween party this weekend and wants to push the envelope. He wants to be a poophead (he used different language) and asked if I could come up with something to top his costume off. He wanted it to be gross. After some trial and error this is what I came up...
  8. G'Day from Australia

    Member Introduction
    Hi All, My wife and I are doing our bit to support Halloween in Australia, we've only been doing it the last couple of years and decorated for the first time 2 years ago, looking at going bigger and better this year. In the past it's been predominantly spiders and webbing to the point...
  9. Prop Showcase: Pirate ship and treasure chest out of stuff laying around

    Halloween Props
    I looked at my hammock stand and saw a Pirate ship - I had PVC laying around as well as old canvas paint "tarps" . I used torn bed sheets for the sails. I will be adding a fog machine, audio soundtrack for ocean waves, creaky sounds and Pirates as well as torches inside the ship for extra...
  10. Disco Club Dead theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi All.....wow...it's been awhile since I've logged on to say hello! Looks like alot of you are so organized this year with your party planning! I'm still struggling, and can use your suggestions if you have any! 13th year for this party.....have tons of skeletons and pvc people, fabric...
  11. Static: Governor's Punch - twist on head in a jar prop

    Halloween Props
    I've created a tutorial on my addition to the popular head in a jar prop trick. The classic trick is probably best described by this tutorial: https://www.instructables.com/id/head-in-a-jar-prank/ Here is my spin on it: https://frugalhaunts.com/tutorial%231-gpunch Basically, I've used a...
  12. Hello! Thanks for adding me!!!!

    Member Introduction
    Thanks for adding me! I'm turning my 100 acres of land into a haunted hayride and haunted hike for all my nieces and nephews and their friends.....I can't wait to see what good ideas y'all have!
  13. Fog: Differences in Standard Fog Fluid and Fluid for Water Based Foggers

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know the difference between standard fog fluid and the ones that specifically say they are for use in water based foggers? Seems to be top secret the ingredients used in commercial fluid. I have a new water based fogger that uses distilled water along with fog fluid. I was hoping...
  14. Hello from Portland Or.

    Member Introduction
    Thanks for creating this site and thanks for adding me! I'm a prop builder,artist and musician and am excited about this forum. Happy Halloween every-BODY!!!
  15. Prop Showcase: Last Years Yard Haunt!

    Halloween Props
    This is last years yard haunt me and my Dad set up! very late on this but i'm still figuring this forum out lol :D This year were going to be adding a lot of new things to it and I can't wait to share with you all when its up! We'll be setting up in about 3 weeks! Let me hear your opinions on...
  16. Great to be back

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone, After 4 years off we are super excited to be planning our Halloween haunt for this year. New house so even more exciting. Looking forward to adding some new sculptures and sentinels 😊 Houses style and colour also working in our favour!
  17. Electronic/Software: Halloween 2017 Yard Haunt pt1

    Halloween Props
    Here is the first video from my yard haunt this year. This is my first year doing the haunt. I started on it in the middle of September so was lucky to get this much done. But I am now planning for next year. I built all props and animitronics myself. You can see more about that on my...
  18. Pneumatic: First Pneumatic Prop

    Halloween Props
    I promised myself I would begin adding pneumatics to the Mortuary. Here is my first.
  19. Static: My bottomless pit prop works!!!!

    Halloween Props
    The prop I have wanted to build for three years has finally been accomplished. I took it for a test run today and it works great. I still have a few odds and ends to finish and I'm thinking about adding skulls to the walls but so far I'm very pleased with the work.
  20. Pier 1 2017

    General Halloween
    They don't have much yet, more fall than Halloween, but they seem to be adding more stuff all the time. http://www.pier1.com/halloween-decorations#nav=left http://www.pier1.com/fall-decorations#nav=left
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