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  1. Static: Cheap skulls

    Halloween Props
    Looking to see if anyone's got a good lead on bulk packs of skulls, human size or slightly smaller is fine, I need probably a few dozen of them. Plastic preferred. I've searched online without much (cheap) help, so any advice or suggestions are much appreciated!!
  2. Mechanical: Help with cauldron creep head movement

    Halloween Props
    I could really use some advice to save me time and aggravation. See my video first: https://youtu.be/dUAD_fsq1fA I'm having a couple challenges with the head. First, what should I do to get the head to come up more vertical? At its highest point, it is still too angled down for my taste. My...
  3. Halloween Treat Sacks

    General Halloween
    I am jumping on the bandwagon to give out small toys with the full size bars this year. I have already collected mini Play-Doh cans, mini stencils & erasers (will get pencils to go with them) and some Hot Wheels. I wanted to put them into little paper treat sacks - the flat "vintage style" (not...
  4. Static: Need Funhouse Mirror Advice

    Halloween Props
    I've seen several ways to make funhouse mirrors and am wondering if anyone knows of a way to make mirrors with superior results. By "superior" I mean without ripples and with a nearly true mirror quality reflection. Thanks.
  5. Former low-budget filmmaker, now just making weird stuff because it's fun

    Member Introduction
    Not a shock that I was a MonsterKid, growing up in the 1970's, reading Famous Monsters of Filmland, watching for old movies in the TV Guide, and staying up late on Saturdays to watch local horror hosts. I began making short movies on my dads Super-8 camera, each with a horror or monster trend...
  6. Static: Paper Mache Artists, HELP!

    Halloween Props
    The last time I made something out of paper mache was in the fourth grade, so I am beyond rusty. However, we love the look of props created with paper mache and we're going to increase the number of projects that use it going forward. But there in lies the tale. I'm the one who's going to be...
  7. 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...
  8. Electronic/Software: Budget Motion detector with timer? Audio?

    Halloween Props
    Don't want to buy an expensive control box. I have bought a few outdoor motion lights before and wired them to plug in the wall, using the light sockets to plug props. But is there another way, just as cheap, to have a motion detection device and an accurate timer? The motion light I made...
  9. Hello

    Member Introduction
    Happy to be part of the forum. Does anyone have good advice on when/where to buy department 56 to get the best price. Just wondering if there is a good sale cadence, if I am patient. I know Micheal's is great for Lemax, just looking for good timing and locations for 56. Thank you for your help.
  10. I need help finding this or knowing if it's coming back next year

    Wanted to Buy
    So I've been building a bigger and bigger pumpkin patch (all different sized fake lit up ones) for my yard haunt and the day after Halloween I see this beauty on clearance at HD. It's perfect for what I want, add some scarecrows, spot lights, tombstones........perfect. I don't know how I missed...
  11. I need advice for Crowd Control issues at my haunt

    General Halloween
    I need some advice how to handle the situation with I have a large number of people that want to go through my tiny one-car garage haunt. I had about 200 visitors and maybe half of them wanted to walk through... When the groups were small, I asked them to walk through slowly and enjoy. It's...
  12. Help with indoor Hollusion projection for office

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello, I want to create a Hologram of the witching Hour in the middle of the office but need any advice on how to place the projector so eliminate the bleeding of the image in a wall or ceiling.
  13. Fog: Fog Machines and Vinegar

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone left vinegar in their fog machine? I left vinegar in mine last year and now its not working. The pump comes on but doesn't pump fluid. I took the pump apart and cleaned it up still nothing. The only thing I can figure is the vinegar messed the seals up. Just a last effort to see if...
  14. Hey inflatable people. Questions

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Putting this here as I've just bought my first inflatables and have questions. While they are "halloween" inflatables, we're going to be using them for Christmas, so I didn't want to clutter the general thread. 1: Can you modify inflatables? We'd like to add santa hats, for instance, if...
  15. Seating advice for party.

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Im torn about what to do with the seating situation in my living room. This will be the music and dancing area but I have a big sectional. Do you think its worth it to take the couch out and put in pub style tables and stools? I feel like the couch is bad for mingling. I also would have to push...
  16. Other: Need advice - On creating prop people

    Halloween Props
    Hello and good day! Ok, so I ran out of time. I'm just going to blame it on my cats. I have a ton of rescue kitties, and it seems it's one emergency after another with them. So! I saw an idea from Pumpkinrot that I really liked that he/she did a variant several years. There's 3 characters...
  17. Mapleton Manor Yard Haunt 2018

    General Halloween
    So I finally finished this years video of our Halloween Display. Go ahead and check out the link for it in my signature. Hope you all enjoy. I even put in a special Thank you to all the member here on Halloween Forum, without you I probably wouldn't have a Yard haunt as nice as it is. From...
  18. Other: Need advice working the Webcaster (air compressor version) to make realistic webs

    Halloween Props
    I'm new to the webcaster spiderweb maker, and just got it out today to test and Ah... there's a learning curve with this tool and I'll need a lot more practice to get good at it. Any advice you guys can give me that you wish you had when starting out would be nice and the finer points. BTW: I...
  19. Electronic/Software: Computer power supply not powering wiper motor

    Halloween Props
    The setup worked a couple years ago. I tested the motor with a car battery and it works. I also put the meter on the outputs of the computer power supply and I get 5 volts on the red and 12 on the yellow. When I connect the motor to the power supply the motor doesn't turn at all, I measured with...
  20. Static: In need of experienced advice on plastic skeletons and heat guns!

    Halloween Props
    I have a skeleton I am making into Death from Discworld. My issue is the usual non-articulated fingers. I need to bend them around the scythe so it looks like he is holding it. My question is: Has anyone ever used a heat gun to bend plastic skeleton fingers with good success? I could use any...
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