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  1. Electronic/Software: Flash cracker question

    Halloween Props
    Putting together an electric chair and wanted to use a couple flash crackers on the chair uprights near area where the TOT's upper arms/shoulders are. Before doing so, I wanted to make sure there was no danger of shock or hearing damage with the crackers within several inches of the TOT's...I...
  2. Need Advanced Hollusion Projection Advice from those whom have come before me

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I want to do a "open air" Hollusion, meaning just out in the yard. I assume I need to two stakes that I'll paint matte black and then attach the Hollusion matierial to the stacks. On AtmosFX website they say a little bit of ambient light BEHIND the Hollusion screen makes it look better. But...
  3. October on the East coast - Advice, please!

    General Halloween
    2018 October on the East coast - Advice, please! So, I'm from Colorado and I've never spent Halloween outside of the state before. This year, I decided I'm going to spend Halloween with my boyfriend, who lives in Brooklyn. I've done some searches, but I'd like to hear from locals and people...
  4. Too much light

    General Halloween
    Hey guys, just curious what I can do about the fact that, here in the heart of my city, I have a street light directly across from my home! It is impossible to be spooky when everything is so well lit! I can't hide anything! What advice do you have?
  5. Lighting: Huge Prints - Black light advice

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, Well - I work for HP in their Graphics Division and am lucky enough to have a rather large format printer in my house. I'm printing some test images - but the idea is - these are printed on fabric and then mounted in my downstairs windows with a black light sitting at the bottom. I...
  6. Lighting: Multi colored LED spotlights

    Halloween Props
    Hi all! For those of you that are using those LED spotlights that have multi color settings, I'm looking for some advice. How many are you using? Any advice how many and what wattage I'd need to light up a house and a rather large graveyard?
  7. Candles for outside decor.

    General Halloween
    Ok, guys. I'm looking for some advice and suggestions Who here has used REAL candles for outdoor decor? Are there some kinds that are better than others? Tricks to keeping things lit? I've used real candles in both pumpkins and glass jars, and a couple of the '7 day candles' from...
  8. Hello from Orlando FL!

    Member Introduction
    Hi, my name is Yoshi and I'm a graphic designer from Orlando FL. I've been designing for about 8 years now and have a passion for Halloween (or obsession). I love building props, painting and fabricating. My dad use to work for Universal many years ago as a kid and builds model R/C airplanes...
  9. Advice on trick or treaters around decorations...

    General Halloween
    Hey everyone, I'm just starting to prepare my Halloween theme for this year. Normally I don't start until August but this year my theme will be a little bit more complicated. Last year I had strip blacklights up and some spider decorations with cobwebs. Unfortunately, as I went outside to give...
  10. Electronic/Software: Witches coven scene -automation advice

    Halloween Props
    I have 4 animated witches witch I would like to trigger them to go off in a sequence so they aren’t talking all at the same time. Any advice on a control box where I could manage to pull this off? I’d like to be able to loop through them a couple of times as most of them have multiple sayings...
  11. Other: Need advice for home haunt

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. My ever growing home haunt needs some fine tuning and I could use your expert advice. I have about a dozen animated props from Home Depot and spirit, a couple air blasters and a couple fire crackers, there is also static props and lights but I am not worried about them. In the past my...
  12. Other: How to avoid prop theft

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone experienced prop theft? Any ideas on how to deter thieves? I'm to the point where I don't want to put them out at all or only put them out on Halloween day itself.
  13. Someone please give advice on 3d haunted houses.

    General Halloween
    I don't care what the advice is i just really need some
  14. Pneumatic: hellevator experience

    Halloween Props
    I'd like to try and build a hellevator for my next project in 2018. I am kind of a stickler for a realistic experience and was wondering if anyone here has built one or been on one. I have not and was wondering what the experience was like and will it be worth building. Any cautionary tales or...
  15. Using a DVD projector in your yard haunt. Question?

    General Halloween
    Does anybody use a DVD projector as part of their yard haunt? I was thinking of getting one and showing one of those scary Spirit DVDs on the wall space between my two front windows. I was going to make a screen out of plywood and paint it white to project the image on. I was looking for...
  16. Any advice on a bald cap?

    General Halloween
    I am seeking a high quality bald cap for my costume this year. Anyone have any advice on a good brand/source? Thanks Keith
  17. Fog: Anyone ever tried to repair your fog machines? Advice needed

    Halloween Props
    I've got three 1000 watt foggers that I've used for 2-3 years and I put them away the same way every year. Run cleaner through them and pack them up. Never had a problem. I pulled them out this weekend to test and 2 of them won't run. You can hear them tying to pull fog juice (so it's not a...
  18. Static: Affixing a Lightweight Resin Cast to Plastic Mannequin

    Halloween Props
    Hi all! I'm currently working on a Scream/Casey Becker mannequin. She's the first character in the movie "Scream" who gets hung in a tree. Anyway, I purchased a plastic mannequin from eBay, and I also purchased a cast of Drew Barrymore's face. I'm trying to figure out if anyone has any advice...
  19. Gaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

    Site Issues and Feedback
    After an entire year of fighting with this site, and many colorful words, I am back. Likely only to retrieve my photos that were held captive all this time. I would dearly love to continue participating on this forum. Am I going to have to clear cookies every time I attempt to log in? Will this...
  20. Mechanical: Opening and closing a door?

    Halloween Props
    Hey all! I am thinking of building a prop that would require a small wood door (about 3 ft tall) to continuously open and close. Does anyone have any advice or tutorials on how to best achieve this? I am pretty basic with my motorized skills and have only really used reindeer motors in the past...