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  1. Mechanical: Dave's Grave Digging Skeleton - Re-Engineered.

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    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fTJSfBQC-WI This a project I actually completed for Halloween 2017, but have been lax in finding the time to take some decent pics and shoot a video of it in action. I always loved the Grave-Digging Skeleton, but always wondered if I could re-engineer it in a new way...
  2. Mechanical: Hoping for a Bit of Floating Candelabra Help

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    Hi All, I have an idea for a floating candelabra that I think will look great in our haunt if I can pull it off. Which is why my first step is coming here and asking you all what you think the best approach might be. I am thinking of taking my little plastic candelabra and turning it into a...
  3. Mechanical: Axworthy Ghost motor question

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    What would the average size motor be for an Axworthy Ghost? I will be using a lightweight ghoul head with foam arms and cheesecloth so he will be not weigh much at all and my yard is maybe 60 feet across so the cable he will travel on will be about 130ft. I have never built one of these and I...
  4. Any Catholics here, perhaps silly question.

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    My oldest is taking a music in religion course at the university. One of his assignments is to visit several services of various faiths and do a report on how they use music. Since he didn't want to go alone, I've been going with him. He wants to do Easter Vigil for his Catholic portion...
  5. FREE - Bottom half of broken life-size skeleton (Tempe, Arizona)

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    This very unfortunate thing happened to my 60-inch skeleton companion, Vlad, last night. As I was loading things into a van to move, I picked him up by his spine, and the poor guy's spine just snapped in two. He was in a storage unit without air conditioning for quite some time a few years ago...
  6. Static: Want to convert snowman into pumpkin monster. need ideas

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    Hello. So every year I grab more and more of those lighted pumpkins to the point where I have a good sized pumpkin patch that the kids really like. Time to make it a little evil and scary by combining it with my graveyard stuff. I wanted to add this from Home Depot but I didn't see it until...
  7. Pneumatic: Pneumatic Slenderman Prop Build

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    Hey Haunters! So I took a much needed break after the season ended but I finally finished my video about my slender man prop. He's motion activated, runs on pneumatics and was a huge hit! He leans forward suddenly and his arms lunge out at you while he plays a sound effect from one of his video...
  8. Prop Showcase: How to make the 3 Classic Halloween Monsters work?

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    I bought the 3 Classic Halloween Monsters this year through Home Depot (Werewolf, Drac & Frankenstein). They are IR props that work off of each other, but I have no idea how to set them off without having to press the button on each of their arms. Is there a hack to hook them up to step pads or...
  9. Static: Pumpkin Bucket Skellie

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    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...
  10. Electronic/Software: Pirate Haunt 2018

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    Here's my pirate haunt so far. Need to add the audio to my talking skeletons and parrot and to my drinking pirate out in the yard, but overall I'm happy with the results. The blue LED lights always look really harsh in the video, but I think I need to make some adjustments on them regardless. My...
  11. Static: Throne of Bones V2

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    So I'm revamping my Throne of Bones for this year. I do a photo op in front of my yard for the ToTs. The line actually gets pretty long, since they have time to stroll around our cul-de-sac. This year I'm adding more bones all over, and I'm debating how to paint it. I was thinking gloss black...
  12. Static: What to do with a 1/2 mannequin ?

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    I have this 1/2 mannequin that I have no idea what to do with. Last year I sat it in a chair in clothes. So it just looked like an headless guy. It was boring. Does anyone have a better idea of what I could maybe do with it? The arms stay behind its back. I can move them forwards if it has a...
  13. Mechanical: Animated Zombie Girl (Home Depot)

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    I didn't see a thread on this one anywhere here. Correct me if I'm wrong. She's an HD exclusive this year as far as I can tell. About 3ft tall. See pictures and video below. PROS: Nice detail on face hands, and feet. Teddy bear looks real. Runs on AA batteries so it can be placed just about...
  14. Pumpkin Vine Arms from Villafane Studios

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    I'm sure I should post this in the vendor section but I want some better traffic. Has anyone heard of Villafane Studios Pumpkin Vine Arms? I just received my first set of arms and legs. They really look great. I will be buying more! I hope this link works........ http://villafanestudios.com/...
  15. Life size torture victim for sale. Great condition, Great price!

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    I bought this prop 5 years ago and I think the label on the box called it "The Torture Victim". I actually bought it brand new after Halloween from Spirit, put it in my closet and forgot about it. Hence, its like BRAND NEW! No rips, no tears, no cracks, no mold, no nothing. Even the more...
  16. Mechanical: Trying to make flailing arms

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    I'm going to try and make a knock off from the distortions prop that was at Transworld where the zombie/actor is getting electrocuted and his arms are flailing around then the actor runs out. I think it's called Zombie shock. Anyway, i can't afford that so i'm going to make it. I can handle all...
  17. Silicone Arms child size

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    Custom lifecast child arms, foam filled silicone. Made for unfinished Samara Prop. $80 plus $6 ship. Email for pics. [email protected] Can also be seen on eBay.
  18. Static: Anyone know where I can buy Barney skeleton arms?

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    I have used them before. They seem to match the style and color of Bucky skeletons, but are, of course, super light weight. I only really need the lower arm and hands, not the whole arm, but I can't find anyplace that sells just the arms for the Barney instead of the whole thing. I made...
  19. Static: what to use for bendable arms and legs?

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    Happy Haunting everyone! I like to make static figure props out of a PVC body frame. But I don't like using PVC to make arms and shoulders. It's a pain. What I want for arms is a bendable foam type of thing. But I don't know where to get it or what to call it. Walgreens and CVS sell these...
  20. Static: Rebuilding my monster (looking for suggestions)

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    RIP My poor monster met a bad end last year during a storm. He fell on his face and it got smooshed in. An arm fell off. It was all kinds of not great. Originally his face and arms were made of polycrylic paper mache. The arms survived with minimal damage and I am going to reuse them. I am...
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