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  1. Arkham Asylum 2019 (Party Decorations)

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So, I finally decided to pull the trigger and have a Halloween party. I've always wanted to, but I live alone and am self conscious about the cleanliness of my house. I decided "life's too short [redacted] it!" I'm a huge Batman fan both metaphorically and literally (too many carbs) so I...
  2. Can't upload or attach pics

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Can't upload or attach pics when using chrome.
  3. Tombstone Silk Flower Question

    General Halloween
    I want to attach some silk roses to a headstone and make them look like they were cast into the stone. I usually apply 2 coats of DryLock over the foam. Do I try to attach with monster mud and then the Drylock ? I want the flowers to look natural on the stone.
  4. Uploading pics to HF albums

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Hello. Does anyone know if there is a limit to the number of images you can upload to your albums? I have been trying to upload more pics, but they won't attach. It let me upload quite a few, then stopped taking more. Thanks in advance. PS- I accidentally posted this in the wrong part of the...
  5. Coffin Coronary - by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ​Partsman's Note: Here's another how-to from Death Lord enjoy There are lots of places to find how to make a toe pincher casket on the internet, but I couldn't find a single place on building authentic coffins. Above you can see that we have used the dimensions of an actual casket to place our...
  6. Talking Skull Project on the Cheap Pt. 2

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    OK here is the promised tutorial on the cheap talking skull build. I'm trying to create a talking skull, that will react to any audio file you run through it, for less than $30... The first step was to cut the skull in a way to get access to the inside in a way that viewers couldn't see the...
  7. Other: Barnyard nitemares

    Halloween Props
    We opened the haunt to the public last weekend (Friday,Saturday Sunday) for the first time. Some may recall that it was open for a party 2 years ago and then sat last year due to other commitments of the owner. Here's a video taken on Saturday night. This was later in the evening when a couple...
  8. Static: Ideas/Thoughts on how to Board up Bay Window?

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I have a bay window (actually 2) in the front of my house and want to FOAM board them up, but not sure how to attach them. Any help/thoughts is greatly appreciated... each pane is at a slight angle. One thought is to anchor sides and then build the middle panes from attaching to the...
  9. Static: Shoes and Hands

    Halloween Props
    What are you guys using to make your hands or attach your hands to your props. Same for shoes where are you getting them, what types are you using? I always seem to struggle on this part.
  10. Other: Attach skeletons to vinyl siding?

    Halloween Props
    I want to attach some skeletons to the front of my house. I did a search and didn't come up with anything, but that could be user error on my part. Anyone have any ideas they could pass on would be great.
  11. Help with a torn face costume idea.

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Howdy! Thought I'd sign up here to see if anyone has any advice for a costume idea I'm working on, rather than just blunder on by my myself. This year I'm planning to dress as Sutter Cane, from In The Mouth of Madness, specifically the scene below. Most of the costume is pretty simple, but I...
  12. Static: Marquee Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    Marquee Tombstone
  13. Static: Need your help!!

    Halloween Props
    Ok so I have a couple props that I am needing some suggestions on. I built the rake a couple years ago using spray foam, paper towels, and white monster mud. Well last year he started peeling really bad. Need some suggestions on what to paint his with to help him stay together. Also his...
  14. Static: Facade Raising Ideas

    Halloween Props
    This is a little different post - hoping to get some advice. So we setup large facades each year for our haunted western town. They all can be setup with two people typically, which is nice since it is usually my wife and I working on it. We have one heavy facade - it's 14' wide by 13' tall (at...
  15. Small Blowmolds

    Wanted to Buy
    Hey Everyone, I am looking for some of the smaller blowmolds in the 60's style. I'll attach some photo for reference!
  16. Reindeer Motors

    Halloween Props
    Ok I’m in the mood to make a few props next year with these moters . So my question is I’m looking at the moter and end that you attach your prop to is just a plastic nub. How are you attaching something to that ?
  17. Best way to attach tabelcloths to kitchen side?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I'm struggling a bit! I want to use black plastic tablecloths to cover my kitchen sides. But, obviously the kitchen sides go up to the wall, so it's not possible to drape the cloth down the back. I've used blutack in the past but I remember it being very hit and miss and half of them falling...
  18. Static: How to attach a static pvc (or otherwise) "neck" to your foam or paper mache head?

    Halloween Props
    How to attach a static pvc (or otherwise) "neck" to your foam or paper mache head? Interested in how folks attach their heads to their static props. In my case, I have a pvc neck that I need to attach a foam carving pumpkin head from Michaels too. Also, I will attaching a foam head/skull to a...
  19. Static: What are you using to attach things to the ceiling without damaging the paint?

    Halloween Props
    Hi Everyone! Gearing up for the next bash and this one thing always seems to be my struggle...what does everyone use to attach anything to the ceiling....tape? sticky putty? velcro? I had some florist putty but it was a mess to remove. I would love some input please! Thanks!
  20. Static: The Crows!

    Halloween Props
    Following nosefuratyou thread for his 'Crowbait' prop, ourselves and jdubba were discussing how to make realistic looking crows that were 3D rather than just a cut out. I already had an idea that I was going to try and I said I would post the result....so true to my word, after ending up...