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  1. General Halloween
    Last year I did a Creepy Clown Carnival. It was mostly static because I got the wrong size motor for my wheel of death. This year I want to build a parachute drop ride with zombie babies riding on umbrella/parachutes. My issue is I can not find any plans or anyone who has attempted this. Has...
  2. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I built this Clown Entrance for a Halloween party last year. It turned out fantastic. The eyes rotate, using cheap motors I picked up from Princess Auto. I projected the image and air brushed onto plywood. I didn't build it to be self standing (but you could)....for our purpose it was...
  3. Wanted to Buy
    Hi everyone, I am searching for the 6-foot Zombie Cowboy prop sold at Spirit Halloween in 2007. He is a life-size static prop with red light-up eyes, and he is a latex skeletal zombie dressed like a cowboy (See picture below). If you are selling this prop and it still has the original box (Or...
  4. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    2 Columns with flickering flame LED lamps, stand 65" tall to the top of the lamp. Faux stones attached. Asking $125 for the pair, pickup in Arizona
  5. REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Hey Spooky People! This isn't so much a request for a tutorial as it is a "am I going about this correctly" guide. The entrance to our haunt is a sort of fall-down-the-rabbit-hole type deal. I want to build a rock arch similar to this: It's not going to be that wide as I only have about 5'...
  6. Halloween Costume Ideas
    Ever since I saw the attached old picture, I've been enamored of the idea of just riding around one Halloween night in a mosquito costume like this. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to start with a project like this. I already have the perfect black bicycle, just need the costume to match.
  7. Wanted to Buy
    Hello! Anyone know a decent source for a bunch of half skulls. You know, the sort missing their lower jaw? They always convey that sense that the skull has sat around for a while. An online source I'm fond of ordering from had some for under $5-a-pop, but ran out. Attached is a pic to give...
  8. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is an animated Gravedigger prop I made. It's mostly recycled from old props and molds I had in the garage, but I animated it in the "leering ghost" kind of way (bent PVC attached to upper body and running on a slow window motor). I attached mine to the window roller motor with Home Depot...
  9. Halloween Crafts
    Ok since i did nightmare before Christmas as my Christmas theme i needed a Zero dog house . This was my first big project with foam there is some things i will change if i do another one lol one thing is take better step by step pics but i think you will get the idea first i used a hot...
  10. Halloween Props
    Setting up a pirate themed room next year in our towns big haunted house. Need ideas on a realistic pirate ship, about 8-10 feet long max. Also any decorating ideas all being pirate related. Already have a hammock and jail planned. Interested in seeing photos of all your past pirate haunts...
  11. Halloween Props
    My apologies if this design has been posted many times, I sure someone else has thought of it before. And I agree with the experts here, use a real cylinder if building an elaborate and expensive prop. My props are for a hayride, I can manually operate and reset the props. This is a single...
  12. Halloween Props
    Hello, I recently bought this Halloween skeleton tree lunger from Big Lots. It has a motion and sound activation function, but does not seem to be working for me. There is a try me button attached to it and that works quite well. I was wondering if anyone knew how I might be able to extend the...
  13. Wanted to Buy
    My brother and I are looking to find two old masks that were mass produced in the 1990's. We have searched high and low, and can not find them anywhere. We're looking for information on where we might find old masks from a collector, or get them recreated at a low price. They are very...
  14. Halloween Props
    Time out for some humor re: "It looked a lot bigger in the photo." I found a deal on the Scarabelle Clown Puppet and while waiting for delivery I fetched a wiper motor from storage and was preparing to make a beefy crank ghost type frame to animate the life size clown puppet. Opps. My bad. I...
  15. Halloween Props
    I have this motor with pulley that is attached to my cage prop that I want to spin a couple feet off the ground. Are there any suggestions on how I can anchor this motor to some fixed point? I tried attached to a long piece of wood whose ends were held between two bird feeder poles but I'm...
  16. Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hello everyone. Long time lurker, first time thread starter. This year we are planning a dark carnival theme for the front of my house. the whole family are getting involved this year which i'm super happy about. My wife wanted to try out a test make up on my 12yr Niece. I felt it looked so...
  17. Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  18. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  19. Halloween Props
    Hi, Several years ago I found an amazing page that contained this and several other amazing haunts. This one (in attached photo) is by far one of my favorites. It's been in my mind for a long time to do, and here I am 6-7 years later searching for more information on it. I found this image...
  20. Halloween Props
    I already had a Grandfather Clock that I had made from cardboard, but wasn't really happy as I had used just a normal clock and wanted to give it a more spooky look. I am not great with electronics:eek: so have to find things that I can use that already move! So I had a small hand held fan and...
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