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  1. Pirates and Sea Witches ... Halloween Dinner Party 2019

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I have decided that I will do a Dinner Party for Halloween 2019 ... Pirates and Sea Witches ... and this will be held on a Pirate Ship where Pirates and Sea Witches will attend a sit down dinner. I have had a bit of time on my hands and have been scouring Pinterest and HF to find some type of...
  2. Mechanical: Asking for help on how to prevent motors from burning out

    Halloween Props
    I rely on so many of you to guide my prop builds, and this thread will be no different. This year two of my props had motors that failed, and I'm pretty sure it was our fault for asking them to do something they weren't meant to do. I'm hoping that with a bit of guidance, we can set them up...
  3. Mechanical: Turned a head turner prop to a Christmas tree oscillator

    Halloween Props
    Thought I'd share a head turner prop which was shortly made into a Christmas tree oscillator. I used a couple of pieces 1/2 threaded pipe, 3/4 PVC, 1' aluminum flat bar, some crap plywood, and a couple of nuts and bolts. The angle wiper motor mounting plate was bought from Frightprops. I'll...
  4. Tiki Themed Halloween 2018

    General Halloween
    Here are the videos of my Tiki Themed Haunt. There were supposed to be animations (a creep jumping out of the Tiki Bar and a moving Tiki skeleton) but I did not have time to get those working, had computer glitches and the tiki poles being the main attraction took priority. Also fog was...
  5. Prop Showcase: Bar Shaker

    Halloween Props
    https://halloween.blackops.ca/2011/10/bar-shaker/
  6. Anything Halloween related in Toronto

    General Halloween
    Going to Toronto this week (cause everyone goes north for spring break). I was wondering if anyone knows a must stop place in Toronto for a Halloween junkie... I might try the Ghost walk and have a few drinks at The Lockhart cocktail bar (kinda harry potter theme), other than that whats up...
  7. Prop Showcase: The Poltergeist Pub

    Halloween Props
    I'm finally getting around to sorting through videos and pictures of last year's display and wanted to share a new section I was pretty happy with - The Poltergeist Pub! Yes, that song was stuck in my head for weeks after Halloween... The nice thing about building a bar like this was that...
  8. Must have been heir to the Hershey Fortune.

    General Halloween
    I guess there’s a first-time for everything. Last night had a ToTer dressed up as Harry Potter. We have a big bowl filled with a variety of full size candy bars, Starbursts, Skittles and Airheads and let the ToTer’s pick their favorite. So “Harry Potter” looks in the bowl and says, “Don’t you...
  9. Pneumatic: Pneumatic Spider Lunger / Bushwacker

    Halloween Props
    Added a large Lunging Spider Bushwacker to the yard this year. When activated, the corn stalks open and the spider lunges out. Built on a large 4 bar mechanism. It'd am addition to our extensive Spider Infestation area.
  10. Halloween Barware

    General Halloween
    Does anyone have pictures for decorating your bar? We have a fairly small bar in our rec room, and I keep some stuff on it year round. It's a good fit with the other classic horror/Halloween themed items. A large bar is really cool though if you have one for Halloween decorating. I wouldn't mind...
  11. Halloween Party at a Bar this year - need some help!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hello everyone! It has been quite some time since I've been on this forum! This year, a couple of my friends and I are renting out a small local bar (that also happens to be underground... perfect!) for a Halloween party. We have some pretty hardcore DJs planned, so music is good to go. It's...
  12. Other cutting zinc plated metal bars

    Halloween Crafts
    ok, so this is really only tangentally-related to halloween, but help me, Obi Wan, you're my Only Hope! so i'm trying to cut some of these :: https://t.co/1YGtCzNQOC to size so that i can finish the wig stands that have been in progress for longer than i want to admit. i was really hoping for...
  13. Judas Goat

    Horror Discussion
    Dead link.
  14. 2015 Party Menus

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I'm doing a Carnival theme this year. Easy menu but we're so use to putting out big spreads, I'm not sure I have enough items planned. We're expecting 20-25 people - adults, college students and a couple of our guests are vegan. Food: hot dog/rolls sauerkraut nachos/cheese (sour cream...
  15. Pneumatic: What size cylinder to lift a four bar prop bodyslinger

    Halloween Props
    Has anybody built a four bar bodyslinger using a regular pneumatic cylinder? If so, what diameter did you use? Does anyone know if the cylinders monster guts sells will get the job done?
  16. Mechanical: All Electric Budget Friendly 2 Bar Lift

    Halloween Props
    Here is my latest prop!!! Its an electric budget friendly 2 bar lift let me know what you think!
  17. Lighting: Saw a search light on a bar roof when I was out of town--need help finding it.

    Halloween Props
    A bar had 2 search lights on there roof--I can't imagine they paid $6k or up for them. Does anyone know of low cost search light we can use to grab attention. I don't know the name of the bar or the road it was on to call them.
  18. 2 Bar Lifter

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have a 2 bar lifter up for sale. I am asking $175.00 plus shipping. 1 Made from 1 1/2" square tube, the main upright is 11 gauge, the lift arms are 14 gauge 2 Base is 1 1/2" x 3/16" angle except for the back cross piece it is 2" x 3/16" 3 There are 4 holes in base to bolt down, there are 4...
  19. Prop Showcase: Pirate, Pirates, Pirates, ARRRR

    Halloween Props
    In the immortal words of the Borg queen - "Resistance is futile!" Every one must do a pirate theme at least once during their haunting career. 2014 is my year! And yes, it a big build. I have been working frantically for about 2 months now and I'm already scared I want finish. There's only...
  20. Bar on the Deck for 'Groan' ups only - The Real Party is out Back ( ;

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So...I've pretty much got everything all planned out for this year's party (I couldn't settle on any one theme so I'm doing a bunch of mini themes throughout). The only area I'm still stumped on is The Bar (I saved the best for last. heehee) There are always some children present at our...
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