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  1. Electronic/Software: PIRs

    Halloween Props
    So I have been playing around with a some used PIRs and I think I have learned a few things but I just want to confirm. I am working with 12V PIRs and have 12V actuators or 12 V LEDs hooked to them. First I noticed if I tried to directly hook the PIR to the actuator that the PIR triggers over...
  2. Clown Entrance way

    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. New Nox Arcana album this year

    Halloween Music
    Nox Arcana is one of my favorite sources for gothic/spooky music, and their twitter just posted recently about a new album coming out this year - The Haunted Symphony! https://twitter.com/noxarcana/status/1116175620881489921?s=21 Based on the art/theme, it looks like they're going for maybe...
  4. Pneumatic: Air Cannon firing sequance

    Halloween Props
    Hello all, Ive built an Air Cannon using a CO2 Fire extinguisher and air/water solenoid valve to control the release of compressed air. Using an Arduino, I want to trigger the solenoid for maybe 1 second ON then 1 Second off, for 3 bursts, then wait for 5 Mins, then start all over again. I've...
  5. Bed Bath & Beyond Clearance!

    General Halloween
    Not one of my usual stores to check for Christmas clearance, but I happened to go there today and scored flicker-flame light bulbs (2 pack) for 74¢ each! They also had the steady candle bulbs (2 pack) for 24¢!!! I am sorry now that I didn't grab more than I did. 50' grounded outdoor green...
  6. Zombie Rave or Area 51 Theme?

    General Halloween
    Hey everyone I'm just settling on which theme to pick this year, last year's was supposed to be a Haunted pirate ship but a few things came up so I wasn't able to do a haunt. I'm debating whether to go for an Area 51/Aliens kinda theme, green lights and fog OR a 90's themed zombie rave in the...
  7. Realistic hanging resin fruit bats at CollectionsEtc

    General Halloween
    I just ordered the cutest, realistic looking resin fruit bats from CollectionsEtc. They aren't on sale (reg. 14.99) but I was able to use a RetailMeNot coupon for CollectionsEtc to order them at 20% off (on entire order) bringing the price down to 11.99 each. They charged shipping based off of...
  8. Full Size Candy Bars?

    General Halloween
    Hi all!! My husband and I have been having this debate. Full size bars or fun size? I usually give out 3 pieces of the fun size stuff.......and who has a clue how much of it I eat. The way I see it based on 3 pieces plus my consumption it would be a wash money wise. What do you give out?
  9. Electronic/Software: My Raspberry Pi based Monster in a box (Open Source)

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, just thought I would show you my monster in a box. I am making it out of a RaspberryPi and Door Lock actuators. I am opensourcing the whole project on github (https://github.com/hevnsnt/monster). I am still working on everything, so I have not written instructions but I will. This...
  10. Static: Daughter Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    So working on the following in memory of my daughter. Worked out very nice for my first major project. Happy with everything except the hair, someone should do a tutorial on Monster Mud'in Hair. :) Based on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVNW7UK773s
  11. Haunted Hotel party need help!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi all I purchased the Spirit haunted hotel and am super excited....each year we do a party we take our guests on an adventure based on the story we come up with.....I am looking for your ideas/stories to take our guests on another epic adventure...an adventure inside the hotel of course:)...
  12. The chilling adventures of Sabrina

    Horror Discussion
    New show on Netflix "The chilling adventures of Sabrina" https://youtu.be/ybKUX6thF8Q I am VERY excited to see this, i honestly hope its good. Based off this comic book which i absolutely adore. If it is like the comic forewarning not for kids! But viewer discretion is advised.
  13. Fog: Differences in Standard Fog Fluid and Fluid for Water Based Foggers

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know the difference between standard fog fluid and the ones that specifically say they are for use in water based foggers? Seems to be top secret the ingredients used in commercial fluid. I have a new water based fogger that uses distilled water along with fog fluid. I was hoping...
  14. New to site. Hello from Michigan.

    Member Introduction
    New here, just wondering if anyone knows of a good product for sealing haunt decorations? Looking for something that is water based. Thanks
  15. Hello Everyone! Donna Here

    Member Introduction
    I am just a fashion blogger and loves to celebrate Halloween like everyone out here. So, my new content will be based on the fashion trends for the Halloween which will eventually help everyone here... I would require participation and encouragement from all you so. I could create greater &...
  16. Mechanical: Animated Zombie Girl (Home Depot)

    Halloween Props
    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...
  17. Electronic/Software: Furhat Robot - projection based mannequin with AI

    Halloween Props
    Haunters have been doing projection-based mannequin head projects for Halloween (ie Madame Leota, Disney's Haunted Mansion Ghosts) for quite some time now. Furhat Robot is taking that to another level and with AI. Saw a story about Furhat in today's DailyMail -- a mix of news and trash in my...
  18. A Little Halloween Cheer from Me to You

    General Halloween
    Just to celebrate the beginning of October (and one that doesn't include the threat of a new and even more vicious hurricane) here's the latest re-edit of my Halloween cartoon "Boo!", based on a poem of the same name I published in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News in Southern California way back...
  19. Thinning grease based makeup with alcohol?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hi, I was watching some zombie makeup tutorials on Youtube, and often, alcohol activated makeup is used for layered washes. This stuff is pretty expensive, and I was wondering, is it possible to thin grease based makeup with isopropanol to achieve more or less the same effect?
  20. Hello :)

    Member Introduction
    Hey! My name is Tansy. I just joined and wanted to say hi. I am a huge fan of Halloween. The decorations are my favorite part, though dressing up is fun too. I am always looking for new ideas for crafting projects based around Halloween. That is one of my favorite things to do in my spare...
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