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  1. Pneumatic: Can this be made into a pneumatic prop?

    Halloween Props
    I found this chest in neighbor's trash this morning, and I was wondering if my creature dude could be made to slowly come out of the chest as the lid opens? Creature is made of heavy foam and latex, and I'd have to shave a couple inches off the rear for him to fully fit. Even then, his head...
  2. One Girl, 200 Dollars—Decorating on a Budget

    General Halloween
    So here's the deal. I will have a budget of 200 dollars this year for new stuff, and I would love to know what advice you guys would give to a beginner decorator. What would make the biggest impact on people that isn't expensive while also not being trashy-looking? I have a low-lying fog...
  3. Other: Good Project For A Complete Beginner?

    Halloween Props
    Hello. I just found this forum recently, and it has gotten me interested in prop making. What are some good projects to try for a complete beginner like myself? I especially like pirate-themed things, but I am open to all ideas, as long as it isn't anything especially gory. Thanks!
  4. Campground Haunt, Beginner, Any Ideas?

    General Halloween
    Hi! I'm a beginner at halloween haunts. My family doesn't have enough money or props to actually create a haunted house or a maze of some kind but we're pretty crafty. We normally have a basic setup where theres a straight path from one side of my yard to the other with basic things like tomb...
  5. New to the site but love halloween

    Member Introduction
    Hello all, I was so excited to find a website specific to halloween year round. I love making my own props bUT am only a beginner. Any advice on how to use pvc besides making figures would be great. Thanks
  6. Pneumatic: What was your 1st Pneumatic prop?

    Halloween Props
    Looking to build my first pneumatic prop in the next few days. Any thoughts on where is a good beginner place to start? Looking for something with a startle scare effect to it that can be build in several days by a handy person. Where did you start?
  7. Electronic/Software: Projector Recommendations

    Halloween Props
    I have been looking at the animated/singing pumpkin animations that people use with their projectors. I have absolutely no experience with projectors and I'm not great with electronics (thankfully my husband is tech savvy and can figure things out)! I'm not looking to spend very much, I realize...
  8. Mechanical: Intro to animatronics

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    Hey guys, I have been doing haunts for a few years now but I let others do all of the animatronics in my haunt. I was wondering where I could learn some basic animatronic props to try and get my feet wet. Something with wiper motors or of that sort. I'm not quite into pneumatics yet but I would...
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