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  1. My Monster In A Box

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I found a small crate at work and decided to take a whack at the classic Monster In A Box prop. My version is made to look like an old box that might have been around for many, many years. I used a green light instead of the traditional red just to be different. The monster is an old dollar...
  2. Mechanical: Dave's Grave Digging Skeleton - Re-Engineered.

    Halloween Props
    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fTJSfBQC-WI This a project I actually completed for Halloween 2017, but have been lax in finding the time to take some decent pics and shoot a video of it in action. I always loved the Grave-Digging Skeleton, but always wondered if I could re-engineer it in a new way...
  3. Static: Halloween Easter Decoration

    Halloween Props
    Greetings everybody Who said that easter doesn`t have to do anything with halloween? Okay both is on different times but you can play with it a bit couldn`t you. I came up with the idea in 2014 by thinking what I could do as easter decoration in "Dark Passage's" style and here is it. A genetic...
  4. WTB monk/druid robes

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking for a few nice hooded monk/druid robes for this year's haunt. Can be brown or black, must have hoods. The Halloween stores sell a lot of cheap ones so those might work but something a bit heavier/nicer would also be considered. Let me know if you have anything you'd part with, how much...
  5. Static: Tips for zombie bear/bunny

    Halloween Props
    I want to make my first zombie bear/bunny as in attached pics. I just had a few basic questions: 1) What is the object being used for the eyes? 2) Securing the pumpkin teeth (for teeth and claws)...should I use hot glue? Contact cement? 3) Painting...looks like a bit of spray paint and...
  6. Other: Recommending PVC Pipe Cutter for prop building

    Halloween Props
    Last year I had some large size PVC pipe to cut and wanted a clean cut without all the plastic debris from sawing. Not being someone with a lot of tools or being handy constructing things, I ended up buying an Orbit "1/2 inch-to-2 inch PVC cutting tool" from Home Depot. A bit on the pricey side...
  7. Taking a Trip Back in Time

    General Halloween
    We love the Halloween Forum. There are so many great ideas and suggestions. People answer our questions, and we get a chance to pass along what we've learned to fellow haunters far, far away. One thing we find fun to do when we’re taking a break is to visit a favorite main forum and click on the...
  8. Thrift Store Finds?

    General Halloween
    I'm relatively new on the forum, and have been on a bit of a thrift store kick here of late. I haven't (as yet) found any really exceptional Halloween/horror sorts of deals during the off season, but I think a lot of it comes from one's mindset, and how creative a person can get with things for...
  9. I'm so excited...what i bought today

    General Halloween
    18" is bit large for me to display anywhere in my house but i contacted the artist and she has agreed to make one in 12" size. <3 https://www.etsy.com/listing/658969194/corpse-bride-inspired-by-tim?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
  10. Free Halloween Stuff for those in Denver - Moving, getting out of the haunt game

    General Halloween
    Hey all, It's been many years and I just haven't been into it lately. I'm moving to Texas and have quite a bit of gear to get rid of. If you live in Colorado and want it, you're more than welcome to it. I live in Parker and it will go to first come first serve. No I will not be posting a...
  11. 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...
  12. Pneumatic: Yet another DIY pneumatic cylinder

    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...
  13. Prop Showcase: Haunted tree reveal!

    Halloween Props
    Haunted tree reveal!:D I was cutting it short close on my tree! I was literally finishing the touch ups right as my husband was putting it together yesterday! Even though I did not get a chance to paint it, it still looks great! I got so many compliments on my tree and people couldn’t believe I...
  14. Life Size Horse Drawn Hearse - Huntington, WV

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This is a ~10.5 feet by ~4 feet hearse prop. While the wheels are a bit warped, it does roll some for positioning and does turn. It comes with two electric lanterns built in and wired. The whole thing is made from 2x4s, plywood, and wooden sheathing and is painted black. The back door is also...
  15. Failing Store Bought Props

    General Halloween
    Seems like as time goes on, I'm having more and more of my store bought props starting to fail. Mostly not lighting up, not moving or activating properly. One of my fave props, a Nosferatu-like hanging bat, went out right after the first season I bought him. I still hang him up, but I hate that...
  16. Only house in our neighborhood decorated for Halloween!

    General Halloween
    My wife and I went out looking the other night...nothing. It was a bit disappointing - the neighborhood has grown up over the years but there are still some kids around. We, on the other hand, stand out like a light house in a fog bank. We figure the neighbors all talk about us, but I'd rather...
  17. Static: My 2018 Prop - A spin on a skull pile - Still need feedback!

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I wanted to share my prop I've been building for about 3 weeks now. I wanted to get to more props, but this one took way to long and I got a late start. My original concept was to take all these skulls I had and create a skull pile prop. Something you'd find at spirit or similar. I...
  18. Your Halloween weather; what's it looking like?

    General Halloween
    Two weeks out and a bit early to tell but what's your long range forecast look like? We're 54/45 with morning showers. I could live with that as long as it's in the morning.
  19. Lighting: Lighting my witch

    Halloween Props
    Hello all, I am trying to finish this part of my display. What color do you think I should put on my burning witch? I used a small strobe to show a bit of detail but it really isn't doing the job I think it needs to. any help is appreciated.
  20. Static: Where to buy "mean" looking skulls?

    Halloween Props
    I'm a fan of the bag of skulls available for 10 dollars at Home Depot, personally. And some of the styrofoam half skulls (no jaw) at Michael's. But what if I'm looking for something a bit more sinister looking? You know, exaggerated browbones and more of a scowl expression? Does anyone know...
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