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  1. Prop Showcase: Need Ideas on my Atmos FX Garage door

    Halloween Props
    This year Im adding a projector in the garage to display the bone chillers video fx. My projector displays from top to bottom very well but is short on the sides. I added a photo so you can see about how much its short by. I need some ideas on what I can put on the sides to cover up the blank...
  2. MY life size music box dancers

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So several years ago my wife had the idea of having Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers in our display (both skeletons). Like most props I make it is my wifes idea that i make become reality. So here it is. Stared out with an octagonal frame that is 47.5" from point to point. Bottom layer...
  3. FREE - Bottom half of broken life-size skeleton (Tempe, Arizona)

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This very unfortunate thing happened to my 60-inch skeleton companion, Vlad, last night. As I was loading things into a van to move, I picked him up by his spine, and the poor guy's spine just snapped in two. He was in a storage unit without air conditioning for quite some time a few years ago...
  4. Coffin Coronary - by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ​Partsman's Note: Here's another how-to from Death Lord enjoy There are lots of places to find how to make a toe pincher casket on the internet, but I couldn't find a single place on building authentic coffins. Above you can see that we have used the dimensions of an actual casket to place our...
  5. Already Planning 2019 Yard Display!

    General Halloween
    So I usually go all out and do a massive yard display every year. I havent been able to for the last couple years but will finally have the space next year. I want to re-do the pirate ship I did a few years ago, but I want to make it look like its on the bottom of the ocean and do a full...
  6. Electronic/Software: Spirit Graveyard Lantern Hack-My first hack!

    Halloween Props
    On an earlier thread I asked if anyone knew how to make the sound activated Spirt Halloween Graveyard Lanterns stay constantly lit instead of the momenary light after being activated by sound. A few replies, but nothing concrete on how to do it, so I decided to take it apart myself and see what...
  7. Viggoshop.com

    Merchant Reviews
    Did anyone get this advertisement on facebook? Their page looks just like thr Spirit page with rock bottom prices (like $79 for Sweet Dreans prop) Is this a fraud website? Anyone else look at it?
  8. Questions about those window crasher ghosts?

    General Halloween
    I just came across these and looking to get one. Are there any specific brands you recommend? I see some for $10 then up to $80. Is there really a difference? I'm thinking of just buying a stuffed ghost, slice it in half and add a magnet to the bottom and stick it to the outside of the window...
  9. THAT Orange Halloween CD -- post yours!

    Halloween Music
    Alright, here's a fun one. As part of my mad obsession with cataloging Halloween CDs, I thought it'd be fun to take a bite out of what is seemingly the most ubiquitous modern disc, this one. It seems to usually be sold on cardboard sleeves, and sometimes has the word "effects" spelled wrong...
  10. Static: Facade Raising Ideas

    Halloween Props
    This is a little different post - hoping to get some advice. So we setup large facades each year for our haunted western town. They all can be setup with two people typically, which is nice since it is usually my wife and I working on it. We have one heavy facade - it's 14' wide by 13' tall (at...
  11. Building Strait Even Fence

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So a few years ago when I first built a fence for my hard i struggled to keep everything strait and even. It took some thought but I created this item to help me build consistent fencing every time. It was build with 5 pieces of 5 foot long boards (I cut them CRUDELY down to 4 feet to be...
  12. Prop Showcase: Halloween ceiling trim (Styrofoam & Dollar Store items)

    Halloween Props
    Hi gang! This is my first crafting project post. I hope you enjoy it. I wanted to thank all of the amazing crafters here for the many years of ideas. I've borrowed liberally :) Each year we put together a haunted house for our Halloween party. As you're probably in the same boat, each year...
  13. AtmosFX question

    General Halloween
    Hey Gang First time doing projections and having some difficulty. I have the skeleton scenes and I am trying to run them off my computer and projecting them thru a Epson 3220. To get continues looping I’m using VLC media player. My problem is that at the start of each scene the file name comes...
  14. Mechanical: Building a Spring Bridge (like at Spirit)

    Halloween Props
    I always thought the unstable bridges were a little corny but I like the one they have at Spirit this year. Anyone have any tips for making one? It doesn't have to be springy, just with some movement as a distraction. I read a tutorial about using half a rubber ball screwed onto the bottom of...
  15. Static: Bat tips

    Halloween Props
    I am in the process of building a fairly large scale bat and I was wondering if anybody had suggestions as to what I should use for the wings? I want something that is going to be weather resistant and able to stand up to the wind. The structure of the bat will be pvc pipe, along with clear...
  16. New Ads Placed On Our Photos

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Noticed while reading some threads without logging in that now the photos we post here will have pop up ads placed on the bottom of them. I find this totally annoying as a member here and am sure that outsiders reading our posts do too. Apparently banner ads at the top and bottom of pages and...
  17. Static: body form for projection ideas

    Halloween Props
    since I already have a pvc maniqen from spider hill. I want to use it for atmosfearsfx 3d form mode. I need to bulk it out. I hate working with chicken wire. I was considering using a styrofoam head and something like this to add the body form...
  18. Prop Showcase: New Groundbreaker Coffin

    Halloween Props
    I think I am done with this one except for a cobweb treatment closer to Halloween. The skellie is just a skull, spine and some arms with a chicken wire body. It's lit with a short orange string light in the bottom and a 5 bulb 12V LED spot I made aimed at his face. This will be the focal...
  19. Other: spirit style gargoyle??

    Halloween Props
    since all the costco gargoyles were sold out. I started looking at spirits. but the one in the store didnt have RIP on it like on the webpage. and I couldnt find where a hose would hook up. and costcos didnt come with a hose based on the online review I saw. I just got a gargoyle.Not from...
  20. Papercraft Papermache pumpkin

    Halloween Crafts
    Hi everyone. I've been making a paper mache pumpkin. Now got to the face carving stage and I've noticed I have a bit of green mold in a couple of layers! I don't know if this is because it's the bottom of my pumpkin where lots of layers overlap. I used the same recipe as stalloween. Not sure...
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