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  1. Halloween Props
    I am going to be building a large spider this year. Yes i know that I am really late getting started. I plan to use 1in pvc for the legs but i want to make the legs thicker. i was going to use pool noodles but when i cut the noodle to put on the pvc it is not big enough to go all the way around...
  2. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey everyone!! I just wanted to share my method for making lightweight haunt panels. Each panel is made of 4 2x3s and 1-2 foam insulation boards. The reason I use 1/2” foam insulation boards is 1. They are lightweight 2. They are strong and easy to pain 3. And they are rather inexpensive (1 4x8...
  3. General Halloween
    This thread is about a halloween dark ride I am making. I will be posting our progress on this site so everyone can know what we did to make it. I know dark rides can be very expensive to build, but this is the most budget friendly dark ride I have ever seen built. Each ride car costs $300-500...
  4. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Super excited that it's only 145 days away from Halloween! This year, for our fourth Party Haunt at this residence, we are doing a clown/carnival theme. We've had a few planning sessions, began prop building and and started the build a bit early to ensure we can add the all fine touches. We...
  5. Halloween Props
    This is quite an old test pattern we made to test the motion and audio syncing for our 3-axis skull. There's a custom PCB running the 4 servos inside the head and a VB6 program which plays the sound and sends commands to the PCB over RS485. We took plenty of pictures of the build process Grim...
  6. Halloween Props
    Hi Guys, I thought I would share with you all my grand plans for some cemetery entry gates that I plan on building for this years display, along with some other things. I have had the guys in the metal shop at work(It pays to have a good boss) who have made me up some metal frames for...
  7. Halloween Props
    Anyone ever build the mech for a pop-up lunger prop ? I'm looking for specifics dimensions to build myself a mech like this: http://www.halloweenfxprops.com/gravestone-pop-up-lunger-mech/ I want to build a prop that would drop from the ceiling so i think that would be a good mech for it but i...
  8. General Halloween
    Last year I did a Creepy Clown Carnival. It was mostly static because I got the wrong size motor for my wheel of death. This year I want to build a parachute drop ride with zombie babies riding on umbrella/parachutes. My issue is I can not find any plans or anyone who has attempted this. Has...
  9. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a simple billboard build for your Spooky Town village. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9af-5v7gbxA
  10. Member Introduction
    Hi, everybody :) Longtime lurker of this site, but my husband and I are trying to really grow our yard display, and I decided to finally get more active in this community that has really inspired me the past few years. We've been starting to do more homemade props recently, and I've learned a...
  11. Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, meet Chuck! He's just a WIP right now, but I'll be documenting whatever progress pictures I take as I piece this beast together. The story here is a long one...so I'll wrap it in spoiler tags so it doesn't muck up this thread. ...and that's how Chuck came to be. He's being...
  12. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Heys guys! I want to build a Bubble Boy costume, but not sure how. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I read a post by a member named " punk rock girl," but can't seem to find the post again. Thanks.
  13. Halloween Props
    After watching The Army of Darkness I decided that my spider rider needed some companions. I had bough several 3 ft skeletons at Home Depots sale and decided to use those. The warriors were made for an outdoor display so all materials used would have to stand up to rain and wind. I used a...
  14. Halloween Props
    2019's theme is going to be my take on the Lost Dutchmans Mine in Arizona. So far I've got the mine cart done and and an Infinity mirror. The infintinty mirror was done according to the one Eerie Acres did on his youtube channel and turned out awesome. I'll post more as I build through out the...
  15. Member Introduction
    Hello! I am Justin and I too am new. Last year I was finally able to build my first Halloween display. The beginnings of a graveyard with a few homemade pop-up ghouls. Overall the neighborhood enjoyed it.
  16. Halloween Props
    This year's theme is Medieval/Castle/vikings. I am thinking a turret castle with a drawbridge for my entrance. I have a big old barn where I hold my party and build the appropriate theme entrance where guest walk in. Does anyone have pictures of things they have done for inspiration? My height...
  17. Halloween Props
    This is my first pneumatic prop. Took quite a while to build but I think I nailed it. https://youtu.be/THqKUKv38cA
  18. Halloween Props
    Here is my Animated Levitating Teapot prop ... a real crowd pleaser. Complete step-by-step instructions in the video.
  19. Member Introduction
    Hi, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Cole. I collect animatronic props from Gemmy Industries & Spirit Halloween as well as build my own with wiper motors and PVC! I joined to meet some new friends and share my projects and ideas.
  20. Member Introduction
    Hello Halloween Forum Members, Although I signed up last Halloween season, I have really not posted anything till just recently. I started building Halloween props and sets many years ago when I was in Jr. High and long before anything was available for purchase. The end result was that (back...
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