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  1. 2019 Orgahouse - CarnEvil

    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...
  2. Static: Foldable coffin ??

    Halloween Props
    Work is about to get ugly for me so I need to start my decorative planning pretty quickly. I have limited storage room for any newer items so I am trying to make things as tiny as possible. As the title says, I am thinking about a foldable coffin. If I were to build one (not for actual human...
  3. My birthday nightmare :(

    General Halloween
    I was having a less than happy birthday on Sunday and it only got worse. I was pet sitting for a friend and I got the call from my neighbor around 7:15pm... my garage was on fire. Halloween forum friends... I lost 34 years of collecting Halloween stored in my garage and I have nothing Halloween...
  4. Mechanical: Axworthy Ghost motor question

    Halloween Props
    What would the average size motor be for an Axworthy Ghost? I will be using a lightweight ghoul head with foam arms and cheesecloth so he will be not weigh much at all and my yard is maybe 60 feet across so the cable he will travel on will be about 130ft. I have never built one of these and I...
  5. Static: Pumpkin Sentinels - 2018

    Halloween Props
    Hello Fellow Haunts! So this was my big project for last year. I added a back row to my archway as well, but I wanted to create something new and exciting! I built these two Jacko Sentinels to guard my back yard during the October season. They are built with a PVC frame and base. I used...
  6. Static: Jack-o-Lantern Archway 2018

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I am new here and I wanted to share with you something that I've built. I am really proud of it. It was a lot of work, but it gets a lot of attention from the neighbors. The archway is built with PVC pipe, tons of personally carved jackos (several store bought as well) and lights...
  7. Spider Hill's Leering Skeleton Plans!

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi All, We get a lot of questions about building this prop so the last time we built one I made sure to document everything so I could make a complete set of plans to share. Feel free to download the file from our site. :) If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me and...
  8. Static: Lighted tombstones

    Halloween Props
    In the past the front row of my graveyard was a series of dollar store coolers turned upside down. For some I put the lid on the bottom for a bit more decoration. They hid the lights that illuminated the rows behind them. The trouble with these came at night because they were essentially dead...
  9. New member & home prop builder

    Member Introduction
    New member and have been building props for home haunt for a few years. Here to learn some new tricks and maybe share some of my experiences. Thanks to a lot of you from YouTube videos I have built cauldron creeps, leering skeletons and added octobanger for my props.
  10. Static: Bad moon on the bayou

    Halloween Props
    Sorry all, I could not figure out how to rotate the pics. :( This year, my wife challenged me to create a theme based on a swamp or bayou. I started with some old fence panels turned on their side and attached. I added a porch of pallets and cut one pallet in half to create a dock. The...
  11. How to build a demonic tree

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I put a tutorial up on my channel if anyone wants to make demonic trees for next year. They are designed for indoors or outdoors. I built 4 th is year and my son built one. they were a hit and one of the highlights of my display this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABII1VYLapU
  12. Mechanical: Is it another stolen prop?

    Halloween Props
    I know we have posted about this in the past. Was doing my Day after shopping and came across this: Yes it is a crouching swaying Ghoul like other have built on here for the past two years and hallowen express now has it. Well i still plan on building my own that will last for years and...
  13. Woodcraft DIY, House Of Horror with a $200 budget.

    Halloween Crafts
    Hi, This is my first post on the forum, and I'll have to admit that i found this at the very last minute. I work as a teacher for kids who are 16-20 years old and we decided to build our own "House Of Horror" as project for Halloween. I will here share what we did, and also how we did it. Both...
  14. Newbie

    Member Introduction
    Hi, Robin from Sweden here. A teachers that just has built my very first Haunted House. Writing a DIY thread about it with lots of pictures and movies that will be up any minute =)
  15. Boo's from Chicago.

    Member Introduction
    As if Chicago is not scary enough...... I have been into making custom props over the years with varied success. I've built a number of large props where most have sold. The largest I built was a shed sized mausoleum that sadly, did not sell. It was repurposed into several other projects so...
  16. Static: Pirate Treasure Chest

    Halloween Props
    I've been wanting to add a big treasure chest to my Pirate's Graveyard display for a long time now but could never find one that was big enough or at a price I was willing to pay so I finally broke down and built one myself. The chest measures 30x24x18 and cost less than $20 in materials...
  17. 2018 Yard Haunt!!

    General Halloween
    I apol0gize for the first post if the images don't show!! This is this years yard haunt me and my dad put together! We added lights to the trees! Made a skull chained fence!, Built a coffin for our ground breaker, lit the ghosts up blue and built a grave digger! Happy Halloween and I hope...
  18. Prop Showcase: Ravenwood Asylum Cemetery Gates

    Halloween Props
    Well, it's taken a while but we've finally completed our cemetery gates..not really...nothing is EVER completed in our quest for an awesome Halloween display. But, I thought we had them to the point where I was ready to unveil them and show everyone. I'll post instructions on how these were...
  19. Our Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween display.

    General Halloween
    Potter township, Beaver Co. PA. This is "Our Halloween" A custom built Nightmare display including the kids in their bathtub and a custom build life size Nightmare sleigh for Jack to ride in.
  20. Electronic/Software: Singing Jack o'Lanterns

    Halloween Props
    Homemade browser-controlled singing jack o'lanterns built using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Falcon Pi Player, and Vixen: I made an Instructable describing how I built them here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Singing-Animatronic-Jack-OLant/
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