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  1. Other: How to paint a Squawkers McCaw / faux fur?

    Halloween Props
    After seeing some great projects with it here I finally bought a Squawkers McCaw and the board to go with it from J-Man. The problem is that my theme is a spooky graveyard, nothing piratey. My solution is to turn Squakwers into a zombie parrot in a cage, but I'm not sure how to tackle paining...
  2. Make a Spider Cage on Basically Zero Dollars

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey I made a new tutorial and thought I would share it. Let me know what you think and any suggestions to make it better?
  3. Talking skeleton in cage

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Talking skeleton , newly refurbished servos, made from a 4th quality bucky. cage is bent steel. made up to look like a pirate. life size. comes with audio cables , speaker, plug and play, just needs an audio source. I will ship but it will take a refrigerator box and freight shipping due to...
  4. Mechanical: How to create anchor for motor?

    Halloween Props
    I have this motor with pulley that is attached to my cage prop that I want to spin a couple feet off the ground. Are there any suggestions on how I can anchor this motor to some fixed point? I tried attached to a long piece of wood whose ends were held between two bird feeder poles but I'm...
  5. Prop Showcase: 'The Witch in the cage'

    Halloween Props
    Hi Halloween Forum Members, Here is a link to my animatronic prop called "The Witch in the Cage" like the one I saw years ago in a shop at Disneyland. Included in the video is some of the build pictures and her activated. I had been working on this off and on for a few years but this year when I...
  6. Static: rib cage pendant hanging light

    Halloween Props
    This looks fantastic. If I had a place to hang a pendant light I would totally be making this rib cage hanging light!
  7. Static: Some skullduggery at Road's End/Eerie Manor

    Halloween Props
    One of a few skulls we'll be using this year. Our source might be able to get us a few more, along with a rib cage. We'll make some cool creepy things with them.
  8. Prop Showcase: Cage

    Halloween Props
    Not the best picture...but you get the idea.
  9. "Get Me Outta Here" Rattling Cage

    Wanted to Buy
    Several years ago we were at a spirit Halloween store and saw this displayed..... A cage with a frail old man or something that kept saying Get Me Outta Here shaking the cage. We have seen similar concepts in the stores but not that exact one. This would have been around 2009 and we have not...
  10. Other: looking for a man eater animal projection

    Halloween Props
    Doing a carn-evil theme this year and time is running out to do any major prop build. I have the large circus wagon cage prop I purchased second hand years ago and want to put a man-eater in it so instead of building a new prop in the time I have left I was wonder if somewhere out there is a...
  11. Static: Gorilla Cage

    Halloween Props
    I have done the Carnevil theme the last 2 years and plan on one more year before switching gears. I have used the ticket booth, as seen in the picture below, but now want to re-purpose it as a gorilla cage since I picked up the gorilla costume for dirt cheap the first day a local Halloween...
  12. Static: Rib Cage Prop Help Needed

    Halloween Props
    So as I finally find time to start my 2016 prop building, I have a question regarding support for a prop rib cage. I am a big fan of upcycling material and trash/junk into props, and so the main structure of the rib cage is made from clothes hanger wire, cardboard, and tape. But the heavier...
  13. Static: Tomato cage / hula skirts Cousin Itt prop

    Halloween Props
    Tomato cage, 6 hula skirts, wig head, hat, glasses.
  14. Skeleton Cage Tutorial

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I've been wanting to create a skeleton cage to hang from a tree in my graveyard this year. However, I did a lot of googling and couldn't find any tutorials. I did find some pretty pricey ones on Ebay, but my dear wife has me on a budget. So, those $100+ ones on Ebay were out. To my joy I...
  15. Prop Showcase: Gibbet Cage

    Halloween Props
    Built a flower holder this year with the intent to make it serve double duty for Halloween. Just finished this tutorial from fellow member alucard. Just wanted to show progress. I was terrible at cutting circles of wood, so I used cut buckets from Dollar Tree instead. What you can't see is...
  16. Mechanical: Skull in a Cage WIP

    Halloween Props
    A friend requested a Halloween prop for this year, and before I get too busy with my OWN stuff, I figured I'd get this together. Apologies for my wordiness, but I like seeing detailed builds here and have gotten lots of ideas for my own projects even when they're implemented differently, so...
  17. Static: Tomato Cage Groundbreakers

    Halloween Props
    I was thinking today about all the various props we have created with some pretty simple materials - starting with a tomato cage. We turned it upside down, bent some of the wires, and added a foam head on one, and pool noodles on the "arms." Grab a mask, clothes, and gloves, and you have a good...
  18. Static: Another prop down - Completed werewolf breaking out of his cage

    Halloween Props
    Feels like Halloween is coming up fast. Completed putting together a werewolf busting out of his cage. I'll have to put him down at the start of my driveway for the ToT's to walk past. On to the next!
  19. Static: Doll Cage

    Halloween Props
    Made a cage for dolls using scrap wood and metal strapping
  20. Tazmanian Devil Cage

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi guys! I am new to this forum so please forgive, and be patient with me. Just as I am new to the forum, I'm also new to the whole DIY for props. This year for my outdoor theme I am having a Creepy Carnival with clowns and etc, BUT I thought I'd throw in a small cage that will appear as a...