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  1. Static: Chuck the Dragon

    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...
  2. Other: CardBoard Box Resident Evil Caution Bins

    Halloween Props
    i came up with a new idea for a Project to start on as summer approaches and I have a cool concept and layout art to show you I drew first and work on my computer on
  3. Static: Paper Mache Artists, HELP!

    Halloween Props
    The last time I made something out of paper mache was in the fourth grade, so I am beyond rusty. However, we love the look of props created with paper mache and we're going to increase the number of projects that use it going forward. But there in lies the tale. I'm the one who's going to be...
  4. Haunted Mansion Singing Busts

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It's been a longtime goal of mine to make the singing busts for my Halloween display. I wanted to share how I did it, and make some recommendations for those who are interested in doing the same. First, I started the project with a budget in mind. I wanted to keep it under $500. Second, I...
  5. Star Wars X-wing or At-At

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    FREE - These are homemade Halloween props that can no longer be stored. Must be picked up ASAP within 2 days. Location: Hilton Head Island, SC The x-wing is approximately 4' tall x 14' long x 12' wide, and can be partially dismantled. It is constructed from plywood, foam board, cardboard and...
  6. Mechanical: Shaking Box

    Halloween Props
    Okay, I have a really big box. It is cardboard, but I could dress it up a little. It is heavy and thick and sits on a pallet. Dimensions are probably 3.5x3.5 and 5.5ft tall. What is the easiest way to make it shake with a 'do not open, dangerous animal inside' type of vibe? (In my head it...
  7. Hello - waterproofing cardboard tree

    Halloween Props
    Just joined. I made a haunted tree out of cardboard forms. What did you coat the inside with to keep the rain from damaging the cardboard? Thank you
  8. Static: Cardboard Spider pattern

    Halloween Props
    I made a spider pattern out of cardboard. I may have been trying to reinvent the wheel here but it was fun trying to figure it out and I like the way it looks so far. There are a lot of pics so I'll spread this over a few posts. I just freehanded some leg and joint shapes, cut them out and put...
  9. Prop Showcase: Cardboard Typewriter with Arduino

    Halloween Props
    Hi HF'ers , Here is a typewriter I made for my "The Overlooked Hotel" theme this year . Mostly cardboard and Dollarama items as usual . It is controlled by an Arduino Uno with mp3 player , LEDs and a scrapped cd-rom for the carriage movement . In standby mode the lamp and the lights on the...
  10. (Halloween 2017) American Horror Story: Asylum

    General Halloween
    Season's Greetings! Hi all! I hope everyone had an amazing Halloween. Life and so many other things have kept me off the forum for what feels like an eternity, but post-Halloween blues have left me with the need for some serious eye candy. Luckily, I knew where to turn. :D After spending some...
  11. Painting tombstones on cardboard

    Does anyone have any step by step instructions on how to paint tombstones on cardboard?
  12. Static: Question on foam tombstones.

    Halloween Props
    Over the years I went through various methods of making tombstones. My first go was using a sheet of particle board I had on hand to make my first 3. They were heavy and the weather hasn't been kind to them. I made some out of cardboard with wood dividers in the middle and coated them to make...
  13. Static: Haunted Grandfather Clock from cardboard

    Halloween Props
    Following my recent post for the cardboard columns, I have had a few messages if i still have the info for the Grandfather Clock that I made from cardboard last year. So here it is: I had a pile of different shaped boxes hanging a round a while (large box,toothpaste boxes, toilet roll tubes...
  14. boarding up windows - practically for free

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    i wanted an easy way to board up a front window in my house. some of the problems i faced was: 1. it had to be easy to put away in storage 2. it had to be light weight since i cant drill or mount anything to the house siding/flashing 3. i wanted it to be waterproof. 4. it had to be cheap and...
  15. Wouild Monster Mud be my solution ... HELP!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I have cut out my gothic windows out of cardboard. I have layered the cardboard for a 3d effect ... maybe 2d ... and I am wondering if a thin layer of monster mud would be my solution to making it look more authentic and giving it a bit more strength. I am wondering if it gets moved or bumped...
  16. Witches Ball Plans are underway for 2016

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    After waiting forever to find out when and where my husband had to report to serve his sentence ... with much sadness ... Tuesday was the when and Seattle was the where. I have now 319 days in which to fill my days with something that makes me happy and so Day 2 , I have begun to work on my...
  17. Does anybody have a Tutorial for a Spirit Halloween-esque display?

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I've been trying to create some architecture for my display. The problem is, I don't know what materials (paints, tape, and glue) would make it look best. I'd like to create something similar to this: or this: Also, is this the right section to post in?
  18. A "Haunted House" inside a haunted house

    General Halloween
    He designed and built it himself, he likes to sit on it's roof and just look around. He wears a cat costume of long black and white hair. His name is "Audie". He waits inside of his large cardboard Haunt for one of the other cats to walk passed. He clawed two holes into the cardboard, each...
  19. Static: Haunted House prop, lights up and folds away for storage, cardboard build

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I'm finally getting around to posting pics from this year's Haunted House prop that I constructed entirely of cardboard. I am actually renting this out in 2016 and may have to create a few more based on the level of inquiries received so far. This was a blast to make and took some time...
  20. Static: 2015 Pennywise the Dancing Clown

    Halloween Props
    My kids have been wanting me to do a Pennywise for a long time, and this year I got around to making one. We used the commercial mask and costume, and I'm going to replace the head next year. The biggest problem we had was the dang balloons! I had to drive all over Orange Park to find some, and...