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  1. Foam Clown Mouth Archway

    Halloween Props
    I need advice here. I am far from artistically inclined, and my clown entrance looks terrible. Now, I've been considering just totally repainting it in a different style and everything, but before I do that, does anyone have any ideas on how to improve/add more detail to it? Thanks!
  2. Large Evil Clown

    Large Evil Clown

    Made from a PVC form, with brackets affixed to a board to allow it to stand. The clothing are items from the thrift store, the ruffles are made from tulle, the hands are stuffed latex gloves, and the mask was purchased off of Amazon and sits on a HobbyLobby styrofoam form. Stands approx. 6'5".
  3. Small Clown

    Small Clown

    Made from a PVC form, with brackets affixed to a board to allow it to stand. The clothing are items from the thrift store, the ruffles are made from tulle, the hands are stuffed latex gloves, and the mask was purchased off of Amazon and sits on a HobbyLobby styrofoam form. Stands approx. 4'.
  4. Circus Theme Wrap-Up Video

    Halloween Props
    Over the past couple months, I've posted videos of several circus-themed projects. Following is a video of the completed display, but, first, some notes on the props: Rooftop Unicycle Skelly -- In short, it ran but required constant checks (like every 10 minutes) to reset its starting point so...
  5. New video for Carnival of Souls

    Halloween Music
    Come on in and see the spooky wonder and dark magic of the Carnival!
  6. DIY Fun House Mirrors

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    My version of some fun house mirrors using a design by a school science teacher (referenced in video). These will be part of a circus-themed Halloween display. I still have to figure out how to light the trick-or-treaters in front of the mirrors without bathing the rest of the yard in light...
  7. Shindigz Banner sale - starting at 9.99, ends Mon. 5/20

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Shindigz has a Banner Sale going on. $5 off with banners starting at 9.99. Banner Sale ends Monday, 5/20. No code needed. I've designed a number of banners over the years on their site for use with my haunt (Brain research lab, carnival and side shows, and this years dino theme). My favorite...
  8. Animating my Carnevil

    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. Clown Entrance way

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I built this Clown Entrance for a Halloween party last year. It turned out fantastic. The eyes rotate, using cheap motors I picked up from Princess Auto. I projected the image and air brushed onto plywood. I didn't build it to be self standing (but you could)....for our purpose it was...
  10. Freak Show /Haunted Circus / Carnevil

    General Halloween
    The Haunting of Green Berry has taken a turn. We are moving into a Freak Show Carnevil Haunted Circus theme. Actually I see carnival themes everywhere for the past year since The Greatest Showman came out. I have been trying to emphasize the Freak Show aspect a little bit more than just...
  11. Spooky Circus test make up

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hello everyone. Long time lurker, first time thread starter. This year we are planning a dark carnival theme for the front of my house. the whole family are getting involved this year which i'm super happy about. My wife wanted to try out a test make up on my 12yr Niece. I felt it looked so...
  12. Other: light up carnevil sign - help

    Halloween Props
    I would like to make the letters individually and punch the lights through. My thought is to use foam core board and poster board. I would hot glue the poster board to the edges of the foam core to create a frame and then spray paint it. My question is, how do I waterproof this since it will be...
  13. Distorted Nightmares: CarnEVIL 2019

    General Halloween
    I'm starting concepts for this years Halloween and going with a twisted carnival theme. I will be posting more soon.
  14. Carnival Themed Music - Not Carousel Music

    Halloween Music
    So I always see people asking for carnival or circus music. And the standard answer that comes back is for carousel sounding stuff. If one is just looking for ambient music that is great. But not for what I need... I actually put on a entire live dance show. I need songs that fit themes...
  15. Mechanical: Bosco's Creepy Carnival Display

    Halloween Props
    Here is the completed display during the day: And at night:
  16. Prop Showcase: Swings Carnival Ride

    Halloween Props
    I am wanting to build a mini carnival out back for Halloween. I have about 6 clown masks to put to use. So I started trying to build some rides. Below are the progress. Using a rotating Christmas tree stand. I got a new umbrella sewn up, everything painted black and the rest of the assembly...
  17. CarnEVIL and Side Show Theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    It's August 14th and I haven't made one prop! What?! Plans are underway for : Siamese Twins, Sword Swallower and hopefully a Figi Mermaid.
  18. Mechanical: Newbie to animation, help with motors

    Halloween Props
    So I'm venturing into animated props this year, which I've never done. I have basically zero experience with motors or electronics of any kind. I'm going with a creepy carnival theme, and I thought I would start with something simple...a big carnival wheel game that spins slowly in my front...
  19. My Carnival Freak Show Halloween Party from 2016

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I know it's a little late to be posting, but I only just remembered that I hadn't posted my party from this past year and I thought I would in case anyone wants to use what I'd done for ideas etc. This is only my second party. Last year I just did a general Halloween Theme so this year I went...
  20. Circus of the Damned, Halloween 2016

    General Halloween
    Hi all! Very late to the party this year, but here's photos of my 2016 themed party: Circus of the Damned. I scoured pinterest, the forum, TV shows (like American Horror Story and Carnivale), and more for inspiration. We built most of the props, including the ticket booth and snack stand. The...