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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. Mechanical: Bosco's Creepy Carnival Display

    Halloween Props
    Here is the completed display during the day: And at night:
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Prop Showcase: Marvelous Haunts' 2nd Annual Carnevil - Dickson TN

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I'm new to the forum, but my wife has looked through the site for some ideas in the past. I must say everyone here has some great ideas. I wanted to share our little piece of Halloween fun as we've almost complete our 2nd annual Carnevil theme. Game Booth: Funhouse Entrance...
  16. Canvas Freakshow or Sideshow posters

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Canvas Freakshow or Sideshow posters I don’t claim to be an expert, but here’s my stab at a tutorial on the sideshow posters I’m doing for our Black Cat Carnival (Le Chat Noir Theatre). If you try this and have tips or alternative ideas (ones you’ve actually tried) please feel free to add...
  17. Static: Human Cannon idea - would love some input

    Halloween Props
    I'd like to do a cannon (as in "the human cannon ball") and make it lifesize so that people can actually use it as a photo op. Sono tubes that size are not stocked in my area (and the cost/shipping for an online purchase is prohibitive). I've thought about papermache or monster mudded chicken...
  18. Carnival / freakshow items for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE FOR SALE: 16' FOAM DEVIL HEAD ENTRANCE ($300) 3 GAME BOOTH SIGNS WITH RUNNING LIGHTS ($200 ea or all 3 for $500) TWISTYS BAR (FOAM FACE AND LIGHTED SIGN) $500 The entire package for $1000. Located in Beaufort SC, will need to arrange pick up or delivery. Thank you for...
  19. What to put inside boxed CarnEVIL halloween invites?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    My halloween theme this year is CarnEVIL and so my boxed invites this year will be carnival themed. I want to send out little gritty carnival tent boxes that will have their ticket (with event details) and also filled with assorted freaky things. So that's where I need the help! I am drawing a...
  20. Cool Halloween Carnival Ride!

    General Halloween
    This past weekend they had a carnival close to where I live they had it on a church parking lot, they had their usual rides I started walking closer to the beer garden/ food tent and saw this amazing mural it had a ton of horror icons on it, it was actually some kind of ride called Fear Factory...