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  1. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So, I finally decided to pull the trigger and have a Halloween party. I've always wanted to, but I live alone and am self conscious about the cleanliness of my house. I decided "life's too short [redacted] it!" I'm a huge Batman fan both metaphorically and literally (too many carbs) so I...
  2. Halloween Props
    I was looking for something to cast a large dinosaur image on our 2-story house's side wall when we set up for our dino haunt and can't wait to try out. It's 15W and hoping it will be bright enough to do what I want and still be creepy lighting. Just ordered it from Amazon. It's a set of...
  3. General Halloween
    I want to attach some silk roses to a headstone and make them look like they were cast into the stone. I usually apply 2 coats of DryLock over the foam. Do I try to attach with monster mud and then the Drylock ? I want the flowers to look natural on the stone.
  4. General Halloween
    Has anyone ever cast “pretend” spells in a cauldron to entertain trick or treaters on Halloween? Last year we put dry ice in our cauldron, pretending to cast a poison Apple spell, but I’m looking for something a bit more reactive or interesting this year.. Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on...
  5. Halloween Props
    I got these Reaper busts a few years ago at the Dollar Tree but they haven't had them since. I use them for the top of my small pillars for the cemetery but need a few more. If anyone has any clue where to get them let me know! I thought about casting my own but haven't had the best...
  6. Halloween Props
    Hi everybody! A while ago, my wife asked me if I could make a replica of the spellbook from the movie "Hocus Pocus". It shouldn't be just a prop, it also should be an actual sketchbook. I made a video of the entire build process, and managed to edit it into a 20-minute video: I used a kraft...
  7. Halloween Props
    New thread for the cemetery. One of the pumpkins I bought was split at the seam so we took it back and exchanged it. Apparently Michaels has Halloween stuff out. We scored a couple resin cast tombstones for the cemetery. First 2 pics are the head stones we got today. Last is the cemetery last...
  8. Halloween Props
    Hi all! I'm currently working on a Scream/Casey Becker mannequin. She's the first character in the movie "Scream" who gets hung in a tree. Anyway, I purchased a plastic mannequin from eBay, and I also purchased a cast of Drew Barrymore's face. I'm trying to figure out if anyone has any advice...
  9. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    So I decided to try my hand at molding and casting. I took an old lock and key I had and molded them then cast quite a few resin casts. These are the ones I decided to not throw away. They are by no means perfect, but I think they look pretty realistic and in a haunt, they would be a great...
  10. Halloween Props
    Hi ! I'm having quite a bit of trouble attempting to cast a silicone face mask. So far I have cast 3 times. Each time it has come out too thin, or too thick. Anyone out there have any suggestions before I go for a 4th ? Thanks !
  11. Halloween Props
    I decided to try sculpting this week. I have never done this before so the effort is not great, however its better than I expected. I grabbed a box of clay on a whim since it was on sale for 5 bucks. Old wig head jammed on a pipe stand I had in the shop made a pretty good stand. 2 hours in...
  12. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So, my daughter has decided she wanted to base this year's party on the Salem Witch Trials. Since that is just too specific, I decided we will do witch hunts in general, using references from medieval times as well as Salem. To start with, we're going to do a Clue-type mystery scavenger hunt...
  13. General Halloween
    Well I am slowed down this season but things are on the build My wife has taken over the haunt and I have to say it is looking pretty good. The reason I am slowed down is tearing the ligaments in the Lisfranc section of my left foot (don't do it... seriously not fun surgery) But I figured if...
  14. For Sale By Merchants
    Have your own Haunted Mansion and want to complete the look? Drag your body to the dead center of this listing and gaze onto this resin cast replica of the sundial, as seen at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Cast directly from one of the original, non park used sundials and reproduced in resin...
  15. Halloween Props
    Listmates: I would like to sculpt a skull in clay attached to the front of a funkin (a craft pumpkin), basically using the funkin in place of the base head used for most masks to make a one piece mold. Could I use the basic the process of making a two piece mold out of plaster and cast it in...
  16. Halloween Props
    here are some photos of the zombie mask I sculpted and cast in latex for this Halloween.
  17. Halloween Props
    So I originally posted under wanted, looking for mannequin legs and or arms. Free would have been ideal but I think I found a great solution. The best price I found for a set of mannequin legs on ebay was for $20 a pair, not bad. This is what I plan on making for my Halloween party this year...
  18. Halloween Costume Ideas
    I had surgery today on my ankle and in post-op was told I would be in fiberglass cast through Halloween instead of the walking boot like I had hoped. :mad: So I thought I would ask here to see if anyone had ideas on how to hide or decorate that thing so it can be a little Halloween-ish! I wont...
  19. General Halloween
    Last month I went to Comicon and bought a Halloween poster autographed by Tony Moran from H1 and then got to meet John Carpenter and he also signed it for me. I also got to make small talk with him and he was very cool and down to earth and didnt mind chatting away with his fans. I would...
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