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  1. Stained Glass Close-up

    Stained Glass Close-up

    Formally a plain 'ole garage window
  2. Faux Stained Glass Windows

    Faux Stained Glass Windows

    Quick way to cover up plain garage windows
  3. Stained Glass Garage Windows

    Stained Glass Garage Windows

    Easy way to transform regular windows to gothic ones.
  4. Static: Cheap skulls

    Halloween Props
    Looking to see if anyone's got a good lead on bulk packs of skulls, human size or slightly smaller is fine, I need probably a few dozen of them. Plastic preferred. I've searched online without much (cheap) help, so any advice or suggestions are much appreciated!!
  5. Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I would like to make a speaker system where voices seem to move around an area. As people walk up the driveway voices travels around them. Back in the bad old days I had an 8 track player and quadraphonic speaker system that played Dark Side of the Moon. I always loved it. Today I'm...
  6. Zombie Trophy DIY

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I took an cheap plastic trophy and turn it into something that hopefully doesn't look like a cheap plastic trophy and make you more proud to give away.
  7. WTB monk/druid robes

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking for a few nice hooded monk/druid robes for this year's haunt. Can be brown or black, must have hoods. The Halloween stores sell a lot of cheap ones so those might work but something a bit heavier/nicer would also be considered. Let me know if you have anything you'd part with, how much...
  8. Static: Foam board insulation-how do you get the 48"x8' sheets home?

    Halloween Props
    /scratches head. I know this sounds like a stupid question (and maybe it is) but-I don't have a truck-and I have to believe that I'm not the only one;) I can't find anywhere that will deliver the foam board used to make tombstones etc for a sane price. So that makes things a little difficult...
  9. Upcycling a cheap mask

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have a cheap, flimsy Frankenstein mask I bought at Walmart several years ago. The paint job on it is terrible, but I always thought the sculpt was kind of cool. I decided to make it into a piece of wall art. This is what the piece looked like coming out of storage. The mask was wrinkled...
  10. Electric Cracker

    Wanted to Buy
    I want a single Electric Cracker for next Halloween. I'd like to pay $30 or less shipped, and that would be no issue but every place I have tried wants $15 for shipping. Bringing the cost close to $40. Any suggestions ? Or, more likely, I am just too cheap. But as I would be using it just one...
  11. Cheap Projector at Amazon

    General Halloween
    Just saw this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0165ZJ0VI/?tag=dealnewscom&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER Not sure how bright it is, but with all the stuff that's included, it seems like a not half bad deal.
  12. Making a Zombie Hand from Trash

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I thought I would give it a try at making some super duper cheap props that actually look good. So tell me what you think about it?
  13. Other: Singing Bust V.6 Update

    Halloween Props
    I find I keep on updating these guys. This took me 6 tries but this version is my favorite by and I tried to make them just like the ones in the mansion on a small scale. I don't have much pictures of how i made it but Ill be updating the tread when I take some pictures. I will say the builsd...
  14. Animated GraveDigger

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is an animated Gravedigger prop I made. It's mostly recycled from old props and molds I had in the garage, but I animated it in the "leering ghost" kind of way (bent PVC attached to upper body and running on a slow window motor). I attached mine to the window roller motor with Home Depot...
  15. Static: Rotting Head

    Halloween Props
    I made a rotting head using the shop towel and latex corpsing method. Figured I should make yet another tutorial video while I was at it. I'm going to make a second, even more rotted head that will be missing the lower jaw. Both of mine will be impaled on a stick or stake, but you can make them...
  16. Mechanical: Linkage for props

    Halloween Props
    Just a suggestion for metal linkage for your props. I know you can use a variety of things like pvc, metal, aluminum, wood or even string. I just bought these 1/4" thick by 3/4" wide aluminum bars. All 12" long. You can input all kind of sizes or lengths on Ebay. I got 10 for $18 free...
  17. Electronic/Software: Motors

    Halloween Props
    Looking to do a Leering Skeleton prop and something else. I already invested in one wiper motor, 12 volt power and speed control. Looking to go a cheaper route for the second one. I read the cheap synchronous motors are good but get hot???? It will need to run for 4 hours straight. Would...
  18. Laser Swamp Effect for $3.00

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a laser swamp test that I put together using a green laser pointer that I bought on Ebay for around $2 mixed with a "line" laser lens that I got from a red line laser module (also on Ebay) for 58 cents. in the future I will probably try to see what adding mirrors will do to amplify the...
  19. Talking Skull Project on the Cheap Pt. 2

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    OK here is the promised tutorial on the cheap talking skull build. I'm trying to create a talking skull, that will react to any audio file you run through it, for less than $30... The first step was to cut the skull in a way to get access to the inside in a way that viewers couldn't see the...
  20. Arduino Talking Skull Project on the Cheap

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi folks, I'm working on an arduino talking skull project for a greeter for our haunt for next year. The skull is a cast I made of a high end skull (medical grade realistic) but I rotocast it out of resin to keep the weight down. My intention is to build a skeleton greeter in a booth that is...
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