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  1. Static: DIY Coffin Build

    Halloween Props
    So this year I purchased a rotting corpse from Distortions Unlimited and I needed a coffin to display it. Let me just say, there are NOOOO decent coffins to purchase retail! I searched because I didn’t want to build it this year. Well, I ended up having to build one. I’m glad I did because it...
  2. Halloween oldies playlist podcast ~ Whistling Past the Graveyard~

    Halloween Music
    https://archive.org/details/WPTG6 I've been making this podcast for three years running now, it's basically a vintage halloween playlist with really bad halloween jokes in between! Its definitely work and kid safe! There are six episodes total, listen to the latest and if you're into it catch...
  3. How Much Candy do you give out?

    General Halloween
    I usually give out a big size Goldfish snack bag (from Sam's) to any toddlers 2 and under and for the tots a full size KitKat bar. I can't afford the full size candy this year so I bought Mars chocolate assortment, Skitlles and Rice Krispy Halloween minis. I've never given out the small bars...
  4. Static: Need help with costume party trophies

    Halloween Props
    We're having a costume contest for the first time at our Halloween party this year. I bought wooden bases at Hobby Lobby and skeleton hands at Dollar Tree. The plan is to spray paint the bases black and the hands gold and then attach the hands to the bases. The problem is that the hands are...
  5. "Space Force Uniform"

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    With the talk about Space Force I thought it would be unique to make a "uniform" for this Halloween. The blue NASA coveralls/flight suit is so iconic, at least to my generation, that I decided to start with that idea. I bought some navy blue coveralls in my size as a starting point. On the...
  6. Gargantuan Spider cheap on Ebay

    General Halloween
    Saw someone has one in Lebanon Oregon for $75 OBO. Pick up only. Sweet deal for someone that's fairly close by. Someone go get him! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Home-Depot-9-foot-Gargantuan-Spider-Halloween-prop-Home-accents-indoor-outdoor/263971891367?hash=item3d75f368a7:g:CEoAAOSwuGhbpURQ
  7. Lighting: Where to get pin light?

    Halloween Props
    I'm wondering what folks use for a small pin light (very low lumens). I could buy a cheap battery powered LED pen light, but would love to find something that could be activated with remote and would consider plug in.
  8. Did he ever have a Ghost of a Chance?

    Haunted Humor
    Should he show a little backbone, or did he ever have a ghost of a chance? One way or the other, oh no! It's another cheap laugh! :D
  9. Electronic/Software: Build a Talking Skeleton (Tutorial)

    Halloween Props
    This video shows you how to automate the jaw of a cheap plastic skeleton using a servo and how to add some glowing eyes with a couple of LEDs:
  10. Electronic/Software: Is there a way to remotely trigger sound activated props?

    Halloween Props
    Hi Folks, We have one of those cheap drop spiders that drop down when you clap right over our door and would really like to be able to trigger it remotely. Is there a specific sound or device that would allow you to do that?
  11. Electronic/Software: Vintage power supply for Wiper motor

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys, quick question, I may be able to pick up a vintage power supply for cheap, output voltage says 13.5v DC, 3A max continuous, 5A peak. Will that run a wiper motor?
  12. Star Shower Slide Show?

    Halloween Props
    https://www.amazon.com/Star-Shower-2017-Slide-Show/dp/B073FB1DW9 I picked up several of these cheap at the end of last year (mostly for Christmas time). Anyone else using them? I plan on using two on either side of my garage with the ghost slide.
  13. How to Dye Blue Fabric to Black

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    I have a cheap zombie costume I bought from Spirit. I love the color of the pants, but the top is a terrible blue color. I'd like to dye this blue to match the charcoal black of the pants. How can I do this and what materials do I need? It's a very thin, flimsy material so I'd have to be...
  14. new to this site

    Member Introduction
    Hello! Love this site and the fun ideas. I have a haunted house that my park group does for our city so on here to share ideas and fun cheap solutions to our haunted house. We keep it at 5$ for our community and collect food for our food shelf. hi to everyone!
  15. WTB: Very specific hanging vampire bat creature prop from circa 2006

    Wanted to Buy
    I have an old vampire bat prop that I like to bring out around this time of year. It's probably been 12 years since I got it and it is starting to fall apart probably from taking him out of storage and putting him back. Maybe I can repair the latex, it has a hole on the chin and its feet have...
  16. Sirius Black escaped convict

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hey there, I've searched several websites and local shops over the past month and haven't found anything that I'm looking for, and it's incredibly frustrating :p. This year I'm looking to run with a Sirius Black costume since I already have the beard and hair. The only things I've been able to...
  17. THAT Orange Halloween CD -- post yours!

    Halloween Music
    Alright, here's a fun one. As part of my mad obsession with cataloging Halloween CDs, I thought it'd be fun to take a bite out of what is seemingly the most ubiquitous modern disc, this one. It seems to usually be sold on cardboard sleeves, and sometimes has the word "effects" spelled wrong...
  18. Other: Projection Screen for Garage Door

    Halloween Props
    Hey there! I am looking for a cheap projection material to do a REAR projection in our third stall. It is a standard single stall garage door. I am in MN, so between weather and a street light, have decided to do rear projection. I have a business class Epson that will work great and plan on...
  19. Static: Skullshrooms

    Halloween Props
    One of my few projects this year. Cheap skulls and children's army helmets purchased from the Dollar Store (the green one). Added PVC through the skull for the stem and then Great Stuff Expanding Foam to keep the skull in place. Need to work on the paint job. Cheap and easy. Not edible. At...
  20. WTB Spirit Zombie Ground Breaker (Old cool one with hair)

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking to replace a prop I had years ago and miss. It was a 3 piece ground breaker sold at Spirit and looked pretty realistic and has some strands of hair on his head. He was creepy and much better looking than the cheap looking ones they sell now. Shoot me a message if you have one for me. =)...
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