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  1. Halloween Props
    What would the average size motor be for an Axworthy Ghost? I will be using a lightweight ghoul head with foam arms and cheesecloth so he will be not weigh much at all and my yard is maybe 60 feet across so the cable he will travel on will be about 130ft. I have never built one of these and I...
  2. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I know how popular these are, and I LOVE the effect they give to just about any swampy or witchy scene. So I decided to make my own! I'll post some step-by-steps with pictures here in the coming days. I've seen lots of versions of these over the years, and I've watched a couple tutorials...
  3. Halloween Props
    Good evening fellow Haunters! Last year, I made a Flying Crank Ghost that was a huge hit with the neighborhood. I "blued" the cheesecloth by soaking it in a bucket full of Rit and water. I then hung it up to dry. The ghost was indoors for all of Halloween and has been stored in my garage...
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    So, I've been kicking around building some life like figures such as witches and so on. With that said, I don't really want to buy costumes for them but would I use material? Maybe burlap with monster mud on top and then dye cheesecloth and hang it over them?
  5. Wanted to Buy
    I am looking for larger quantities of cheap cheesecloth. Does anyone have a source?
  6. Halloween Props
    My first attempt at corpsing. My supplies are: 1. Cheesecloth 2. Spray adhesive 3. MinWax, Stain and Polyurthane, Classic Oak Comments? Suggestions? Did this last night. Should I go with one more application of cheesecloth?
  7. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello all! I have a question on the best technique to hanging cheesecloth and bloodied/ripped sheets from the ceiling. I know it seems silly to ask but I'm imagining it and I see myself not being happy and missing a very easy trick that can make it creepy. Room 1 - Cheesecloth - I have my...
  8. Halloween Props
    I want to make a cheesecloth ghost. I plan to hang it in a tree outside. How do I place the blacklight to light it up? I plan to get a florescent light fixture.
  9. Halloween Props
    Maybe I'm missing something totally obvious, but the zillion tutorials for cheesecloth ghosts etc NEVER seem to say where to get the darn stuff in any decent quantity without totally breaking the bank. I've tried three fabric stores with no luck. Hardware stores sell it in such small quantities...
  10. Halloween Props
    Hello haunters: I am planning on using a quantity of cheesecloth on the exterior of my house to simulate spider webs this year, and wanted to dye the cloth to glow in my black lights. I see that there are two varieties of white RIT dye available - one is "white wash", the other is "whitener &...
  11. Halloween Crafts
    Hi, I want to make ghosts using cheesecloth this year. I am wondering which is the best weave to use, and where to get it. I have been told to use a light weave, and I can't seem to find it in the grocery store. Anybody with experience able to comment? Much appreciated, thank you. Happy Halloween!
  12. Halloween Props
    I've read about all of the wonderful things you can do with cheesecloth in your haunt, but I had no idea there would be so many options when it comes to buying the stuff. There are different grades and colors, it seems to come in rolls or in bags, and it's available in all sorts of sizes...
  13. Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Quick offer for Halloween Forum readers Please use the following coupon codes at http://burlapfabric.com for discounted craft supplies! We have stuff like jute webbing, burlap bags and cheesecloth all available at what are essentially wholesale prices. HALLOWEEN5 for $5 off any order of at...
  14. Links
    Hi everyone, I am part of a website that has great prices and selection of burlap, burlap bags, coffee bags, jute webbing and cheesecloth - of which I know a ton of people use for Halloween crafts http://burlapfabric.com Stay tuned in the coupons section we will be posting a discount offer for...
  15. Blog
    Another one of my older tutorials. Brushed off the dust and shined it up a bit. If you want to see it in action and have me explain how it works, please see this video: The genesis and heart of this 5' tall spider victim is from a 'Hanging Man Zombie' prop made by Gemmy and was sold at...
  16. Halloween Props
    Are there any good, inexpensive online suppliers for cheesecloth or gauze by the yard? I have heard people say that Walmart has gauze for $1 a yard, but not one near me, I guess. Is $1 a yard a good price for gauze? I'm pretty new at this, and I think I've already gone over budget for...
  17. Halloween Props
    Hey! New to the forums here, hope someone can help me. I'm building a FCG and have just taken my white cheesecloth and soaked it in a bluing agent (Mrs. Stewarts) as some sites have instructed. I soaked for about 20 minutes, dried it overnight, and dried further in the dryer earlier today. I...
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