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  1. 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...
  2. Static: NBC yard

    Halloween Props
    After I moved here and produced my first Halloween yard my neighbors asked what I was going to do for Christmas. I had no idea that I moved onto a road where everyone did Christmas displays. So I slowly transitioned into a Nightmare Before Christmas theme. Each year I just make or add one...
  3. Elmers glue as fake blood

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So I’m going as Georgie from IT as Halloween and I bought this pvc coat and fake blood to put on the sleeve but when it dries it turns a brown color and I saw this video that a guy made fake blood with Elmer’s glue and I tried it but the next day the blood was chipping off. How can I prevent...
  4. Victorian undertaker

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    decided that this year our yard cemetery would be attended by a somewhat over the top undertaker,, the ball in the walking stick glows with the help of a color-changing LED,, the hat creature will get LED eyes and it has a friend that will be coming over the shoulder of the long frock coat that...
  5. Hello - waterproofing cardboard tree

    Halloween Props
    Just joined. I made a haunted tree out of cardboard forms. What did you coat the inside with to keep the rain from damaging the cardboard? Thank you
  6. Winnie!

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Anyone have an EASY, less expensive way of making Winnie Sanderson costume? I’ve see so many on line but they’re all complicated and expensive! And anyone know of where to find stencils for her coat??
  7. Static: Help with a foam project

    Halloween Props
    Hi all - I'm making a 5-foot-tall stake for a burning at the stake costume. (Nothing like waiting until the last minute!) I'm going to have the stake tied around me, so a rough rope will be rubbing on the foam all night. I used pink foam, so it's somewhat dense on its own, but do you think I...
  8. Pirate mask, trench coat and small crystal skulls

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking for full overhead Pirate mask and trench coat...plus small crystal skulls. Anyone?
  9. Pirate mask, trench coat and small crystal skulls

    Group Buys
    Posted wrong thread
  10. Static: MonsterMud and FoamCoat?

    Halloween Props
    I love the ease and relative cheapness of working with monster mud but I dislike that it isn't all that waterproof. My 15 tombstones have faired well over the past 4 years but I can see signs of weather damage, and cracks. So I bought a container of foam coat to cover several small to medium...
  11. Other: What to coat air-dry clay with?

    Halloween Props
    I sculpted a set of crossbones over a pvc frame using crayola air-dry clay, but even after drying they feel a bit squishy and fragile. Does anyone have a recommendation of what I could use to harden / make them stronger? Looking for something that can make a more solid coat on top of the clay...
  12. Doll Head Advice

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    SO I want to be a giant creepy doll this year. Does anybody have advice on constructing an oversized doll head? I'm figuring paper mache is the way to go with maybe a light coat of spackle to make it look cracked. What I'm a little unsure of is the structure. Do I just coat a giant ball in paper...
  13. Prop Showcase: Just working on some skulls

    Halloween Props
    Our haunt this year will involve having a lot of skulls throughout. I got these foam half skulls from a member of Haunter's Hangout. They are about 3/4 size and made of hard foam. After priming them, I gave them a coat of brownish latex paint, followed by some dry brushing.
  14. Static: Pumpkin stems and vines

    Halloween Props
    Been getting some good results making elongated stems for my corpsed pumpkins. Started out making stems by just rolling shop towel coated in latex around a wire for the first few I did, but after making a quite a few now and experimenting as I went along I think I've got it down now to a pretty...
  15. Prop Showcase: Working on my first Beloved

    Halloween Props
    Mud on and one coat of dry lock. Whew:D
  16. Static: Ghost By the door

    Halloween Props
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]Its not quite complete yet but wanted post pics anyways !! I'm going to have him set up by the front door under black light. Once completed I'm going to spray him with a clear coat that is reactive to UV light. It will make it glow an intense white!
  17. Addams Family Uncle Fester

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I was wondering if anyone has come up with a reasonable copy of the coat Uncle Fester wears? In any of TV shows / Movies. Thanks in advance,
  18. Lighting: Any one have technique for "fixing" peeled coating on colored spotlights?

    Halloween Props
    Noticed most of my blue spotlights have peeled splotches allowing the white light to bleed through and wash out the blue color. Does anyone have a suggestion for a way to coat these spots that wont burn off? Thank you, Todd
  19. Static: Refresh latex prop

    Halloween Props
    Hey everybody I was wondering if anyone has refresh a latex prop by adding a fresh coat of latex.
  20. Flex Seal - Clear

    Product Reviews
    So, I needed to waterproof my latest projects, and decided to give this stuff a go. Presently, it's available just about everywhere, including your local walgreens...