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  1. Mechanical: Any ideas??

    Halloween Props
    Hello everyone. I have a coffin (yes a real one) in my hearse that I am planning to hook up to a smoke machine. The problem is getting the coffin to open without me having to manually do it.
  2. What do vampires take when they are sick?

    Haunted Humor
    Coffin drops!
  3. Static: Need suggestions for coffin interior

    Halloween Props
    Doing your basic coffin with a static skeleton inside. What else could I put in it? I've thought of Creepy Cloth, stretch web, dead leaves, and spanish moss. Any other ideas?
  4. Static: Need Ideas for REAL Casket

    Halloween Props
    So I was able to secure a real casket for super cheap (picking up tomorrow), and I am seeking creative ways to best utilize it during our big Halloween party. One idea was to make it into my ice chest to keep beer and sodas in... and of course I could always have a person or skeleton in there...
  5. Mechanical: Clown Coffin WIP

    Halloween Props
    I have been working on a Jack in the Box / Monster in a box hybrid prop. I wanted to do a Jack in the Box but did not want to mess with pneumatics and the box would be more expensive to build than the fence picket toe pincher. http://www.scarefx.com/project_coffin_2.html So I decided to keep...
  6. HM sound bite request

    Halloween Music
    So a couple of years ago, I built a version of the Haunted Mansion coffin. Ever since then, I've been searching for the coffin occupant's voice track ("Hey! Lemme outta here!"). I've found a few versions on youtube, but they all have prop sounds covering parts of his speech (pneumatic actuators...
  7. New Member with a question

    Member Introduction
    I recently purchased the Graveyard Reaper. Everything works except for the LED lights in the eyes of the coffin guy and coffin LEDs. Anyone experience this problem? The Reaper works fine and the door opens fine just no lights in the coffin.
  8. Static: First Coffin

    Halloween Props
    Finished my first toe-pincher coffin this past weekend. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I used the plans found on the ScareFX site (http://www.scarefx.com/project_coffin_2.html), but the dimensions didn't work out for me. I had to keep recutting the boards to fit. I had some...
  9. Woodcraft Making a Coffin/Casket Cooler

    Halloween Crafts
    I will be holding a vampire event, and I wanted to make the cooler fit the theme. after searching, I found these threads: http://www.halloweenforum.com/party-ideas-experiences-and-recipes/104486-coffin-cooler.html http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/halloweenie1/1620-coffin-party-cooler.html...
  10. Woodcraft Coffin Coffee Table

    Halloween Crafts
    I'm interested in making a coffin-shaped coffee table. From my research, I think this style might be the best compromise between a cool coffin and a usable coffee table. What do you think? Here's the original: https://natoween.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/coffin-table-in-the-making/
  11. Casket Cooler 2016

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hey all. In advance of our Halloween party this year, I resorted to this forum for ideas on fog chilling and theme props. We did a haunted Hollywood hotel theme inside, and celebrity cemetery outside. I may have more pix to share, but I definitely wanted to share the really simple coffin...
  12. Prop Showcase: My 2016 yard display

    Halloween Props
    Our Halloween display for the 2016 season. Sadly i ran out of set-up time and didn't have a chance to check my Pneumatic Coffin so i just used it as a static prop this year. Too bad bacause the coffin is usually a great "draw" and perfect for frightening people at the front door. Also, because...
  13. Static: Mini half coffin

    Halloween Props
    Built this the last couple days out of pallet wood. Just cut and hammered together. I used a halloween mask with the hood and staple gunned it to the back. I have a red 25 watt red light inside so it will look good at night.
  14. A Near Real Toe Pincher Vampire Coffin - Built for me to lie in

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi all, For those asking about the coffin picture I posted and asking about how its made ... here are some in progress pictures. It is basically heavy guage plywood screwed together, metal straps assisting holding the pieces together ... painted, gloss black, exterior polyurethane gloss ...
  15. Static: Working on my first semi-original prop!

    Halloween Props
    I'm pretty new to the forum, and I recently finished a mud reaper that I copied from another thread. I wanted to do more but its getting close to halloween and I dont really have a lot of money to spend on more materials. Well, recently I was affected by Hurricane Matthew. Nothing big, but I did...
  16. Fetal Skeleton and Solid Oak Coffin - $125

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This is an AWESOME Halloween prop! The fetal skeleton replica has been stored in his very own hand-made solid oak coffin and is in pristine condition. Made in the tradition of the old Barnaby/Victorian West to commemorate Nevada's Comstock Silver Boom that started about 1850, this mini coffin...
  17. Static: Half burried coffin prop...

    Halloween Props
    This was one of my projects this year. Made from average grade plywood, dark walnut stain and adorned with some cast iron bits I found at a antique / odd crap store. Top section opens and will have a red light in it. I cut it into boards so the light will leak through. Still need to add some...
  18. mailbox sacrifice

    General Halloween
    well, put out a bunch of stuff tonight ... will post pics later ... a toe pincher coffin made out of old pallets & my version of skelly pallbearers for a small light foam coffin :-) our mailbox was sacrificed to the halloween gods tonight :-0 turned out that, what looks like teenagers were...
  19. Static: Ground Breaker Coffin

    Halloween Props
    My ground breaker coffin is taking shape. Having fun piecing this together, I have access to lots of scrap wood of different widths and lengths. This is the only project I haven't drawn out and planned on paper before hand, just flying by the seat of my shorts on this one and hoping that helps...
  20. Static: Walgreen Skelly Actual Dimensions

    Halloween Props
    Hey Everyone! I'm planning on buildind a coffin for my Walgreens Skelly. I also have a Grandin Road Glow in the dark skelly. Unfortunately, they are all in storage miles away... Would anyone happen to have one (or both :D) nearby that they could supply me with their actual dimensions (HxWxD) at...