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  1. A Use for Campaign Signs

    General Halloween
    This is not a political post, I promise! Now that it's election day in the US, there's going to be a lot of leftover campaign signs cluttering the landscape and landfills. But the wire sign frames make *great* tombstone stakes, either for home built stones or as replacements. And the plastic...
  2. Prop Showcase: Cemetery Columns - new modifications

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone - this is my first post here after lurking for several years. I'd like to say thanks for all of the inspiration and ideas. This is a great place. The column on the left has a moving leering skeleton that I built in 2016. This year, I made a new column, with some modifications and...
  3. Static: Knock down fence columns?

    Halloween Props
    Back story: My previous cemetery fence was supported every 16' with a column made out of a frame of 2x3's, covered with 1" styrofoam, and had a base and cap made up of 16" square concrete paving blocks. There were 5 columns and 64' of fence which was set up in a U shape. The fence posts stood...
  4. Static: Haunted Manor Victorian Balustrade

    Halloween Props
    I had this idea for a while but never got round to trying it, with Hubby at work and Daughter at her friends today was the day! :) I wanted to try and match the balustrade to the column posts and bust that I have already made and wanted it to go at the end of a small piece of garden. I...
  5. Static: Stone Columns with Faux Wrought Iron Fence

    Halloween Props
    So, I decided to take on my own DIY Halloween props this year. I had never done anything like this before and so I decided to go big. I would like to credit Camsauce for the column inspiration and Stolloween.com for the fence portion. I took my own ideas and applied them. If you want a...
  6. Static: Entrance Arch and Columns

    Halloween Props
    Hey, all. First new thread for me. I've been looking around and commenting here and there. This is the first Halloween I have stepped up my game in a BIG way. Our first group Halloween (family) was quite the hit. We were the cast of Rock Horror Picture Show and did flash mob dances to the...
  7. Other: plaster column weather sealer question

    Halloween Props
    I bought two of the attached column, gotta love craigslist! I want to put them outside with my Halloween display but I'm not sure what I should use to weather protect them. They are made out of plaster. Thanks in advance.
  8. Mechanical: New Animatronics column in Servo Magazine

    Halloween Props
    I've been contacted by Servo Magazine and invited to write a monthly column on Do It Yourself Animatronics. I guess they were pleased with the work I did last year for the October issue with Papa VooDoo (they did put him on the cover). I'll be exploring many different methods, motors and...
  9. Static: My first cemetery column

    Halloween Props
    I built 2 but only dug out 1 for the picture.
  10. Other: cemetery columns for statues

    Halloween Props
    I'm trying to figure out to display my medusa head in my cemetery. I want to place it on a column but don't k ow how to make one. What is a cost effective way to make one?
  11. Cemetery Entrance Columns

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have gotten a number of people on this and other Halloween forums requesting that I assemble my Entrance Column notes and pictures into a full tutorial. So therefore I am caving under pressure and present to you said tutorial. Enjoy!
  12. Static: Edgar Allan Poe theme party props

    Halloween Props
    At last! I just finished my Edgar Allan Poe tombstone. It is a replica of the real tombstone in Baltimore. Mine is about 4.5 feet tall. The frame is pink foam. Trim pieces are different sizes and shapes of insulation, foam and actual trim. The "bronze" face is model magic as are the leaves...
  13. Static: My first columns

    Halloween Props
    This year I promised myself (and the wife :D) that I would at least add columns to my cemetery. Now they are almost complete - all I need to do is a little more aging on the tops especially the spheres. The construction was nothing new, wood frame, styrofoam sheeting. the brickwork was one of...
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