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  1. Haunt Entrance Lighted Gate

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Note: This is a repost of an old tutorial whose links to pictures were broken with the software update at HF. Are you needing an impressive entrance to your haunt because currently it's just a tarp and the ToTs walk right by it? Walla! Plus - this helps set the mood to the horrors that wait...
  2. Blacklight Ghillie Suit Scare

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Note: This is a repost of an old tutorial whose links to pictures were broken with the software update at HF. What happens when you combine the illusions of scrim fabric with a ghillie suit? A sure-fire scare - that's what. This tutorial will show you how to make a fluorescent costume and...
  3. Static: Gargoyles

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, Looking for 12"+ gargoyle figures to put on my cemetery gate columns this year. I've look all over and it seems what I find is either too small, or too large/expensive. Anyone know of a good source? Thx.
  4. Columns with flickering LED lamps

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    2 Columns with flickering flame LED lamps, stand 65" tall to the top of the lamp. Faux stones attached. Asking $125 for the pair, pickup in Arizona
  5. Target -- 2019

    General Halloween
    Was in Target this week and saw these kind of cool Harry Potter-licensed lamps. The bulb sits down inside the base. For anyone doing a Potter theme though these might look great on two entrance columns for example. Didn't see the price on them and might be up on the website. They were refreshing...
  6. Static: 2018 Halloween Entrance Columns

    Halloween Props
    This year I added a new set of entrance columns to my haunt. My inspiration was the entrance columns to the Disney Haunted Mansion in Disneyland. I wanted to add a gate but ran out of time. I used of a lot of the techniques found in the youtube links listed at the end of the post. I built my...
  7. Prop Showcase: Modifying 18" fiberglass skulls from Home Depot

    Halloween Props
    Picked up these last year from HD and was inspired as our house has a cemetery theme. I wanted to mount them on the columns on either side of our front door so I cut the back of the skulls off using a jig saw and then epoxied a piece of wood towards the top to act as a mount. Originally they...
  8. 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...
  9. Static: Simple columns

    Halloween Props
    I've built and my lady painted a set of cemetery columns to fit the end corners of our cemetery at horroween333.com. We've yet to see how they will look in place however I'm wondering if they need a little something more. Suggestions?
  10. Cemetery Columns

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Spent the weekend making some columns for each side of our cemetery gate. I made them from foam blocks with a pipe inside. I found some AWESOME lights on Amazon for the tops. They are solar powered, urn shaped, and have flame effect leds inside. Couldn't ask for a better match to use on cemetery...
  11. Static: Cemetery columns - how do you keep yours upright?

    Halloween Props
    This year I'm planning on building a new set of columns so I'd love to hear some feedback on how you've built yours when it comes to getting them to stay put. In the past, I built columns that were pretty lightweight - a wood frame covered with rigid foam. I'd hammer 4 pieces of rebar into the...
  12. My first time decorating after stealing (borrowing) all of your ideas.

    General Halloween
    Here are some of the pics of my yard this year. I'm just about done. I started building everything around the last week of September and have been going nonstop ever since! I got a lot of ideas off of here and youtube, but I tried to add a little change to each to personalize it. There were a...
  13. Mechanical: New Column with Leering Skeleton

    Halloween Props
    Got started on my new "entry" columns for the haunt. I decided to make there a little wider and taller than my previous ones, just to have a more distinguished entry for my haunt. My old columns are 12''x44'', my 2 new columns are 16''x48''. I will have a Leering skeleton on top of one of them...
  14. Other: Foam Columns

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    I am making some foam columns to go out side with my scarecrow I have all the plans but one problem came up. how to I stop them blowing away? for the last 3 day we have had mild wind its also taking up my tombstones what can I do to secure them? they plans say to use lawnstakes but they well...
  15. Static: Upgrading Cemetery Columns

    Halloween Props
    Decided that my cemetery columns could use an upgrade this year. I built them last year on a tight budget due to our wedding in November. They came out fine but not what I was hoping for. As you can see, they were OK, nothing special, but a solid base to build off of. I got 1" foam from work...
  16. 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...
  17. Static: Help with columns

    Halloween Props
    I have some columns that Im not really sure what to do with. These ones have skulls with leds in them. I want to do something else with them. The other 2 (main columns) have laterns on the front and flaming cauldrons on the top. I do know that I want to distress them as well. So any ides or...
  18. Help pricing set for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This is my first post in the forums, so if this is in the wrong section, please let me know and I'll put it where it belongs. I am the Indoor Percussion Coordinator for a high school percussion group. The year our show was called Mortem Venatus ~ Game of the Dead. We would like to recoup some...
  19. Static: Skull Column Tops

    Halloween Props
    I found these skulls for 99 cents from Walgreen's after Halloween and knew I wanted to make my fence column tops out of them. Quick little photo to see the stages. I primed them and painted them antique copper and a quick patina and they are just what I wanted
  20. Static: Need to redo my graveyard columns. Need suggestions

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. I need the experts' help!! :o I was going to set up my graveyard this year with fencing all the way around my yard, but in early October I decided to take on a last minute build project to add columns and a gate. I just felt that it added a little more wow factor. Because of the...
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