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  1. We are going live!

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Dear Community Members, Today is the migration day! We are almost at the starting line and really excited for you to experience the new community platform. As a reminder, the site will be put into maintenance and read only mode while the migration is underway until completion. We will post a...
  2. Halloween Garage Sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    We will be having a Halloween Garage sale at our home in Dearborn Heights Michigan next weekend starting on Friday the 31st of May and continuing through Sunday. I believe it is safe to say that there will be well over 100 items as we try to get into our garage this summer. Items included...
  3. Mechanical: Levitating Teapot Animated Prop

    Halloween Props
    Here is my Animated Levitating Teapot prop ... a real crowd pleaser. Complete step-by-step instructions in the video.
  4. Prop Showcase: Floating Candle Prop

    Halloween Props
    No Haunted House is complete without a floating candle ... or two. Here is my Floating Candle Prop with complete instructions on how to build it all on my YouTube channel.
  5. Prop Showcase: Animated Living Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I'm new here and trying to find my way around. Here is a photo of my Animated Living Tombstone and it's YouTube thumbnail from my "Halloween How-To" channel. You can find complete step-by-step instructions there so that you can build it too. Thanks for watching. Paul
  6. Spider Hill's Leering Skeleton Plans!

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi All, We get a lot of questions about building this prop so the last time we built one I made sure to document everything so I could make a complete set of plans to share. Feel free to download the file from our site. :) If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me and...
  7. SpookyTown/Christmas Village Catalogs beyond 2013

    General Halloween
    Hey guys! Long time no spook? As the title relates, I was just on Lemaxs website and have downloaded their catalogs that they have available going back to 2013. I know that you guys, like me, like to collect various and sundry things from the internet when it comes to our OHCD (Obsessive...
  8. Mechanical: Wiper motor quick popup

    Halloween Props
    I was playing around with linkage simulator and stumbled across this configuration. It would really work well with a Picovolt where you can set it start when it is laying down and it would stop then go in reverse back to the laying position. Or let it go ahead and just make one complete turn...
  9. Electronic/Software: Spirit Graveyard Lantern Hack-My first hack!

    Halloween Props
    On an earlier thread I asked if anyone knew how to make the sound activated Spirt Halloween Graveyard Lanterns stay constantly lit instead of the momenary light after being activated by sound. A few replies, but nothing concrete on how to do it, so I decided to take it apart myself and see what...
  10. New to custom props: How much should I expect to spend per diy custom prop?

    Halloween Props
    I'm new to making custom props and am wondering just how much I should expect to spend for simple pop-up props, like trash can trauma or some other pop-up props complete with sound and lights. Is $100 per prop about right? Is arduino the way to go? Also, for air cylinders, do diy pvc cylinders...
  11. Static: First post here and first large propr build

    Halloween Props
    I have always been content in just modifying decorations and making costumes but this year took on my first large prop build. Decided to make a pumpkin sentinel like creature to put in my flagpole holder. Failed to take pictures along the way but got a lot of great info on the site. Here is...
  12. FREE AtmosFX video (Skeletons) Available through 10/17/2018

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    This Cnet page has a promo code for a free copy of "Numbskulls". Looks like a fun video! https://www.cnet.com/news/raise-your-halloween-game-with-a-free-atmosfx-digital-decoration/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
  13. Pneumatic: Skelly Coffin Groundbreaker WIP

    Halloween Props
    This is my pneumatic version of a Skelly Coffin Groundbreaker. It's a work in progress, static portion is complete, still have to do the controls and audio. Top of the coffin is 42", the top of the skelly's head is at 3 feet. He's mounted to a 4-bar linkage that when triggered, he jumps out and...
  14. Pithenge: Unorthodox 2018 project.

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Hi everybody. I'm here for another year of not really focusing on Halloween. Back in 2016, we remodeled the house: http://www.halloweenforum.com/off-topic-stuff/146531-unorthodox-2016-project.html Well, while the house got finished in February...the yard was covered in snow, and I went...
  15. I must say I am very impressed.

    General Halloween
    Wow!! is all I can say. I know I have only been on the forum a few short months, but man the talent that is on this forum is just mind blowing. There are quite a few here who really should find jobs working on movie sets and or at Disney, or Universal Studios. Your stuff would blow other...
  16. My "Man in the Box" costume for trick-or-treating

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I have been wanting to do this costume for a while now and finally did. I think it turned out pretty well. Next year I want to do a zombie version complete with the exposed spine! So glad I never grow up!!:D
  17. 2006 Home Haunters Awards (Haunt X) DVD complete 6 disc set

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    For those of you who are looking to complete your collection or just get some great ideas from fellow home haunters, I'm selling my 6 DVD set of the 2006 Home Haunters Awards. These will ship in slipsleeve covers in a padded envelope. Price is just $10 + $3.99 media mail shipping (or less...
  18. Pneumatic: Pneumatic Horn Blaster

    Halloween Props
    Next prop complete on my To-Do list.
  19. Prop Showcase: Witch lantern posts complete

    Halloween Props
    http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/jdubbya-albums-witch-lantern-posts.html
  20. Complete set of 2009 Yankee Candle Boney bunch to sell

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I am retired and need to downsize my collections. Any thoughts on how to sell a complete 2009 Boney Bunch collection (15 pieces). These pieces are in mint condition and have never been used. They have been in a glass curio and never removed to burn candles in them. These are located in Colorado...
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