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  1. Prop Showcase: Need Ideas on my Atmos FX Garage door

    Halloween Props
    This year Im adding a projector in the garage to display the bone chillers video fx. My projector displays from top to bottom very well but is short on the sides. I added a photo so you can see about how much its short by. I need some ideas on what I can put on the sides to cover up the blank...
  2. Lighting: candle help and ideas

    Halloween Props
    I recently had a conversation with a friend that works at a custom lighting company. Some of her lamps have plastic candles. She has been throwing away the extra ones. She just gave me my first batch of the leftover candles. They already have factory candle wax drips on them. They also come with...
  3. Atmosphere Effects: Star Trek projections from AtmosFX

    Halloween Props
    Something new from AtmosFearFX. Star Trek Beam Me Up projections. If you are a Star Trek fan, resistance will be futile! Not sure how people would use this in a haunt but sure someone will find a way...maybe the Borg are trying to board and collect alien species? or maybe you're a Discovery fan...
  4. Static: Paper Mache Artists, HELP!

    Halloween Props
    The last time I made something out of paper mache was in the fourth grade, so I am beyond rusty. However, we love the look of props created with paper mache and we're going to increase the number of projects that use it going forward. But there in lies the tale. I'm the one who's going to be...
  5. Static: What to do with garage doors?

    Halloween Props
    Hi guys, I'm just wondering what you all do to cover your garage doors? Last year I bought photography back drops and taped them on, they were a huge hit, the parents loved taking photos of their kids in front of them. I am changing it up a little having bought new scenes for this year. I was...
  6. Static: Covering Anamatronics in rain

    Halloween Props
    I have a few store bought animated props I was looking forward to setting out for my haunt on Halloween. Had a great plan and bought 2 new ones with the said plan in mind. However there is now a 50% chance of rain on Halloween night, and I need to cover at least a couple of them. Will covering...
  7. 2019 Witch Theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    We're going to Salem, MA in Sept 2019 so I've decided to do a witch theme for my party next year. I just decided in the last couple of days and I'm really excited about it but I haven't really thought about doing this theme before. (I have a vision for the decor which is how I know I'll end up...
  8. Static: Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins (no carve)

    Halloween Props
    Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins. I didnt take any photos of the process, but it was pretty easy. Some of the techniques I used were from people that paper mache after they stuff and tape them but I didnt have time for all that.... I used plastic bags of different sizes (grocery and large...
  9. Static: Made a hayride cart, pretty easy prop

    Halloween Props
    We made a hayride cart to go behind our corpse skeleton horse (home D). We used a small table that the legs go down short. Cut a thin piece of wood about the same size as the table, (thin, like the kind from wood crates, not plywood) then made a lip on the 2 long sides to fit over the table...
  10. Static: Great Stuff Foam on a balloon?

    Halloween Props
    Hello master prop makers.... Has anyone ever tried to spray great stuff expansion foam on an inflated balloon? I am wondering if it will pop the balloon or will it hold it's shape until it hardens? I meant to test this outside but the temps have dropped and snow is in the forecast for the...
  11. Prop Showcase: Hocus Pocus sketchbook

    Halloween Props
    Hi everybody! A while ago, my wife asked me if I could make a replica of the spellbook from the movie "Hocus Pocus". It shouldn't be just a prop, it also should be an actual sketchbook. I made a video of the entire build process, and managed to edit it into a 20-minute video: I used a kraft...
  12. Inked Magazine!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Hi Ghoul Gang, I am a contestant in the 2018 Inked Cover Girl contest and would REALLY appreciate my Halloween community to vote for me! You can vote one time per day, each day...I really need this help so please vote and share on social (make sure you read my bio as I talk about my plans for...
  13. How to Haunt Your Yard 101?

    General Halloween
    So I've been recruited by to teach two classes at my library. One is how to build tombstones, which is easy. The other is a yard decorating class... Which is the one I'm nervous about. I've never had to teach a class before, and I'm terrible at public speaking. I'm also not sure how to go about...
  14. Atmosphere Effects: Wall Coverings

    Halloween Props
    I'm not sure which forum this would go in, but I consider this part of the props. Hopefully, this is a good of a place as any to post. We do an inside haunt, and for the past three years, we've been using scene setters to cover our walls. These large sheets of plastic are great for helping...
  15. Making Lemonade: Unorthodox 2016

    General Halloween
    So. Let's sum it all up. The house is torn apart. The yard is a mud pit. It's supposed to rain out our party Sunday. There are those who just accept fate in these situations. For me, it's a question: Do we do the full yard walkthrough, or a front yard display? The present...
  16. Static: Hide your fogger in the trunk

    Halloween Props
    I can't take any credit for this one. My daughter made it to cover our fogger and we'll probably place it in our cemetery.
  17. Fog: Fogger Question

    Halloween Props
    Hey All! I have a question....so my large fogger died but I have one left that is a 400watt. What I want to do is to rig up it up using a low lying setup like a chiller....here's the question: Will a 400 watt fogger be enough to cover say a 700 sq. ft. area/graveyard? Or do I need to get the...
  18. Static: 1st props help.

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I want to put these witches out this year. The problem is after they're on the wig head you can see into the eye and nose holes. What is the best way to cover those? Also, is there a way to weatherproof their clothes or should I not worry about it since they're stank witches? Thanks!
  19. Static: Circus Tent

    Halloween Props
    Need help with a possible circus tent idea....anyone know of any tutorials on how to make one? i want to just cover half the opening to my garage as cheaply as possible.
  20. What Do You All Think Is The Rarest Of All Halloween Records?

    Halloween Music
    What Do You All Think Is The Rarest Of All Halloween Records? To me it is "The Monster Album" put out by Dickie Goodman. Here's a scan of the front cover: