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  1. Other: How to paint a Squawkers McCaw / faux fur?

    Halloween Props
    After seeing some great projects with it here I finally bought a Squawkers McCaw and the board to go with it from J-Man. The problem is that my theme is a spooky graveyard, nothing piratey. My solution is to turn Squakwers into a zombie parrot in a cage, but I'm not sure how to tackle paining...
  2. Static: Need help with my Pumpkin project

    Halloween Props
    To whom is reading this. I need help with a project I am working on for this Halloween. First, a little about the prop. I build this pumpkin out of cast material. The same material the hospitals use when you brake a bone and cover the area with casting material. I started with a balloon and...
  3. Other: Help! Latex Mask Restoration

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I've been the proud owner of a Don Post Full Moon mask for many years, and it has been stored in my closet for about 9 years now. I had kept it dry, stuffed with tissue to hold its form, wrapped in a plastic bag, inside of its cardboard box. Recently, I got a styrofoam head and I wanted to...
  4. I need everyones advice on my 1977 Cadillac Hearse

    General Halloween
    Happy New Year to everyone on our Halloween Forum, Can you believe that it is only 289 more Days until Halloween 2019? Before you know it, it will be here and Gone. Well.....may be not that quickly, but.....Time sure seems to be Flying as we all get older. Ok......sooooo I am really really...
  5. Life Size Horse Drawn Hearse - Huntington, WV

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This is a ~10.5 feet by ~4 feet hearse prop. While the wheels are a bit warped, it does roll some for positioning and does turn. It comes with two electric lanterns built in and wired. The whole thing is made from 2x4s, plywood, and wooden sheathing and is painted black. The back door is also...
  6. Static: spider rider

    Halloween Props
    Spider rider was made with two beach balls and a foam ball. The legs are pvc pipe covered in foam, solar led lights are on the back ball. Sorry about the picture being sideways, is there a way to fix this?
  7. Beef Netting Web, Giant, Lightweight Foil Spider

    Halloween Props
    #$%@ Pinterest made me want to try to make a foil spider. Lightweight, weatherproof, huge! NOTHING STICKS TO $%&# FOIL! Found that out not as quickly as expected. Here's how I made mine: Legs: I stuck heavy wire in 5’&6’ pool noodles, crinkled & uncrinkled heavy duty foil and glued on with...
  8. Halloween Vandalism

    General Halloween
    Our neighborhood has been targeted by car prowlers since late last year, and now they- or another group- have incorporated Halloween vandalism, mostly stealing pumpkins off porches (and driving them a couple miles away to smash them :S), but also messing with people's props- so far, no reports...
  9. Static: In need of experienced advice on plastic skeletons and heat guns!

    Halloween Props
    I have a skeleton I am making into Death from Discworld. My issue is the usual non-articulated fingers. I need to bend them around the scythe so it looks like he is holding it. My question is: Has anyone ever used a heat gun to bend plastic skeleton fingers with good success? I could use any...
  10. 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...
  11. Static: Simple Urn

    Halloween Props
    I bought a vase, a little bowl, a tiny picture frame, and a candle holder at Goodwill. I found a good picture and resized it to fit the frame. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/db/10/3a/db103a43c41fead71c17f438b83bbaf8--classic-monsters-dracula.jpg I hot glued them together and covered the glass of...
  12. What you learned and will do diffrent for your party in 2018

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So this year what did you learn or what do you plan to do different for next years party ? For me I have decided to go smaller we had over 75 people this year it has grown over the last 11 years and I think it is time to trim it down. 2018 my plan is to only have around 20 its hard to visit...
  13. Electronic/Software: Weatherproofing? How do you do it, here's what I did.

    Halloween Props
    Two days after I set everything up we had a nice rainstorm come through. 3 inches in an hour. While I think my animatronics might shed the water OK I wasn't willing to test this with Halloween just a week out. So I covered all the heads with plastic grocery sacks. I guess I could seal the...
  14. Skull Cake!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Here is my Skull Cake for Halloween! Chocolate Cake with vanilla buttercream. Sculpted freehand and covered in modeling chocolate and fondant.
  15. Big Jack

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    While looking at a picture of Jack Skellington one day, it occurred to me that in the right pose, his silhouette is nothing more complicated than a big X. I thought this would be a simple project (they're never as simple as I think), so even though it wasn't in my plans for this year's...
  16. Is Total Glitter Removal Possible?

    Halloween Props
    (perhaps "removal" isn't the correct word here, how about just covering it so that it doesn't sparkle at all) I found something that I like at Michaels, but it is 100% covered in glitter. It would be SO cool to spray paint it with an aged metallic look. So...can you actually spray paint over...
  17. Electronic/Software: not sure where to ask this

    Halloween Props
    would these be any good ? , I've heard green can be very affective , spooky/creepy and I can use them well under shelter of my covered porch or inside ...ANy lighting opinions
  18. Other: spiders lunch

    Halloween Props
    hi, i needed some extra "spider corpses" and couldnt find any up town, so i bought these - wrapped them in paper bandages and then covered in spider webs and spiders, they now look this - and are ready to be hung in my spiders lair aka lounge!