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  1. Prop Showcase: Gate Pillars - Lightweight and Easy to Store

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, One of my big concerns in building props is being able to store them for next year. While I have a decent size house - my decorations tend to be big - the bigger the better. This year I am building a new fence and gate and wanted to make some cool pillars. I work in the sign and...
  2. Static: Where to find pirate crate lettering / stencils?

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, I've tried my hand at making a pirate crate using a cardboard box and EVA foam, and have been happy with the results, thanks to the tutorials I've come across here! My dilemma is that I'm not certain how to accomplish the "lettering" or stenciling of said crate (and its forthcoming...
  3. Hello from Australia

    Member Introduction
    Hi all, new to this forum. Been in Hauntforum for a year or so but looking to expand my knowledge base and gain more ideas. I have some foam tombstones made last year static but this year I have them animated. Also working on a FCG too and upgrading the controller of my scary crate. Check out my...
  4. Crate & Barrel 2016

    General Halloween
    I didn't see a thread for Crate & Barrel for this year so I started one (hopefully I just didn't miss it) Looks like they have started posting stuff online! http://www.crateandbarrel.com/halloween/1?st=Halloween&rc=35
  5. Static: Authentic looking sideshow exhibits-real skeleton.

    Halloween Props
    Started on a series of Halloween inspired vintage Sideshow exhibits out of antique parts and pieces (right down to old rusty nails and slot screws). I have an Art installment in Jan. but they will make their first debut at my Halloween party (sideshow inspired of course) I started with an old...
  6. Static: How to make a Pirate Pillory - for selfies of course!

    Halloween Props
    To go along with my Pirate theme this year, I opted to make Pirate Pillory! You know - the torturous device that your head and hands would got locked into for doing bad things to your neighbors? This year, I made an adult-sized version connected to a child's-sized version. All for good fun and...
  7. Fruit crate into a partial coffin erupting from the ground (super-cheap)

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So as my adventure in decorating as cheaply as possible continues, I had the luck to notice that a clearly fruit-loving neighbor of mine had put several wooden fruit crates out at the curb. Needless to say, I grabbed one and took it home with me. Needless to say, I now wish I'd grabbed them all...
  8. Mechanical: Man Eating Plant (image heavy)

    Halloween Props
    this is my attempt at a WOOT Shirt inspired Man Eating Plant. I saw this a few years ago and wanted to try my hand at this. I was lucky enough to find a case of SoudaFoam (yes a whole case, I danced a creepy happy dance only a 41yr old man can do) It was in my apartment left over from...
  9. Mechanical: Crate, Round 2

    Halloween Props
    Here are some rendered pics of a crate I am hoping to get around to building. I usually use solid works for all my props because it allows me to make changes if I don't like how it turned out. As of right now the inside is empty but I am planning on rigging it with a cam system on a wiper motor...
  10. Pneumatic: My Creature Crate/MIB

    Halloween Props
    I made this Creature Crate a couple of years ago. Sorry, didn't have any daytime video shot until now. It's about 34" tall and very heavy...wood from sod palettes. Enjoy!
  11. Static: Pallett wood use

    Halloween Props
    Hi Gang, I didn't see this anywhere in the Forum site, so, I'm hopefully not restating the obvious. I have found the wood from palletts (usually shipped with sod or large, heavy items) makes great products for us Propaholics. It's perfect because it usually looks aged, is easy to cut with any...
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