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  1. Mechanical: Hoping for a Bit of Floating Candelabra Help

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I have an idea for a floating candelabra that I think will look great in our haunt if I can pull it off. Which is why my first step is coming here and asking you all what you think the best approach might be. I am thinking of taking my little plastic candelabra and turning it into a...
  2. Static: Pumpkin Sentinels - 2018

    Halloween Props
    Hello Fellow Haunts! So this was my big project for last year. I added a back row to my archway as well, but I wanted to create something new and exciting! I built these two Jacko Sentinels to guard my back yard during the October season. They are built with a PVC frame and base. I used...
  3. Other: Not just another Madamme Leota

    Halloween Props
    I'm planning a Leota crystal ball effect this year. I created this Leota effect which I'll project onto a blank head inside a crystal orb. This projection starts out black as the Ghost host beckons Leota to help materialise the spirits, She appears, does her thing, and vanishes as the Ghost...
  4. Other: Snake Skins/Props

    Halloween Props
    Hello all! On good old Marketplace, I was able to buy two 60" poseable skeletons for a combined $10. Couldn't pass that up! They're the good ones too. Anyhow! Got me to thinking about All Hallows Eve this year. I've always done spiders, as it's what I hate, and wanted to share the fear...
  5. Lighting: Edgar Allan Poe Projection

    Halloween Props
    Last Halloween I created this animation of a bust of Poe reciting "The Raven" I never used it. I was going to project it into a graveyard and have Poe appear and talk, a-la the Haunted Mansion Singing Busts. If anyone here wants to use it, please be my guest. you can copy and use it free from...
  6. Halloween items for sell

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have lots of Halloween items for sell . Each year we have bought made and created many Halloween items. We are no longer able to set things up as we would like, because of health reasons we have many props although we have already gotten rid of many items. If interested please contact me. We...
  7. Halloween on a budget that worked great!

    Member Introduction
    Last minute decorations made cars slow down and was a hit with trick or treaters. We ran out of candy after an hours and a half in a neighborhood here in Michigan which is normally very quiet. We had over 90 families with multiple kids in tow. I created a congruent theme of a classic...
  8. Fog: Fog machine wiring diagram

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I'm trying to build a new trigger (timer and/or motion detector) for my small fog machine (110vac). It initially had a wireless trigger device which plugged into a 3-conductor connector at the rear of the machine. The device has failed. I've been looking at the schematic for a while...
  9. Mechanical: Raising a tombstone - What do I need

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, Kinda looking/searching into more animatronic props lately (building myself) and wanna get more into electrical and motors, etc. I created this prop this year, kinda like tombstone, built outta foam and wood. Maybe weights 20lbs or so. I was thinking of raising it up and down. So...
  10. Voice synchronized grim reaper costume

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Here's a grim reaper costume I created that includes a skull whose movements sync with your voice. If you want to see how I made it, look here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Synchronized-Grim-Reaper-Costume/ It's Scary Terry's audio-servo driver + an amplified mic + one of those...
  11. Halloween Party playlist with Spooky Sound Effects

    Halloween Music
    I created this spotify playlist with all my favourite Halloween party hits, and a tonne of really great sound effects (ranging from zombies, demon growls, cemeteries, ghosts) to play around the house. Have a listen and tell me what you all think? :)...
  12. The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Hello Darklings! I am happy to announce the release of our new game.... Happy Halloween! :cool: The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana is a dark adventure game set inside the haunted mansion of a mysterious magician who vanished several years ago. Resolve a maze of riddles and perplexing puzzles to...
  13. Fanatical about 2 things: Halloween and the Philadelphia Eagles

    Member Introduction
    Hi All, I've been lurking here for several years - and it's time to dive in. Every year I learn something new....and this year - my yard will be mostly created by me vs. store bought. Over the years, I've learned to build coffins for $20, have created awesome lava/coals from spray foam (btw -...
  14. Other Craft of the month for june - victorian / gothic item

    Halloween Crafts
    JUNE craft of the month is - VICTORIAN / GOTHIC ITEM This is about getting creative and sharing your creations. Looking forward to seeing what is created.
  15. Static: Ideas for a first time prop build

    Halloween Props
    Ok, so this year I am hoping to make my first prop....from scratch, nothing fancy and needs to be static. What do you master builders consider for a good starter prop project? In the past I've set up my skellies and we built a coffin, but I've never "created" my own prop and I would really love...
  16. Prop Showcase: Bloody Baby Bed

    Halloween Props
    Here is a bloody baby bed we created for our Haunted Nursery this year. Created the blood with clear Elmers glue and food coloring. You can check more info on my post at our blog www.wolfmooncemetery.blogspot.com
  17. Minions Halloween Office Theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I am am not too thrilled about the idea, but I have been over ruled and the Halloween theme in our department this year is "Minions". :( I love the Despicable Me movies, but a Minions Halloween theme? Does anyone have any ideas that would go along with the Minions theme that would be more true...
  18. Static: my first monster

    Halloween Props
    after reading many how to, I have created my own monster. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
  19. RIck Baker prop auction TOMORROW!!! Gremlins, Hellboy Etc.

    General Halloween
    I don't know a heck of a lot about auctions but this looks pretty sweet! Not sure of his current standings, but Rich Baker was the go-to-guy for special effects makeup for something like 40 years. I first heard of him in relation to American Werewolf in London, where he created all the...
  20. Zombie Sgt. mask

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Non-mold latex created on a styrofoam head (and its a Capt.....not a Sgt.)