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  1. Haunted house on Google Maps

    General Halloween
    Anyone ever see their home on Google Maps and realize that the photo is from October?!?! I used GPS on my phone to check for traffic issues on my route home the other day and inadvertently found that the “Street View” for the area was taken in October! Excellent! For some extended time that will...
  2. Haunters nearby you?

    General Halloween
    Hey all. Just curious, have any of your neighbors started decorating “big” after you started, or after you moved in? I’m sure some of you are lucky enough to live on the same block as other haunters, but I’m curious if anyone here has inspired another nearby to start their own excessive...
  3. Lighting: Solar versus Low voltage

    Halloween Props
    Currently most of my lighting is driven by low voltage power or by 110 AC. However I was wondering if anyone has tried using mostly solar lights. I see advantages and disadvantages of each but I wanted to start a discussion. Powering the lights with Low voltage or AC requires many more wires...
  4. anyone going to 2019 west coast haunters convention in portland this year ?

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    anyone going to west coast haunters convention in portland this year ? we live in bham and are thinking of going and were just curious about event
  5. How early do you start yard decorating?

    General Halloween
    I was curious what the consensus is for outside decorations.* Since Halloween items begin to go on sale as soon as Memorial Day is over, when do you like to start letting everyone know you are "open for business" in October? We've been doing about three weeks out from October 31st. Does...
  6. Thrift Store Finds?

    General Halloween
    I'm relatively new on the forum, and have been on a bit of a thrift store kick here of late. I haven't (as yet) found any really exceptional Halloween/horror sorts of deals during the off season, but I think a lot of it comes from one's mindset, and how creative a person can get with things for...
  7. Aluminum soldering flux. No US vendors?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I'm soldering longer leads to a gum stick, 40mm x 12mm x 4mm, lithium polymer, 3.7v battery, and I recently discovered that the leads coming out of the battery are aluminum, so in order to solder them, I need to be using a flux designed for aluminum. Okay, no problem so far. Online, I'm...
  8. Electronic/Software: Anyone using the Parallax 5-position switch?

    Halloween Props
    www.radioshack.com/products/parallax-5-position-switch I'm just curious to hear if anyone's using it and what you're using it for.
  9. Prop Showcase: Which Haunted Mansion props have you made?

    Halloween Props
    I'm curious to see how many props have been replicated by folks here. Pics?
  10. Already Planning 2019 Yard Display!

    General Halloween
    So I usually go all out and do a massive yard display every year. I havent been able to for the last couple years but will finally have the space next year. I want to re-do the pirate ship I did a few years ago, but I want to make it look like its on the bottom of the ocean and do a full...
  11. Best times to shop certain stores for Halloween for max discounts?

    General Halloween
    I am curious if there is a guide for the perfect time to hit the 50%+ discounts for many of the stores. I always hit Spirit November 1st. But what about places like Michael's which is sold out by Nov 1st, or Kirkland, or the big box stores? When are those perfect times without having to drive to...
  12. Lighting: Just got Mini Ghostlights from Halloween FX Props

    Halloween Props
    These are like amazing lights to light up your props or haunt. They are small 12V LED lights, different colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and White... They are constructed with a metal body (anodized aluminum most likely) these lights are practically indestructible -- I mean if you drop it or it...
  13. Mechanical: Fake flesh/skin

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. Just picked up the used animatronic shown in the picture. I wanted to make it appear as if the baby's throat was ripped open (where it is already torn and paint peeling off). I also wanted to add some flesh hanging from lady's mouth to make it look as if she was the one who had...
  14. Static: Pond - Has anyone done a prop?

    Halloween Props
    I have a 1/4 acre pond in my front pasture I would love to put a large prop in. Has anyone done something similar? I can't really use the pasture because curious cows destroy anything I put out there, but I think the pond has potential. I also have a windmill pumping into the pond so that has...
  15. Do you have any competition?

    General Halloween
    Anyone have any competition in their neighborhood? I have 1 on my street, but they do not even come close, it might actually be fun if we liked them but they are not good people... I have 2 more houses behind me that go all out. It is fun with them becuase they are cool people. Just curious if...
  16. Tales from the crypt

    Horror Discussion
    Just got the box set and wow, I forgot how good this was! Its a who's who of A list actors from the 90's. On season 2 and am curious how it changes from year to year.
  17. Those who have had a rainey Halloween night. How did you handle your lights/props?

    General Halloween
    Unfortunately for the Dallas Fort Area in Texas we have a 50% chance for storms. :mad::mad: So I'm curious if any of you have any tips for safeguarding your displays to keep them running during rain.
  18. Bone Crown - Skeleton Hand

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Was hoping to make this bone crown for my Halloween costume this year, as I haven't seen anything like it before. Just curious what would be the easiest way to go about doing something similar?
  19. Frankenstein ballet?

    General Halloween
    I'm curious but what do you think of a Frankenstein ballet? http://www.san-francisco-theater.com/theaters/war-memorial-opera/san-francisco-ballet-frankenstein.php
  20. Have you started decorating?!?

    General Halloween
    I have put up 180 feet of cemetery fencing to set up the boundaries -keeping the living away from the dead!! LOL I will work on the façade this weekend so I can start the real decorating the rest of the month. I am curious what the rest of you awesome haunter are doing prior to Shocktober. Let...
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