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  1. Burlap mask question

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello, I see these awesome burlap masks and understand to soak the burlap and place on a head and let it dry. My main question is how do you put them on? Are they cut down the side or back to pull over the head? Maybe glue some black stretchy material inside of the cut so it can close again once...
  2. Electronic/Software: My severed head, literally

    Halloween Props
    I grew up watching Sci-fi and Horror. Over the years I have seen so many uses for a severed head. I've always wanted to make one of my head! I have so many different props I would like to make with it! The one that really stands out is and android head. In Star Trek The Next Generation they...
  3. MY life size music box dancers

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So several years ago my wife had the idea of having Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers in our display (both skeletons). Like most props I make it is my wifes idea that i make become reality. So here it is. Stared out with an octagonal frame that is 47.5" from point to point. Bottom layer...
  4. Need ideas for Best Decorated House Winner Sign

    General Halloween
    Hi Everyone, Our subdivision has a contest for the best Halloween house display. Our house did win last year and I wanted to make a sign that could travel from house to house each year for the winner. I am thinking of making something out of wood so it'll last and that is either an easel style...
  5. Other: Recommending PVC Pipe Cutter for prop building

    Halloween Props
    Last year I had some large size PVC pipe to cut and wanted a clean cut without all the plastic debris from sawing. Not being someone with a lot of tools or being handy constructing things, I ended up buying an Orbit "1/2 inch-to-2 inch PVC cutting tool" from Home Depot. A bit on the pricey side...
  6. Coffin Coronary - by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ​Partsman's Note: Here's another how-to from Death Lord enjoy There are lots of places to find how to make a toe pincher casket on the internet, but I couldn't find a single place on building authentic coffins. Above you can see that we have used the dimensions of an actual casket to place our...
  7. Keeba's Tombstone How-to

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Partsman's Note: I'm proud to post up Keeba's Tombstone Tutorial, Keeba was the first of my inspirations for making my own tombstones. I've had many great teachers since then, many on this very forum, but Keeba was the first. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I have. Unfortunately I cannot...
  8. Deathlord's Air Trigger

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In the "spirit" of Freddie's Girl's Obelisk build file, I'd like to post up a lost how-to from Death Lord's site which is no longer online. This is Death Lord's Air Trigger, the text is the exact text from his how-to: In November of 2002 I decided to develop an air cannon using a washing...
  9. Lighting: IBC tote as a projection booth

    Halloween Props
    Has anybody ever used, or has considered using, a caged IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) tote as a projection booth for house projections? For those that may not come across the term IBC it’s normally a caged plastic tank on a pallet and the usual capacity is 1,040 litres (229 imperial...
  10. Other My Nightmare before Christmas Zero Dog house

    Halloween Crafts
    Ok since i did nightmare before Christmas as my Christmas theme i needed a Zero dog house . This was my first big project with foam there is some things i will change if i do another one lol one thing is take better step by step pics but i think you will get the idea first i used a hot...
  11. Talking Skull Project on the Cheap Pt. 2

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    OK here is the promised tutorial on the cheap talking skull build. I'm trying to create a talking skull, that will react to any audio file you run through it, for less than $30... The first step was to cut the skull in a way to get access to the inside in a way that viewers couldn't see the...
  12. A Use for Campaign Signs

    General Halloween
    This is not a political post, I promise! Now that it's election day in the US, there's going to be a lot of leftover campaign signs cluttering the landscape and landfills. But the wire sign frames make *great* tombstone stakes, either for home built stones or as replacements. And the plastic...
  13. Styrene sheets

    General Halloween
    Does anyone know of a good tool that will cut .20 styrene sheets other than a razor knife? I want to cut a 48" wide sheet cleanly and evenly.
  14. Electronic/Software: Party City Michael Myers H2 help

    Halloween Props
    I have a Party City version of Michael Myers H2 and the power wire inside him is cut where it connects to the power jack port. Could someone w the same prop post up a couple of pics of the power wire under his coverall where it leads into the plug jack and any speakers. Thanks !
  15. Prop Showcase: My first build: Electric Chair

    Halloween Props
    Attempted my first ever prop build this year. A homemade electric chair using a palm sander for vibration underneath the seat, frightprops electric firecracker for sparking/noise also underneath the seat and a strobe light behind the chair to light up between the pallet slats. The chair was...
  16. Prop Showcase: Beef Netting-Tips and Tricks & How much do I need?

    Halloween Props
    People have asked how far beef netting goes. Here's my experience: Slit tube on one side so you're working with a flat layer The bigger the holes, the larger area it covers (and better it looks) It's easier to cut when stretched very tight and cut with sharp scissors (not Xacto knife) Better to...
  17. "Space Force Uniform"

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    With the talk about Space Force I thought it would be unique to make a "uniform" for this Halloween. The blue NASA coveralls/flight suit is so iconic, at least to my generation, that I decided to start with that idea. I bought some navy blue coveralls in my size as a starting point. On the...
  18. Star Trek Movie Uniform

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I am a fat guy, and it's hard to come up with good Halloween costumes for someone my shape. This year my brother suggested a Star Trek movie uniform, as some of the cast members had put on some weight. I knew the Monster Maroon Uniform was beyond my skill level, but then Scotty's Costume from...
  19. Goth Goddess Headdress

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I set out to make a huge flamboyant Goth Goddess headdress to go with a long black dress. I watched this video to learn how to make a wire frame. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBdnr2elRKM&app=desktop My materials were 20 gauge wire (the next thickest wire up would probably be more...
  20. My 2018 yard display (picture heavy post)

    General Halloween
    Sorry for the picture overload, but this is what all the hard work is about. Seeing a vision come to fruition. I've got 6 of the 7 scenes I planned set up. I need to make some new lava pits before setting up my last scene. Scene one is using swirling red and orange lights is the 3 witches...
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