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  1. Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I would like to make a speaker system where voices seem to move around an area. As people walk up the driveway voices travels around them. Back in the bad old days I had an 8 track player and quadraphonic speaker system that played Dark Side of the Moon. I always loved it. Today I'm...
  2. TotalHomeFX has their Halloween projections on sale

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Just a heads up. I noticed that TotalHomeFX (manufacturer of those projectors that HomeDepot and BigLots etc sells) has a sale going on on their Halloween projections. Single videos are 7.19 (from 8.99) and packaged video bundles regularly 29.99 are now 23.99. This looks like it includes their...
  3. MySQL has gone away

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Got this error briefly a few minutes ago. I am pretty sure from my Drupal days that "MySQL server has gone away" means the MYSQL server restarted. The site was back up within a minute or two. I had seen that error before but that was month or so ago, and this is the first time since then...
  4. Festivus

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Hey party people. Any Seinfeld fans out there that have hosted or attended a Festivus gathering? Or just have any ideas on the matter. :D We've been talking about doing one for years, but it just never panned out. This year I realized that 12/23 is a Saturday, so I told my friends it was a...
  5. Target Halloween - 2017

    General Halloween
    Looks like Target is starting to list Halloween items on their webpage. Not available to order yet but found the Gemmy Palm Reader Sign (same as the one HD will carry from the pictures with the Blue text and Pink/Red Palm). The price on these seem to be about the same. Some places will have...
  6. What do you do when you miss Halloween?

    General Halloween
    About a month ago hubby and I moved into our new house. The movers got a kick out of all of the Halloween boxes/bins/bags. They also said it was the first time they ever moved an actual coffin. I was so excited to have a new territory to haunt! I even left a note for the buyers of our old house...
  7. Babadook Theme Invitations for 2015 party (someone called the police!!!)

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Here was my save-the-date/invitation I sent out this year. I like to keep things vague and creepy. I've been scaring people like this for years, and like to add some new recipients every year. Well this year a co-worker's wife was so unnerved she had the police come out. I must say I'm proud...
  8. Halloween Weddings? ("Halloweddings")

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Halloween falling on a weekend this year, I'm betting there are a few of these in the works: but is anyone planning or has anyone had a "Hallowedding"? My husband and I are going to celebrate our 6 year anniversary on October 31st. It's the most romantic date of the year. ;-) Share any wedding...
  9. 2015 Card Exchange Thread

    General Halloween
    With all the reaper/victim excitement, I didn't want this to get lost in the shuffle, but I checked the date for last year's start date, & it was 8/19 as well, so without further ado....... Let the card exchanging begin! Post if you want to exchange with folks, then pm the people who say they...
  10. Yankee Candle Halloween Party

    General Halloween
    Anyone have the date on this? Probably on their site somewhere. Who else is going?
  11. Halloween in Summer Festival

    General Halloween
    Halloween street festival today, about an hour's drive south of us, so we just had to go. The kids' costumes, a range of needs. Kyle needed a costume, but look good for his date. Alec wanted a zombie, but I was out of most my makeup supplies. Talia's was my first time trying to do beauty...
  12. Hello world

    Member Introduction
    After several 6 years of running Twisted Monkey FX, I have decided to get on a few of these forums to pass along whatever knowledge and help might be useful such as fire retardant questions, fog machine care, maintenance, and repair, and dmx control. I also want to hear from you. Any questions...
  13. Static: Scarecrow Corpse Prop

    Halloween Props
    This year, my biggest project was a scarecrow designed to look like a corpse strung up to a cross, with a burlap sack over its head. It took about 3 months to complete, between work and other projects, but I think it's my best prop to date. I also made a short video documenting the process of...
  14. 15% OFF Coupon Code for Holloween

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Like Arduino, Raspberry Pi? Like different look for your Halloween pumpkin or skull? Let's do it different now! Use below coupon code to enjoy 15% off on ICStation Details of the Coupon Code: (Coupon code can be used for all items, except the on sale ones.) Coupon Code: icshalloween Discount...
  15. 2015 Theme Famous Dead People, tips?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Would like to get a jump on next year with after Halloween sales, and ideas for my meeting in February. I would like to do some headstones with birth date and death date and a quote to get people to guess. I did Hollywood about 5 or 6 years ago, some ideas from that year, but don't have any of...
  16. Martha Stewart Magazine 2014

    General Halloween
    Is she coming out with a magazine this year? I could have swore they always had a street date of September...
  17. Chicago IL: Save the Date! September 12 - 14th

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    How do I plan to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Interminable House Move? By holding a 2 1/2 day blowout living estate sale including almost all of my Halloween props, costumes, masks, blow molds, and accessories! There is almost no storage space at the new place and if I'm to avoid...
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