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  1. Other "Crystal Ball" Craft

    Halloween Crafts
    Sorry, for the picture quality. I tried to get decent ones but it was a challenge. Did this craft in the public library last October. Pre-painted wood candlesticks with black gel stain then provided patrons with clear glass ornaments and Halloween images printed onto transparency paper...
  2. 288 Nights `Til Halloween!

    Member Introduction
    Hello! Longtime lurker, first-time poster, here. With time winding down before Halloween (cough), I thought I'd finally go ahead and become a member. I've only been yard decorating for about four years and have really enjoyed decorating over the past two Halloweens now that I own my own home...
  3. It was a "Halloween Miracle" - 2018 Photo Album

    General Halloween
    This year we came as close to getting rained out as ever before. It was beautiful weather for several days leading up to Halloween and was very nice that day until about 11:00 or 12:00. Then the rains came and it got cold. But the Halloween gods smiled upon us and about 1 hour before the...
  4. Static: Would you pay $100

    Halloween Props
    Would you pay $100 for a full bodied female mannequin? An extremely old and established high end ladies clothing boutique is closing due to retirement. 4 generations have owned and managed it and they are finally done. I was in today looking around and asked about the mannequins, which they...
  5. Good/Bad weather- whether or not

    General Halloween
    It's still 2 weeks out but the forecast for my town is remaining at rain. I sure hope it changes to a decent day and night. I really need the 29th through Nov 1st to cooperate. I can manage with less, but that's ideal. I hope everyone eeks out good weather this year! Good luck!
  6. Electronic/Software: Anyone have the Skeleton Bedtime Story by Total Home FX?

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone have the Total Home FX Skeleton Bedtime Story? I can't find any preview of it longer than a few seconds. It looks like decent digital decoration, and I'm thinking of add it to my haunted portrait. However, my TV is in a vertical configuration, so it looks like it's a portrait, and...
  7. Fog: Is a decent DIY fogger possible?

    Halloween Props
    I've been reading a lot of forum and blog posts (across many sites) that are all variations on the theme of heating a glycerine and water mixture to create fog. In my tests over a small flame, I got very little fog from such a mixture until all of the water had evaporated, and then the heated...
  8. Mechanical: Animated Zombie Girl (Home Depot)

    Halloween Props
    I didn't see a thread on this one anywhere here. Correct me if I'm wrong. She's an HD exclusive this year as far as I can tell. About 3ft tall. See pictures and video below. PROS: Nice detail on face hands, and feet. Teddy bear looks real. Runs on AA batteries so it can be placed just about...
  9. The Little Mermaid

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Who knew it would be so hard to find a decent Ariel costume for a kid. never mind she found one she liked....
  10. Static: How do you carve/paint your epitaphs on tombstones?

    Halloween Props
    I've got 2 more tombstones to do this year and have been putting them off becasue I always struggle with the lettering on them. I want to do them in a good Halloween type font but don't have a good way of transferring them from page to styrofoam. I've hand lettered mine in the past but they...
  11. Just an FYI for a place to get Halloween stuff

    Don't know if anyone has brought this up before, but I decided to check out the online sales site called LetGo.com. I did a search for Halloween and a bunch of props, costumes, and decor came up. A lot looked they were going for some decent prices. Just thought I'd throw that out there as a...
  12. Help - Thunder track needed

    Halloween Music
    I recently moved to a new computer and must not have transferred over the thunder track I use. And I also "misplaced" all my MP3 players with the various soundtracks I use. But I've found everything that was on them except for the thunder track. Hoping someone has a decent one I could use...
  13. The vukture thread

    General Halloween
    So it's been my habit during this ummm "warm " spell to head for the pool late afternoon with the dog and soak on the steps with an adult beverage or two. Pretty much every day about that time the turkey vultures follow the updraft along the ridge behind the house and circle around for a while...
  14. Looking for cheap projectors

    Wanted to Buy
    Does anyone know where I can find a decent projector without breaking the bank? Any ideas?
  15. WTB; skulls and bats

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking to buy skull and/or bat props you might want to part with. We need a bunch for this year's theme. specifically looking for the brown hanging bats sold by Spirit and Big Lots (a few years ago) I only ask that they be in decent shape with no holes, tears, etc.. Bat pictured here . As far...
  16. Last Minute Speakers?

    General Halloween
    Well, just icing on the cake of a rough set up this year, I dropped my skull speaker from a very low height and it no longer works... It was the only thing I had to run my soundtrack. I loved it because it blended in, ran off its own battery, and put out decent quality sound. Anyone have any...
  17. Fog: Kroger fog machine...decent price?

    Halloween Props
    Just an FYI...I was in my local Kroger's grocery store (in Ohio) yesterday, and they had all of their Halloween stuff marked down. They had a 400W fog machine marked down from $35.99 to $17.99. Solution was down to $7.99. I thought this was a decent price for a machine so I picked one up...
  18. Static: SoCal cheap props

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know if the stores by the border near San diego have inexpensive decent props to work with? I was thinking the Mexican stores may have some decent deals but don't know anywhere good to look.
  19. Atmosphere Effects: Question for the veterans-window projections?

    Halloween Props
    Hey everybody! I'm toying with the idea of doing a window projection from AtmosfearFx or Atmosfx. I haven't seen one in person only on YouTube. So if anyone has this or has seen one, would it be worth my time? Are they cool? Can you see them clearly is my biggest concern. Also I do not have a...
  20. Fallen London

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com Started playing this yesterday, thought I'd see if anybody else here was interested. Quick rundown: quirky Victorian-ish London "below" text based game (these kind of remind me of the "choose your story" books). Limited action points so you're not going to be...