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  1. Prop Showcase: Need Ideas on my Atmos FX Garage door

    Halloween Props
    This year Im adding a projector in the garage to display the bone chillers video fx. My projector displays from top to bottom very well but is short on the sides. I added a photo so you can see about how much its short by. I need some ideas on what I can put on the sides to cover up the blank...
  2. Static: Mortsafe

    Halloween Props
    I made a Mortsafe for this year's display. The "lock" will be placed in the back and has a light mounted in it to shine on the displays behind it.
  3. Light-O-Rama – It's Not Just for Christmas

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In previous posts, I've often mentioned using Light-O-Rama hardware and software for Halloween displays. The following video isn't so much a tutorial as an introduction that may tempt some of you to add computerized control to your attractions. I've used only the company's most basic equipment...
  4. Other: Creative ideas for these junk?

    Halloween Props
    I have gotten a hold of a few unique items that I am going to use in building something for my outside displays. In addition, I have quite a collection of string led lights and a lot of tools. Any suggestions that doesn't cost a lot?
  5. Do you have any limits regarding taste and decency when creating your yard haunts?

    General Halloween
    As with any decorating, certain judgement calls come up when creatively expressing ourselves through our Halloween haunts. I bring this up because I've only been having fun with this for a handful of years, yet I've already run into quandaries. Just in the first and second years in this...
  6. What to get on Amazon?

    General Halloween
    Hi. I just got $30 to spend on Amazon. Any suggestions? I've got enough Alexa to make a haunted army already. The bone color Alien Crazy Bonez is at $15 a piece, but I don't need any more. I need something for my monster displays. Go!
  7. Collecting to Create Halloween Tabletop Displays - Not Just the 2019 Boney Bunch

    General Halloween
    This focus of this thread is on collecting and sharing our tabletop displays. Not just during the collecting season, but also during the off season with finds from thrift stores, garage/yard sales, Ebay, Craigslist, etc. How long and what types of Halloween tabletop, wall, window, and tree...
  8. 2018 Might well be our last display ...

    General Halloween
    We're in the UK and have been doing a display in our front garden (yard) since 2014. In the five years it's grown a little with gravestones, earth breakers, full skeletons, occasionally a fog machine, and this year I had an Atmosfear projection in the window, so nothing fancy and pretty basic...
  9. 2018 Pros and Cons

    General Halloween
    I haven’t seen this started yet, if it has I’ll pull this one down. What worked this year for you. What did you change or improve? What were the things that you broke your arm patting yourself on the back for? What didn’t work? What got kicked to try later bin? Weather is always a...
  10. A trip to Target - Crowd Levels

    General Halloween
    I was surprised. There were A LOT of people in the Halloween section, most displays and decorations were gone. There was candy left but even that was getting smaller in supply. I did grab 2 bags of backup candy *Butterfingers and Nestle Crunch* that were $2.66 a piece or 3/$8. I bought 2...
  11. Does anyone "dress up" their Crazy Bonez skeleton dogs in their displays?

    General Halloween
    I'm not sure how I feel about dressing up real dogs in halloween costumes, not sure they really like having stuff on them and kind of feel sorry for them if they don't, but when it comes to the skeleton dogs don't think these dogs will mind. Can't say I've ever seen anyone do this for their...
  12. What is Wrong With People?

    General Halloween
    Tonight, I went driving around to see if there were any more local displays I've missed. It seems like there are fewer people who have done anything significant than last year, but one thing I did see... 4 houses with Christmas lights up and *ON*! Why would anyone have their Christmas lights...
  13. Other: Need help... Haunted toybox theme

    Halloween Props
    I used to go all out for Halloween with one of my family members. We would prep and prop all year long to put out massive displays of pirates and ghosts and mummies. Unfortunately, this year, that family member is no longer around. I had already made the costumes (haunted toys/dolls) but now I...
  14. Hello All

    Member Introduction
    Just wanted to say hello to everyone. Big fan of the Yard Haunts. Wife and I have been doing static displays for years. Looking to bring some life to our haunt.
  15. Halloween Cemeteries

    General Halloween
    I'm working on some things to add to my Halloween web site and even after much research I'm not having much luck, have any of you come across any information on when Haunters started bringing cemeteries into their Halloween displays, how that got started? When it came about was it started by a...
  16. new house - new setup

    General Halloween
    We bought a new house in January and getting ready to setup for this year next weekend. i am sure a lot of people have been here, but nervous for the new neighborhood to see what we do. Not only hoping it goes over well, but the yard is so much different really don't know where to start or how...
  17. Hello from Texas!

    Member Introduction
    I love creating scary and unique outdoor Halloween displays, and now with two young kids I am making it a true family affair. I intend on setting up a small web site with some ideas and tutorials for how to create pro looking displays on a very slim budget.
  18. Mechanical: Car battery

    Halloween Props
    Anyone ever run a simple prop like a swaying zombie or such from a large car battery. We want to do some outside displays but don't really want a noisy generator running all the while. Thanks
  19. De-lurking

    Member Introduction
    Hi from Oregon. I've lurked for probably 5 years, since before my horizons extended from inside/porch to ever expanding cemetary. Y'all turned me on to YouTube prop build tutorials that opened up so many possibilities and gave me SO many ideas, like the oogly pumpkin (h/t Stiltbeast Studios...
  20. 5 weeks from tonight! Are you going to be ready?

    General Halloween
    Just 35 days! Only 5 short weeks left! For those of you who put on large displays, walk-throughs or haunts, describe your state of readiness!
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