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  1. Any ideas how to attach a plank of wood to a wall but temporarily?

    Halloween Props
    Im creating a haunted house and want to board up windows and walls etc but i can only do temporary adjustments so no nails, glue etc.
  2. My Animated Zombie Arms

    Halloween Props
    Zombie Arms for HALLOWEEN! Learn HOW-TO here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6EVkO_AEwg
  3. Our Newest Halloween Prop and How-To Video!

    Halloween Props
    Here is our latest DIY Halloween Prop and the link where you can view the How-To video on our YouTube channel. Please don't forget to subscribe, like and post a comment. Thanks for watching.
  4. Zombie Trophy DIY

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I took an cheap plastic trophy and turn it into something that hopefully doesn't look like a cheap plastic trophy and make you more proud to give away.
  5. Dark and Gothic DIY clothing projects, great for costumes!

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Finally getting updates and new projects after over a decade. Stuff like pirate shirts, cloaks, fancy skirts and such. Meant for beginning and intermediate sewing levels. Always wanted to learn to make your own costumes? This is a good place to start. Antimony & Lace
  6. Prop Showcase: Floating Candle Prop

    Halloween Props
    No Haunted House is complete without a floating candle ... or two. Here is my Floating Candle Prop with complete instructions on how to build it all on my YouTube channel.
  7. Static: Haunted Mirror DiY

    Halloween Props
    Need help ! Trying to had a Haunted Miror for my next halloween haunt. I have a glass lying around and bought some mirror tint to put on it to do the two way mirror effect. I am still unsure about what i'm gonna do with it, either i put a head prop behind it with a light and motion detector for...
  8. We love Halloween so much that we had a surprise wedding at our party last year!

    Member Introduction
    Hey all. New member here and can't wait for our next Halloween party this year. We had a creepy circus theme last year where we surprised our guests by getting married. It was amazing. This year's theme will be Aliens so I've been scouring the internet for ideas on making some DIY alien...
  9. Haunt X Halloween show at the Fairplex in Pomona Feb 23/4

    General Halloween
    I was online and saw an ad for a show called Haunt X next month. It's at the Fairplex in Pomona, which is in outside of L.A. They bill themselves as "HauntX is a haunter’s retreat and trade show for Halloween lovers, yard haunter’s, home haunter’s, and pro haunter’s." Does anyone know anything...
  10. Animated GraveDigger

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is an animated Gravedigger prop I made. It's mostly recycled from old props and molds I had in the garage, but I animated it in the "leering ghost" kind of way (bent PVC attached to upper body and running on a slow window motor). I attached mine to the window roller motor with Home Depot...
  11. Laser Swamp Effect for $3.00

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a laser swamp test that I put together using a green laser pointer that I bought on Ebay for around $2 mixed with a "line" laser lens that I got from a red line laser module (also on Ebay) for 58 cents. in the future I will probably try to see what adding mirrors will do to amplify the...
  12. High Amp Power Supply Probably In Your Closet

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ATX computer power supplies are in almost any old desktop computer case you may have sitting in your attic or closet collecting dust. These power supply's have at least 5- 12v, 8-5v and 4-3.3v leads all running with enough amperage to run any motor, arduino, servo or light setup that you have...
  13. 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...
  14. Arduino Talking Skull Project on the Cheap

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi folks, I'm working on an arduino talking skull project for a greeter for our haunt for next year. The skull is a cast I made of a high end skull (medical grade realistic) but I rotocast it out of resin to keep the weight down. My intention is to build a skeleton greeter in a booth that is...
  15. Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics Book

    For Sale By Merchants
    It is finally ready! My book, The Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics, is available on presale for $10 off through Monday! Order your copy from the first run and have it in time for Christmas at https://www.servomagazine.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-diy-animatronics You can find it on Amazon as...
  16. Mechanical: Advice for wiper motor and lateral motion

    Halloween Props
    I have this large wraith with outstretched hands, and I was thinking of hooking up a motor to thrust a zombie baby out of its abdomen in and out. This would be my first foray into DIY motor props and I could use some guidance. Take a look at the 14:14 mark of this video...
  17. 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...
  18. Static: Gravekeeper Lanterns

    Halloween Props
    Bought a couple of the gravekeeper looking lanterns from Spirit last year not realizing the "candle" only lights up when activated by sound/motion. Anyway to DIY rewire to make the "candle" stay constantly lit? Thanks!!
  19. Newbie

    Member Introduction
    Hi, Robin from Sweden here. A teachers that just has built my very first Haunted House. Writing a DIY thread about it with lots of pictures and movies that will be up any minute =)
  20. Static: DIY Hitchhiking Ghost Mirror

    Halloween Props
    Simple DIY project to add a little touch of Haunted Mansion to your Halloween decor. Full how to listed in YouTube video description
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