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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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!!
  6. 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 =)
  7. 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
  8. New to custom props: How much should I expect to spend per diy custom prop?

    Halloween Props
    I'm new to making custom props and am wondering just how much I should expect to spend for simple pop-up props, like trash can trauma or some other pop-up props complete with sound and lights. Is $100 per prop about right? Is arduino the way to go? Also, for air cylinders, do diy pvc cylinders...
  9. Static: Creepy Eye Following Portrait Easy DIY Project

    Halloween Props
    This is simple yet creepy DIY project. It's fun to watch people back up when they walk by it the first time.
  10. Hello from France - Normandy

    Member Introduction
    Hi, I'll try to introduce myself. After years of work, I've finally reached the goal to celebrate Halloween with my best friend. She's husky breeder and this year, she will receive her customers for a little party. For the moment, we've bought decorations in supermarket and some CO2 sticks...
  11. Static: Pumpkin Bucket Skellie

    Halloween Props
    A quick and easy DIY project. I used a skeleton from Walmart, which screws together. You'll also need a pumpkin bucket, some black acrylic paint (because the face was barely painted at all), and some lights - I'm using two "amber" color Mr Beams porch step lights from Home Depot, because I...
  12. Hello from Canada!

    Member Introduction
    Hello from Canada! I have always loved Halloween! I'm a newb at diy Halloween props. Trying to build up my decor each year. I look forward to getting some inspiration from the forum!
  13. Electronic/Software: DIY Pumpkin Bluetooth Stereo (Instructions)

    Halloween Props
    In this video I'll show you how to turn a real pumpkin into a working Bluetooth speaker! Great for playing creepy music at Halloween parties or for scaring people with a talking jack-o-lantern prank.
  14. Mechanical: At one time there was a webpage to some of the bguys, whom built...est DIY

    Halloween Props
    Hello all.... There was a group of guys who loved to build and create Cemetery Fences, Gargoyles, columns ect. The name of their web page was called "Wolfstone"....Does anyone know of their whereabouts? I have some Gargoyle Latex molds that I would like to build a frame -support for the, use a...
  15. 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...
  16. Win over $725 in Props and Accessories from FrightProps courtesy of FrightFind.com

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Win the entire FrightProps Prize pack including a $200 FrightProps gift card, 4 Flash Crackers, a Brain Beanie, a Trick Or Treat Severed Head Bag, a Bucket of Poo, a Torso Prop, a Skinned Fox, and a ColorPiano Light! Valued at over $725 in Halloween & haunted house accessories, this is a must...
  17. Mechanical: Help: DIY Stew Brew Witch With Kid

    Halloween Props
    Anyone know how to make the Stew Brew Witch With Kid?
  18. Spider hat costume help needed

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  19. Help needed - DIY aluminum foil Spider

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  20. Mechanical: Help with scissor mech

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I have a scissor mech that I want to hook up to a prop to automatically extend. Any thoughts or diy to automatically extend using a motor or something besides a pneumatic cylinder? Thanks
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