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  1. Scarecrow Reaper Build

    Blog
    Hey guys I put together a video of a new prop I made this week check it out :)
  2. Clearinghouse to match prototypers with willing volunteers?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I do lots of wacky, fun, wild prototyping in some of my creative concept development, and I often get to the point where I want to prototype something and need specialized help but don't have the huge production quantities nor huge budgets to cover contacting a regular business. I may need...
  3. Groundbreaker Deluxe How-To

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi Everyone - Not an in-depth tutorial but rather a simple How-To for the new Groundbreaker Deluxe Pneumatic Prop. (Probably all that you need for those familiar with the classic casa fear tutorial). This pic below is the Groundbreaker Deluxe which clearly shows the changes and additions: And...
  4. Game Zone Mania™ Dark Ride DIY Project Build 2017

    Announcements / Press Releases
    We are happy:D to announce the imaginative and creative efforts to undergo a great experience for all ages. :cool: Game Zone Mania™ is undergoing a new Dark Ride project. Please visit our webpage gamezonemania to learn more frightening :confused: details. You can also see updates on the project...
  5. Static: DIY grave marker

    Halloween Props
    Hey, I know there are countless DIY tutorials for tombstones, but I'd like to know if there is something out there for this specific type of grave marker. I'll be using it to hide a full-size projector (no miniature/pico version in my fleet as yet) so it needs to be a bit oversized. Thanks.
  6. Saying Hello

    Member Introduction
    Purchased a house this past winter and how that i have my own place, i am going to start building my Halloween collection. Going to be doing quite a bit of DIY this year. Looking to absorb the knowledge on this forum.
  7. Mechanical: Any PVC animatronic Makers out there?

    Halloween Props
    Hello Haunters, I am looking to start utilizing some of the miscellaneous static decorations for a DIY animatronic. I'm planning to use PVC pipe, HiTec Servos and ServoCity ServoBlocks and maybe some ActoBotics Channel. Does anyone have experience doing this? I'm looking for good...
  8. Fog: fog machine chillers - which to build??

    Halloween Props
    Hey fellow haunters - I have never run fog machines on Halloween and there are so many different fog chilling DIY setups out there. Any to avoid? Any that are great? I'm hesitant to spend money on building a chiller that doesn't work well, and find that I'm not doing anything because I...
  9. Static: Making my first outdoor prop, HELP!

    Halloween Props
    I am making an extra large outdoor pumpkin prop. I was thinking to use a yoga ball and cover it in paper mache. What would you suggest for the top coat to make it carvable, smooth and weather proof? I saw someone has used Great Stuff for a project like this, but i've heard it never stops...
  10. DIY Lizzie Borden Costume Ideas

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I am really want to dress as Lizzie Borden for Halloween this year, but am not in the mood to spend $50 at Walmart that will ultimately end up getting ruined. I have seen several examples of people making their own version, and I feel that I should DIY too. I was wondering if you guys can give...
  11. Name of TV show about Halloween decorating?

    General Halloween
    I remember a show where a neighborhood had a competition for Halloween decorating. It was i believe 3 families that had a decorator for each family. Its not The Great Fright Fight show. I think it was on DIY, Food Network, or H&G. Any help??? Thanks
  12. Static: Can anyone help me identify him!?

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone! I have been trying to make the most of the off-season and what feels like a never ending winter. I've been hitting up some local thrift stores to buy figurines and other knick-knacks to creepify. Here is an example of a work in progress: Before: After a quick coat of paint: I...
  13. Hello to you all, I have a Halloween display I do for childrens charity in England

    Member Introduction
    My UK Charity Halloween Display. All DIY
  14. Mechanical: Suggestions for re-purposing a dryer for a prop?

    Halloween Props
    My dryer's heating element just went so we ordered a new dryer. They are coming to pick it up on Friday when new one is delivered. Before that happens, does anyone know of a good Halloween use for a dryer? Front loading Samsung btw...
  15. Pneumatic: What are some good motors for an electric chair prop?

    Halloween Props
    Hey, I'm thinking about making an electric chair prop for my 2017 garage haunt. I don't have much experience in actually making props, so I probably need some help in choosing a good motor for it. maybe one that vibrates? or rocks back and forth? I don't know really. any help would be much...
  16. Static: Stone Columns with Faux Wrought Iron Fence

    Halloween Props
    So, I decided to take on my own DIY Halloween props this year. I had never done anything like this before and so I decided to go big. I would like to credit Camsauce for the column inspiration and Stolloween.com for the fence portion. I took my own ideas and applied them. If you want a...
  17. Last Minute Decorations

    General Halloween
    With 2 days left until the big day, what are your favorite last minute decorations? I'm in the middle of trying to finish my spider egg pods and also have a groundbreaker I want to jazz up with some glow-in-the-dark spray paint. I usually find a few more things I'm scrambling to get down.
  18. Other DIY Pumpkin ideas I found via googling

    Halloween Crafts
    I googled for some DIY pumpkins and I came across some... I thought I should share with you guys on here! :) DIY House Vent Pumpkin http://gardenchick.com/diy-house-vent-pumpkin/ Dryer Vent Pumpkin http://adiamondinthestuff.com/2011/09/dryer-vent-pumpkin-tutorial.html Pumpkin decoration made...
  19. Static: Hanging Ghost Prop (with video)

    Halloween Props
    I did my first DIY Halloween prop video and thought I'd share it with everyone (see link below). This is a simple hanging ghost that's not much more than a stained sheet, a wig head, and a hanger. I used a lot of what TRex (Thérèse from the Rutherford Manor Haunt) taught me about her PVC ghost...
  20. Other Witches potion bottles on the cheap.

    Halloween Crafts
    For the past couple of years I have made witches bottles from old glass jam jars and bottles, laminating the tea stained lables and adding lace. Then filling with coloured water. This year I took a trip to the local fish bate store, to bag a load of glowing and creepy looking insects. Cheap...
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