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  1. Burlap mask question

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello, I see these awesome burlap masks and understand to soak the burlap and place on a head and let it dry. My main question is how do you put them on? Are they cut down the side or back to pull over the head? Maybe glue some black stretchy material inside of the cut so it can close again once...
  2. Keeba's Tombstone How-to

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Partsman's Note: I'm proud to post up Keeba's Tombstone Tutorial, Keeba was the first of my inspirations for making my own tombstones. I've had many great teachers since then, many on this very forum, but Keeba was the first. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I have. Unfortunately I cannot...
  3. Other My Nightmare before Christmas Zero Dog house

    Halloween Crafts
    Ok since i did nightmare before Christmas as my Christmas theme i needed a Zero dog house . This was my first big project with foam there is some things i will change if i do another one lol one thing is take better step by step pics but i think you will get the idea first i used a hot...
  4. Static: 2018 Halloween Entrance Columns

    Halloween Props
    This year I added a new set of entrance columns to my haunt. My inspiration was the entrance columns to the Disney Haunted Mansion in Disneyland. I wanted to add a gate but ran out of time. I used of a lot of the techniques found in the youtube links listed at the end of the post. I built my...
  5. 2018 Longhill Cemetery Maze Walk Through

    General Halloween
    Did a dry run walk tonight. Had massive failures with my jump scare props this year so it isnt as scary as was planned. https://youtu.be/-TE3NwuIYeg
  6. Quick & Easy Fire & Ice Shrouds

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    If you're like me, you hate seeing the light source from the sides of Fire & Ice Lights. Here's a quick easy way to make shrouds for them to eliminate that problem. Cut down a 12 ounce Styrofoam cup to 2-1/2". Apply a couple coats of flat black craft paint to the outside. When it's dry, slip it...
  7. Interactive Cauldron

    General Halloween
    Has anyone ever cast “pretend” spells in a cauldron to entertain trick or treaters on Halloween? Last year we put dry ice in our cauldron, pretending to cast a poison Apple spell, but I’m looking for something a bit more reactive or interesting this year.. Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on...
  8. Soggy sonic tube

    Halloween Props
    I made my skull towers out of sonic tubes , it has rained non stop Lately . My tubes are soggy I don’t have time or money to make make new ones..will they dry out ? I put them in the garage, will that help ?
  9. Static: Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins (no carve)

    Halloween Props
    Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins. I didnt take any photos of the process, but it was pretty easy. Some of the techniques I used were from people that paper mache after they stuff and tape them but I didnt have time for all that.... I used plastic bags of different sizes (grocery and large...
  10. Help Needed: Tengchang 1500w Low Lying Smoke Fog Dry Ice Effect Machine

    General Halloween
    So I purchased this Tengchang 1500w low lying fog machine as it was reviewed as being one of the best on the market, but when I got it there was no instruction manual. I contacted the seller but there appears to be a language barrier. So here are my questions, do I unscrew the back panel to...
  11. Static: Pallet Pumpkin

    Halloween Props
    This pallet wood pumpkin project was so easy to do from start to finish. It started with the last pallet wood I had disassembled last year. Then I scavenged from the kids craft paint stash. Some dry brushing the paint on and swiping it off and it was done in time for the little trick or...
  12. Fog: Survey - what chills your fog?

    Halloween Props
    Cubed ice? Block ice? Dry ice? Frozen water bottles? Something else? Looking for ideas.
  13. Halloween (+ glow in the dark!) nails!

    For Sale By Merchants
    Hi all, I sell 100% nail polish strips (no heat, tools, or dry time needed!) that last up to 2 weeks, and just released a Halloween collection that includes two glow in the dark sets! All are buy 3 get 1 free. You can shop here: http://bit.ly/pluckypolishhalloween Bloody Gorgeous...
  14. Mechanical: Train build...a good start.

    Halloween Props
    I've wanted to do a ghost train for a while now and this year it's happening. :) The majority of the build is 2x2's and 1/4 subfloor mahogany ply. These materials are keeping down both the weight and cost of the build. The main boiler is just 2 4' diameter circles strung together with 2x2's and...
  15. Backyard Party - Dry Ice, Other Tips

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hey All, This year is our 7th Halloween party and after most people spent more time on our back deck at last year's party than inside (where most of the decorations were), I'm going to focus on the yard. Since I'll be outdoors I'm thinking of playing with dry ice, but wanted to hear what...
  16. Static: Poseable Skeleton makeover

    Halloween Props
    I really like the poseable skeletons sold by Costco and Home Depot. The one thing I dont like is they look to happy to be dead. Hosted on Fotki With a little help from air dry clay I rework the eye sockets and cheekbones. Hosted on Fotki And the final result - Base coat was brown spraypaint...
  17. Static: Has anyone ever used liquid latex mortar additive?

    Halloween Props
    I'm trying to avoid the high cost of buying a large container of liquid latex and wondered if anyone's ever tried using liquid latex mortar additive for their props in place of traditional liquid latex? https://www.lowes.com/pd/MAPEI-2-Gallon-White-Liquid-Latex-Mortar-Additive/3743849 I...
  18. Spooky Trees - first attempt

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi all, I just wanted to share my first real attempt at making my own Halloween props. I wanted to add more atmosphere to my little front yard haunt and thought some spooky trees would get the job done. Tried to do it in a relatively simple, cost effective way - hopefully this can help some...
  19. HELP! Surprise 50 lbs. Dry Ice!

    General Halloween
    It's a good "problem" to have. But I am totally unprepared. Got 50 lbs. of dry ice given to me last night. It's in a cooler in my driveway - but since I wasn't expecting it- I have nothing set up for dry ice. PLEASE give me some ideas I can set up fasssssssst! Ideally, I would love...
  20. Making pumpkin monsters

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Ok, I used house wiring for the arms, since I have access to scraps. You could use coat hangers though, that's what I used for the legs. Really I just wound the paper towels around the wires to pad them, hot gluing as I went. Some I also used twine to wrap around to give a vine look. Some I...