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  1. Mechanical: Hagetha is ALIVE!!!

    Halloween Props
    Been thinking about animating the corpse in our coffin for a while with some head turning action, but as I got into it I found the logistics to be a little more complicated than I want to get into right now. Instead I switched to my backup plan and animated our witch Hagetha instead. Nothing...
  2. Easy Stone Pillar Props

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I made these this year for my cemetery entrance gate, but you could probably use them for anything you want! Storage is an issue, so I wanted something with a slimmer profile and a lightweight design that would hold up well! I started with an 8' section of 8" builders tube, and cut it in half...
  3. newbie

    Member Introduction
    hello all! I LOVE halloween and decided to join up with similarly situtated folks. Now, if I can only figure out where to ask my question about why I can't use any prop with a ground fogger and how to modify any so I can (or buy one that does the trick). Operating in our gizmo world is not...
  4. Dark Forest Pumpkin Wall Hangers

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    $10, plus shipping and they're yours! Please note that the tip of one of the vines is broken off. The break is clean and would be easy to fix. PM me if you want them and I'll send you my Paypal address!
  5. Static: Making striated muscle look

    Halloween Props
    Doing zombies and wanted to show exposed muscle in leg. Any easy way to do this?
  6. Bleeding Candles / Candlesticks / Candelabra

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I did a sort of Vampire themed dining room last year and love the way it turned out: I made a few videos on how to build the Candles, Candlesticks & Candelabra. It's cheap and easy! Start with the Bleeding Candles: Then the Candlesticks: And lastly, the big guy... the Candelabra: Enjoy!
  7. Turn a decorative Halloween pillar candle into an LED candle

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is one of those "why didn't I think of that" posts... it's so easy. If you're like me, you probably have some awesome Halloween pillar candles collecting dust because you can't bring yourself to light them. The easy solution is to turn it into an LED candle. Just use a 1.5" forstner...
  8. Static: Any ideas for my leftover materials?

    Halloween Props
    Hello! I have a bunch of 1/2" PVS, some scrap wood, and two beat up pallets sitting in my garage. I typically have a kid friend haunt and a love of Ghostbusters. I am looking for any easy DIY projects that might work with these materials. Thanks!
  9. Lighting: Ardunio Strobelight

    Halloween Props
    Hello to all, does anyone know of a cheap and easy way to make a strobe light powered by Arduino? Thanks... :p
  10. Adjustable spotlight using C7 bulbs

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Our haunt grew this year and while finalizing the lighting, I ran out of spotlights. So, I thought I would take some pictures and put together a tutorial. I know that LED's are the way to go, but I've been making and using these light for several years with left over materials around the shop...
  11. 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.
  12. Static: Tombstone noob advice...

    Halloween Props
    Getting ready to try my hand at some tombstone construction and was looking for some advice. I've watched some tutorials on Youtube and see that there's a few different methods folks use. Wanted to get your take on some of these... Lettering... I see iron on method and the trace method...
  13. Static: Cheap, easy, fast, no-talent-required props

    Halloween Props
    Hi there...so my two young-ish Finnish kids and my American myself (I'm trying to spread the Halloween gospel here) made two videos. The idea was to create props that were cheap, easy and quick to make. Clearly they are not as great as some of the other mind-bogglingly awesome props on this...
  14. Static: Easy rats and corpse PROP

    Halloween Props
    This was an EASY prop. (1) Super cheap skeleton w/trash bags melted on for skin (2) Really BAD paint job (3) Expanding foam guts (4) Dollar store skull (painted, hot glue blood, billy bob teeth and a doll eye) (5) A bunch of 99 cent store squeaky rats (6)Drop it on the ground and put some...
  15. Dollar Store Easy glowing skull (from EPBOT)

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Just saw this (LOVE her site, and for those not aware, EPOT is by the same lady that does CakeWrecks). http://www.epbot.com/2016/10/halloween-quick-craft-spooky-glowing.html Great step by step tutorial for a quick and easy (and CHEAP) prop. I could see making a dozen of these and lining a...
  16. Prop Showcase: my hot coal fire...

    Halloween Props
    :o just made this for my cauldron setup..really like how this turned out! and easy too....
  17. Other: Theft?

    Halloween Props
    So when my cousin found out I was going almost pure DIY for Halloween and working with a budget of near zero dollars she gifted me a giant pile of rats... 23 10" rubber rats to be exact and they are all in this giant pumpkin bucket. The issue for me is one side of my house is attached to a...
  18. Static: Has anybody made the Haunted Mansion pumpkin scarecrow?

    Halloween Props
    Looking to make this. Should be relatively easy. Has anybody attempted this one? Should go nicely with my Jack
  19. Static: Boarded up Windows Using Insulation Sheets

    Halloween Props
    Hi All! I know that I have seen this on here in the past, I just can't remember where I saw it. Someone had great wood looking boards, to put on windows. If I remember, it looked rather easy as well. I wish I would have commented on it back then, would have made it a lot easier to find now...
  20. Static: Grave yard fence progress

    Halloween Props
    Further progress on my collapsible grave yard fence