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  1. Fog: Fog Distribution in Yard

    Halloween Props
    I know this topic has been beaten to death.....but I am trying to do something slightly different. Maybe some of you with extensive knowledge on airflow and pipe sizing may help. I have a chauvet 1600 fogger, plenty of fog, and good velocity coming out. I would like to create a grid system in...
  2. Need ideas for Best Decorated House Winner Sign

    General Halloween
    Hi Everyone, Our subdivision has a contest for the best Halloween house display. Our house did win last year and I wanted to make a sign that could travel from house to house each year for the winner. I am thinking of making something out of wood so it'll last and that is either an easel style...
  3. Other: Electrified Fence for dino theme

    Halloween Props
    Determined to pull off the dino theme this year and working on an idea for an electric fence to cordon off areas where I will be using AtmosFear's Dino Experience projections for "live" dinosaurs. I'm trying to keep the cost down, easy construction (limited tools), materials need to fit in my...
  4. Other: Not just another Madamme Leota

    Halloween Props
    I'm planning a Leota crystal ball effect this year. I created this Leota effect which I'll project onto a blank head inside a crystal orb. This projection starts out black as the Ghost host beckons Leota to help materialise the spirits, She appears, does her thing, and vanishes as the Ghost...
  5. Mechanical: PMW Pulse Motor Controller + Recorder

    Halloween Props
    I'm going to build a "Monster in a box" prop this year. Actually it will be a "Monster in a Coffin" but the effect will be similar. I want to use the prop controller from Monster Guts in my title. I don't want the controller however to be triggered, but to run continuously on a loop. Fright...
  6. vampire escape room

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Getting around to sorting through pictures, and it's time to post some from this year's Halloween puzzle room. books, boxes, letter, artifacts custom vampire hunter kit a clock for time keeping, and one of the puzzles some scary books people had to revive the rat didn't end up needing the...
  7. Pneumatic: Pneumatic Slenderman Prop Build

    Halloween Props
    Hey Haunters! So I took a much needed break after the season ended but I finally finished my video about my slender man prop. He's motion activated, runs on pneumatics and was a huge hit! He leans forward suddenly and his arms lunge out at you while he plays a sound effect from one of his video...
  8. 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...
  9. 2018 3 stall garage haunt

    General Halloween
    Due to potential bad weather I decided to put my display in my garage this year. Weather turned out to be nice but I will still do the display in the garage in future years. All animatronics were built by me over the years. I have 9 total. Next year I will work on lighting and maybe some...
  10. Electronic/Software: Tekky Light Switchplate animated Throw Switch prop

    Halloween Props
    Bought this Tekky Toys prop from Party City and just got it today. Great look and like it a lot. I know people are always looking for this type of thing for their mad lab displays without having to try to locate something like it to DIY. I had a halloween prop throw switch from several years...
  11. Static: Bad moon on the bayou

    Halloween Props
    Sorry all, I could not figure out how to rotate the pics. :( This year, my wife challenged me to create a theme based on a swamp or bayou. I started with some old fence panels turned on their side and attached. I added a porch of pallets and cut one pallet in half to create a dock. The...
  12. Lighting: Changing portraits lighting question?

    Halloween Props
    I want to light my Haunted Mansion portraits with an external light, then also have the internal lights that give them the changing portrait effect light up via a lighting controller soundtrack, can this be done by using a prop controller such as a picoboo or arduino? As of now I have just...
  13. Pneumatic: Startle: Jumping spider

    Halloween Props
    This is a medium sized, rubber spider that is resting on a hidden air solenoid nozzle. When the victim presses a button on the control panel, the solenoid is activated and shoots the spider towards them. It’s about 90 psi, from a small air compressor. Added effect: place a glass dome lid...
  14. Static: My First Cauldron!

    Halloween Props
    So I haven't been able to really start all my decorating that I want to get done. For the past couple years I haven't really been able to decorate. I did some simple things last year but I literally had to take everything done the night of Halloween. My house is over 100 years old and...
  15. Static: house climbing Skeletons

    Halloween Props
    HELP. I want to have some of my skeletons climbing up the house. i like the way it looks. I just do not want to screw into my house. How does everyone do this effect? Does anyone have any ideas how to do this effect without putting holes in my house? thanks
  16. Static: Stick on window vinyl for rear projection ?

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys I seen a post here about window projector material but I don't want to use a sheet. Also someone said NOT to use a frosted material. Im thinking of a white translucent vinyl, would that work and does anyone have some links to amazon for brands they have tested. I hate the effect the...
  17. Electronic/Software: Power surge effect

    Halloween Props
    Been looking online and can't find anything. Went to ROT Haunted House this weekend and they have an effect where the lights in the main room are always on but will begin to fade in out/on off along with a sound of a power surge. Any ideas on how to accomplish an effect like this using regular...
  18. Prop Showcase: Pirate ship and treasure chest out of stuff laying around

    Halloween Props
    I looked at my hammock stand and saw a Pirate ship - I had PVC laying around as well as old canvas paint "tarps" . I used torn bed sheets for the sails. I will be adding a fog machine, audio soundtrack for ocean waves, creaky sounds and Pirates as well as torches inside the ship for extra...
  19. 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...
  20. Tell Tale Heart

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    I need a beating heart for my EAP haunt. All the sites are sold out of them. Any ideas on how to create the effect?
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