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  1. Gate Outside

    Gate Outside

    Gate is installed outside the garage.
  2. Faux Steel Haunt Panels

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Note: This is a repost of an old tutorial whose links to pictures were broken with the software update at HF. Problem: Your garage haunt has an opening to the outdoors. Two rather BIG openings. You thought tarps would do it but alas, they look awful. You go to Transworld and gawk at the...
  3. Clown Entrance way

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I built this Clown Entrance for a Halloween party last year. It turned out fantastic. The eyes rotate, using cheap motors I picked up from Princess Auto. I projected the image and air brushed onto plywood. I didn't build it to be self standing (but you could)....for our purpose it was...
  4. Other: Castle Drawbridge Entrance Facade

    Halloween Props
    This year's theme is Medieval/Castle/vikings. I am thinking a turret castle with a drawbridge for my entrance. I have a big old barn where I hold my party and build the appropriate theme entrance where guest walk in. Does anyone have pictures of things they have done for inspiration? My height...
  5. Target -- 2019

    General Halloween
    Was in Target this week and saw these kind of cool Harry Potter-licensed lamps. The bulb sits down inside the base. For anyone doing a Potter theme though these might look great on two entrance columns for example. Didn't see the price on them and might be up on the website. They were refreshing...
  6. Building a Faux Rock Arch

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Hey Spooky People! This isn't so much a request for a tutorial as it is a "am I going about this correctly" guide. The entrance to our haunt is a sort of fall-down-the-rabbit-hole type deal. I want to build a rock arch similar to this: It's not going to be that wide as I only have about 5'...
  7. 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...
  8. Static: Graveyard keepers quarters and grounds prop

    Halloween Props
    This will be the new attraction at the yard haunt this year. One side of the yard will be all graveyard, the garage will be an asylum with drop panels and the electric chair and then the other side of the yard will be the Graveyard keepers quarters with the new haunted cabin prop, fence and...
  9. tomb /crypt entrance inspired by scare factory version..

    General Halloween
    as I mentioned in another post :) a friend of mine had found a crazy deal on this scare factory tomb entrance, it also had a midnight studio prop on top was a deadite I think... the price was a give away deal.. but I'm in Canada he's in Illinoi !!!!!! 13 h to get there, just too far and the guy...
  10. Ideas wanted: How to add a clown theme to a graveyard/asylum yard haunt theme

    General Halloween
    Hello Everybody!!!! So excited to be back and for Fall (finally, it's been hot in Oklahoma) and the best holiday ever. This year I'm already busy building a new gallows prop (last one rotted) and since I have the lumber, a new guillotine will be started soon. But I do have need for some ideas...
  11. Static: Graveyard entrance sign help

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys! I've been building up my cemetery for the last few years and I'm not at the point where its big enough and I've decided to add an entrance gate. I've already built the entrance pillars but I'm having a hard time deciding on how to design the gate and add a cemetery sign above. I was...
  12. Prop Showcase: Backyard walk through of my haunt, 1/2 way point in setting this up.

    Halloween Props
    This year I am expanding my haunt to include a walkthrough with twists and scares. I prefer to use more family friendly props, so nothing really scary or gory. We get about 600-1000 kids each year. I am at the 1/2 way point in creating this. I just got lighting up last night and still have to...
  13. Hello from Texas!

    Member Introduction
    Hello from Texas! I've been a big Halloween fan for a long time. About 3 years ago, my sister and brother in law got me involved in helping them decorate as they have a neighborhood full of kids. We had a blast and, of course, began buying a few animatronics, etc. Now we're ready to step up...
  14. Need help with Pirate epitaphs

    General Halloween
    We are working on a dishonorable pirate graveyard for our side yard. I have come up with wording for the entrance sign but then my brain stopped. Need ideas for epitaphs that shows how they broke "The Code" Entrance sign will read "As you walk by, don’t shed a tear O’er these sorry sailor’s...
  15. Hello Again

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone. :D I thought I should make a post here, though I'm not really new. I forgot my old password for my deadspider account, and the email it was associated with is years and years long gone. So... because I couldn't get access, I rejoined as DeadSpider2.0 :o Figured I'd been...
  16. 2015 Fryght Manor Build

    General Halloween
    No great shakes, but I was able to build my pallet entrance today. Not where I want it yet, but it took awhile. It is essentially three sided with the longest side being about 16ft long. I am hoping that the entrance will better frame some of my animatronics. Maybe next year, I will build it a...
  17. Lucky 13 Carnival - 2015

    General Halloween
    Been working on this since August, and it's finally at the point to share. :) We did a test run on setup tonight, and have some nifty pics. For the build of my (really easy for non-mechanical folks) ghost pony scarousel (and video) go here Our signage ( our anniversary is Halloween...
  18. Mechanical: Looking for cheap panels

    Halloween Props
    Inspired by the Motorized Secret Entrance project on instructables, my plan this year is to create a haunted room with secret entrance on our patio. I can probably scavenge some 2x4s to set up the wall scaffolding. What is missing is panels to go on top of the beams to create somewhat durable...
  19. Ideas for sponsorships

    General Halloween
    Looking for some good ideas on getting sponsorships for my haunted house this year. Anyone have any ideas that have worked for you or fundraising ideas that might help. I feel if I could get a few sponsors. I wouldn't have to charge a entrance fee or if I did could give 100% of fee to a local...
  20. Ideas for queue line decorations

    General Halloween
    I've got a little garage haunt I have done the past couple years. I have always heard when telling a story it is better to "show" than to "tell" the audience. With that in mind I'm trying to come up with some ideas for the queue line outside our entrance. We don't have huge wait times but...
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