Halloween Forum banner

experience

  1. We are going live!

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Dear Community Members, Today is the migration day! We are almost at the starting line and really excited for you to experience the new community platform. As a reminder, the site will be put into maintenance and read only mode while the migration is underway until completion. We will post a...
  2. Lighting: Question for the Community - Black Lights

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I want to try something different this year for my porch and I am not sure what I need. I know this is the place to come though because you guys are awesome. I have a porch and I want to cobweb throughout and I want to really highlight the spooky affect with black lights. In my...
  3. Pneumatic: Can this be made into a pneumatic prop?

    Halloween Props
    I found this chest in neighbor's trash this morning, and I was wondering if my creature dude could be made to slowly come out of the chest as the lid opens? Creature is made of heavy foam and latex, and I'd have to shave a couple inches off the rear for him to fully fit. Even then, his head...
  4. We are Moving!

    General Halloween
    Dear Halloweenforum Community Members, Over the past year, there have been updates to your community environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. We sincerely apologize if you have been negatively impacted. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site...
  5. Trick or Treat Studios reviews

    Merchant Reviews
    As background, I have purchased several masks from Trick or Treat Studios. I didn't have any problems with the transactions, and the masks arrived in good shape. I posted reviews of each mask on their website, in which I went into some detail. My 4- and 5-star reviews were approved, and they...
  6. Creepy Wall Hanging Face with Fake Skin

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Made this nice wall painting for your enjoyment. Really though I tried this fake skin recipe and figured i would share the experience so check out my prop framed face.
  7. A Little Bit About Me

    Member Introduction
    Hello Halloween Forum Members, Although I signed up last Halloween season, I have really not posted anything till just recently. I started building Halloween props and sets many years ago when I was in Jr. High and long before anything was available for purchase. The end result was that (back...
  8. pico projector experience?

    General Halloween
    I feel like there's a thread on here every few weeks asking for projector recommendations, yet here I am again... I've decided I should try using a projector to decorate, but I don't want it to be so obvious I'm using a projector. So I thought maybe I could hide one inside the shell of a...
  9. Mechanical: UK Monster-in-a-box

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, Halloween isn't as popular in the UK as it is in the US, but I'm hopefully going to change that over the next few years as I build my drive / front garden (yard?) display, well at least in my leafy part of West Sussex anyway. I have a lot of prop building experience (R2D2, 2 x Daleks...
  10. Fog Scents?

    Product Reviews
    I ran four fog machines for three different scenes at my yard haunt this year. I saw that they sell fog scent and thought this would be perfect for each scene so I purchased Swamp for my pirate ship, Electrocution for my electric chair and Haunted Mansion for my haunted walkway. I purchased...
  11. ToTs without costumes

    General Halloween
    Hi everybody! Sorry if this question was already raised, but how do you feel about ToTs (in my experience generally older) who come and ask for candies but they don’t have a costume or not even a mask or something? I don’t get too many, but they still annoy me a bit - I would like to tell...
  12. Lighting: Just got Mini Ghostlights from Halloween FX Props

    Halloween Props
    These are like amazing lights to light up your props or haunt. They are small 12V LED lights, different colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and White... They are constructed with a metal body (anodized aluminum most likely) these lights are practically indestructible -- I mean if you drop it or it...
  13. Atmosphere Effects: Fake explosions

    Halloween Props
    Anyone have experience creating fake explosions? I'd like to simulate a small explosion that would result from cannon fire. It would need run several times during the evening. I've seen examples using flour/baby powder and an air cannon....which would be perfect except it would need refilling...
  14. Hello from NJ.

    Member Introduction
    Hello Everyone. I'm now in my 4th year of decking out my yard with various props to scare and delight. Mostly I enjoy making props myself with inspiration and guidance from many in this forum. I sometimes repurpose the commercial props sold from the Halloween popups, picking them up after...
  15. Repairing Lemax Spooky Town Tower

    Halloween Props
    Hi, Not sure if this is correct forum, but wanted to see if anybody had experience with repairing Lemax Haunted Clock Tower 35531. The cogs, clock and skeleton animation are not working but other lights are. Thanks.
  16. Electronic/Software: Flash cracker question

    Halloween Props
    Putting together an electric chair and wanted to use a couple flash crackers on the chair uprights near area where the TOT's upper arms/shoulders are. Before doing so, I wanted to make sure there was no danger of shock or hearing damage with the crackers within several inches of the TOT's...I...
  17. Looking for: High Voltage Electrical Box (Spirit Halloween)!

    Wanted to Buy
    Image: Youtube video of High Voltage/Death Row combo: This will be my second time doing a yard haunt, but this is the first year we’re going all in. We will be doing an asylum theme. I’ve already got the lovely Death Row inmate, but am looking for the High Voltage box that can activate it...
  18. body paint

    Makeup
    i'm thinking of doing a demon finn balor costume this year, but i don't have much experience with face and body paint. (he's a wwe wrestler...see below.) does anyone have suggestions for a particular type that isn't terribly expensive and covers well?
  19. Anyone buy from DHGate?

    Merchant Reviews
    Looking at buying a great big bulk purchase for some upgrades to our pumpkin lights. None of the Ebay stores have them in the qty I need, thus I went looking and found several options on DHGate. Anyone have experience buying from them?
  20. Pneumatic: hellevator experience

    Halloween Props
    I'd like to try and build a hellevator for my next project in 2018. I am kind of a stickler for a realistic experience and was wondering if anyone here has built one or been on one. I have not and was wondering what the experience was like and will it be worth building. Any cautionary tales or...
Top