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  1. Static: My newest creation - "The Impaled Corpse"

    Halloween Props
    Started out just wanting to see how detailed I could make a corpsed skeleton, then it evolved into a corpse on a stake, then into a corpse staked on a tree branch with some severed rotting heads alongside. The corpsing was done with latex, shop towel and great stuff. There are a few other odds...
  2. JoAnn Fabric Garland

    Wanted to Buy
    Wondering if anyone that picked up the vine black glitter garland on clearance at JoAnn's last Spring might want to part with a few? It was black with glitter about 6 feet long. I bought a few for a project and need a few more. Didn't see it on their site this year. Thanks.
  3. Mechanical: Animated Clown-Go-Round, or swinging merry go round

    Halloween Props
    Never mind, I think I figured it out now.
  4. Other: How to paint a Squawkers McCaw / faux fur?

    Halloween Props
    After seeing some great projects with it here I finally bought a Squawkers McCaw and the board to go with it from J-Man. The problem is that my theme is a spooky graveyard, nothing piratey. My solution is to turn Squakwers into a zombie parrot in a cage, but I'm not sure how to tackle paining...
  5. Building a Faux Rock Arch

    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'...
  6. Static: Want to convert snowman into pumpkin monster. need ideas

    Halloween Props
    Hello. So every year I grab more and more of those lighted pumpkins to the point where I have a good sized pumpkin patch that the kids really like. Time to make it a little evil and scary by combining it with my graveyard stuff. I wanted to add this from Home Depot but I didn't see it until...
  7. Static: NBC yard

    Halloween Props
    After I moved here and produced my first Halloween yard my neighbors asked what I was going to do for Christmas. I had no idea that I moved onto a road where everyone did Christmas displays. So I slowly transitioned into a Nightmare Before Christmas theme. Each year I just make or add one...
  8. The evolution of Captain Spaulding WIP

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I’ve procrastinated way too long! Our Halloween party is Friday so time to get to work on hubby’s costume: I did find a wide-striped red and white satin online but it was a minimum 5-yard order and by the time shipping was added, it was going to be around $75. The blue fabric with stars or...
  9. Static: Grim reaper & monster mud question

    Halloween Props
    For anyone who has built this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Mud-Reaper/ Can it be disassembled once the burlap has been Monster Mudded? Or is it pretty much a permanent statue at that point? Storage is limited so I make all my props so they can be broken down. If not, I may have...
  10. How to Dye Blue Fabric to Black

    I have a cheap zombie costume I bought from Spirit. I love the color of the pants, but the top is a terrible blue color. I'd like to dye this blue to match the charcoal black of the pants. How can I do this and what materials do I need? It's a very thin, flimsy material so I'd have to be...
  11. Free Yard Haunt Materials San Jose

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I tried giving this away after Halloween last year but didn't get any takers, so I'm trying one last time. Looking to downsize permanently. I have tons of jute erosion control fabric and a picket cemetery fence that I'm giving away to anyone that promises to use it (either as a prop or in your...
  12. Halloween Fabric

    Halloween Crafts
    Some great collections at fabric.com. They have some of the same designs as at Joann but the prices seem to be a little lower for some. Really like the Something Wicked and Materialize collections, haven't seen these before https://www.fabric.com/collection/something-wicked...
  13. Static: My take on floating heads

    Halloween Props
    I needed some other things to go in the yard this year, so I thought I would do some floating heads. I also made the pattern for a cardboard black cat and a vulture done the same way the spiders were. I'll post pics for the cat and vulture while I'm working on them. I'm trying not to have too...
  14. Jo Ann Fabrics 2018

    General Halloween
    I didn't see anything on there yet like props, but last year the had some good stuff. Maybe they will have more this year. Some of the fabric patterns looked nice though. I really like these: https://www.joann.com/halloween-cotton-fabric-44in-glow-in-the-dark-haunted-house/15548365.html...
  15. Free Stuff San Jose CA

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Looking to downsize permanently. I have tons of jute erosion control fabric and a picket cemetery fence that I'm giving away to anyone that promises to pick it up and use it (either as a prop or in your yard as they are intended) You can see how I used them in this photo...
  16. Atmosphere Effects: Oh The Dilemma! Which Fabric and Color Paint. Opinions?

    Halloween Props
    OK my first dilemma is which fabric to set up for rear projection (2300 lumens, HD). This is will be on my living room window where I am in daily (will have it on for about 2 hours in evening). I like having the window to look out of (woman alone) to see who is/if someone is coming or just the...
  17. Fabric Fabric question for the experts

    Halloween Crafts
    Which fabrics are the lightest, for any given yard? I need to recover a moving prop and need to keep weight down. I tried estimating in the fabric store but it's almost impossible to tell since everything is folded and each piece is usually a different length after they've already cut some off...
  18. Hanging Fabric from Ceiling

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So for my fortune teller room which will be in our family room, I want to just hand various fabrics from the ceiling to give the look of being in an old school fortune teller tent. Without trying to put my vision into words (and I could not find a photo that really did the trick either), what's...
  19. Static: What cloth is used to make creepy cloth???

    Halloween Props
    Can anyone tell me the kind of cloth that is used to make creepy cloth? A lot of people have said cheese cloth but I use cheese cloth all the time & it's pretty flimsy compared to the creepy cloth. The weave is very similar but the threading is much larger with the creepy cloth. I'm open to any...
  20. FS: Scream Robe Sparkle Fabric

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    OK hate to sell this but need to make room and downsize some, Scram robe with accurate sparkle fabric! Never worn and has been in storage for over a year. Sale price $300 shipped! Very high quality and accurate. Also selling a prop buck 120 knife and scream 3 phone, same model and type used by...