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  1. Free At Last!

    General Halloween
    Free at last, free at last, thank *dietyofyourchoice* all mighty, we are free at last! No more holidays breathing down my neck for at least 8 more months! Is anyone relieved that Hallowthankmas has passed? I swear, I need an additional month between Halloween and Christmas. There is just not...
  2. 2019 Midwest Haunters Convention

    Midwest Haunters Convention
    I just saw that the Midwest Haunters Convention is going to be in Chicago this year, this should be an interesting change? The Pre-convention bus tours will be different! I just wonder how people are going to react, I have a feeling some are going to like the move while others are going to...
  3. Ever Feel Like...

    General Halloween
    Do you ever feel that with all of the prep that we haunters do every October, that we are somehow missing out on the Halloween going on all around us? I sometimes do... feeling a little like Charlie Brown's sister Sally:"HALLOWEEN IS OVER AND I MISSED IT!" Don't get me wrong - I LOVE being...
  4. 2018 Might well be our last display ...

    General Halloween
    We're in the UK and have been doing a display in our front garden (yard) since 2014. In the five years it's grown a little with gravestones, earth breakers, full skeletons, occasionally a fog machine, and this year I had an Atmosfear projection in the window, so nothing fancy and pretty basic...
  5. Static: The feeling of finishing your final prop of the year

    Halloween Props
    It’s a good feeling. Almost a relief knowing I am done. I’ve been at it non stop since mid July and am about burnt out. I think I made about 35 new props after only making one or two things last year. I can’t wait to set up this weekend. My final prop was a 13 foot tall demon tree king...
  6. Retailers Closing Stores....

    General Halloween
    I've been reading about the different retailers that are going bankrupt, or closing storefronts. Feeling a little worried that they will cut back on halloween merchandise, despite halloween spending increasing last year. I do my fair share of online shopping, but nothing beats the feeling of...
  7. Has there ever been a Ben Cooper Mask used by a horror movie villain?

    General Halloween
    I was looking at old Ben Cooper masks on Ebay, and it seems that some of them have an uncanny valley feeling that would be would be way creepier than a hockey or Shatner Mask.
  8. Hello from Orlando Florida

    Member Introduction
    Not sure how chatty i will be. so far i am joying this site. the people seem nice and i like the feeling of community. my friends call me rayne. its nice to meet you all
  9. Anyone not feeling the Halloween spirit yet?

    General Halloween
    Recently, I've been feeling out of the whole Halloween spirit and mood. I don't know why, maybe it's due to the terribly hot weather or the changes I'm facing in life, but I'm just not getting that 'click' of excitement that I got by now last year and it's been bothering me terribly. I tried to...
  10. The Smaller Halloween

    General Halloween
    How-do, gang. Forgive the length, but there's a common issue on the forum the past few years that I wanted to talk about. It isn't my intention to seem preachy or instructive, just wanting to voice a little support for my fellow fiends. Chances are, some of us are going to realize that due to...
  11. Feeling Like Fall??...

    General Halloween
    Well, it's not exactly feeling like fall here in Texas! But, today it's in the 70's, cloudy and rainy.....I'll take it! It's certainly putting me in the fall and Halloween spirit! :) Hope some of you are experiencing some fall-like weather too!
  12. I'm obsessed with Halloween, very new to forums

    Member Introduction
    I'd love to share photos and ideas I have, if someone could let me know where they go. I've been reading rules and such, still a bit lost. Anyways, I've been into Halloween since I was a kid. My house always has some Halloween decor and pumpkins around and I go overboard decorating. I'm not...
  13. Are you a haunt theme perfectionist?

    General Halloween
    Wondering if you guys think of yourselves as haunt theme perfectionists or more laid back in your decorating. Some years I have definitely been the later, but to some degree I lean towards the former. When do you throw in the proverbial towel on "cutoff" dates to decide your haunt theme if you...
  14. How are you feeling about 2016?

    General Halloween
    For Halloween, your haunt, or just in general. Are you happy 2015 is over? Or are you dreading the rest of 2016?
  15. post halloween depression syndrome.

    General Halloween
    Hope everyone had a good Halloween 2015 this year it rained for most of it! They were talking about moving it to Friday or Sunday(today) those days we had no rain. Saturday it was cold and rainy until 5 pm. Anyways I cant believe its over already anyone else feeling kinda down that...
  16. Santa Anas

    General Halloween
    These damn Santa Ana winds need to stop. My tombstones are standing, but it' impossible to get anything else up. Any other Southern Californians feeling the pain?
  17. Too much to do?

    General Halloween
    We are doing a party this year in addition to decorating as usual, but changed themes completely - usually do a typical spooky graveyard, but I fell hard for the carnival/circus theme and that meant starting almost from scratch on all decorations. I am the only one that builds and works on...
  18. Spirit store 2015

    General Halloween
    They are having a decent clearance sale right now. I picked up several 3 foot tall tombstones for $10 a piece. I also picked up a full mask devil mask for $15. Only one big animation is on sale and the rest is smaller items and costumes. I cannot wait for the big reveal on the new theme.
  19. 6th annual halloween bash: feeling BLAH and need help

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    This year will be our 6th year hosting our annual Halloween bash. I'm feeling a bit BLAH this year. And its been kind of a rough year. I turn 30 on October 5th and I just want this year to be better than last year. It was COLD last year. I need some ideas as of what to do. We have a cemetery...
  20. How to encourage people to stay inside for party?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi guys! Nothing like a last-minute post for advice - our party is in 12 hours! So every year, like many of you, we spend months planning, weeks decorating, and lots of money on our party. We decorate every downstairs room in our house. INSIDE the house. Yet every year without fail, half of the...