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  1. Static: Cheap skulls

    Halloween Props
    Looking to see if anyone's got a good lead on bulk packs of skulls, human size or slightly smaller is fine, I need probably a few dozen of them. Plastic preferred. I've searched online without much (cheap) help, so any advice or suggestions are much appreciated!!
  2. Electronic/Software: Safety Coffin

    Halloween Props
    I have an idea for a safety coffin which is one of those graves with the bell on top in case someone is buried alive by mistake. I am thinking about how to make the bell ring. I know there are those with more electrical knowledge so I am looking for ideas. In general I came up with a couple of...
  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. Walmart Clearance Easter Candy Disguised for Halloween

    General Halloween
    Last year, I hit the Walmart Clearance shelves after Easter in search of half-priced candy for TOT. While most of it was packaged for Easter, I was able to get Sponge Bob Gummy Krabby Patties, Sixlets, Razzles, Nerds, and a large bag of Skittles/Starburst mix in regular colored packaging. I...
  5. PhotoBucket change of heart?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Just today I was overjoyed to find that the Photobucket image hosting site has returned my pictures to all of my tutorials and posts on this forum. Two or three years ago, they DECIDED that allowing users to post their own pics to a third party web site (like this forum) for free was causing...
  6. 288 Nights `Til Halloween!

    Member Introduction
    Hello! Longtime lurker, first-time poster, here. With time winding down before Halloween (cough), I thought I'd finally go ahead and become a member. I've only been yard decorating for about four years and have really enjoyed decorating over the past two Halloweens now that I own my own home...
  7. Mechanical: Help! Spirit Halloween Harvester Repair

    Halloween Props
    I recently obtained a Harvester from a local yard sale. Cosmetically, he is in great condition. No dirt anywhere on his inside or his clothes. The problem I am having is with his head rising mechanism. His eyes, mouth, and head turn all work great, however his head doesn't lift up or down. You...
  8. Mechanical: PIR Sensor How-To - NEED HELP

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. Ordered 2 smaller animated props from Spirit Halloween and one came today, the leaping spider. Works great and will definitely scare but the issue I have is that the motion sensor doesn't work that well if at all, and need a simple PIR sensor that works with the hookup on the prop. I...
  9. Tombstone support * Question

    General Halloween
    What do you do to secure your prop tombstones to the ground? The mini plastic stakes they come with are useless, last year I used paint stir sticks and duct tape which worked fine. But this year it's extra windy and it's not working too well. Thanks!
  10. Winking Murder Printables!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Ok, I was looking everywhere for printable cards for the winking murder game. There was a lady on here, who said she would email them if needed, But I am not sure if she is still a member. So I made my own take on the cards. Here they are if you want them! (I printed mine in large size prints...
  11. Electronic/Software: Need Help with Atmos Digital Download...Again

    Halloween Props
    I am needing help...again LOL We downloaded the Atmos videos on a USB. We did 2 different USB and they each have their own Atmos downloads. They were downloaded with Windows Movie Maker and encoded with k.264 USB 1 - Plays just fine. No issues USB 2 - Will play in my newer projector that has...
  12. Static: vinyl paint

    Halloween Props
    last year I spray painted a beach ball with paint and it worked out fine, this year I went thru all my spray paint and a few I bought and nothing dries, any body got any ideas on what I can use. Last years paint either came from lowes or home depot.
  13. Mechanical: 1st Prop for 2018!

    Halloween Props
    Got a huge head start on my 2018 Haunt!!! Finally got my 5 RPM synchronous motors in from Amazon, which cost me ZERO DOLLARS!!...GIFT CARD! Threw this one together just to see how it would go, it needs some fine tuning, but here is a video I will post the mechanism when it is to my liking, but...
  14. Electronic/Software: Aduino malfunctions when power is applied to relays

    Halloween Props
    I know what you're thinking. Really Dustin? Another Arduino post? Yes, sadly I do have another problem that I need some help with. I built my Arduino and it works just fine till I apply power to my relays. Without 12v DC connected the relays trigger just fine every time but with 12v DC connected...
  15. New Member with a question

    Member Introduction
    I recently purchased the Graveyard Reaper. Everything works except for the LED lights in the eyes of the coffin guy and coffin LEDs. Anyone experience this problem? The Reaper works fine and the door opens fine just no lights in the coffin.
  16. "Verified" Ghosts? .. Yes.

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    My old house has quite a Haunted History. So how do I know that this house is "Haunted"? It's really very simple. Some former tenants told me about their experiences here , then without this information, current guests seeing the house for the first time, tell me the same things as to what the...
  17. The Horror On Harvard ft Lehigh Terror

    General Halloween
    I did my backyard (well 2/3 of my backyard) and our son did a Hellbilly themed maze haunt in the 2 wooded lots next door. It was a lot of work, especially since our son could only come (2 hour drive) for maybe 4 hours at a time with an occasional overnight stay with his Wed/Thurs day off...
  18. Fog: Sputtering Fogger?

    Halloween Props
    I have two 400 watt no name foggers that I got years ago from a Halloween store (not Spirit or Halloween City). This year one fogger seems be having problems. It barely spits out fog and sometimes not at all... I've tried cleaning it, running distilled water through it, and then putting in fresh...
  19. Looking For The Life Size CyptKeeper Prop Sold At Spencers In The Late 1990's

    Wanted to Buy
    I'd really like to get a hold of one of these awesome guys. He doesn't have to work, pretty much any condition would be fine with me. So if you have one that's all dressed up with no place to "ghoul", please let me know. Thanks! EDIT: It actually doesn't have to be the Spencer's one, I'd be...
  20. Hello everybody!

    Member Introduction
    Hi! My name is Jason and I live in northwest Indiana (20 minutes from Chicago). I am a life long Halloween fan (after all, I was born on Oct. 31. Coincidence?). I have always tried and failed at decorating for Halloween, mainly because I put it off until a week before. This year I am starting...