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  1. Prop Showcase: Haunted tree reveal!

    Halloween Props
    Haunted tree reveal!:D I was cutting it short close on my tree! I was literally finishing the touch ups right as my husband was putting it together yesterday! Even though I did not get a chance to paint it, it still looks great! I got so many compliments on my tree and people couldn’t believe I...
  2. Hello from Oklahoma!

    Member Introduction
    I've been lurking for a while but finally settled on a username and decided to join. This year I decided to go much bigger on my yard, I'm working on a somewhat realistic giant spider with a 12' legspan and a creeper. I have a fairly small yard, so I'm limited on how much I can add, but if I end...
  3. Other: Halloween 2018: Revenant Manor Build

    Halloween Props
    I've been experiencing some issues when trying to create / update albums on the forum this year, so I figured instead of creating a build album this year, I might try a post instead. For 2018 to this point, we've added a new haunt sign, mausoleum, vine lanterns, and the 'witching well'. All...
  4. 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...
  5. 2017: The UnOrthodOx major scale-back year.

    General Halloween
    Looking at it, this has really been 4 years in coming. For years, working on Halloween has worked as stress relief for me. That begun to change in 2014. I was out of work, and the Halloween budget was a casualty. In addition, being out of work I had different home budget and time needs...
  6. I made a special Halloween video with Scream Queen Brinke Stevens!

    General Halloween
    I recorded some crickets on Halloween night--I had been wanting to do that for a while, to get a recording of real crickets on the real night. Don't know if that makes the cricket sounds any better. This Halloween was not the "biggest" Halloween, it was actually small-sized compared to...
  7. I need more time

    General Halloween
    24 days until Halloween and so much left to do. Ahhhhhhhhhh. Okay just some slight panicking. Back to finishing like a mad women.
  8. would anyone recognize these??

    General Halloween
    you think anyone would get what Halliday favorite these are from and yes I will be finishing the whole thing
  9. Static: New to the forum and building my first prop!

    Halloween Props
    Hi all! After looking through the forum for a while I finally decided to join and ask for advice. I'm building my first prop. It's turning out to be huge and pretty cool. I would love advice on finishing it. I'm in the painting stage and trying to figure out how best to "age" it.
  10. Road to October - Episode #6

    General Halloween
    Finishing up my wall panels!
  11. Static: Finishing up my Mr. Chicken skulls

    Halloween Props
    I got 5 skulls from Mr. Chicken a while back and am in the process of finishing them. They have a coat of white latex primer. I want the look of old bone so gave a couple of them a base coat of dark greenish/brown, followed by a dry brushing of light tan. They came out pretty fair. Opinions?
  12. Static: A hearse for my horse

    Halloween Props
    well I think the horse is done now just to do the finishing touches on the hearse then start the coffin any Ideas??
  13. Static: Making stones with the family

    Halloween Props
    We started making tombstones for this years haunt. Used styrofoam and a soldering iron. Works great but stinky!! Still finishing the painting and need to seal them but here is what we got so far! They started like this!! This seamed to dark so needed to touch up the paint a little...