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  1. 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...
  2. Modifying a "spotlight"

    General Halloween
    Hi all! I bought a "spotlight" several years ago, but have never used it. I finally got my skeletons up into a tree in our front yard... and I thought it would be fun to shine a spotlight on them. So I put in a bulb, plugged it in... and it's really just a bare bulb. So it's super bright for...
  3. Static: Need Help: Home Depot Fire Dragon Assembly

    Halloween Props
    It's been raining nonstop here for weeks, now, and I'm so far behind it's just sad at this point. However, I thought if nothing else, I could get my giant fire dragon set up on the porch and hopefully that would build some momentum. ...except I can't get his dadgummed frakkin' lakkin' head to...
  4. Quick & Easy Fire & Ice Shrouds

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    If you're like me, you hate seeing the light source from the sides of Fire & Ice Lights. Here's a quick easy way to make shrouds for them to eliminate that problem. Cut down a 12 ounce Styrofoam cup to 2-1/2". Apply a couple coats of flat black craft paint to the outside. When it's dry, slip it...
  5. 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...
  6. Recording technology

    Member Introduction
    I like to decorate my front yard so that adults and older kids are entertained, but little kids aren't traumatized. Last year I had a bazillion pumpkins everywhere, as well as two suburban skeleton guys in lawn chairs with a fire pit. It was a surprisingly big hit, with people posing for...
  7. Mechanical: Anyone do a fire breather animatronic?

    Halloween Props
    Browsing for ideas, I came across these DMX flame pots: These would have been great 20 years ago when I was a kid trying to figure out how to make a flaming hellhole in my parent's yard. Like I have previously mentioned, I'm going to run with a circus/sideshow/carnival theme this year...
  8. Howdy from Oklahoma/Black Sheeting Hack?

    Member Introduction
    Hey everyone! I've been a forum stalker for quite a while and decided I needed to fully join in on the hauntingly good fun! I have been a Halloween fanatic for years but finally have the house layout to hopefully pull off my first haunt! Time will tell though as I am quickly running out of...
  9. Complete Haunt for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    We are putting up our complete Haunt for sale. We had set this up in a 18X36 Military tent with the graveyard outside as you either exit or enter the maze. A couple different maze patterns, This haunt comes with: Maze walls and aparatus to stand, witches and witches lair, vampire in coffin and...
  10. Other: Glowing cauldron potion

    Halloween Props
    Ditched the clunky great stuff goo cover for our witch's cauldron and made something with a bit more wow factor. Pretty simple, just a plexiglass disc textured with hot glue and a fire and ice light underneath. I say simple, because I already had the base I hid the fire and ice light in so all I...
  11. Atmosphere Effects: Fake fire

    Halloween Props
    Realized I asked about this some time back. Please disregard. Getting old and senile sucks.
  12. Post_Halloween Home Depot Lighting 75% off

    General Halloween
    Fire and Ice RRO $5 https://www.homedepot.com/p/LightShow-Fire-and-Ice-Red-Orange-Spotlight-56777/205832727?MERCH=REC-_-rv_cart_rr-_-NA-_-205832727-_-N Fire and Ice GGO $5 https://www.homedepot.com/p/LightShow-10-24-in-Spot-Light-Fire-and-Ice-GGO-Stake-Set-57267/206762493 Gemmy Purple 2 pack -...
  13. Forecast for this evening: FOG.... lot's of fog!

    General Halloween
    THIS is what I wanted to see! And now to fire up 2 of these: for some of this:
  14. Atmosphere Effects: Fog Machine and Flaming Cauldron 'Bonfire" Prop

    Halloween Props
    Not quite finished, but it's coming along well. Originally I had planned to build a fire prop based around a mist maker, only to discover that a single-head mister doesn't put out nearly enough volume for that sort of thing. Nor do 3 of them, at least the 3 that I own. So, I moved on to the fog...
  15. Real fire in your display?

    General Halloween
    Hey guys! I had tiki torches in my display a few years back but they were off to the side yard where no one would be walking near them. I thought about putting them in my graveyard or near the front so they will catch peoples eye and come down our street. My house is a little hidden by a wooded...
  16. Lighting: LED bulbs for Faux Fire?

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys, I'm trying to build my own fake fire for a burning town scene and I'm hung up on the lighting. I have the silk flames and all but every light I try looks like crap. I know the LED's in the commercial cauldrons are very bright and look great but I don't know what lumens they are or...
  17. Lighting: Skull firepit - need lighting help

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    Yesterday I found some $4 skulls at Wal-Mart and built a fire pit for my bubbling cauldron. My delima is I cannot figure out how to make it looks like a fire is burning inside of it while the cauldron sits on top. I would prefer a flickering light effect to simulate fire, but will take any...
  18. Lighting: Best fire and ice light?

    Halloween Props
    Where have you found your best quality fire and ice light? Looking to buy to put on our balcony, but I'm not sure whether to go with the one from Spirit, Home Depot, Grandin Road, Walmart, etc.
  19. Fireplace Flames

    Halloween Props
    I'm building a styrofoam fireplace and would like to run a video of fire burning on a HDTV sitting behind it. I went on youtube and there are lots of videos with pretty crackling fire and burning embers but none that are "spooky" enough. By spooky I mean there must be videos of fire with...
  20. Lighting: Green Fire, Anyone?

    Halloween Props
    Here at Wolfman's House of Horrors, we've been trying to get away from electrical cables on the ground. Nothing says "artificial" quite like a bunch of extension cords... So I've gone to concealed LED flashlights to high light the props with Tiki Torches for ambience. This year I'm trying...