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  1. Mask totem

    General Halloween
    I love masks but storage can become an issue. I was on Spider Hilll's site a while back and noticed a fitting that was either new to their line or I had just missed previously. It's a slip cross fitting for 1 " PVC. Inspired me to build this. "][/URL] Here's a detail. Mounted on a wooden...
  2. High Amp Power Supply Probably In Your Closet

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ATX computer power supplies are in almost any old desktop computer case you may have sitting in your attic or closet collecting dust. These power supply's have at least 5- 12v, 8-5v and 4-3.3v leads all running with enough amperage to run any motor, arduino, servo or light setup that you have...
  3. Electronic/Software: Butler Greeter prop

    Halloween Props
    A couple days ago I purchased a 6ft animated Butler Greeter prop 50% off from the AtHome store. https://www.athome.com/butler-greeter/124236783.html When I set it up the audio started stuttering and it stopped working completely. I called the store and they gave me the choice of returning it...
  4. 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...
  5. Mechanical: How to create anchor for motor?

    Halloween Props
    I have this motor with pulley that is attached to my cage prop that I want to spin a couple feet off the ground. Are there any suggestions on how I can anchor this motor to some fixed point? I tried attached to a long piece of wood whose ends were held between two bird feeder poles but I'm...
  6. Argh!!!

    General Halloween
    I went out to the garage, in the heat, to get a couple things done and my last grey spray paint won't work, (none of the usual tricks fixed it), AND I am out of Mastic Tape!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got all sweaty for NOTHING!:mad:
  7. Mechanical: One way to Skin a cat...

    Halloween Props
    I had this Furreal cat for my organ grinder that I wanted to turn into a monkey. Here he is in his white fur: SO I skinned the cat down to bare "bones." Excuse his violent "poo flinging" action... I fixed that later... I finished him up with some brown fur and gave him a little tin cup...
  8. Static: Refurbished UV Mummy Prop

    Halloween Props
    Just thought I'd share one of the many props I'm refurbishing for a client. This latex/foam filled prop was in really bad shape. I had to do some pretty significant repairs. Here he is all fixed up and painted with Wildfire UV paint. Thanks for looking! More pics here ...
  9. to be fixed?? (gemmy light and sound halloween}

    Wanted to Buy
    I know this is not, to post to get something fixed but I have two of these one lasted for years the other not even to Halloween last year I would really like to get them fixed, I do know it is not the fuse but other than that I do not know the one that work for a long time started overlapping...
  10. I'm Scared To Put Up Halloween Decorations!

    General Halloween
    **Sigh** :( we got vandalized for the 3rd time now! Some loser(s) just destroyed my moms 30 year old cement deer and it might not be able to get fixed! Guys and galls, I am really scared to get vandalized again if i decorate! :( What should I do?!? Also for Christmas decorations!
  11. Gemmy Dropping Talking Skull?

    General Halloween
    I don't know if I'm supposed to post this on the Prop forum, or not, but... Does anyone else have this? Walgreens carried them back in 2008 or so. It used to drop, but now it only talks and the eyes light. I wondered if anyone else had the same problem, and if so, how they fixed it (if...
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