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  1. Mechanical: Hoping for a Bit of Floating Candelabra Help

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I have an idea for a floating candelabra that I think will look great in our haunt if I can pull it off. Which is why my first step is coming here and asking you all what you think the best approach might be. I am thinking of taking my little plastic candelabra and turning it into a...
  2. Mechanical: Levitating Teapot Animated Prop

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    Here is my Animated Levitating Teapot prop ... a real crowd pleaser. Complete step-by-step instructions in the video.
  3. Prop Showcase: Floating Candle Prop

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    No Haunted House is complete without a floating candle ... or two. Here is my Floating Candle Prop with complete instructions on how to build it all on my YouTube channel.
  4. Mechanical: Floating Candle Prop

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    Here is a photo of my Floating Candle Prop that I design and built a few years ago. It is a pretty simple mechanical animation prop, but the results (with the right lighting and setting) can be pretty impressive. I give away all of my secrets in my how-to videos, if you would like to see it in...
  5. Outdoor Floating Candle help

    Over the past few weeks I have seen all these great ideas for PVC Candles using tea lights and various other things. This year I really want to hang some candles from a tree in my front yard. I want to make floating candles above the graveyard I am also going to be making. I have just run into a...
  6. Floating Dementors on Front Porch

    Halloween Prop Building Group
    Hi there, We're prepping for a Harry Potter themed front porch for Halloween this year. The porch will have hundreds of floating candles like the great hall. We were thinking of creating some lightweight dementors and making them float. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make them...
  7. Atmosphere Effects: Trying to decide where to place hollusion type effect

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    OK, So the front of the house is almost done, and I have my clown front up. (for the most part) What I'm trying to decide now, is if I want kids to go up to get the candy from inside the Clown (porch) ... I wanted to do a floating smokey head telling them to get out. However I'm not sure if I...
  8. Atmosphere Effects: Floating Candles

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    I getting ready to begin one of my last minor prop builds for the season, but before I start I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me. What I am looking to do is suspend candles from a tree in way that makes them look like they are floating in the air. I am most likely going to be using...
  9. Prop Showcase: What are your thoughts on the new Gemmy floating ghost?

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    I'm excited to see a new floating ghost coming out. If you've seen my earlier posts, you'd know that I'm a total maniac for them. If you haven't seen it, watch this video: https://sites.google.com/site/gemmyhalloweenprops/table-top-props/2017/animated-floating-ghost---skeleton
  10. Prop Showcase: My favorite props of all time

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    After all the "Have you seen this product?" posts, I'm ready to do something different. So here are a couple of my favorite props (these aren't in any particular order): 1. light up mummy groundbreaker: 2. floating ghost series (most of the floating ghosts): 3. The donna the dead...
  11. My Parties are THIS Saturday! The house is almost done, but I need a Shot Recipe !

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I have 2 parties this Saturday!!! The Tweens' start at 6pm. I am expecting at least 20 of them (Lord help me!) They will leave at 9:30, then the Adults Party starts at 10pm. Late, I know, But the Adult party was a spontanious decision. My entire house has been transformed. Front LR, dining...
  12. Floating Donna Dead *as is $6

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    Gone. Thanks.
  13. Atmosphere Effects: Clear rods for Floating Candles in Graveyard?

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    Hi Everyone, I am thinking about incorporating static floating candles in my cemetery this year. I saw this picture that seems to be a twist on Harry Potter that started to get me thinking. Most set ups use fishing line, but I want these out in the open and spread throughout the cemetery...
  14. New 2014 Scaremation animation: Cloaked Wraith

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    Hi, everyone! For those who liked my previous works, Spectre and Zombie Slammer, you'll probably really get a kick out of my new 2014 animation, Cloaked Wraith (a floating skeletal ghost), which combines some of the best elements of both (floating ghost, flowing cloak, window slamming, jump...
  15. Prop Showcase: different take on witches cauldron

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    I gathered up some old stuff laying around to experiment with a new cauldron. Borrowed the cardboard clothes roped tub cauldron build up from many on here..poked a hole in the bottom of it for a fog machine and the power cords..and used an old record player I salvaged from a yard sale to make my...
  16. Create Simple 3D Halloween Hologram with PVC/Glass sheet, TV and Floating Skull video

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    My new friend Chewy has been kind enough to add to the mistry of the floating head. This illusion is historically know as "Pepper's Ghost" CREATE YOUR OWN Here is a cool Halloween Party idea that can also be played on a BIG SCREAM TV or on a Projector. :D Pls DO NOT BUY THE DVD's advertised...
  17. Other: Help with floating head plexiglass/tv setup

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    I bought a large piece of plexi-glass to do that floating head effect. Problem is, it's thin and very flexible. I can't hang it from our ceiling. I was thinking of making a frame out of wood. I am wondering if anyone has done this before with wood or recommends another framing material. I have...
  18. Floating Lantern How-To

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Parts: 1 - low rpm motor (i.e. disco ball motor) 1 - lantern (1lbs.) 1 - LED flicker candle 1 - 1/2" diameter aluminum rod 2 - 10-24x2" eye bolts 2 - 10-24 nuts 1 - 10-24 hex nut 1 - m4-12 pitch .7 pan head phillips head screw 1 - 2lbs. fishing weight 1 - ball bearing swivel 2 - lanyard clips 1...