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  1. A new look for our yard

    General Halloween
    The mermaid skeleton came! She is gorgeous!!! Rather than a typical bone color, she is kind of grayish, with a bendy tail. She'll certainly look better than our old mermaid, which was a regular Bucky type, with a homemade tail. Due to a house move, we couldn't Halloween last year, and when I...
  2. Anything from the Halloween Expo?

    General Halloween
    All I'm seeing is kids posting videos on youtube showing the concrete floor and very little props.I did see they repainted the winter dragon ,now it's the FOREST DRAGON (lame) I see Gemmy has a new Pennywise but not one good video of it.
  3. Coffin Coronary - by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ​Partsman's Note: Here's another how-to from Death Lord enjoy There are lots of places to find how to make a toe pincher casket on the internet, but I couldn't find a single place on building authentic coffins. Above you can see that we have used the dimensions of an actual casket to place our...
  4. What is "safe" to store in an outdoor storage locker?

    General Halloween
    Hi, could use people's suggestions based on your own experience about what kinds of things you feel can safely be stored in an outdoor storage locker situation without having the contents being damaged from cold, heat or mold (due to cold temperatures). BTW this is in a commercial complex of...
  5. Lighting: 2018 House and yard setup

    Halloween Props
    It's my second year decorating at our new house. We don't get any TOT's since we live on a main road, but we do get a lot of cars driving by and slowing down. I have have two projectors running: second floor is a ghost bride loop and the first floor is a loop of sirens and wraiths. We have a...
  6. Conference Room Decorating Contest!

    General Halloween
    this is how you see it from the first floor
  7. Mechanical: Help ASAP with Home Depot Headless Horseman!

    Halloween Props
    Just picked this guy (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-86-6-in-Headless-Horseman-5124513/304942912) up today on floor model. Obviously, some bits were broken, nothign we couldn't fix, but specifically the mechanism that turns his legs was broken. Me and my dad have been trying to...
  8. 2017 West Coast Haunters Convention (WCHC)

    West Coast Haunters Convention
    Sincere apologies if there is already another thread going for this--I searched a couple times and didn't see one! Spookerstar, GraveyardQueen and I are all headed to the West Coast Haunters Convention this year. Its our first time and we are really looking forward to it. We are diving in...
  9. Papercraft Using floor polish for Paper mache.

    Halloween Crafts
    Let me start by saying yes, I can be lazy at times. :o I really am too lazy to make my own paste, and Mod Podge type of products seem a bit pricey, so I usually use the watered down white glue method for paper mache projects. While I was starting a new project I was wondering if my...
  10. Decorating Our New Apartment

    General Halloween
    Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've posted and a LOT has changed in our lives. We moved this past February from our home into an apartment and are planning on residing here until we purchase another home next summer. Unfortunately this means we will not have a big yard display this year...
  11. Static: Making Props is part of the fun!

    Halloween Props
    There are all kinds of Halloween props, from simple cheesecloth draped over an inverted salad bowl to wildly authentic fully animated creatures of unimaginable horror or amusement. Part of the fun of Halloween, is in figuring out how to make good, visually impressive props without bleeding the...
  12. Let's Talk About Floors

    General Halloween
    I'm setting my small haunt in the garage this year for the first time. I'm looking for ideas on what to do with the floor. Granted, I don't need to do anything with the floor, but I've always wanted to use it as part of the scares. Here are some things I want to do, so if anyone has suggestions...
  13. Atmosphere Effects: Haunted House Layouts

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone have any great drawing layouts or know a site where its geared towards layouts and scenes, I just want to look at floor plans and how everyone lays out their haunts. Always gives me great ideas.
  14. Anyone haunt an apartment? Or a small space?

    General Halloween
    New here and want to see any pictures or ideas for haunting an apartment. We have several neighbors that already have lights up, and uses scene setters to cover their windows. Some have a few small hanging props. We live on the ground floor facing a pretty nice tropical courtyard with palm and...
  15. Any Halloween Express Folks Here?

    General Halloween
    I was at our local Halloween Express store yesterday and I noticed they had several animatronic props way in the back corner of the store, unplugged, and leaning against the wall or on the floor. I'm guessing there are either defective ones or store displays that broke, and I was wondering if...
  16. Static: Suggestions on Garage Floor

    Halloween Props
    Not sure what category this would fall under, hope I've picked the right one. I have a set up in my garage and for the last few years have used fence panels to create a floor. Over time some of them had gotten warped and I want to do something different other than just setting everything on...
  17. Lighting: Electric ? Hacking floor lamp and chandelier for electric candleabra....

    Halloween Props
    Electric work scares me. Was wondering if I take the old chandelier from my dinning room flip it upside down onto a floor lamp...splice the wires together and bammmm?! I have a plug in fully electric w switch style candleabra?? Idea looks good in my head and have similar concepts where people...
  18. Floor Layouts

    General Halloween
    Anyone have and drawings of their floor plans? Also what about emergency exits how do you incorporate them without people using them? I have a large area to work with and want to see every ones ideas and floor plans.
  19. Other: Cockroaches and more cockroaches

    Halloween Props
    So I decided this year in my basement bathroom to have hundreds of cockroaches. On the floor, on the walls, everywhere. So need some prop help. 1. I guess to best stick to the wall would be to use a little bit of double sided tape. Any other ideas are welcome 2. There is a rug in front of...
  20. Static: How do you secure walls to floor?

    Halloween Props
    I would like to know how everyone secures their walls to the floor. Last year I made a major portion of my haunt out of 3x8 sections of walls made from an "8" wood frame with heavy duty cardboard on each side, then covered them with contact paper/wallpaper and distressed them. They looked...