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  1. Halloween Props
    I finished up my last prop for Halloween. Its a carrion eater, sans the hair, which I'm still waiting for. Made out of canned foam.
  2. Halloween Props
    I just uploaded a DIY video on making foam tombstones. This video assumes you are new to making one and gives you every step.
  3. General Halloween
    FYI to everyone the flu vaccine are in at some pharmacys and it comes in big boxes with sheets of styrofoam as shown in the photos. So if you need some stop and ask because all the do is throw away.
  4. Halloween Props
    Just foam is ok, but the paper-encased kind are also ok. Looking for anything between 1:2 scale up to bigger than 1:1 scale. Seems like most places only sell resin or plastic skulls.
  5. Halloween Props
    Hello everyone, It only took me 17 years to actually post a prop of my own on here. Mind you, I've worked at a few haunts and have had many awesome opportunities to design and build props, displays and haunts over those years. They just haven't been MY props/displays/haunts.. for my house.. not...
  6. Halloween Props
    I feel like a butcher. I can't seem to cut a straight even line in my 2" pink foam at all. I have a heavy duty hot knife but I either get a choppy edge or I am just not cutting the foam straight? Is there some secret? Trying to make a altar.
  7. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello everyone. I bought a mannequin so I could make a form or mold so I could use sika post fix and make more mannequins. I used what I had tons of glue and paper. After I did about 20 layers took a long time. Why i did so many layer was because i wanted it to be sturdy and strong enough to...
  8. Halloween Props
    Hi there, I have been unable to find this foam in large sheets. I was told it would be in hardware stores......but no luck. I am new to this foam carving stuff, and appreciate any ideas. Thankyou
  9. Halloween Crafts
    I’ve cast my monster clay sculpture in hydro cal, the mould making went fine, but now I’m trying to dig it out and I have a problem, I used an expanding foam core inside my monster clay that I made by spraying foam into a mannequins face, the foam was not soft but soft enough that I could squash...
  10. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Note: This is a repost of an old tutorial whose links to pictures were broken with the software update at HF. Ever look at the wood-graining tool in the paint section and wonder how it worked? Yep, me too. Big surprise it was very easy to use and gives brilliant results: These were...
  11. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    How to easily letter tombstones!
  12. Revenge Tombstone in progress

    gif file showing all sides of the stone
  13. Halloween Props
    Started out just wanting to see how detailed I could make a corpsed skeleton, then it evolved into a corpse on a stake, then into a corpse staked on a tree branch with some severed rotting heads alongside. The corpsing was done with latex, shop towel and great stuff. There are a few other odds...
  14. Halloween Props
    What would the average size motor be for an Axworthy Ghost? I will be using a lightweight ghoul head with foam arms and cheesecloth so he will be not weigh much at all and my yard is maybe 60 feet across so the cable he will travel on will be about 130ft. I have never built one of these and I...
  15. Halloween Props
    has anyone had success with making a body with good stuf spray foam? If so how/
  16. Halloween Props
    /scratches head. I know this sounds like a stupid question (and maybe it is) but-I don't have a truck-and I have to believe that I'm not the only one;) I can't find anywhere that will deliver the foam board used to make tombstones etc for a sane price. So that makes things a little difficult...
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