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  1. My new and improved Tombstones

    Halloween Props
    Okay so this year I decided to improve my tombstones. They may not be as fancy as some of you other haunters here, but I'm pretty happy with how they are turning out. So far I have finished 8 of them and have at least 4 more to go. Being on a budget I used 4' x 8' x 1&1/2" white ridged foam...
  2. Other: Electrified Fence for dino theme

    Halloween Props
    Determined to pull off the dino theme this year and working on an idea for an electric fence to cordon off areas where I will be using AtmosFear's Dino Experience projections for "live" dinosaurs. I'm trying to keep the cost down, easy construction (limited tools), materials need to fit in my...
  3. Star Wars X-wing or At-At

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    FREE - These are homemade Halloween props that can no longer be stored. Must be picked up ASAP within 2 days. Location: Hilton Head Island, SC The x-wing is approximately 4' tall x 14' long x 12' wide, and can be partially dismantled. It is constructed from plywood, foam board, cardboard and...
  4. Static: Glidden Gripper or liquid nails for foam?

    Halloween Props
    I've decided to finally build my cemetery this year and am planning on reinforcing some store-bought tombstones with additional foam. In the past I've used the Liquid Nails foamboard adhesive, but from what I remember, it really didn't go that far. I have probably 30 med/large tombstones to do...
  5. Other: Foam Board (pink or blue)

    Halloween Props
    Anyone in the Central Florida area know of a supplier for the pink or blue foamboard? Ever since I moved from Illinois a few years back, it has become near impossible to find...:(
  6. Static: Spellbook

    Halloween Props
    It's just a bunch of hocus pocus.. Dollar Tree Foamboard base, homemade clay details, jute, ping pong ball, dry brush acrylic. :o
  7. Prop Showcase: first foam headstone of the season

    Halloween Props
    This stone is constructed of 3 layers of 1" foam sandwiched together with spray adhesive and 2 1/2" screws. I've had an old rubber doormat hanging around with a great filigree pattern on it that I've used for the top. The name and epitaph were routed out with a dremel. The book was carved from a...
  8. Electrical Transformer: Tutorial

    Electrical transformers are accents you could use in a laboratory scene or electrical room at your haunt. You can make these using some funny things around your workshop. Hey, just like a mad doctor would :p For a quick rundown of how to put this together, please check this video out...
  9. Steel I-beams: Tutorial

    Steel I-beams are critical set pieces for an industrial/factory room in your haunt. Luckily, they are fairly simple to make using foam. Plus, they are just fun to have around the house. heheh. Here's a video of them scattered around the basement: Items Needed: (to make 6) One sheet...
  10. Broken Factory Window: Tutorial

    Here's a fake old factory glass window (55" tall x 53" wide) that will add an industrial look to your haunt. You can easily change up the size to fit your needs. I used the basic idea from TDK421 and adapted it for a wall that has no window. Here's TDK421's awesome idea...
  11. Haunt Entrance Gate: Tutorial

    So glad there was the time to make this just before Halloween. Was thinking if there was an impressive entrance to the haunt, it would help set the mood. Also, needed something to be obvious that this was the entrance to the garage haunt. This is a very large gate (8' x 6') so it is...
  12. Outdoor Flicker Candles: Tutorial

    Love the flicker lights using tealights created by jimmyzdc. But, needed them to be on a timer. Time to hack a string of Christmas flicker lights. Videos of them in action can be found here: The following pictures shows you how to make the candles but I did not show how...
  13. Beloved Tombstone: Tutorial

    I tried my hand at making the Beloved Tombstone by somewhat using the instructions at Haunted Webby - Alice Tombstone. I got additional ideas from Kevin at Brewster's Yard haunt at Brewster Yard Haunt: New Props. From what I can gather, the Beloved Tombstone was created by...
  14. Weeping Angel Tombstone: Tutorial

    This is my version of the weeping angel tombstone that I combined with DaveintheGrave's peeping tombstone. For directions on how to make Dave's Peeping mechanism, please go to the following awesome, terrific, easy-to-follow thread: Project 1 - Instructor Thread You can also make this just a...
  15. Tombstone Stencil Technique: Tutorial

    Herman Secret has a great tutorial showing how to use stickers to block out part of a stone when you are spray painting it for aging: Easy Tombstones Because I had a very large area I had to do a few different things. This technique shows how to use latex paint put on by a stencil to block...
  16. Building and Painting Tombstones: Tutorial

    This is a two-part video series on how to make Halloween Tombstones: Following is an outline and pictures of the construction of this stone: Okay, let's start: Cut Foam: First off...ALWAYS WEAR A MASK WHEN CUTTING FOAM! The foam dust floats through the air and...
  17. Ceilings and Floors: Seven Layers of Scare

    This is a continuation of the series: Seven Layers of Scare. If you haven't already, I suggest you read that blog post first: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/528-seven-layers-scare.html Continuing with looking closer at Seven Layers of Scare let's finish up the Second Layer...