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  1. 2019 Orgahouse - CarnEvil

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Super excited that it's only 145 days away from Halloween! This year, for our fourth Party Haunt at this residence, we are doing a clown/carnival theme. We've had a few planning sessions, began prop building and and started the build a bit early to ensure we can add the all fine touches. We...
  2. Prop Showcase: What Are You Making this Year?

    Halloween Props
    One of the sure signs of spring seems to be that the head count on the Halloween Props forum skyrocket. There are 411 folks out there right now looking at the same stuff we are. We're pretty sure we're all out there looking to get ideas and help on what we're hoping to make this year. We hope...
  3. Walpurgis/ Beltane Card Exchange

    General Halloween
    Time to send all our Witchy Poo pals a spring wish. A little FYI - Walpurgis Night is the English translation of Walpurgisnacht. It is the night of April 30th, the eve of Saint Walpurga Day. German folklore also calls it Hexennacht or Witches" Night. It was believed witches met on the highest...
  4. Newbie To Forum - Old Timer To Halloween

    Member Introduction
    Hello folks, Bonzo17 here. Just discovered this forum today so I joined up and thought I'd share some pictures. Should I just do it here in this thread or is there somewhere else that is better? Looking forward to perusing this forum for other's pictures. Cheers - Bonzo17 :D
  5. Building a Faux Rock Arch

    Hey Spooky People! This isn't so much a request for a tutorial as it is a "am I going about this correctly" guide. The entrance to our haunt is a sort of fall-down-the-rabbit-hole type deal. I want to build a rock arch similar to this: It's not going to be that wide as I only have about 5'...
  6. Static: Want to convert snowman into pumpkin monster. need ideas

    Halloween Props
    Hello. So every year I grab more and more of those lighted pumpkins to the point where I have a good sized pumpkin patch that the kids really like. Time to make it a little evil and scary by combining it with my graveyard stuff. I wanted to add this from Home Depot but I didn't see it until...
  7. Prop Showcase: Which Haunted Mansion props have you made?

    Halloween Props
    I'm curious to see how many props have been replicated by folks here. Pics?
  8. Evil Eye Pelt Thing

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    When I built our new witch hut I cut pieces of the side panels from our old one to create "pelts" that look like dried or tanned skins with human body parts embedded in them. I've had many questions and requests for tutorials on them, but since they were salvaged from an older work I don't...
  9. Lighting: Where to get pin light?

    Halloween Props
    I'm wondering what folks use for a small pin light (very low lumens). I could buy a cheap battery powered LED pen light, but would love to find something that could be activated with remote and would consider plug in.
  10. Electronic/Software: Is there a way to remotely trigger sound activated props?

    Halloween Props
    Hi Folks, We have one of those cheap drop spiders that drop down when you clap right over our door and would really like to be able to trigger it remotely. Is there a specific sound or device that would allow you to do that?
  11. Hi from Scotland

    Member Introduction
    Hi folks, Halloween is one of our family's most enjoyable holidays and we get more and more into it each year. This year we decided to start making our own props and decorations and the more I do the more I love it. Looking forward to learning from you all and contributing where I can. All...
  12. Just joined

    Member Introduction
    Hi folks, Just joined the forum... :D
  13. Mechanical: Train build...a good start.

    Halloween Props
    I've wanted to do a ghost train for a while now and this year it's happening. :) The majority of the build is 2x2's and 1/4 subfloor mahogany ply. These materials are keeping down both the weight and cost of the build. The main boiler is just 2 4' diameter circles strung together with 2x2's and...
  14. Countdown feedback request.

    General Halloween
    Hey folks, If you visit us via PC, you might notice a new Halloween countdown on the main forum page. This new clock is a code hosted locally so we no longer have to rely on someone else updating or linking to other pages. If you're interested in the code to host similar for your own blog or...
  15. Any Colorado based Home Haunters? (Finding Haunters Advice)

    General Halloween
    Hey folks! Anyone in the Colorado area? Also, is there a good way to track down and find good haunts in your area? I typically drive all the neighborhoods starting in mid October looking for fellow haunters. I sometimes ask people in Spirit and other stores about their purchases to see what...
  16. Kentucky Haunters

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    i'm not sure exactly how many active kentucky residents we have here, but i was wondering if there is any type of gathering anywhere in the state for halloween folks. as far as i know we don't really have any type of convention, but i wouldn't mind meeting like-minded local folks, if anyone has...
  17. Costco Butler Prop?

    General Halloween
    Hi all. I went to Costco to buy the Butler prop. When I asked the nice folks at the desk about the item they said there were 10 in the store. I was super excited and waiting when they came back and said those items were removed from the floor and not for sale. One of the folks speculated...
  18. They're all reading it...

    Haunted Humor
    It's getting out of hand folks
  19. Fog: fogger question ( sorry )

    Halloween Props
    I have done my home Haunt for years but never used a fog machine . My daughter got me one for Christmas last year and looking forward to using it. It is a " Chauvet DJ Hurricane 700" The Chauvet folks want us to use only the Chauvet fog juice (Naturally) however, "Froggy's swamp juice"...
  20. Purge Costumes

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Howdy folks! So I watched "The Purge: Election Year" last night, and I'm believing a Purge-related costume and mask would be fun to dress in for Halloween this year. I'm attempting to think of something that would really stand out so I wouldn't be just another face in the crowd however, or a...