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  1. Other "Crystal Ball" Craft

    Halloween Crafts
    Sorry, for the picture quality. I tried to get decent ones but it was a challenge. Did this craft in the public library last October. Pre-painted wood candlesticks with black gel stain then provided patrons with clear glass ornaments and Halloween images printed onto transparency paper...
  2. Static: Haunted Mirror DiY

    Halloween Props
    Need help ! Trying to had a Haunted Miror for my next halloween haunt. I have a glass lying around and bought some mirror tint to put on it to do the two way mirror effect. I am still unsure about what i'm gonna do with it, either i put a head prop behind it with a light and motion detector for...
  3. Looking for Big Lots wine drinking skeleton to purchase

    Wanted to Buy
    Did anybody pick up one of these animated skeletons who drinks from a glass of wine in the BigLots after Halloween sale? If so I am very interested in purchasing one. Thanks!
  4. Other My version of Nightmare Before Christmas count down clock

    Halloween Crafts
    Here is my version of the NBC count down clock i love how it turned out. I built a wood box Next i paint box and after paint was dry i added the little wood knobs For the face i actual found a clock that would fit inside a grape vine wreath I painted the wreath and edge of clock black...
  5. Static: My Versions of the NBC count down clock

    Halloween Props
    Here is my version of the NBC count down clock i love how it turned out. I built a wood box Next i paint box and after paint was dry i added the little wood knobs For the face i actual found a clock that would fit inside a grape vine wreath I painted the wreath and edge of clock...
  6. Pneumatic: Startle: Jumping spider

    Halloween Props
    This is a medium sized, rubber spider that is resting on a hidden air solenoid nozzle. When the victim presses a button on the control panel, the solenoid is activated and shoots the spider towards them. It’s about 90 psi, from a small air compressor. Added effect: place a glass dome lid...
  7. Static: Stick on window vinyl for rear projection ?

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys I seen a post here about window projector material but I don't want to use a sheet. Also someone said NOT to use a frosted material. Im thinking of a white translucent vinyl, would that work and does anyone have some links to amazon for brands they have tested. I hate the effect the...
  8. Lighting: DIY Medievil Sconce

    Halloween Props
    I have always wanted to have "torches" for Halloween that looked like they were from medieval times. Believe me, I have looked but you can't buy them on Amazon. So this year I got enough motivation to try to make one myself. Unfortunately if you google "How to make a medieval sconce" you...
  9. Disco Club Dead theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi All.....wow...it's been awhile since I've logged on to say hello! Looks like alot of you are so organized this year with your party planning! I'm still struggling, and can use your suggestions if you have any! 13th year for this party.....have tons of skeletons and pvc people, fabric...
  10. Searching for Grandin Road - Sparkle Mercury Glass Pumpkin

    Wanted to Buy
    I am looking for the Sparkle Mercury Glass Pumpkin (161333): 9-1/2" dia. x 10"H, 2 lbs. that Grandin Road was selling this year (photo below). I have the other two mercury glass pumpkins they were selling this year and am only seeking the Sparkle Mercury Glass Pumpkin which they are sold out...
  11. Static: Is this mannequin head too simple?

    Halloween Props
    I am horrible with painting. Well, not ALL painting. Give me 4 walls, a roller and a brush and I can make that room look amazing. When it comes to any other form of painting, I just can't seem to get it down. I have painted this head 3 times already! I am calling it done. Because if I try...
  12. how to run digital effects in the car/truck?

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have the projectors and a laotop all set up. Sequences alreadfy set. Only thing I haven't nailed down yet is the screen. The idea is to run projections in either the back seat side windows and or the windows on the truck camper shell. (eyes and such) But I'm not sure exactly what might be best...
  13. Other Graveyard terrarium problem

    Halloween Crafts
    Hi, I thought I posted this once before but I don't see it. Anyway, the problem I am having with my "graveyard in a jar" project is that the underground items (casket and skeleton) don't show up when placed up against the glass. When I place the soil over them, it gets in between the glass and...
  14. Candles for outside decor.

    General Halloween
    Ok, guys. I'm looking for some advice and suggestions Who here has used REAL candles for outdoor decor? Are there some kinds that are better than others? Tricks to keeping things lit? I've used real candles in both pumpkins and glass jars, and a couple of the '7 day candles' from...
  15. Little bits of Halloween on vacation.

    General Halloween
    We always seem to manage to find some little bits of halloween on our vacation. This year, vacation was much later than normal, and wanting to get out of the heat, we headed for Tahoe. Looking at various activities around the area, you knew my family was going to hit Donner lake and the...
  16. Other "Smokey" Crystal Ball

    Halloween Crafts
    I am hoping to recreate a crystal ball candlestick. One of the steps is to hold a clear glass ornament over a candle to give it a more smoky look. However, the glass can get hot. Any ideas for achieving a smoky look without the fire? Thanks! Here's what they look like...
  17. Teleporter Illusion, Part II

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This was the final version of the teleporter created for trick-or-treat 2017. The illusion worked well; however, I didn't leave myself enough time to add more "bells and whistles" to the teleporter or to polish the mad scientist skit. As I say in the video, I'm not sure it was worth the time...
  18. plasma lamp-plasma bat.

    Wanted to Buy
    I bought a plasma lamp back in 2002 from one of the halloween stores. The manufacture was Can You Imagine. It was called plasma lamp-plasma bat, item # 3080. the lamp had a plastic base with on/off slide switch and an intensity knob. The glass was more a cylinder than a sphere and had a winged...
  19. Electronic/Software: Projecting on Clear

    Halloween Props
    I was wondering if anyone is projecting onto a clear surface? When we first got a projector we tried projecting onto a glass window and you could kinda/sorta see the image but not very well. We're seeing videos where people hang a clear sheet of some kind in a doorway and project on it, and I...
  20. Recall: Yankee Luminous Candle Collection (Glass Jar Can Crack)

    Off-Topic Stuff
    https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Yankee-Candle-Recalls-Luminous-Candles# Recall has been issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commision for the YC Luminous Candle Collection jar candle. Apparently they can crack when in use. Return for refund +candle of your choice. "President and CEO...
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