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  1. Electronic/Software: PIRs

    Halloween Props
    So I have been playing around with a some used PIRs and I think I have learned a few things but I just want to confirm. I am working with 12V PIRs and have 12V actuators or 12 V LEDs hooked to them. First I noticed if I tried to directly hook the PIR to the actuator that the PIR triggers over...
  2. WTB-Skull Garland Set

    Wanted to Buy
    These sets are becoming very difficult to find. They look like this. https://offerup.com/item/detail/547772440/ I've already had one set reach of end of life and they are not repairable. And this comes from someone who has at least 50 Christmas light sets from the late 60's, early 70's and...
  3. Electronic/Software: Simple Circuit Board For Random Movement

    Halloween Props
    I need help from all you electronics gurus out there. Here's my problem: I want to build a spider prop, based on this spider The abdomen of the prop will be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The front and rear legs will be about 12 to 16 inches long, and the side legs will be proportionately...
  4. Prop Showcase: need ideas for this 2019 haunt....

    Halloween Props
    hi everybody....well 2018 was a bust for us...it rained for almost 2 months here in central tx that it made my yard like a swamp but something good did come out of it....the city contacted me and wants us to do their first haunt house for 2019 . talked to my family and we decided to go ahead and...
  5. Shallow Grave Cemetery 2018 - Garden of Souls

    General Halloween
    Thy soul shall find itself alone. Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone. Not one, of all the crowd, to pry into thine hour of secrecy. The spirits of the dead who stood in life; before thee are again. In death around thee, and their will shall overshadow thee...
  6. Static: Friendly competition

    Halloween Props
    Hello all, A fellow haunter and I decided to modify an existing store bought prop and because we are both competitive with each other, of course it had to be a competition, lol. We both took a store bought skeleton dog and modified it however we wanted, ironically both doing a sort of zombie...
  7. 2018 Yard Haunt!!

    General Halloween
    I apol0gize for the first post if the images don't show!! This is this years yard haunt me and my dad put together! We added lights to the trees! Made a skull chained fence!, Built a coffin for our ground breaker, lit the ghosts up blue and built a grave digger! Happy Halloween and I hope...
  8. How does everyone protect their extension cords from the rain?

    General Halloween
    This is a really sad post! Due to the extreme wet weather in TX, I have not been able to put up my yard and it is the 26TH!!! :mad::mad::mad: It will be dry for the next few days , so am going to get the yard up over the weekend - HOWEVER there is a chance of Thunder storms on Halloween. How...
  9. ToTs without costumes

    General Halloween
    Hi everybody! Sorry if this question was already raised, but how do you feel about ToTs (in my experience generally older) who come and ask for candies but they don’t have a costume or not even a mask or something? I don’t get too many, but they still annoy me a bit - I would like to tell...
  10. Static: Ideas/Thoughts on how to Board up Bay Window?

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I have a bay window (actually 2) in the front of my house and want to FOAM board them up, but not sure how to attach them. Any help/thoughts is greatly appreciated... each pane is at a slight angle. One thought is to anchor sides and then build the middle panes from attaching to the...
  11. 1980's / 1990's Mask Makers and Trademark Stamps

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I'm looking for information on companies that mass produced Masks in the 1980's and 1990's. I know most of them stamped their masks, but did certain companies not use a stamp? I'm trying to track down a mask that has no stamp or tag on it, and we've had it since the mid 1990's atleast and...
  12. looking for madame leota

    General Halloween
    need the video. if anyone has it and would send it to me I would be greatly appreciative!
  13. Medieval Theme - need help

    General Halloween
    In the process of setting up our display, but in dire need of help. Please look at the photos and tell me what would you add. This theme is out of my wheelhouse. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Blood Recipes

    Halloween Props
    Can somebody please share their best blood recipe ? There are many out there, and I really don't want to spend a day making blood unneccesarily :-) I have acouple of uses in mind. One is putting the blood on white sheets, so I'm hoping the color will stay bright by Halloween... Hmmm.... or...
  15. Mechanical: Morris Costumes Lurching Werewolf

    Halloween Props
    I was wondering if anyone can help troubleshoot my morris costumes lurching werewolf that won't work. In trying to get things started for halloween, I was setting up this prop. When I went to plug him in he fell strait forward on his face and now when I plug him in and put him in the "on"...
  16. Static: looking for a giant head!

    Halloween Props
    hey all I would love to make a roof climber like TheHogHunter did years ago. but i cant seem to find a giant head anywhere! if anybody has any leads on where to find one it would be greatly appreciated https://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/84195-skeleton-head-roof.html?highlight=
  17. Great Gatsby / Roaring 20's Party

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I am doing something a bit different this year and leaving the gore behind. Each year we have a theme party that is announced the previous year and this year will be a Great Gatsby Party. I am working in the phrase “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” and possibly will have a few of the...
  18. Static: Halloween Airplane.....looking for idea's

    Halloween Props
    A couple days ago I get a message on FB that went a little something like this....."Hey do ya want a free airplane?" So of course I responded with "Hell Yes!" Now I'm the proud owner of a Fisher 303 ultralight. :) It's approx 75% complete needing the skin, motor and gauges. Came with all the...
  19. Hello from California

    Member Introduction
    Helloooooo all! I'm so happy to be here. I was recently put in charge of our youth group and got permission to have a haunted house this year! I am so unbelievably exited about this! We want to make it so epic that it's the talk of our little town. We are a very creative & crafty...
  20. Need Help with Painting Skeletons

    General Halloween
    [COLOR="#DAA520"]This year my neighbor Lady Arsenic and I are decorating our graveyard with Dia de los Muertos (Coco) and would like to paint our Pose-n-Stay with bright faces. Has anyone painted their skeletons? What type of paint do you recommend. We would like for the paint to be removable...
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