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  1. Mechanical: Help with cauldron creep head movement

    Halloween Props
    I could really use some advice to save me time and aggravation. See my video first: https://youtu.be/dUAD_fsq1fA I'm having a couple challenges with the head. First, what should I do to get the head to come up more vertical? At its highest point, it is still too angled down for my taste. My...
  2. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

    Literature and Role-Playing
    I recently read Joe Hill's book Heart Shaped Box. I love a good ghost story. I was intrigued with the concept of buying a haunted item off an internet auction sight. Judas Coyne is a rock star who grew up with an abusive father and an enabling mother. Judas grew up in rural Louisiana on a...
  3. Check out these cool boots!

    For Sale By Merchants
    Heavy leather with heavy soles. Made to last years. Very comfortable to wear. Perfect pirate, Ren. or Santa boots. Hundreds in stock in Maryland for immediate shipping. Call or text to order. Mention Halloween Forum for $10 shipping. George Maser 864-761-7223
  4. Scare Factory

    Merchant Reviews
    hey all, Here's another review about props I got this season. As many probably have already read about Scare Factory, many reviews are negative.. took me a few years to contact them and check them out. I've also read positive reviews. So, I figured I would start by contacting them and see...
  5. Life Size Horse Drawn Hearse - Huntington, WV

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This is a ~10.5 feet by ~4 feet hearse prop. While the wheels are a bit warped, it does roll some for positioning and does turn. It comes with two electric lanterns built in and wired. The whole thing is made from 2x4s, plywood, and wooden sheathing and is painted black. The back door is also...
  6. It never fails......

    General Halloween
    Wednesday 10/31 - 80% / Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80%. Wednesday Night 10/31 - 100% / Thunderstorms in the evening will give way to partly cloudy skies overnight. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch. Locally heavy...
  7. Mechanical: Shaking Box

    Halloween Props
    Okay, I have a really big box. It is cardboard, but I could dress it up a little. It is heavy and thick and sits on a pallet. Dimensions are probably 3.5x3.5 and 5.5ft tall. What is the easiest way to make it shake with a 'do not open, dangerous animal inside' type of vibe? (In my head it...
  8. Beef Netting Web, Giant, Lightweight Foil Spider

    Halloween Props
    #$%@ Pinterest made me want to try to make a foil spider. Lightweight, weatherproof, huge! NOTHING STICKS TO $%&# FOIL! Found that out not as quickly as expected. Here's how I made mine: Legs: I stuck heavy wire in 5’&6’ pool noodles, crinkled & uncrinkled heavy duty foil and glued on with...
  9. cheapest place to buy froggy's freezin fog?

    General Halloween
    I'm looking for some froggy's freezin frog and regular fog juice. Found some ok prices after extensive searching, but wanted to know if anyone has a secret cheap source for froggy's? Shipping is wha makes this expensive since a gallon is heavy. I see amazon has it, but was hoping there might be...
  10. Spooky synthwave playlist for Halloween

    Halloween Music
    Hey guys, I put together a playlist on Spotify a few weeks ago with over 9 hours of hand-picked spooky darksynth music. If you're into synthwave, check it out and let me know what you think! I've had it on heavy rotation just about every day for the past couple of weeks. It'd work really well as...
  11. Static: Cadaver tomb

    Halloween Props
    I wanted to have a simple shroud over my skeleton cadaver on this tomb. I know many people use monster mud to get the effect but that it is also fairly heavy. Since the shroud really will not be supporting any weight can I skip the joint compound?
  12. Mississauga, ON, Canada PIANO JUNK FIND!

    General Halloween
    I was at a business nearby when I spotted these old upright pianos sitting outside of a business. I went over to inspect then talk with the guys in the building. I asked them what they were doing with them and that they would make cool halloween props. They told me I could take them get rid of...
  13. Walmart Vintagey 2017 finds

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    OK, I have sorted & taken pics of the extra stuff I have. PM me if you're interested & I can give you a shipping cost. All I'm asking is the actual cost + shipping. I'm in MD so consider that in the shipping cost & time factor. The none of these things are very heavy, even the busts are...
  14. Fabric Fabric question for the experts

    Halloween Crafts
    Which fabrics are the lightest, for any given yard? I need to recover a moving prop and need to keep weight down. I tried estimating in the fabric store but it's almost impossible to tell since everything is folded and each piece is usually a different length after they've already cut some off...
  15. Fog: Heavy fog

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys Just purchased a 1000w fog machine. I am looking to make low heavy thick fog. Or just really thick fog. Any way of doing this? I tried blowing fog into a container with Ice in it Problem is with wind the fog just goes everywhere. I am looking to make thick fog. Any tips?
  16. Raven's Grin Inn � Mt Carroll, IL

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    New Article="GOOD!" She is a young woman , writing for a local tourist magazine, but guess what? She got everything RIGHT! I am Very Happy with the work that she did. (Now if the photographer could have only taken a picture of the back of my head, instead of my old, scary face! ) Plain to...
  17. I need help - shipping props

    Halloween Props
    Hi Halloween friends I need your help desperately. So, I had a very nice guy sell me a heads up clown which is my favorite prop and would be devastated not to have him. When it came to shipping, it's not working. He is 46' collapsed, so he's to tall for usps to heavy for FedEx and $220 for ups...
  18. Other: Thin hair for my ghost?

    Halloween Props
    Haven't been here in a while.. Time to get crackin! I've been trying to find some thin white hair for my FCG. Halloween stores aren't usually a lot of help, or the wigs are too bulky and heavy.. I'm looking for long-ish thin stringy hair that I can attached to his head.. Anyone have any...
  19. Static: Monster Mud Question

    Halloween Props
    I was going to give monster mud a try this year but I have a few questions for those of you who use it regularly. 1. Doesn't it make the prop heavy. 2. Does it become brittle? 3. How do you protect it from the weather? 4. What is the best ratio of mix? Thanks.
  20. Mechanical: Motors Advice [Reindeer Motors]

    Halloween Props
    Hello all, I have not been on in quite some time as I downsized my operation significantly, but am ramping up again and "refurbishing" some things. I usually used those "reindeer motors" with an arm to create an effect of an arm dragging towards ou in the dark and then receding back on a...