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  1. Other: Monster Mud query

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    Does anyone know if you can substitute ceramic wall tile cement for wall filler when making monster mud? I have got hold of a large tub of this stuff and I wondered if it was possible to use it for M.M?
  2. Other: Castle Drawbridge Entrance Facade

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    This year's theme is Medieval/Castle/vikings. I am thinking a turret castle with a drawbridge for my entrance. I have a big old barn where I hold my party and build the appropriate theme entrance where guest walk in. Does anyone have pictures of things they have done for inspiration? My height...
  3. Other: Creative ideas for these junk?

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    I have gotten a hold of a few unique items that I am going to use in building something for my outside displays. In addition, I have quite a collection of string led lights and a lot of tools. Any suggestions that doesn't cost a lot?
  4. Static: Jack O'Lanterns> I must have them everywhere!:)

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    I love Jack O'Lanterns and I just never have enough! We have a big front yard that needs...subtle, fun haunting for families and young kids. Something magical. I want to create a pumpkin patch of sorts, all full of different faces etc that my kids and I carve. In the past, on a small scale...
  5. Other My version on Disneyland Haunted mansion Rod Iron

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    So my Christmas theme is NBC and i wanted rod iron on my house well since i do not have any i made my own version with the dollar tree yard bat stakes that you get 2 for 1.00 I then painted some boards black and then i layed a set out of the yard stakes to mark holes to be drilled that i...
  6. Static: Paper Mache Artists, HELP!

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    The last time I made something out of paper mache was in the fourth grade, so I am beyond rusty. However, we love the look of props created with paper mache and we're going to increase the number of projects that use it going forward. But there in lies the tale. I'm the one who's going to be...
  7. New to custom props: How much should I expect to spend per diy custom prop?

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    I'm new to making custom props and am wondering just how much I should expect to spend for simple pop-up props, like trash can trauma or some other pop-up props complete with sound and lights. Is $100 per prop about right? Is arduino the way to go? Also, for air cylinders, do diy pvc cylinders...
  8. Hello from sunny Central Florida

    Member Introduction
    Yes hello, from the mouse house (Disney for non-locals) area. Been on here for a while, in ghost lurker mode, absorbing all the great information. I came here specifically looking for skeleton animatronic info and got hooked on everything else. I like to tinker and build stuff so.... hold on...
  9. Static: Made a hayride cart, pretty easy prop

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    We made a hayride cart to go behind our corpse skeleton horse (home D). We used a small table that the legs go down short. Cut a thin piece of wood about the same size as the table, (thin, like the kind from wood crates, not plywood) then made a lip on the 2 long sides to fit over the table...
  10. Treat Hand-out by Age?

    General Halloween
    Every year, I give away a mix of candy, toys and combination goodie bags. Since I pick up toy deals as I find them, there is a wide variety of types and size. Thus, I am always trying to figure out the best way to hand out the very varied treats. This year, I am thinking of filling several...
  11. Help with a torn face costume idea.

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Howdy! Thought I'd sign up here to see if anyone has any advice for a costume idea I'm working on, rather than just blunder on by my myself. This year I'm planning to dress as Sutter Cane, from In The Mouth of Madness, specifically the scene below. Most of the costume is pretty simple, but I...
  12. Mechanical: Wiper Motor Arm Attachment Help

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    Does any one have a good way of attaching an arm to a basic wiper motor like you would get on monster guts? I need a longer arm than the ones provided. I've tried attaching metal bars that I have drilled a hole in. Then I will use washers and a nut and hope to get enough compression to hold the...
  13. Spider hat costume help needed

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  14. Help needed - DIY aluminum foil Spider

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  15. Scorpion Charms

    Halloween Crafts
    So I know this is weird, but I live in the woods and scorpions are a problem. The bug man says nothing kills them other than a shoe. But I must admit, I like their creepy bodies. I coated one in clear resin but can't seem to find charm blanks deep enough to hold it's body. I've seen brooches for...
  16. Prop Showcase: Liquid Latex

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    Hi All! Can a prop made with liquid latex stay outside? Will it hold up to the water and elements?
  17. Soooo....is anybody working on anything yet?

    General Halloween
    I don't know if I should admit this or not but I have been. :o I wish I remembered who posted the link to the Costco angel so I could thank them; but I got hold of one of them and have begun working this. I'm planning to put it on a pedestal and weather it up. By the time I get done with it...
  18. Floral DIY wreath project: who has experience with decor Ravens outside?

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    I am wanting to put a raven on the wreath I am making but I'm not sure how well the feathered ravens like from Michaels will hold up even with pro strength UV coating. This will be for this door, no over hang. The rest of the wreath is glitter stuff sandwiched in outdoor modpodge which will be...
  19. Mechanical: Finished my hangman

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    Started off with Him in a tree but the yardarm was not enough to hold him. Rather than risk damage to the tree I built him a Gallows.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqo2-YAJxoA
  20. Other: Fiberglass resin question

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    I've been using a lot of paper mache this year, but am hopeful I can find something less messy and time consuming (but still cheap enough!). I've seen a few things suggesting fiberglass resin and have a question before I consider trying it. If you put it directly on cardboard, will it become...
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