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  1. MY life size music box dancers

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So several years ago my wife had the idea of having Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers in our display (both skeletons). Like most props I make it is my wifes idea that i make become reality. So here it is. Stared out with an octagonal frame that is 47.5" from point to point. Bottom layer...
  2. Menacing Molly Gear Replacement

    Halloween Props
    My Menacing Molly from Spirit Halloween needs a new 'neck' gear that swings her head forwards and back (before she leans backwards). I've tried to contact Spirit Halloween several times over the last few months but I never received a reply from their support. I don't want to replace the whole...
  3. Other: Electrified Fence for dino theme

    Halloween Props
    Determined to pull off the dino theme this year and working on an idea for an electric fence to cordon off areas where I will be using AtmosFear's Dino Experience projections for "live" dinosaurs. I'm trying to keep the cost down, easy construction (limited tools), materials need to fit in my...
  4. Best method to decorate walls with paper cutouts/die cuts?

    General Halloween
    Just ordered the Peanuts cutouts from Oriental Trading. What is the best way to hang them on walls? Hole punch the center and hang on a nail? Hole punch and put a ribbon through? Grommet? My mom would always tape hers up, but they would often fall down, and the tape takes some of the color off...
  5. Build a pneumatic cob web gun

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is yet another orphan how-to, unfortunately I never recorded who the original creator of this one was: I saw these web guns for sale on various websites and they aren't that cheap. After reading up on them I figured it was time I made one. I'm going to keep these instruction brief since...
  6. Lighting: IBC tote as a projection booth

    Halloween Props
    Has anybody ever used, or has considered using, a caged IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) tote as a projection booth for house projections? For those that may not come across the term IBC it’s normally a caged plastic tank on a pallet and the usual capacity is 1,040 litres (229 imperial...
  7. Mechanical: Wiper Motor Arm Attachment Help

    Halloween Props
    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...
  8. Static: My 2018 Hearse Build

    Halloween Props
    So the wife has wanted this for several years now to go along with our mausoleum, have a good start on it so far. Started out with the base. I was going to make it arched on the sides as i didn't want just a square box. After thinking about it into an elongated octagon, which will make for a...
  9. Chucky - The whole Family

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I've got these from my uncle when he moved and I don't plan to use them. My son is scared of them so I can't display them either. Please look at the photos. I know that chucky had a hole drilled for a bolt so he would sit up. The sons purple shirt has a small hole or 2, and I'm not sure if its...
  10. Other: spirit style gargoyle??

    Halloween Props
    since all the costco gargoyles were sold out. I started looking at spirits. but the one in the store didnt have RIP on it like on the webpage. and I couldnt find where a hose would hook up. and costcos didnt come with a hose based on the online review I saw. I just got a gargoyle.Not from...
  11. Static: latex halloween prop question?

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I got this prop in the mail yesterday it looks amazing, great detail and everything, I noticed though it had some latex pimples? They are basically bumps in the latex the sort of look like skin tags but on latex, I know this is from the mold etc. I want to know if it would be ok if I take...
  12. Lighting: Cheap and Easy Industrial Themed Lights

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys, I needed some cheap lights asap for our generator room in the haunt and didn't want to spend any real money on them. This is what I came up with: The bowls are from the dollar store 3 packs. The lids are from Great Stuff cans. The elbow and 8" pipe are PVC I had in the garage. and...
  13. I Made Creepy Creations Electric Lantern....Well, sort of

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Ok, so there I was sitting on my patio, minding my own business, looking out at the flowers in the garden and the trees in the haunted forest, blissfully ignorant of Wicked Grandma sneaking up on me. I am usually more observant when Wicket Grandma is around because if I am not extremely...
  14. I Kinda Forgot.

    General Halloween
    The other night a young man and his new wife visited Ravens Grin,he used to come here many years ago. Near the conclusion of the tour of my house he asked me if i still had a certain thing here or not? I began laughing when I thought more about that "Thing". When i got this house there was a...
  15. Haunted Nursing Homes and Hospitals

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    This might need a whole section by itself,according to the numerous Nursing Home employees who have told me about "Things" happening in those buildings. 1) The instructions by those in charge to open a window in the room as soon as the person dies so the "Spirit" can go up and out if it...
  16. Other Foam Skulls? help a dummy?

    Halloween Crafts
    I thought this was going to be easy but I should've known my luck. I got a hollow plastic skull, cut it in half, apply a generous coat of Vaseline everywhere to act as a releasing agent, fill each half about 2/3 full with spray foam, tape skull back together, & then wait 7 plus days for it to...
  17. NEW Beams!

    For Sale By Merchants
    Our NEW plastic beams make it easy to create custom links and connectors! They have #6 thru-holes that are spaced to be compatible with the 0.770” hub pattern found throughout our product line. Length is calculated from center hole on one end, to center hole on the other end. Beams are 1/8”...
  18. Static: Staked props - looking for guidance

    Halloween Props
    I have an idea for easy-set stakes for Halloween props, but I'm looking for some input from those of you who also build your displays in windy areas. In October, 40+ mph gusts are not uncommon where we live. It appears to be a good idea to expect at least 50mph winds. We need our props to be...
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