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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. Other My version on Disneyland Haunted mansion Rod Iron

    Halloween Crafts
    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...
  3. Static: house climbing Skeletons

    Halloween Props
    HELP. I want to have some of my skeletons climbing up the house. i like the way it looks. I just do not want to screw into my house. How does everyone do this effect? Does anyone have any ideas how to do this effect without putting holes in my house? thanks
  4. Prop Showcase: Beef Netting-Tips and Tricks & How much do I need?

    Halloween Props
    People have asked how far beef netting goes. Here's my experience: Slit tube on one side so you're working with a flat layer The bigger the holes, the larger area it covers (and better it looks) It's easier to cut when stretched very tight and cut with sharp scissors (not Xacto knife) Better to...
  5. Static: Halloween on a budget! Scary frame for $12.97

    Halloween Props
    Everyone always asks me how can I afford all my decorations. For one, I go to yard sales all summer, and I also make so many things. Like I'm sure all of you guys. Last night I made this. From an old frame I got at a yard sale. 2.00 Frame 2.98 Gauze 5.99 Skull 2.00 Hands at dollar store...
  6. Static: Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins (no carve)

    Halloween Props
    Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins. I didnt take any photos of the process, but it was pretty easy. Some of the techniques I used were from people that paper mache after they stuff and tape them but I didnt have time for all that.... I used plastic bags of different sizes (grocery and large...
  7. Static: My Unorthodox pumpkin

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    Awhile ago I came across a photo of some pumpkins that had been carved from the bottom instead of the top and was lit from within with some pumpkin guts hanging down. Turns out they were done by one of the moderators on this site named UnOrthoDox. I loved the look and have decided to make a...
  8. ground opening ideas

    General Halloween
    So short story, our water pipe in the front yard broke last week. Now i have 45 ft of dirt from the street to the house where they dug a trench. Im thinking about somehow making it look like the ground is opening up... so far my thoughts have been 1. Dig out a zig zag , line with plastic, put...
  9. Mounting a Lowes/HD Giant Skull

    I have a couple of the huge resin skulls sold by Home Depot/Costco/Ross and now Lowes. I want to put them on top of stepladders to make giant reapers but haven't come up with a way to secure them to the ladder. The obvious way is to drill a couple of holes in each side and run wire through...
  10. Static: Punisher Pumpkin

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    The Punisher is a vigilante superhero in the Marvel Comics. Recently, the Punisher skull has been adopted as the unofficial unit patch for many in the military. Anyway, I like the look of the skull and thought it would be a make an interesting jack-o-lantern design. Since I have very little...
  11. Static: 1st props help.

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I want to put these witches out this year. The problem is after they're on the wig head you can see into the eye and nose holes. What is the best way to cover those? Also, is there a way to weatherproof their clothes or should I not worry about it since they're stank witches? Thanks!
  12. Cemetery Fencing

    I am in need of ideas on cemetery fencing that does not require being put into the ground. I have fake grass and do not want to puncture holes in for the fencing to go in. Any ideas? Maybe attach the fencing to the columns? Any thing will help! Thanks in advance.
  13. A "Haunted House" inside a haunted house

    General Halloween
    He designed and built it himself, he likes to sit on it's roof and just look around. He wears a cat costume of long black and white hair. His name is "Audie". He waits inside of his large cardboard Haunt for one of the other cats to walk passed. He clawed two holes into the cardboard, each...
  14. Fog: Need help with dispersion

    Halloween Props
    Sorry if this has been posted before, I went back a few pages and couldn't find anything. If I did manage to re-ask a question, please help point me in the right direction so I can find it. So I built a short run of 1/2" PVC to deliver fog from a 1000W fogger to a very specific spot under my...
  15. Tombstone Drilling Jig

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This year, I'm making a bunch of 2" thick tombstones. In the past, with my thicker 3 1/2" or 4" thick stones, I used Terra's method of routing out grooves in the foam before gluing the pieces together. With 2" foam, though, that's not an option. I'm also not good at free-handing pretty much...
  16. What is the best option for covering the eye holes on a Grim Reaper mask?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I am thinking about buying the Grim Reaper mask, with movable jaw, by Zagone Studios for Halloween this year. My only concern is covering the eye holes to make it look like the sockets are empty. What's the best way to accomplish that?
  17. NEW Dual Side Mount!

    For Sale By Merchants
    We now offer the 90 degree Dual Side Mount C brackets allowing you to easily attach channel to channel, or channel to other components. The brackets have (4) 6-32 tapped holes and (2) #6 mounting holes. Sold in pairs. https://www.servocity.com/html/90o_dual_side_mount_e__585596_.html
  18. Static: Dog Soldiers Werewolf Finally Done!

    Halloween Props
    I never thought I was going to get this guy done, but he's finished and we put him out in the yard yesterday. I kinda felt like a moron though. :) We initially put him out on his mannequin stand. We drilled two holes in the stand, hammered two 4' lengths of 3/8" rebar through the holes, and...
  19. Other: Material to fix large holes in tombstones?

    Halloween Props
    I have quite a few tombstones that got beat up last year by wind and they have holes and gouges I want to patch. I seem to recall seeing grout filler would work? Is this correct? Any other suggestions, other than the spray foam? Thanks!
  20. Other: Blood Door - need some info

    Halloween Props
    hey all - I apologize if this is a second post - but I didn't see my post after I submitted it after 30 mins.. I am making a blood door for a community event - namely - the door will be a real door with some kind of tray on the bottom. a submersible pump will be on the back of the door and I...