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  1. Dead End Yard Haunt 2019

    General Halloween
    This year our town moved Halloween to Wednesday October 30th because of the intense rain that came on halloween. This is the video from that night. Too bad our mayor announced it at 2 pm that day... not a huge turnout but the familiar faces came by. Fun fact: today the winds came and my shack...
  2. Our Newest Halloween Prop and How-To Video!

    Halloween Props
    Here is our latest DIY Halloween Prop and the link where you can view the How-To video on our YouTube channel. Please don't forget to subscribe, like and post a comment. Thanks for watching.
  3. Hi from a longtime lurker

    Member Introduction
    Hi, everybody :) Longtime lurker of this site, but my husband and I are trying to really grow our yard display, and I decided to finally get more active in this community that has really inspired me the past few years. We've been starting to do more homemade props recently, and I've learned a...
  4. Greetings from SE Wisconsin

    Member Introduction
    Hello! I am Justin and I too am new. Last year I was finally able to build my first Halloween display. The beginnings of a graveyard with a few homemade pop-up ghouls. Overall the neighborhood enjoyed it.
  5. Animated GraveDigger

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is an animated Gravedigger prop I made. It's mostly recycled from old props and molds I had in the garage, but I animated it in the "leering ghost" kind of way (bent PVC attached to upper body and running on a slow window motor). I attached mine to the window roller motor with Home Depot...
  6. Laser Swamp Effect for $3.00

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a laser swamp test that I put together using a green laser pointer that I bought on Ebay for around $2 mixed with a "line" laser lens that I got from a red line laser module (also on Ebay) for 58 cents. in the future I will probably try to see what adding mirrors will do to amplify the...
  7. Talking Skull Project on the Cheap Pt. 2

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    OK here is the promised tutorial on the cheap talking skull build. I'm trying to create a talking skull, that will react to any audio file you run through it, for less than $30... The first step was to cut the skull in a way to get access to the inside in a way that viewers couldn't see the...
  8. Electronic/Software: Singing Jack o'Lanterns

    Halloween Props
    Homemade browser-controlled singing jack o'lanterns built using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Falcon Pi Player, and Vixen: I made an Instructable describing how I built them here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Singing-Animatronic-Jack-OLant/
  9. Electronic/Software: Life size Regan exorcist animated prop repair?

    Halloween Props
    I picked this up years ago as a package deal with a few other life size props (bone collector, scream, headless horseman for $50 bucks). When I got it I figured I could figure out why she didn't work but honestly it kept getting put in the attic or if pulled out just put into background. At...
  10. For Sale Homemade Ground Fogger Chiller Only.

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Homemade chiller box for ground fog for your Halloween display. I have too many and one has to go. Hook up your fogger and add ice... you have low lying ground fog. Used for three seasons. Does not include a fog machine $40 - Severna Park Maryland
  11. graveyard

    Member Introduction
    I am new to the forum, and need some ideas for my annual graveyard walkthrough. I use animated props ( reaper, scarecrows, pumpkin man, monster in a box, etc. my family has fun but it seems disconnected since it does not have a theme. have used a homemade mausoleum with rising swaying ghost ...
  12. Static: Pumpkin Sentinel

    Halloween Props
    Here are two pictures of the pumpkin sentinel I'm making. He stands about 8 feet tall so he should be pretty intimidating. I got my ideas from pumpkinrot and instructables.
  13. 2016 Card Exchange Thread!

    General Halloween
    Yep, it's that time again! Get your stamps, envelopes, and creativity ready! Prepare yourself for amused or irritated looks from your local postal person! Just PM anybody in this thread that mentions their willingness to exchange cards - that gives you a chance to exchange mailing...
  14. Mechanical: My test of a homemade jumping spider

    Halloween Props
    Hi to everyone, Here is a video of my jumping spider test ☺️
  15. Looking for the 2016 card exchange thread....

    General Halloween
    Does it exist yet? I've already started on my homemade cards :D
  16. A retail Halloween

    General Halloween
    Hi I'm just looking for some indoor/outdoor pictures of your haunt with retail props ONLY. I don't have the time or energy to make my own so I just end of buying them. So, show me what your haunt looks like if you only have retail props this includes props from gemmy spirit or anything as long...
  17. 2015 Halloween Light Show: Five Nights at Freddy's

    General Halloween
    This is a light show my wife and I put together over the last few months. The characters are all homemade and covered with monster mud and UV paint so they glow under UV light. Enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKpTDv4ejU
  18. Hawg Gnarly

    Member Introduction
    A homemade prop builder. We always have the best yard in the area, IMHO. HG
  19. A Halloween dance I DJ'ed

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I haven't haunted in years however... Money talks so since I have a DJ business and plenty of homemade props, why not? Enjoy, and please give feedback. Thank you
  20. Homemade costumes

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Any Ideas on homemade costumes? I'm running on a very tight budget and haven't been able to spend money on a costume for 2 kids.