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  1. Atmosphere Effects: Large garage door rear projection material

    Halloween Props
    I know this has been asked tons of times but no one ever comes back and say what worked the best for them. I have a opening of 7'x14' to cover. I was thinking of using this Carl's Gray Rear Projection Film - Rear Projector Screen Material (Low Light, Rear Projection) I could make a frame and use...
  2. Static: Tips for zombie bear/bunny

    Halloween Props
    I want to make my first zombie bear/bunny as in attached pics. I just had a few basic questions: 1) What is the object being used for the eyes? 2) Securing the pumpkin teeth (for teeth and claws)...should I use hot glue? Contact cement? 3) Painting...looks like a bit of spray paint and...
  3. new to the fun of Halloween

    Member Introduction
    Hi i am an Australian who is very much addicted to Halloween - have been celebrating for 4 years now and every year gets better and bigger. Often look at American sites for ideas and want to thank all you people who share your creativity and ideas. Love it but unfortunately its hot when we...
  4. Electronic/Software: Motors

    Halloween Props
    Looking to do a Leering Skeleton prop and something else. I already invested in one wiper motor, 12 volt power and speed control. Looking to go a cheaper route for the second one. I read the cheap synchronous motors are good but get hot???? It will need to run for 4 hours straight. Would...
  5. Mechanical: Human Rotisserie

    Halloween Props
    So, I have my hot coals, and I have my skeleton, and I want to build a human sized rotisserie. I have seen a couple of them on here before, but I can't find them. Are there any good DIYs for a skeleton-sized rotisserie? The basic model in my head is scrap wood and PVC pipe (seems like it...
  6. Prop Showcase: Blood Fountain

    Halloween Props
    Cannot find where, or if, I posted pics last year, so making a new showcase for y'all. Plastic planter base, PVC pipe for structure, insulation foam, buncha clearance skulls, pond pump, nylon tubing, Great Stuff, hot glue, and watered down red paint. I'll have to remote link to the video file...
  7. Goth Goddess Headdress

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I set out to make a huge flamboyant Goth Goddess headdress to go with a long black dress. I watched this video to learn how to make a wire frame. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBdnr2elRKM&app=desktop My materials were 20 gauge wire (the next thickest wire up would probably be more...
  8. Fake pumpkin guts

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I needed some fake pumpkin guts to hang out of a pumpkin. This tutorial is based on one I found on youtube done by Monster Tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00IpgGRqNjg So first get your materials: - liquid latex - food coloring - elmers orange glitter glue - a plastic cup for...
  9. So hard to keep the spirit going when it's hot out.

    General Halloween
    I feel so MEH. I want to go out and finish at night but I start sweating and feel gross and it's no longer fun within like 10 minutes.
  10. Electronic/Software: Any have a picture or diagram of Helga fortune teller wiring?

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I recently purchased a Helga the fortune teller MR124150 off a local for sale forum. The prop is complete but the previous owner removed the plug in wiring pins from the circuit board to disassemble for storage. I was curious if anyone has this prop and can take a picture of the circuit...
  11. Atmosphere Effects: How to attach webs to a tent / ez-up / tarps?

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. Last year I tried to do a spider scene within an ez-up with tarp walls. The idea was to have a bunch of webs, like the guests were walking through an area that the spiders had entirely overwhelmed. But no matter what I tried I couldn't get the webs to go up like I wanted. I tried a hot...
  12. Static: Tips for DIY Oak Branch Archway?

    Halloween Props
    I started hot gluing oak branches together in hopes of creating an archway for trick-or-treaters to walk under and then I realized: A. This ain't that sturdy B. Hot glue looks like Hot glue C. I need help Any suggestions on what I can do to improve my method, or hide the hot glue? I was...
  13. Halloween Costume for a Newborn

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Does anyone have any ideas for a costume for a newborn, besides the cheap ones you can buy at Party City? The baby will probably be about a month old. Really it is just for a few pictures, but still. It isn't usually cold here at Halloween, it can actually be pretty hot. Thanks in advance!
  14. Atmosphere Effects: Question re: bed sheet for rear projections

    Halloween Props
    Next year I want to project onto a 4-ft X 8-ft area and I'd rather not blow $20+ on a jumbo shower curtain or try to patch two regular ones together. For anyone with experience projecting onto bed sheets: - Do you have any problems with the hot spot showing through? - Does thread count matter...
  15. Simple Metal Effect Signs

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I wanted a simple little cemetery sign this year for my entrance gate, so I put this sign together within a few hours. It was super easy to create, and a lot less messy than carving foam out! I also didn't want the sign to be as thick as foam usually is, so I went with this method. I wanted the...
  16. Other: Any Good Alternatives to Hot Wire Foam Factory?

    Halloween Props
    I'm finally getting around to upgrading all my old cheap tombstones this year. The idea is that I would really get comfortable with the process of building my tombstones, and after this season was over, I'd actually carve my own custom tombstones. This means I finally got to really use my kit...
  17. Static: Char-lene

    Halloween Props
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  18. Other How to make a mermaid crown

    Halloween Crafts
    Wanted to share the mermaid crown i made and how to make one, so many possibilities you will need a crown ( i got mine at dollar store ) shells i got this big bag at joans used a 50 % off coupon got them for 6.00 pipe cleaners got these at joans also .99 for package of 25 and i got a pack...
  19. DIY Dog Halloween Costume: Tim Hortons Coffee Cup

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Get your day started with a double-double dog! Oscar’s take on the Canadian classic beverage is sweet, and will perk up your Halloween! We’ve saved the best for last… and we’re going to savor this cup of Oscar! Tim Hortons, aka Timmies, is the coffee brew of choice in our home. And we’d like to...
  20. Static: My take on the Candle Cluster

    Halloween Props
    After seeing so many posts showing off their candle clusters, I knew this was a way for me to use some of the leftover PVC from other projects First, I cut to the candle lengths I wanted. Then I painted the inside with a bright yellow and the outside with an heirloom white. It made a bit...