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  1. Starting over-best way to build flats ?

    Hello Forum, I have been off line for some time as in 2017 the local town made us an offer we could not refuse on the homestead. Long story short we relocated to a much smaller property and 2018 was our first year in the new place. I managed to get my yard set up and the neighbors and kids...
  2. 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...
  3. NEW 2018 PRODUCT RELEASE from Haunt Hobbyist: PEECAN

    For Sale By Merchants
    NEW PRODUCT RELEASE FOR 2018: THE PEECAN The Peecan is a handheld noisemaker for actors. Sounds that are common or recognizable are not scary, like yelling for example. That is why we designed the Peecan to make a unique sound that will startle your guests because they will not know what it...
  4. Mausoleums On a Tight Budget

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Making props in our house is a combination of two things… a love of Halloween and a budget of a church mouse. It does take a bit of patience to find the right things for free or low cost, but it’s part of Halloween for us. Our treats are finding things we can use for props and our trick is...
  5. Looking for inexpensive recipes that serve many.

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I'm looking for foods that are inexpensive, easy to make, filling, and serves a lot of people. Yes I'm aware that I'm asking for a lot😂. The issue I have is the recipes I have meet some of the criteria but when I double the recipe to accommodate a lot of folks at my party, it runs into a ton of...
  6. Alternative to Paper Mache

    General Halloween
    Hello, I am looking for options for covering inflatables to be used for outside decorations. Inexpensive, fairly weather resistant, quick to apply, hard shell. Any ideas?
  7. Spider Hill prop kits

    Product Reviews
    Just got my first 2 and have to say two big thumbs up. Well made ,easy to assemble and inexpensive for what you get. Will be buying more for sure.
  8. Lighting: Good inexpensive media player that will auto-play video loop upon power on?

    Halloween Props
    Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive ($50 or less) media player that will auto-play a video loop upon powering up? I'd like to rear project onto a window, having a projector and media player power up each evening on a timer or dusk-to-dawn sensor. Also looking for inexpensive ($100) LED...
  9. Lighting: Any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive short throw projector?

    Halloween Props
    I know this has probably been asked a billion times... I've discovered that the projector I currently have has just too long of a throw for both my window and doorway illusion setups. Does anyone have a good suggestion as to a relatively inexpensive short throw projector? Thanks!
  10. Miami Florida checking in!

    Member Introduction
    Hello Haunters, 2015 will be the second year for my yard haunt and I am looking forward to not only getting great ideas from these forums but helping others as best I can. My game is to make professional looking haunts as inexpensive as possible. I'll link last year's Spider Layer haunt video...
  11. Lighting: Ghost Dancers – new this year at Compound Dux

    Halloween Props
    Every year I try to add something significant (e.g., car-stopping, jaw-dropping) to the build, and this year's Ghost Dancers came together nicely. Inexpensive, an hour to build the whole set, and another light source for the yard.
  12. Other: Inexpensive model of video transmitter to send video to a remote projector(s)?

    Halloween Props
    Sorry if I've asked this elsewhere. Couldn't locate where I did if I have. Looking for recommendations for inexpensive wireless video transmitter units. Inexpensive here being, say, around $60 or less, preferably. And something that is radio based, not line-of-sight. I see that most of the...
  13. Static: Easy inexpensive yard ghost

    Halloween Props
    I'm sure there is a thread about this somewhere but I couldn't find one. I'd like to make some inexpensive yard ghosts for the yard. I saw a DIY on utube I like using tomato cages that looks pretty easy but was wondering if someone had any other ideas on how to make them and had pictures or...
  14. Cheap gauze / Cheese cloth?

    Halloween Props
    Are there any good, inexpensive online suppliers for cheesecloth or gauze by the yard? I have heard people say that Walmart has gauze for $1 a yard, but not one near me, I guess. Is $1 a yard a good price for gauze? I'm pretty new at this, and I think I've already gone over budget for...
  15. HUGE assortment of Props

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I am selling a bunch of great props at a steal to clear out some much needed room, allow me to change my home haunt into a single continuous theme, and because unfortunately my job does not allow me the time that I used to have so I need to scale back a bit. I have grown quite attached to some...