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  1. 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...
  2. Static: Wall Masks

    Halloween Props
    Recently, I've been making plaster cloth/ paper mache masks using Mr. Chicken's YouTube tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwjBxShw4TY It's a pretty simple method, although paper towels dipped in paint aren't the easiest medium to work with. The first mask I made using this technique...
  3. Mechanical: Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz

    Halloween Props
    Started building my Living Tombstone inspired by Paul Kreutz. Taking a bit of a different approach. Stone is 1-1/2" pink styro with 1/4" luan ply backing. I'm using a 1/4" rod end to attach the mannequin face to the stone's backing. A 10" round piece of luan will get glued to the back of...
  4. Greetings Mortals!

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone! I created my first decoration display this year (a Halloween themed gingerbread house ruled by cats, because why not) and had a FANTASTIC time making everything! It's truly addicting and I'm already working on next year's theme- Pirates of the Caribbean. It has also inspired me to...
  5. Western-themed Haunted House

    General Halloween
    I'll be posting a few lights on and lights off videos under this thread. This is not a common haunted house theme and so hopefully somebody out there will be inspired by it. I have also posted a separate thread for the pistols and I might do one for the pop up Indian as well.
  6. Static: Witches Brew Cauldron - Giving Props to those who inspired my new prop.

    Halloween Props
    Shout out and a big thanks to those who inspired this fun project! Thanks fellow haunters! Oak Lane Cemetery - For all your great ideas and online tutorials. Rustie - For the goblin idea, and awesome bubbles in your brew The Skeleton Crew - For the rust paint tip Kindo - for the idea to prop a...
  7. Haunted Mansion inspired yard with Madame Leota, Singing Busts and Hitchhiking Ghosts

    General Halloween
    Our attempt of trying to make our yard into a little Haunted Mansion display. Would love to see what other Haunted Mansion fans do...
  8. Disney Haunted Mansion Inspired Little Halloween Haunt

    General Halloween
    Hi Here is my Halloween haunt, inspired by the Haunted Mansion at Disney, I do the same pretty much every year (just no time to add to it due to work). The theme is about a rich spinster who mistakenly poisons herself after being robbed by 3 suitors who also have succumbed to her poison...
  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. Inspirations?

    General Halloween
    This is truly inspiring to me! Anyone want to share some pics of other haunts they have been inspired by?
  11. 2018??? What's your theme????

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So a few years ago I started this thread and thought I'd revive it... Whats your 2018 theme???? With the season and the build slowly coming to an end I can't help but think about clearance sales and next year's theme.... What discount items r you searching for? And what theme has been...
  12. Hello from a canadian home haunter!

    Member Introduction
    Hello all! I've loved Halloween for as long as I could remember, and though I decorate every year, since we moved to larger property only now have I really started getting into diy Halloween and serious home haunts! So I just want to say a big greeting to everyone from Apsley, Ontario, Canada...
  13. Atmosphere Effects: Rain Window

    Halloween Props
    Here is a prop I made last year. Check out Hollywood Haunter's video for a different take on it. They inspired this build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pydHOlq3AMU&t=354s
  14. Halloween costume 2017

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Thinking of either: Scream Team ''Alien Prostethic'' - https://www.screamteam.com/products/alien-foam-latex-appliance?variant=1227028640 or Scream Team ''Boaris Prosthetic" with flesh inspired pig look - https://www.screamteam.com/products/boaris-foam-latex-appliance Like for Alien, Thank for...
  15. Lighting: (Show us your) Spooky Chandelier

    Halloween Props
    I finally got around to spookifying our dining room chandelier. I thought it would be fun for others to share their spooky chandeliers too! These are the photos that first inspired me a while ago. Then even Pottery Barn was inspired by those photos, and made a knock off! haha I also...
  16. Nighttime Sound Scape

    Halloween Music
    I was wondering if someone can point me in the direction of a night time Sound Scape (no music) that I can play as a loop. Something with Owls, Crickets, creepy howls, rustling leaves, etc. I am sure there are a thousand out there but wanted to see if anyone has a favorite. I was inspired by...
  17. Static: Authentic looking sideshow exhibits-real skeleton.

    Halloween Props
    Started on a series of Halloween inspired vintage Sideshow exhibits out of antique parts and pieces (right down to old rusty nails and slot screws). I have an Art installment in Jan. but they will make their first debut at my Halloween party (sideshow inspired of course) I started with an old...
  18. Awesome new music inspired from John Carpenter

    Halloween Music
    The lead singer of Bloody Hammer (go and check them out, they are doom rock) created an amazing side project for free inspired off of John Carpenters music from halloween, and 80's horror movie music. Amazing use it if you want. To get it go to the Bloody Hammers Facebook page, and it should be...
  19. Hi y'all!

    Member Introduction
    Hello everyone! Like a lot of newbies here, I've been creeping for a while. I'm excited to show off some of my stuff and get inspired by you! :D
  20. Art inspired from Horror? Share yours ..

    Halloween Crafts
    Anyone have horror/halloween inspired art they've done to share? I'd love to see it. My oldest is studying portraiture this semester .. This is face 3 out of 9 .. Not all horror inspired, but this one is. Done with prism pens and water colors. She has recently read " The Yellow Wallpaper"...