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  1. Static: Need help with costume party trophies

    Halloween Props
    We're having a costume contest for the first time at our Halloween party this year. I bought wooden bases at Hobby Lobby and skeleton hands at Dollar Tree. The plan is to spray paint the bases black and the hands gold and then attach the hands to the bases. The problem is that the hands are...
  2. 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...
  3. How to Build a Coffin out of Insulation Foam Board

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
  4. Static: coffin out of Foam Board

    Halloween Props
    I tried something new. I've made tombstones out of this stuff but wanted to try a coffin. I just need to figure a way to make it shake or something. I am putting a speaker inside for sound effects. I made a (painfully long) video for my blog but here are some photos. It was fun to make!!:o
  5. Prop Showcase: Gate Pillars - Lightweight and Easy to Store

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, One of my big concerns in building props is being able to store them for next year. While I have a decent size house - my decorations tend to be big - the bigger the better. This year I am building a new fence and gate and wanted to make some cool pillars. I work in the sign and...
  6. Static: Garage mausoleum with AtmosFX in 42" TVs

    Halloween Props
    Hi all! I've been meaning to get back on here, but I've been so busy building stuff. Anyway, now that I'm finished with my latest idea, I thought I'd post some pics and videos. Since I already have two 42' TVs with media players that I use in my outdoor Christmas decorations, I knew I needed to...
  7. Static: Halloween / Christmas Props

    Halloween Props
    Hello everyone! (Just an FYI i have no clue where my first post went but looks like i'l have to redo it.) So i plan on doing some props for Halloween and Christmas, here's the pic's so you guys have an idea of what im talking about. Halloween Prop Christmas Prop So for the halloween...
  8. Static: 4 x 8 foam insulation propping question

    Halloween Props
    hi all, longtime lurker, 1st time poster... I really enjoy reading all the wonderful ideas on these boards... i'm creating a yard haunt this Halloween and doing a skeleton pirate theme... I was looking to create a ship prop by using a 1 x 4 x 8 foam insulation board... was going to cut out the...
  9. Static: Mausoleum Plans

    Halloween Props
    All: We are hoping to build a mausoleum for this years haunt. Anyone have plans, advice, ideas, pics? I've seen folks use insulation panels to build walls before. What do you coat or paint them with? I've used stucco mud before on insulation but it tends to chip off. Any advice would be...
  10. Help pricing set for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This is my first post in the forums, so if this is in the wrong section, please let me know and I'll put it where it belongs. I am the Indoor Percussion Coordinator for a high school percussion group. The year our show was called Mortem Venatus ~ Game of the Dead. We would like to recoup some...
  11. Prop Showcase: Hilltop Manor 2016

    Halloween Props
    Long time lurker, this is my first post. Just a few pics from this years yards display. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNwCw7TkDj0JyU7LX76Gg0gPFJVaBStJZdDjQGzCVmB89T2Nnpf9GeD3QbjKu6uXQ/photo/AF1QipPuef8EUtJOKDRsfb8VKvTHdLSkELmIhNYIpa-S?key=ckRnWHBJbkpEODNuXzVIaHRVaVI3ZHg0OGJrZVRR The...
  12. Static: Slabs of insulation on craigs list-1-14-15

    Halloween Props
    http://providence.craigslist.org/zip/5401881658.html All sorts of perfect insulation sheets ready for tombstone making..I picked up several myself but still a dozen left
  13. Wood toe-pincher coffin Fort Wayne, IN

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    SOLD! Wood toe-pincher coffin Fort Wayne, IN $25, you pick up. Used to be a coffin cooler for parties, insulation has been removed. No bottom, easily added. Quality construction. Email [email protected] Thanks! Andy
  14. Doctor Octopus Dock Ock Costume

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Always wanted to make this super villain. Had to get very creative as the long arms pose a lot of challenges for wearing, storing, and weight etc. Initially I was going to use aluminum heating ducts which are bigger and look good but they are harder to store and fragile to bend and dent up fast...
  15. Static: Foam board questions

    Halloween Props
    Hi haunters, Yup, I'm a newbie here. However, I've been back and forth to your site reading many of your threads -- admiring your projects and talents, but mostly here to learn about what goes into making one's own props. I'm going to get to the point, because I have a husband who puts his...