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  1. Static: Using natural tree branch for scarecrow pole

    Halloween Props
    If I were to make a scarecrow and choose to use a thick branch (e.g. 1.5") for the vertical pole of the cross, any tips on getting scarecrow to stand? I had the idea of inserting the branch into a couple foot section of 2" PVC. Then I would either build a base for the PVC (concrete block or...
  2. Professional haunt props for sale and animatronics.

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have a custom stitch body prop from ghost ride productions paid $980 had them made him to sit.. he has tons of details and staples they used on his chest $725. Next is a unit 70 crawler prop she is new never used asking $675. I hsve a used krazy kristen works grest asking $1400. Pick up only...
  3. Static: How Could I Go About Recreating This Scene?

    Halloween Props
    Hi All! I'm new here- I decided to sign up because I made my first Halloween scene this year and had such a great time. Now I'm already thinking about next year... I want to do a Pirates of the Caribbean scene from The Curse of the Black Pearl, specifically the treasure cave scene. I would like...
  4. Prop Showcase: Beef Netting-Tips and Tricks & How much do I need?

    Halloween Props
    People have asked how far beef netting goes. Here's my experience: Slit tube on one side so you're working with a flat layer The bigger the holes, the larger area it covers (and better it looks) It's easier to cut when stretched very tight and cut with sharp scissors (not Xacto knife) Better to...
  5. 2018 Halloween Mixes

    Halloween Music
    Here's what I've found so far. If you see more, add 'em below. If I feel frisky, I'll add them to this list. Dan Augustine's Halloween Hits ... Happy 15th Anniversary, Dan. Great mix this year. Spock's Record Round-up ... He's got an 80's mix and a rare vegetable-based (or is it a fruit?)...
  6. Static: Real Casket Display Ideas

    Halloween Props
    I purchased a real casket from Craigslist (a steal at $250) and want to integrate it into my lawn display. It's made of metal, but I'm concerned it might rust if it is exposed to the Iowa elements all fall. I could put it up on sawhorses or a PVC frame and put a tarp over it at night, I...
  7. How do you handle the barrage of extension cords every Halloween all over your lawn?

    General Halloween
    Just curious if anyone has any tips. Me personally I'm thinking about putting in some boxes that go under the sidewalk to link back to my main hub to get rid of the cables going accross the sidewalk but that still leaves a lot of cables stretching accross the lawn and I was wondering if you...
  8. An Amazon Recommendation...

    General Halloween
    This came up on my Amazon recommendation page... under "Gardening and Lawn Care.... Was this after a lawn mower accident?
  9. Tacking power cords to lawn?

    General Halloween
    I have a couple hundred feet of cords I need to tack to lawn to prevent most tripping (I don't intend for people to be walking over them, but still). I need to put down scores of things that are both easy to install and remove, and ideally won't stab someone or wreck my lawnmower if I miss some...
  10. Tips for Outdoor Vignettes?

    General Halloween
    Since it's just me manning TOT - and I'm not getting any younger ;) I think I need to reduce the footprint of my lawn display in lieu of a smaller - but hopefully more interesting vignette. I usually have a cemmie with a very large gate on the lawn and several props along the sidewalk leading...
  11. Hello Everyone,

    Member Introduction
    Myself Colene Garcia working as Nurse practitioner in Custom Lawn Service.
  12. Electronic/Software: Singing Pumpkin Wall completed!

    Halloween Props
    Hey gang! We finished off the build on the wall for our singing pumpkins! We couldn't just have them hanging around on the lawn all night, after all. Check it out!
  13. Repeat? Recycle? Rehash?

    General Halloween
    For those of you that embrace a different theme every year, do you ever repeat a theme? I don't ever have a theme per se but I will cycle through my treat give-away method...Wheel of Fortune, Fish Pond, Plinko, etc. Since I mostly stick to a classic look and have a ton of stuff, I just vary...
  14. Electronic/Software: Electric Firecrackers

    Halloween Props
    Hello Everyone, I hope everyone's preparations are going well for the big day. I am considering of buying an electric firecracker for my home haunt. On halloween, I usually have a lot of fog running through the lawn. Is fog/fog fluid flammable? Will the sparks from the electric firecracker...
  15. Other: What to do with clown lawn stakes?

    Halloween Props
    So we went to the Spirit store yesterday and decided to pick up two sets of clown head lawn stakes because they were better than the current lawn stakes we have and the other set they had in the store. The problem is that we've never done a theme before, and I'm worried the clown stakes will...
  16. Standing up props on lawn

    Halloween Props
    I have a couple hanging props that I want to put out on my lawn. I have no idea how to hang them up out there tho.. Please help !