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  1. Stained Glass Windows: Tutorial

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    Here's an easy way to give your windows a stained glass look. The effect you get (click on the link to YouTube for video): Here's a picture: Basically this is a thin, old, white sheet painted with thinned acrylic paint. There is a light shining behind it to give it illumination. If...
  2. Haunt Entrance Gate: Tutorial

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    So glad there was the time to make this just before Halloween. Was thinking if there was an impressive entrance to the haunt, it would help set the mood. Also, needed something to be obvious that this was the entrance to the garage haunt. This is a very large gate (8' x 6') so it is...
  3. Flickering Pumpkins: Tutorial

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    These are flickering fake pumpkins that are on a timer. To see them live, here's a video: They are brightly lit and have a very slight flicker to them. If you want them to flicker a lot, don't replace one of the flicker bulbs with the C7 bulb. You can do any combination of pumpkins by...
  4. Outdoor Flicker Candles: Tutorial

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    Love the flicker lights using tealights created by jimmyzdc. But, needed them to be on a timer. Time to hack a string of Christmas flicker lights. Videos of them in action can be found here: The following pictures shows you how to make the candles but I did not show how...
  5. Lighting: Lighting help needed now...

    Halloween Props
    Hi again, all - Once again, this first-time haunter needs some help, and can't find exactly what he needs via the "search". I apologize again if this topic has been done in detail before, as I am sure it has - if anyone knows where a good thread is buried, please direct me to it! I am unsure as...
  6. Lighting: Seven Layers of Scare

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    Part of series: Seven Layers of Scare: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/528-seven-layers-scare.html Detailed look at layer five of Seven Layers of Scare.... Lighting Lighting (IMHO) is one of the most powerful but least appreciated elements in setting up a haunt. I've...
  7. Ceilings and Floors: Seven Layers of Scare

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    This is a continuation of the series: Seven Layers of Scare. If you haven't already, I suggest you read that blog post first: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/528-seven-layers-scare.html Continuing with looking closer at Seven Layers of Scare let's finish up the Second Layer...
  8. Easy make chandelier

    Halloween Props
    Here is my latest tutorial on making an easy candle chandelier Easy Make Chandelier Comments and suggestions welcome :cool:
  9. Lighting: Ghost lighting set- up

    Halloween Props
    This is an example of how to effectively light a ghost or other props from Halloween 2007. Don't be afraid to add more lights or colors, but you will need a fan, because it gets warm. YouTube - Ghost Lighting Set-up(Now with Closed Captions) Since just now allowed embedding, I just put my...
  10. Seven Layers of Scare

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    Alrighty, here's my next edition of blog posts that may help you build a better haunt. Seven Layers of Scare Gurus of interior design follow basic rules in designing a great room. Christopher Lowell came out with a blockbuster book called the Seven Layers of Design. In haunting, we also...
  11. Electronic/Software: Looking for relay suggestions / help

    Halloween Props
    I'm looking to create a display that uses light / sound to create the singing pumpkin display I have seen around. However I want to control more than 8 different objects simultaneosly. 16 would probably be plenty. I have seen people talk about the K74 which I have looked at but it is limited...
  12. Halloween party lighting

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi All! I'm throwing my fourth annual party this year, and one of the aspects I really want to ramp up a bit is my lighting. For the past three years, I've relied on orange and purple Xmas lights strung through the rafters of my basement, along with a couple of black lights and other glowing...
  13. Online resources for (tasteful) Halloween-y goodness?

    General Halloween
    There isn't much in my area in the way of Halloween supplies, and I could use some good online resources. Particularly, I am looking for decorations and accents that are more spooky/creepy than cutesy or tacky; e.g., gargoyles, candelabras, engraved goblets, eerie ambient lighting, non-cartoony...
  14. Mechanical: Finished Prop: ELECTRIC CHAIR

    Halloween Props
    Hi, Folks! So, here “she” is, my electric chair, “Sizzlin’ Sally” in all her glory. I guess she took about 6 weeks. I went for the aged/rusted looked. I think I accomplished this goal. Certainly, I modeled it after three prominent real electric chairs. I wanted to add something usual and...
  15. ? The "best" spooky yard lighting how-to?

    General Halloween
    Hi Gang, Has anyone out there found a better Halloween yard lighting how-to with diagrams such as the wonderful info I found here: -Skull And Bone- -Skull And Bone- I used some of the ideas here and followed the computer-generated diagrams. They help me out, but the can/spot lighting can be a...
  16. Lighting: making the lights purple-y?

    Halloween Props
    Hi all! Thx fer readin my first post here. Glad I found this place. I have been struggling with getting the right lighting effect on the outside of my house for a couple seasons now. As an electrician, my neighbors have just come to expect that I will do most of my effects with lights... My...
  17. Light Show Master 2.0.1 Beta released!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    We just released a quick new update this evening (September 30, 2008) with the following items: New Features: Completely reworked the show schedule logic. The 7-day schedule has been replaced with show events that allow you to create an unlimited number of events that have their own...
  18. Lighting: Dungeon Idea and help.

    Halloween Props
    Last year around Halloween I had planned on using the scene setter rolls that "transform" your walls into a spooky environment like a graveyard or a castle. I bought a bunch of stuff for a party I plan on having at the end of the season last year. I have been brainstorming ideas to start my...
  19. Lighting: Prewired Lanterns

    Halloween Props
    I went to my local Big Lots looking for some lanterns and came across these guys: These already come ready to light. The lanterns are made for haunting with a little aging and a flicker light bulb you are good to go! No need to cut apart a lantern, wire or worry about this light ... it's...
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