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  1. Lighting: Solar versus Low voltage

    Halloween Props
    Currently most of my lighting is driven by low voltage power or by 110 AC. However I was wondering if anyone has tried using mostly solar lights. I see advantages and disadvantages of each but I wanted to start a discussion. Powering the lights with Low voltage or AC requires many more wires...
  2. Where to get 4 ft skeletons

    Wanted to Buy
    I'm looking for a couple child size skeletons, I think 4 feet is about right. Looks like selection (at the right price) is low right now. I've no problem waiting, but if you have any suggestions on where to shop, let me know! Vlad
  3. Lighting: Custom Lighting for Outdoor Signage - How To?

    Halloween Props
    Howdy Folks! This is my first post in what feels like eons (on a new account, no less).... and I'm so glad to see this community is still THRIVING, even during the off-season! I've tasked myself with an elaborate project for next year, and it involves something I have little experience with...
  4. Electronic/Software: Simple Circuit Board For Random Movement

    Halloween Props
    I need help from all you electronics gurus out there. Here's my problem: I want to build a spider prop, based on this spider The abdomen of the prop will be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The front and rear legs will be about 12 to 16 inches long, and the side legs will be proportionately...
  5. Electronic/Software: FM transmitter for UK, are they legal if so what do you recommend

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I'm toying with the idea of projecting onto my house for Halloween 2019, I would like to also have sound. I'm wondering whether I could have speakers (on low volume) for ToTs and an FM transmitter for people driving by. Firstly, are FM transmitters (for what I want to do) legal in the UK...
  6. Desperately Need help finding These Masks

    Wanted to Buy
    My brother and I are looking to find two old masks that were mass produced in the 1990's. We have searched high and low, and can not find them anywhere. We're looking for information on where we might find old masks from a collector, or get them recreated at a low price. They are very...
  7. Extreme inflatables displayers- power question

    General Halloween
    I've never been a big fan of inflatables and for years refused to use them. But, I got one a couple years ago and worked it into my setup and I like it. I've always had a desire to do a full walk around the backyard haunt and now it occurs to me that I can easily accomplish this with...
  8. Lighting: PRO-TIP on a budget: Colored lighting filters

    Halloween Props
    I know many of you want to colorize your displays. And DJ supply companies and musical stores like to sell those colored gels. However, they can be expensive. So what is an affordable option? 3-ring binder dividers! Grab the transparent colored plastic dividers, kinda like these...
  9. Help Needed: Tengchang 1500w Low Lying Smoke Fog Dry Ice Effect Machine

    General Halloween
    So I purchased this Tengchang 1500w low lying fog machine as it was reviewed as being one of the best on the market, but when I got it there was no instruction manual. I contacted the seller but there appears to be a language barrier. So here are my questions, do I unscrew the back panel to...
  10. Lighting: Where to get pin light?

    Halloween Props
    I'm wondering what folks use for a small pin light (very low lumens). I could buy a cheap battery powered LED pen light, but would love to find something that could be activated with remote and would consider plug in.
  11. Electronic/Software: Computer power supply not powering wiper motor

    Halloween Props
    The setup worked a couple years ago. I tested the motor with a car battery and it works. I also put the meter on the outputs of the computer power supply and I get 5 volts on the red and 12 on the yellow. When I connect the motor to the power supply the motor doesn't turn at all, I measured with...
  12. Cameras to film visitors at night

    General Halloween
    Hey all, been a while. I want to get a low cost camera to mount and film the visitors scares at my house this year. Plug in with night vision that records to an SD card is preferred. Anyone got some recommendations? Thanks
  13. Fog: Front Porch suggestions/help with fog

    Halloween Props
    Hello fellow Halloween Fans! Been a member for a few years but rarely ever post.........come to think of it this might be the first. I have been inactive the past few years for Halloween because I was renting an apartment. Well I finally got back into a house and want to do some cool things...
  14. How did your toned down Halloween Party go?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    We had a great 2017 Halloween Party. Lots of people, food went over well, house looked great, fire pit, back yard movie on a projector but it cost a ton of money. It was our first year in a house so much of that was just growing from an apartment to a larger space but still... its hard for me...
  15. Old Time Radio Craft Beer & Whiskey Tasting Affair

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    This is a pretty low key one i plan on doing this year. Having 2 young kids in the house, we cannot throw parties like we used to, and I am looking at getting back into hosting events at our home. The first would be almost a tester to see if it is something we like. This was totally inspired...
  16. need ideas for door / hall decoration

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hey y'all, I need help. I need ideas and inspiration for scary door & hallway decorations that can be packed easily in a suitcase, i.e. low volume, low weight, easy to re-assemble, etc. Last year I did spiders and spider webs and 2 years ago I did an insane asylum. This year I might do...
  17. Fog: Fog: It just blows away outside

    Halloween Props
    Fog: At wit's end. It just blows away outside like smoke no matter what I do. I have spent both a lot of time and money making ice chilled, dry ice chilled, etc fog machine of various designs that I've found in these forums. It DOES make the fog juice more dense and linger in the grass for a...
  18. Lighting: Low Voltage LED ligths - recommendations?

    Halloween Props
    Last minute? - yes. Have never been really satisfied with my lighting, which is incandescent colored floods and white spots, and have been thinking about going fully to LEDs, in particular, low voltage spots and floods. Really don't like all the electrical cords running all over the yard...
  19. Fog: Does anyone have an Antari Ice 100 low lying fog machine?

    Halloween Props
    Have the opportunity to buy one & checking to see what experience anyone has with it. The seller says it performs better with dry ice. I was just wanting to use regular ice with Foggy's fog juice. I currently have 2 Fogmaster 750 watt fog machines. I use a vortex chiller for 1 machine & the...
  20. Fog: Which is better for low-lying graveyard fog - Froggy's Swamp Juice or Freezin Fog?

    Halloween Props
    Getting ready to order a jug to use in my crypt chiller. This will sit in my yard and hopefully provide lots of low lying fog that stays around a long time. From the descriptions on their site both sound great. Which formula is better for a setup like this? Thanks.
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