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  1. Lost files and how-to's

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I decided that instead of uploading these files in a one by one thread, I'd upload these to my Keep and Share account, below is a list of the available files, each one is a direct link to that file. Some are no longer online, you will see some that are obviously still online (there is one here...
  2. Static: Paper Mache Artists, HELP!

    Halloween Props
    The last time I made something out of paper mache was in the fourth grade, so I am beyond rusty. However, we love the look of props created with paper mache and we're going to increase the number of projects that use it going forward. But there in lies the tale. I'm the one who's going to be...
  3. Static: Best process for corpsing a skeleton like this?

    Halloween Props
    I picked up a skeleton from Spririt the other day, but it is way too cute for my yard. I am looking into converting him into a groundbreaker and would like him to have a greyish corpse look to him similar to the below pictures. I've seen some posts about using plastic wrap and a heat gun to...
  4. Static: Pumpkin Reaper

    Halloween Props
    This is my Pumpkin Reaper, the head is paper mache and the clothing is burlap cycled thru a washing machine and dyed different colors. Frame is 1 1/2 in PVC pipe.
  5. Static: Paper Mache and Resin?

    Halloween Props
    Forgive me if this has been asked before. I'm planning on making an alien from the film "Devil's Gate", The skeleton will be PVC but I need to bulk up some areas with paper mache, or something. This prop needs to be waterproof to stand up to fall weather in MI. Once I get the body the way I...
  6. Static: Paper mache mask

    Halloween Props
    Hi there! This is my first paper mache, and my first mask. I know there were a lot of question about this topic,but i didnt find my answer. So im making a paper mache mask, the base was my face. I made 2 layers around, then got it off,it dried. But i found out that on some place it isnt...
  7. Creepy Christmas

    Off-Topic Stuff
    As mentioned in the other thread, I find Christmas animatronics creepier than Halloween ones. I've yet to see an life sized animatronic Santa that isn't creepy. Case in point, the kid's reaction at around :19 & every time "Santa" touches him! And then there's this guy I found on Etsy. I...
  8. Static: Paper mache pumpkin problem

    Halloween Props
    I used cellulose insulation, ,paper bits, and elmer's past powder, now it was easy to use but when I applied it to the pumpkin it went on lumpy, now maybe I didn't wait for the cellulose to fully absorb the water, but even wetted down It was still lumpy, end result I am sanding my pumpkin to...
  9. Static: An over engineer pumpkin sentinel

    Halloween Props
    Stated building a pumpkin sentinel this weekend. I am a model maker by profession, so I have access to a wide variety of materials and equipment to build props with. I wanted to make this as strong and rigid as possible. I apologize for the poor pictures The black tubes are old irrigation...
  10. Other: What's the best water proof sealant for paper mache?

    Halloween Props
    This was my first paper mache build a few years ago, unfortunately, the water proofing sealant I used didn't work very well. Both arms are tearing and he is also tearing at the elbows, ankles and fingers. I am working on re-doing him, but I'm not sure what sealant actually works the best to keep...
  11. Static: Monster mud over masking tape?

    Halloween Props
    This year I decided to make a tree stump to hide my rising witch prop, but once I started work on it I realized it was a much bigger project that expected. My plan was to paper mache, but the tree has gotten large enough that it is a bit intimidating to think of several layers of paper mache on...
  12. Static: Solid balloon help.

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone have any ideas on how I can make regular balloons into durable solid ones? I've tried filling one with greatstuff, and using paper mache. Both were failures. So any help from all the wonderful people here will be greatly appreciated.
  13. Static: upgrading a simple skull prop

    Halloween Props
    Many years ago I had a couple of foam skulls from Michaels so I thought it would look neat to put them on some bamboo rods, add a little great stuff for brain matter and some red paint for blood. We've found a place for these in our haunt almost every year. Decided to give them a new look for...
  14. Static: Cotton ball corpsing - Latex or Mache paste?

    Halloween Props
    Groundbreaker - First project So I'm back with another question. My scarecrow build is going to be very long and will require me to learn some more advanced skills before I'm able to get started so I'll try something easier till then. The day after Halloween I got a couple of cheap skeletons...
  15. Making a new corpse for BUG PROP!

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have to share because this is comming along SOOO GOOD! I am making a new corpse for my bug infested corpse in a bed prop and I focused on the head first and it came out FANTASTIC! Layers of paper mache
  16. Static: Buy Celluclay or Make Your Own?

    Halloween Props
    I'm making a tree based on Mizerella's tutorial. http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-and-step-by-step/109371-my-haunted-tree.html I'd like to accomplish it as cheaply as possible, but I'm also in a limited timeframe, as I'll start rehearsals for my Haunt next weekend. I'm hoping to lay down...
  17. 2016 - Project 5 - Paper Mache Skull Replication Instructor's Thread

    Halloween Prop Building Group
    2017- Project 1 - Paper Mache Skull Replication Instructor's Thread This is the instructor's thread for the 1st project of 2017 (formerly the 5th project of 2016), paper mache skull replication. The build will begin in March or April. I will update the start date closer to build time. Please...
  18. Frankenweenie (Paper Mache)

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Please remove this post, can't delete.
  19. Static: Frankenweenie (Paper Mache)

    Halloween Props
    Hello, New to the site and new to prop making. I got into this due to being asked to help with props for a children's charity event for Halloween. I love to challenge myself and always looking for new mediums to work with. I have not done any Papaer Mache since I was in high school during the...
  20. Hello all you freaks!

    Member Introduction
    Hello, I'm new to prop making but challenge myself all the time to create/work on some new mediums. I am a jack-of-all-trades (except welding, sometime) and have a nice decent weekend warrior craft/woodshop I turned my 2 car garage into over the last few years. I am currently working on some...