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  1. Arduino Talking Skull Project on the Cheap

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi folks, I'm working on an arduino talking skull project for a greeter for our haunt for next year. The skull is a cast I made of a high end skull (medical grade realistic) but I rotocast it out of resin to keep the weight down. My intention is to build a skeleton greeter in a booth that is...
  2. Globalfear enterprise

    Merchant Reviews
    I had been looking at their full body costumes for a long time now, couple years ago, I missed their black Friday special.. when I asked, a few weeks past the deadline because their website still had the discounts, they said they couldn't do it.. SOOO all good, I waited another year, and last...
  3. Animatronic Eye Mechanism

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi all, longtime haunter first time post: This is a quick eye movement test I did of some eyes I made (these were a junk pair that I had used for a sculpting blank). The actual mechanism is made from 2 old servos, some baling wire and a home depot paint stick. It is just a test but as you see I...
  4. Static: My version of Brown Jenkin

    Halloween Props
    The Dreams In The Witch House is one of my favorite Lovecraft stories. Last year I made a tombstone that has the name Jenkin on it as a nod to the story and got the idea just before Halloween to make a Brown Jenkin to go with it. For those unfamiliar with the story Brown Jenkin was the familiar...
  5. Prop Showcase: Which Haunted Mansion props have you made?

    Halloween Props
    I'm curious to see how many props have been replicated by folks here. Pics?
  6. Prop Showcase: Global Raining follow up

    Halloween Props
    I posted some 2018 Videos http://www.snydercentral.com/halloween/H2018/H2018.htm It was the saddest start ever but it got better. The old standby props saved the day. The new stuff all got crammed into the garage. We woke up the next day with the Flu that made packing the stuff up extra fun...
  7. Hanging Stars or Other Objects in Tall Trees

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    For Halloween this year I repeated a light show in which Halloween and Christmas fought for control of the house ("Christmas Comes Too Soon, or, Halloween Fights Back.") The show required hoisting several Moravian stars into tall trees behind my house. I've since taken them down, all except one...
  8. Static: Pirate ship and all things Pirates

    Halloween Props
    Setting up a pirate themed room next year in our towns big haunted house. Need ideas on a realistic pirate ship, about 8-10 feet long max. Also any decorating ideas all being pirate related. Already have a hammock and jail planned. Interested in seeing photos of all your past pirate haunts...
  9. A few pictures from 2018 party and house

    General Halloween
    This couple won favorite costume... Funniest costume - They came in singing and had everyone roaring! Folks at the party... our party theme was NMBC. I put this tableau together to go in our family room... I made this Oogie Boogie for photo ops... I made a toe-pincher sleigh pulled by...
  10. Other: Melting Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    This is the back (fortunately) of the new Remus Lupin stone we made this year. We've been setting our graveyard up for years and this never happened before - we must have just put this one in the wrong spot. Sunlight reflected off a window and melted the foam away. Anyone else ever had this...
  11. Halloween 2019

    General Halloween
    Well made the first entry on my Halloween 2019 to do list. Anyone else already at least writing down ideas?
  12. Prop Showcase: Haunted tree reveal!

    Halloween Props
    Haunted tree reveal!:D I was cutting it short close on my tree! I was literally finishing the touch ups right as my husband was putting it together yesterday! Even though I did not get a chance to paint it, it still looks great! I got so many compliments on my tree and people couldn’t believe I...
  13. Electronic/Software: Sparking Props

    Halloween Props
    I made a prosthetic claw out of foam for a zombie walk and now I wish to make it better. I want sparks when the claw ends touch. Fright Props used to sell "Spark Gloves" that were battery operated and safe for user and others. Unfortunately they don't sell those anymore and I can't find any...
  14. Life Size Horse Drawn Hearse - Huntington, WV

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This is a ~10.5 feet by ~4 feet hearse prop. While the wheels are a bit warped, it does roll some for positioning and does turn. It comes with two electric lanterns built in and wired. The whole thing is made from 2x4s, plywood, and wooden sheathing and is painted black. The back door is also...
  15. Hello new from Portland Oregon!

    Member Introduction
    Hey! I'm a total halloween freak since day one! Some of my fondest memories have taken place on Halloween. I just love the essence and all the lil creatures that come with it, I always joke with my friends/coworkers that Halloween is when I'm in season! I love Halloween music and have a lil...
  16. Pneumatic: DARK SOULS BONEWHEEL DONE!!! Video Inside

    Halloween Props
    Hard to believe but this is my 20 pneumatic prop So I wanted to connect a little bit more with some of the teens/adults so I decided to pull this from the Dark Souls video game series. This skeleton wheel is a PITA in this game. For those who do not know it is a spiked wheel with a skeleton...
  17. Static: Just made this from a box from Kohl's...

    Halloween Props
    My husband got an order from Kohl's yesterday and I couldn't help noticing that the box seemed to be tombstone shaped so of course I made it into a tombstone to stand up in my coffin. A little black paint, a little of that stone texture spray, some clear acrylic sealant and a few styrofoam...
  18. 2018 Yard Haunt!!

    General Halloween
    I apol0gize for the first post if the images don't show!! This is this years yard haunt me and my dad put together! We added lights to the trees! Made a skull chained fence!, Built a coffin for our ground breaker, lit the ghosts up blue and built a grave digger! Happy Halloween and I hope...
  19. Nightmare King - Burger King

    General Halloween
    First found out about it from the BK app. Start today. The FIRST Nightmare King made at the BK today. Workers didn't know how to make it so they went outside and used their phone to snap a picture of the big poster promoting Nightmare King. (Buns is GREEN but camera can't seem to see it that...
  20. 2018 Canyon Trail Cemetery Walk Through

    General Halloween
    A walk through video of Canyon Trail Cemetery, our yard display located in the suburbs of Chicago. 30+ Pneumatic props along with a number of motorized and static props along with a full house façade, almost all of which were made by my Wife and me.
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