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  1. Burlap mask question

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello, I see these awesome burlap masks and understand to soak the burlap and place on a head and let it dry. My main question is how do you put them on? Are they cut down the side or back to pull over the head? Maybe glue some black stretchy material inside of the cut so it can close again once...
  2. 2019 Orgahouse - CarnEvil

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Super excited that it's only 145 days away from Halloween! This year, for our fourth Party Haunt at this residence, we are doing a clown/carnival theme. We've had a few planning sessions, began prop building and and started the build a bit early to ensure we can add the all fine touches. We...
  3. MY life size music box dancers

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So several years ago my wife had the idea of having Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers in our display (both skeletons). Like most props I make it is my wifes idea that i make become reality. So here it is. Stared out with an octagonal frame that is 47.5" from point to point. Bottom layer...
  4. Suggestions for party playlist

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hey groovy ghoulies, I'm starting to compile song possibilities for a Halloween party playlist and could use some help. My musical tastes run mostly toward classic rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s with a little folk, new wave, and country thrown in here and there just to keep things interesting...
  5. Not all posts or new threads show up all the time

    Site Issues and Feedback
    I just noticed today after making a post in the General Discussion area and making a new thread under the Coupons Discount area that neither one of them was visible from within the HF section if I wasn't signed on. There was also another thread someone started under the Coupons Discount area...
  6. Kinda sad

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I just saw a story on Yahoo https://www.yahoo.com/news/cemetery-bones-tossed-trash-families-034139172.html about a cemetery that was left in disarray. It's so sad but I know it's happening more and more. Frog and I hunt out cemeteries on our travels and those in the card exchanges get a chance...
  7. Static: Bad moon on the bayou

    Halloween Props
    Sorry all, I could not figure out how to rotate the pics. :( This year, my wife challenged me to create a theme based on a swamp or bayou. I started with some old fence panels turned on their side and attached. I added a porch of pallets and cut one pallet in half to create a dock. The...
  8. Tiki Themed Halloween 2018

    General Halloween
    Here are the videos of my Tiki Themed Haunt. There were supposed to be animations (a creep jumping out of the Tiki Bar and a moving Tiki skeleton) but I did not have time to get those working, had computer glitches and the tiki poles being the main attraction took priority. Also fog was...
  9. Graveyard Ambience

    Halloween Music
    I've created an ambient soundtrack for our graveyard this year that has some material pulled from our main soundtrack. It has some elements that might not fit your theme completely but it does have some angry wind, siren-like witches beckoning, and some ghost-ish stuff, and a ridiculous number...
  10. 2019 Witch Theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    We're going to Salem, MA in Sept 2019 so I've decided to do a witch theme for my party next year. I just decided in the last couple of days and I'm really excited about it but I haven't really thought about doing this theme before. (I have a vision for the decor which is how I know I'll end up...
  11. Electronic/Software: Power surge effect

    Halloween Props
    Been looking online and can't find anything. Went to ROT Haunted House this weekend and they have an effect where the lights in the main room are always on but will begin to fade in out/on off along with a sound of a power surge. Any ideas on how to accomplish an effect like this using regular...
  12. 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...
  13. building a mask (2019)

    Halloween Props
    looking at building my first mask and i was wondering if anyone could give me a few tips. let me start off by saying this mask is large. i have based the design of a SCP (special Containment Procedure.... its from a game/fan fic) the creature i want to build is called "The DoorMan SCP 303" my...
  14. Facebook Pages & Podcasts

    General Halloween
    I was just curious what Halloween/Horror/Creepy Facebook Pages & Podcasts people LIKE and listen too. I'm really looking for a new podcast to listen to at work and I just re-purposed my facebook page (signature) and thought it was worth mentioning. My podcast recommendations: Alone in the...
  15. Static: Thingamabob. (I haven't decided what it is yet...)

    Halloween Props
    I've been trying to be good and stay focused on the main project ( http://www.anunorthodoxhalloween.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/2018-buildup/C3BD7866-6DF1-40E7-98C5-997376B42AB1.jpeg?i=1209935753 ), but you know when we pulled the tree out there was no way I wasn't saving any interesting bits of...
  16. Countdown feedback request.

    General Halloween
    Hey folks, If you visit us via PC, you might notice a new Halloween countdown on the main forum page. This new clock is a code hosted locally so we no longer have to rely on someone else updating or linking to other pages. If you're interested in the code to host similar for your own blog or...
  17. Last Minute Webcam Setup?

    General Halloween
    So, last year I used the off-brand Go-Pro my husband had to record most of the ToTs coming to my door. It was pretty awesome and I did get to see the one kid I had originally missed that actually ran away! I do plan on using it again this year, but I really want something better. My main problem...
  18. Floral Foam signs for wreaths

    Halloween Crafts
    This year I'm venturing into wreaths. After adding ribbons, picks and props, I wanted to personalize. Came up with the idea of doing a "Happy Halloween" pick up top, and a "from the {lastname}" and customizing them for neighbors. Not finished, obviously, but the idea is to carve some foam...
  19. Mechanical: My 3 main props for this year

    Halloween Props
    I will be using these 3 main characters in this years display. I might add a few more if time allows. I'm already feeling behind. I should have about a 7 min loooped show when finished. Just thought I would start to show a little of what I hope to come up with. Hopefully I can open my garage...
  20. Saturday Nightmare Fever 2017

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Our theme this year is Saturday Nightmare Fever We do the invitations & our costumes in the theme. Also some reference in the house to the theme. We'll be moving next month & this is the main room - think roller skating !! tables around the outside! Of course our main staple of Shops will...
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