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  1. Other: Monster Mud query

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know if you can substitute ceramic wall tile cement for wall filler when making monster mud? I have got hold of a large tub of this stuff and I wondered if it was possible to use it for M.M?
  2. Need ideas for Best Decorated House Winner Sign

    General Halloween
    Hi Everyone, Our subdivision has a contest for the best Halloween house display. Our house did win last year and I wanted to make a sign that could travel from house to house each year for the winner. I am thinking of making something out of wood so it'll last and that is either an easel style...
  3. 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...
  4. Davy Jones Costume

    General Halloween
    After 5 years of the Headless Horseman, I feel it is time to change it up. I would like to be Davy Jones, the octopus pirate. I have found a few realistic costumes, but they are expensive, upwards to $3000.00 or more. Anyone here have a used “deluxe” costume or better that they ware willing...
  5. Static: spray foam body

    Halloween Props
    has anyone had success with making a body with good stuf spray foam? If so how/
  6. Former low-budget filmmaker, now just making weird stuff because it's fun

    Member Introduction
    Not a shock that I was a MonsterKid, growing up in the 1970's, reading Famous Monsters of Filmland, watching for old movies in the TV Guide, and staying up late on Saturdays to watch local horror hosts. I began making short movies on my dads Super-8 camera, each with a horror or monster trend...
  7. Lighting: How can I make a sign like this and have the bulbs flash in patterns?

    Halloween Props
    Image here My brother lives in a large neighborhood that gets tons of trick or treaters however his house isn't in the most high-traffic area. We decorate tons but would like to make a sign like the image I posted to put nice and tall on the roof. I plan on making the sign halloween-ey but...
  8. Static: Leprechaun mask prop

    Halloween Props
    My leprechaun mask prop , i will be making it into a lifesize prop soon waiting o the costume
  9. Hello Everyone

    Member Introduction
    I’m currently living in Missouri. I manage a Haunted House called Rising Haunted Attraction in Waynesville, Mo. I love to make props and learning new techniques to making them. I’m excited to get to know more people in the haunt industry and learn from each of you.
  10. Foam, Foam and more Foam

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hello Home Haunters, I have a plethora of styrofoam ice boxes. Ill add pics later. If you in the LA area let me know I have like 15 or 20 of them. I just want to give them away for free. They are good for making fog chillers. message me here or netherworldforest at G mail dot com
  11. We love Halloween so much that we had a surprise wedding at our party last year!

    Member Introduction
    Hey all. New member here and can't wait for our next Halloween party this year. We had a creepy circus theme last year where we surprised our guests by getting married. It was amazing. This year's theme will be Aliens so I've been scouring the internet for ideas on making some DIY alien...
  12. Ideas for Scary Short Film

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    I was thinking of filming and making a short scary film, does anyone have any suggest or stories ideas they want me to use to make this film? I would love to work with you and film it all but use your story idea if I like it.
  13. If you buy on Ebay and live in these 8 states, plan on paying sales tax soon...

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Happy New Year everyone. I live in Washington state. Today I made my first Ebay purchase for the year and was charged sales tax, both for a purchase from a Maine Ebay seller and for another purchase from an Oklahoma Ebay seller. I knew immediately because the charge showed up in Ebay's Check...
  14. Making a Zombie Hand from Trash

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I thought I would give it a try at making some super duper cheap props that actually look good. So tell me what you think about it?
  15. Static: Removing sticker from bottles?

    Halloween Props
    I am making some potions and wanted to use like an old soy sauce bottle. I removed the sticker off but it leaves that glue behind. Anyone have any good tips to remove that glue off?
  16. 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...
  17. Halloween oldies playlist podcast ~ Whistling Past the Graveyard~

    Halloween Music
    https://archive.org/details/WPTG6 I've been making this podcast for three years running now, it's basically a vintage halloween playlist with really bad halloween jokes in between! Its definitely work and kid safe! There are six episodes total, listen to the latest and if you're into it catch...
  18. New to custom props: How much should I expect to spend per diy custom prop?

    Halloween Props
    I'm new to making custom props and am wondering just how much I should expect to spend for simple pop-up props, like trash can trauma or some other pop-up props complete with sound and lights. Is $100 per prop about right? Is arduino the way to go? Also, for air cylinders, do diy pvc cylinders...
  19. Mechanical: Motor movements and prop ideas

    Halloween Props
    Any good website or thread here shows a bunch of motor movement ideas, particularly electric motors and props? Looking for ideas and linkage ideas to start making props for 2019. Been out of the Haunted house hobby for 9 years. Maybe air powered too, just not sure. Thanks
  20. Electronic/Software: My Raspberry Pi based Monster in a box (Open Source)

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, just thought I would show you my monster in a box. I am making it out of a RaspberryPi and Door Lock actuators. I am opensourcing the whole project on github (https://github.com/hevnsnt/monster). I am still working on everything, so I have not written instructions but I will. This...
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