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  1. Electronic/Software: My severed head, literally

    Halloween Props
    I grew up watching Sci-fi and Horror. Over the years I have seen so many uses for a severed head. I've always wanted to make one of my head! I have so many different props I would like to make with it! The one that really stands out is and android head. In Star Trek The Next Generation they...
  2. Other: Electrified Fence for dino theme

    Halloween Props
    Determined to pull off the dino theme this year and working on an idea for an electric fence to cordon off areas where I will be using AtmosFear's Dino Experience projections for "live" dinosaurs. I'm trying to keep the cost down, easy construction (limited tools), materials need to fit in my...
  3. HELP me find this decoration

    General Halloween
    I am trying to locate LARGE skeleton masks for my outdoor decorations. Just plain skull fronts, like you would wear as a face mask. Except much bigger, around 3 or so feet. Something like this: Color doesn't matter, as it will be painted. I was really hoping to find this in a thin...
  4. 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...
  5. Pneumatic: Garage Mausoleum

    Halloween Props
    So, I've been kinda dormant with building for a while. This year I decided to go big or go home:) Early September I got the idea to do a crypt wall over the garage door, thanks to others on here. Well then I decided to up the anti a little bit and add a little "shock" factor. So, I started...
  6. Static: Pirate Treasure Chest

    Halloween Props
    I've been wanting to add a big treasure chest to my Pirate's Graveyard display for a long time now but could never find one that was big enough or at a price I was willing to pay so I finally broke down and built one myself. The chest measures 30x24x18 and cost less than $20 in materials...
  7. Modifying a "spotlight"

    General Halloween
    Hi all! I bought a "spotlight" several years ago, but have never used it. I finally got my skeletons up into a tree in our front yard... and I thought it would be fun to shine a spotlight on them. So I put in a bulb, plugged it in... and it's really just a bare bulb. So it's super bright for...
  8. How to Dye Blue Fabric to Black

    I have a cheap zombie costume I bought from Spirit. I love the color of the pants, but the top is a terrible blue color. I'd like to dye this blue to match the charcoal black of the pants. How can I do this and what materials do I need? It's a very thin, flimsy material so I'd have to be...
  9. Prop Showcase: Haunted tree work in progress

    Halloween Props
    Hi there, I’m new to Halloweenforum.com I only resently started to do Halloween props. My first attempt was with the madame leota scene (you can take a look in my gallery) and I am currently working on a scary haunted tree. It is still a work in progress but the wanted to share it. I am a big...
  10. Tech Tip: Servo Gear Materials

    For Sale By Merchants
    Kyle talks servo gear materials in our latest Secret Life of a Servo series video https://www.servocity.com/servos
  11. Greetings from the UK!

    Member Introduction
    Hellooo everybody! Been lurking on the forum for a while, checking out all the fantastic creations and ideas. This really is the one stop place to get one's spook on! I'm Aaron and I'm from the UK. It doesn't seem we celebrate it here as much as we should really with is a shame so I have...
  12. Reynolds Advanced Materials Seminars

    I know this information only helps some of you, but there's a company called Reynolds Advanced Materials in Orlando, FL. They make and sell a lot of latex and silicone materials, we use their Dragon Skin silicone, that are used in mold casting, special effects, masks, etc. They conduct a bunch...
  13. Static: Help building door toppers

    Halloween Props
    I'm trying to build some door toppers for an existing hallway that I'm converting to a sort of Haunted Mansion motif, but I've never done anything this elaborate before and I'm having trouble getting started, since I'm not sure what materials would be best. They're going to be up year-round, but...
  14. Static: Any ideas for my leftover materials?

    Halloween Props
    Hello! I have a bunch of 1/2" PVS, some scrap wood, and two beat up pallets sitting in my garage. I typically have a kid friend haunt and a love of Ghostbusters. I am looking for any easy DIY projects that might work with these materials. Thanks!
  15. Floral secondhand wreath supplies?

    Halloween Crafts
    I'm wondering how offensive it would be to dumpster dive in a cemetery and rescue old plastic flowers and the like. Would someone consider it sacrilege? Could the cops be called? I just know that there's a ton of stuff going to waste that could be repurposed, but I'm just wondering about...
  16. 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...
  17. Columns for trade - SoCal

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hello SoCal haunters!!! I have 5 custom made columns/pillars I have been using for the last few years up for trade/sale. Two are approx 6 ft and three are approx 4 ft. The are solid! Framed with 2x2 and plywood with sheet foam attached, then covered with foam coat and painted with exterior...
  18. PVC Prop Fence with a curve

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    We are building our faux wrought iron fencing from inspiration here and thought I would share what we are doing so far. Because our space for the graveyard is on a driveway curve, we had to change materials to create something flexible. Making 8 sections: Materials for each: 3-4ft wide...
  19. How To Video: My CGI Picture Frame. 8x High Speed.

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a, "How To Video" of how I made my Atmosfearfx Unliving Portraits Halloween Prop. In the video, you will see materials used, my aging technique as well as how I mounted it. Enjoy.
  20. Static: Idea for lab walls

    Halloween Props
    I volunteered to help a local charity haunt with a couple of their rooms. Since the next area is a town where zombies are roaming I thought the perfect choice would be to turn the first room into a clean room entry into the lab that accidentally created the zombies. The lab room is about 11 by...