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  1. Mermaid Corpsing

    Halloween Props
    I got this neat mermaid skeleton to practice corpsing on! My first ever corpsing project, so bare with me. This is her so far. Used heat gun + plastic sheets method. In the future I want to try the latex machè method, especially with a smaller project like this. I haven't painted her...
  2. A new look for our yard

    General Halloween
    The mermaid skeleton came! She is gorgeous!!! Rather than a typical bone color, she is kind of grayish, with a bendy tail. She'll certainly look better than our old mermaid, which was a regular Bucky type, with a homemade tail. Due to a house move, we couldn't Halloween last year, and when I...
  3. Oriental Trading 2019

    General Halloween
    For those that missed it last year or didn't want to pay full price, that mermaid skelly is on sale at Oriental Trading! $49.98! https://s7.orientaltrading.com/is/image/OrientalTrading/PDP_VIEWER_IMAGE/the-original-mermaid-life-size-skeleton-halloween-decor~13810898
  4. Mermaid!

    Halloween Props
    I am dancing with delight! Our mermaid skeleton came today--well, yesterday--it's late, and I am absolutely happy. I was worried that she would be a cheap piece of junk, but no. She is beautiful, articulated, and a sort of weird grayish color that rather suits a sea creature. We got her from...
  5. Prop Showcase: Our 2018 haunt so far - Pirates!

    Halloween Props
    We're still in the process of putting out a few props each day, but here's what's out so far. I'll post an update this weekend when we put up more fun stuff! Our theme sign Our door surround Our giant crab in day and under black spot lights And our partial pirate ship The...
  6. Static: Life Size Mermaid Aquarium

    Halloween Props
    So in lieu of a party this year, we are decorating my parent's yard and porch for Halloween. I am going with a Big Top of the Bizarre theme, as that was our party theme last year and we can re use a lot of the items! Anyhow, I found an amazing 6 ft mermaid skeleton and had an exciting idea to...
  7. Other How to make a mermaid crown

    Halloween Crafts
    Wanted to share the mermaid crown i made and how to make one, so many possibilities you will need a crown ( i got mine at dollar store ) shells i got this big bag at joans used a 50 % off coupon got them for 6.00 pipe cleaners got these at joans also .99 for package of 25 and i got a pack...
  8. Advice for mermaid

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I've been working on a mermaid prop for a little while. However, life has gotten the best of me and I'm not as far along as I'd like to be with it. However, with that being said, I'm returning to college next week, plus working, so I will not have huge amounts of time to finish projects. So...
  9. Names for underwater / mermaid / sunken ship theme?

    General Halloween
    Hello there fellow haunters! I have just decided that we are going to do an underwater / mermaid / sunken ship theme for this year but I'm having trouble thinking of a fun title for it! I don't want it to be focused on pirates (although there will be some pirates!) but more underwater type...
  10. Mermaid Head

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I'm doing a pirate theme this year, and wanted to get a head start on my mermaid. I've got the tail and body coming along, but here is the head. I used a Styrofoam head from forever ago. It was already painted black and red..so I went with that. I used latex and cotton to get the texture...
  11. Anyone done mermaids in their Halloween display?

    General Halloween
    So I have a pirates theme for part of my yard...and recently have been inspired with some under the sea decor (from my birthday sea witches tea party) to possibly add a mermaid area to my pirates scene. I'm thinking skeleton mermaid since all of my pirates are skeletons Has anyone ever...
  12. 2015 Pirate Haunt - North Carolina

    General Halloween
    With most of this year's prop work scattered across the HalloweenForum, and before the weekend gets too crazy and everything gets pulled down, I wanted to post a video of this year's "Surrender Yer Booty" Pirate-Themed Haunt. We have some tweaking to do before the big day, but here is a sneak...
  13. Pirate Themed Props for Sale - Charlotte, NC Area

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Come Nov.1, 2015 - I will be selling (cash only) all of my Pirate Halloween Props to make space for new stuff next year. Please contact me if interested - local pick in Charlotte, North Carolina area only. All props are custom made and built to withstand minor weather. Additional photos and...
  14. Making a Pirate-Themed Mermaid Prop - Using Packing Tape

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    For the Pirate Theme this year - we needed a wicked Mermaid to be one of the key props on the porch. This prop is an inspiration from a couple of key posts from fellow haunters! Props out to 4mygirls and her Sirena Mermaid...
  15. Static: Help! Mermaid prop

    Halloween Props
    So I couldn't wait to start my mermaid and ended up getting a fabric torso & bought the head separately ( why oh why did I do that ) so I used great stuff to make skin which I shaved down but it still had uneven crevices then I used wood putty but there are cracks. I guess it could play into the...
  16. Wanted to Buy - Size Large adult womens Mermaid costume

    Wanted to Buy
    Hey I am looking for an adult women's mermaid costume. I would like to buy a used one because the newer ones are out of my price range. I am a size large. If you have one, please let me know. Thanks!
  17. Wanting to buy a mermaid skeleton

    Wanted to Buy
    Hi guys If anyone has one of these they want to get rid of or know where to get one could you please please let me know? TIA Sherrie
  18. Twisted Fairy Tales Ideas

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hey all, so im already deep into planning and buidling for 2015 but need some ideas for our theme which is twisted fairy tales. So far we have some pretty good ideas: A little mermaid scene with ursula having mermaid skeletons surronding her and ariel being tortured. Pinnochio stabbing...
  19. Considering being a mermaid this year

    General Halloween
    So the plan for the past month is a mermaid. I was thinking to do similar to Kim Kardashians mermaid costume from a few years ago (though with red hair because duh!) then I was walking around Halloween City with my husband and said I wished I could do something gory. He came up with the idea of...
  20. Other: Sorry I've been M.IA.

    Halloween Props
    Sorry I've been M.IA.!!! I've been really busy, with the kid's sports, school stuff, and also been donating my time at a local haunted house building props. I will post pics soon of some of my work I've done recently -zombies -corpses -figi mermaid -skull fountain -the "moss zombie" from the...