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  1. Haunted house stuff for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Selling a ton of haunted house items in Roseville, Michigan....I would rather not ship stuff. I really don't have a ton of free time to be going to the post office constantly. All the items are slightly used ( only this season) alot are new because we never got them into play. I will consider...
  2. Static: Cemetery entry gates - a grand plan

    Halloween Props
    Hi Guys, I thought I would share with you all my grand plans for some cemetery entry gates that I plan on building for this years display, along with some other things. I have had the guys in the metal shop at work(It pays to have a good boss) who have made me up some metal frames for...
  3. Shindigz Banner sale - starting at 9.99, ends Mon. 5/20

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Shindigz has a Banner Sale going on. $5 off with banners starting at 9.99. Banner Sale ends Monday, 5/20. No code needed. I've designed a number of banners over the years on their site for use with my haunt (Brain research lab, carnival and side shows, and this years dino theme). My favorite...
  4. I'm Back..... From Tennessee

    Member Introduction
    This is my first post. When I first signed up to the forum I had a slight family problem. Now I'm single and back to learn some spooky ideals from you all. I have some tombstones, about 15 I think, that I made out of the cutouts of the insulated metal doors and painted. I have a few things but...
  5. 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...
  6. Mechanical: Linkage for props

    Halloween Props
    Just a suggestion for metal linkage for your props. I know you can use a variety of things like pvc, metal, aluminum, wood or even string. I just bought these 1/4" thick by 3/4" wide aluminum bars. All 12" long. You can input all kind of sizes or lengths on Ebay. I got 10 for $18 free...
  7. Lighting: DIY Medievil Sconce

    Halloween Props
    I have always wanted to have "torches" for Halloween that looked like they were from medieval times. Believe me, I have looked but you can't buy them on Amazon. So this year I got enough motivation to try to make one myself. Unfortunately if you google "How to make a medieval sconce" you...
  8. Mechanical: Wiper Motor Arm Attachment Help

    Halloween Props
    Does any one have a good way of attaching an arm to a basic wiper motor like you would get on monster guts? I need a longer arm than the ones provided. I've tried attaching metal bars that I have drilled a hole in. Then I will use washers and a nut and hope to get enough compression to hold the...
  9. Static: Life-size character prop stands

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know where I can buy prop stands? I’m having a hard time finding any online. I am referring to the tree stand type of prop indicated in the picture below. I bought a prop and it was missing the center piece that connects all of the feet together. I suppose if there are other types of...
  10. master gracy tapestry from Disney world question

    General Halloween
    silly question.... I bought this two years ago. aside from the main metal support tube and finials across the top it came with 6 sections of metal tube. I assume to make the material rigid along the sides and bottom. but damned if I dont see any holes to insert these tubes into. what am I...
  11. Pneumatic: Learning Sticks

    Halloween Props
    The brainiacs on this site use science and math. I have to see it. Its been on the to do list for some time but I finally got around to making some "Learning Sticks" I can play with before I cut metal. a good site for Basic Animation Mechanisms is: http://www.scaryguys.com/mech.htm
  12. For Sale: Creepy Collection Valak & Frightful Fangs Props

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hi guys, I've decided to part with two of my props from Creepy Collection; these are extremely detailed, high quality handcrafted pieces! They've only been displayed indoors as part of my collection and are in perfect condition. These are both part of CC's "midrange" line, meaning the prop is...
  13. Static: Black Gate Cemetery Hearse Build

    Halloween Props
    I've been waiting a long time for this build and it is finally happening. I found a set of wheels with axles this summer and knew I wouldn't have time so I stored them until now. I have been doing a lot of research on the hearse and wanted to do a more realistic suspension so I ordered trailer...
  14. Electronic/Software: Help repairing "Step Here" Pad

    Halloween Props
    The red wire soldered to the sensor in my step here pad got pulled out. I'm trying to solder it back on, but I don't know exactly where it goes. Do I solder it onto the edge of the metal next to the negative wire? Do I solder it to the other side? Or do I solder it somewhere on the metal exposed...
  15. "Spooked" prop

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. I'm considering buying a prop that's pretty expensive for what it seems to be. I can't find any reviews on it online though. Below is a pic. He's called "Spooked". I've found it much cheaper elsewhere, but here's a link with description...
  16. Other: How to build a spring bridge???

    Halloween Props
    I am trying to find instructions on how to build a spring bridge and can't find anything. We saw one in the display at spirit Halloween and are first on the waiting list for it but they said it would be around $500 and I'm sure we could make one for much less than that! I saw something about...
  17. Other: Faux metal panels

    Halloween Props
    Hello group: New member here. I am working on a horror film and I need to build a creepy metal asylum like room and I am having issues building faux metal panels like the ones posted in the tutorials. Is there anyone in the group that has these walls or sells them at a resonable price? Any...
  18. Static: Skeletal TANGO dancing!

    Halloween Props
    A difficult pose to achieve but with a heat gun and some electrical conduit (thin wall metal pipe) I finally got the pose I wanted.
  19. Metal wireframe alternatives?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hi all, I am trying to look for alternatives to metal wireframe. I'm trying to make a fabric-covered wireframe costume part that is worn over the torso, but I don't want to use metal wire as the material (due to concerns of it sticking out and ripping the fabric, plus the high risk of injury)...
  20. Static: Question about Bucky skeleton

    Halloween Props
    Just got one and was curious what you guys do about all the metal holding the joints, fingers, etc. Do you replace it with anything or cover them up? Just don't want it to be distracting.