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  1. 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. General Halloween
    I want to attach some silk roses to a headstone and make them look like they were cast into the stone. I usually apply 2 coats of DryLock over the foam. Do I try to attach with monster mud and then the Drylock ? I want the flowers to look natural on the stone.
  3. General Halloween
    Hi All, I have seen the various threads about water/weatherproofing props but still could use some help. Last year I made a few props that didn't last even a week in the rainy conditions of the general Seattle area. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me or maybe pointed to what I did...
  4. Halloween Props
    For anyone who has built this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Mud-Reaper/ Can it be disassembled once the burlap has been Monster Mudded? Or is it pretty much a permanent statue at that point? Storage is limited so I make all my props so they can be broken down. If not, I may have...
  5. Halloween Props
    I wanted to have a simple shroud over my skeleton cadaver on this tomb. I know many people use monster mud to get the effect but that it is also fairly heavy. Since the shroud really will not be supporting any weight can I skip the joint compound?
  6. Halloween Props
    I'm trying to get a couple of these gate columns done by halloween - here is where I'm at on the first one. I've put foam in areas where I'm shooting for a masonry/cement look and want those parts to look old, cracked, etc. Any ideas on a good methodology for this effect? I have some monster...
  7. Halloween Props
    Hi everyone, hoping to tap into everyone's experience and get some tips & thoughts. I am working on finishing up a part of my display for this year; it's going to be a tree, we have it framed with wood and then chicken wire to give it the form we want. It's almost 11 feet tall. After we framed...
  8. Halloween Props
    This year I decided to make a tree stump to hide my rising witch prop, but once I started work on it I realized it was a much bigger project that expected. My plan was to paper mache, but the tree has gotten large enough that it is a bit intimidating to think of several layers of paper mache on...
  9. General Halloween
    So. Let's sum it all up. The house is torn apart. The yard is a mud pit. It's supposed to rain out our party Sunday. There are those who just accept fate in these situations. For me, it's a question: Do we do the full yard walkthrough, or a front yard display? The present...
  10. Halloween Props
    I was wondering how you like applying your monster mud? I've searched and found various suggestions. I figured I would turn to you awesome folks to get your input.
  11. General Halloween
    Hello ...out there So it is freezing here about 1degree celsius and I just witnessed some white stuff floating around ...yes snow So what is everybody using to protect their creations (tombstones or monster mud creatures )from the snow and rain? Would like to keep the paint from running and...
  12. Halloween Prop Building Group
    Hi everyone!! I was wondering if there was a lightweight alternative to monster mud or any ideas for substitutes? Some of us at work are planning on a Grim Reaper prop as a decoration, but I dont have enough time to make it right or enough of the funds to buy what is needed for real monster...
  13. Halloween Props
    Ok I know this is monster mud and mop strings but I am wondering if anyone can help me with how to make this....I cant seem to find much
  14. Halloween Props
    I love the ease and relative cheapness of working with monster mud but I dislike that it isn't all that waterproof. My 15 tombstones have faired well over the past 4 years but I can see signs of weather damage, and cracks. So I bought a container of foam coat to cover several small to medium...
  15. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I have cut out my gothic windows out of cardboard. I have layered the cardboard for a 3d effect ... maybe 2d ... and I am wondering if a thin layer of monster mud would be my solution to making it look more authentic and giving it a bit more strength. I am wondering if it gets moved or bumped...
  16. Halloween Props
    I was going to give monster mud a try this year but I have a few questions for those of you who use it regularly. 1. Doesn't it make the prop heavy. 2. Does it become brittle? 3. How do you protect it from the weather? 4. What is the best ratio of mix? Thanks.
  17. Halloween Props
    Will monster mud hide duct tape seams on a duct tape body double or should I rely on another method to camouflage the seams? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  18. Halloween Props
    Has anyone made this reaper or something similar? Is chicken wire necessary for this? Once the burlap is formed, wouldn't that be enough with the monster mud?
  19. Halloween Props
    Mud on and one coat of dry lock. Whew:D
  20. General Halloween
    This is a light show my wife and I put together over the last few months. The characters are all homemade and covered with monster mud and UV paint so they glow under UV light. Enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKpTDv4ejU
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