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  1. Creepy Wall Hanging Face with Fake Skin

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Made this nice wall painting for your enjoyment. Really though I tried this fake skin recipe and figured i would share the experience so check out my prop framed face.
  2. Hobbit Tracking Device

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello! I made a painting to spy on my guests. I've printed a picture of Barad-Dur on the canvas. Cut a hole on the Sauron's eye place for a spotlight with a focused beam. I connect the spotlight to the painting throw 2 servos and servo brackets. To make the beam more visible I added a fog...
  3. Static: Tips for zombie bear/bunny

    Halloween Props
    I want to make my first zombie bear/bunny as in attached pics. I just had a few basic questions: 1) What is the object being used for the eyes? 2) Securing the pumpkin teeth (for teeth and claws)...should I use hot glue? Contact cement? 3) Painting...looks like a bit of spray paint and...
  4. Upcycling a cheap mask

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have a cheap, flimsy Frankenstein mask I bought at Walmart several years ago. The paint job on it is terrible, but I always thought the sculpt was kind of cool. I decided to make it into a piece of wall art. This is what the piece looked like coming out of storage. The mask was wrinkled...
  5. Long time haunter and ex F/X guy

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone, I have been doing home haunts for a long time. In my former life I was an F/X artist for a bunch of films in the 90's - early 2000's; I worked on makeup F/X and animatronics for Starship Troopers, Blade, Mimic, Alien Resurrection, 300, etc. If you have any questions about...
  6. Fun House sign

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Letters are lighted LED -each letter is ~16” x 24”x3” total length approx 12ft. Clown painting included $250 or make an offer
  7. Static: Throne of Bones V2

    Halloween Props
    So I'm revamping my Throne of Bones for this year. I do a photo op in front of my yard for the ToTs. The line actually gets pretty long, since they have time to stroll around our cul-de-sac. This year I'm adding more bones all over, and I'm debating how to paint it. I was thinking gloss black...
  8. Static: Is this mannequin head too simple?

    Halloween Props
    I am horrible with painting. Well, not ALL painting. Give me 4 walls, a roller and a brush and I can make that room look amazing. When it comes to any other form of painting, I just can't seem to get it down. I have painted this head 3 times already! I am calling it done. Because if I try...
  9. Static: Garage mausoleum with AtmosFX in 42" TVs

    Halloween Props
    Hi all! I've been meaning to get back on here, but I've been so busy building stuff. Anyway, now that I'm finished with my latest idea, I thought I'd post some pics and videos. Since I already have two 42' TVs with media players that I use in my outdoor Christmas decorations, I knew I needed to...
  10. Prop Showcase: Next years Christmas Decorations!

    Halloween Props
    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting here and was hoping i could get some advice or maybe some tips on making Halloween and Christmas decorations for next year. So for next December i was planning on making a Lifesized evil gingerbread men which will end up looking like this My plan...
  11. Woodcraft Recycled wood scarecrow / snowman

    Halloween Crafts
    My wife saw this on pinterest and since I had some reclaimed wood left over from another project I made it for her and she did all the painting! Now we have requests to make more for friends and family!
  12. Static: 2017 upgrading

    Halloween Props
    As mentioned in a question thread I am upgrading my tombstones this year from stuff that's long overdue for it. here's a comparison of my new one (left obviously) and one I made several years ago. The old one was made from particle board I had laying around in the garage at the time. It's...
  13. Prop Showcase: Wheel of Misfortune!

    Halloween Props
    My carnevil wheel is coming along. I added a DC motor with a H-Bridge. Using an Arduino for control, I started the wheel up and using PWM pins, I decremented it down to a stop. I will be painting the wheel up, here I added a spiral design to see what it would look like spinning.
  14. Dungeon walls templates fast wall painting.

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This may not be considered a complete tutorial, but it gives an idea of a more exact and fast method of painting dungeon brick. These walls are a thick polyfelt but I am sure the concept would work with most any haunt wall frames. Since I am using a material that may sag while painting, I added...
  15. Dr. Decker/Buttonface mask recommendations

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I decided to go as Dr. Decker (A.K.A. Buttonface) from Nightbreed for Halloween this year. What you see here is the current stage of my first ever attempt at making a mask. Sadly, I was not able to create all of the folds I would have liked, as when I was spraying outside, I had to fight a...
  16. Static: Painting a Latex Mask

    Halloween Props
    Hello fellow haunters! So I want to build a dragon this year. I'm having trouble finding a black dragon mask under $200.00. I love the Mario Chiodo masks but they are only in grey, blue and red. I'm considering buying one and then painting it black and purple. The Google tells me to mix...
  17. Static: Cropper: Unorthodox "zombie" work in progress

    Halloween Props
    Cropper. 1. a person or thing that crops. 2. a person who raises a crop. 3. a person who cultivates land for its owner in return for part of the crop; sharecropper. 4. a plant that furnishes a crop. 5. a cloth-shearing machine. Idioms 6. come a cropper, Informal. a.to fail; be struck...
  18. Other: Where to buy cheap fabric

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone, Does anyone know where I can order very cheap fabric? I'm looking to cover the front of my house with a backdrop and need it to be 9 foot high (108", 3 yards) and about 38 foot (about 13 yards) wide. I will be painting it so not too concerned with the color, but trying to stick...
  19. Oxidized copper painting

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Can anyone throw up a tutorial for me i need one for painting to look like oxidized metals and stone please oh great masters of props
  20. Lighting: Rust Effect on Fake Cauldrons

    Halloween Props
    I used this painting technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Et19MNKkY to make a rust effect on a fake flame calderon from Spirit Halloween. I'm not sure if I'll do more with this, I'm thinking about putting fine sand on it for texture. Here are the results: