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  1. Electronic/Software: Our singing grim reaper

    Halloween Props
    This is quite an old test pattern we made to test the motion and audio syncing for our 3-axis skull. There's a custom PCB running the 4 servos inside the head and a VB6 program which plays the sound and sends commands to the PCB over RS485. We took plenty of pictures of the build process Grim...
  2. 99¢ sale!

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    It's crazy, we know, but yes it's true - hundreds of products each less than $1! It's like the Dollar Menu for parts! Now through Monday, May 27th while supplies last! Not valid with other discounts/promotions. https://www.servocity.com/ Including, but not limited to: Batteries Servo Leads...
  3. Lighting: How can I make a sign like this and have the bulbs flash in patterns?

    Halloween Props
    Image here My brother lives in a large neighborhood that gets tons of trick or treaters however his house isn't in the most high-traffic area. We decorate tons but would like to make a sign like the image I posted to put nice and tall on the roof. I plan on making the sign halloween-ey but...

    For Sale By Merchants
    The Blinking Bogeymen sleep during the day and come alive at night!!!! NEW RELEASE FOR HALLOWEEN 2018: The Blinking Bogeymen are 14 pairs of Red LED Lights with a custom made blinking pattern. This is a hard to find product. Due to Customers Demand, the Blinking Bogeymen are designed to look...
  5. Static: Cardboard Spider pattern

    Halloween Props
    I made a spider pattern out of cardboard. I may have been trying to reinvent the wheel here but it was fun trying to figure it out and I like the way it looks so far. There are a lot of pics so I'll spread this over a few posts. I just freehanded some leg and joint shapes, cut them out and put...
  6. Fabric Free Halloween batty mantle scarf pattern

    Halloween Crafts
    Thought this might be of interest to those who sew. Here is the link: http://www.windhamfabrics.net/images/project/EatDrinkBeScary_BattyMantleScarf_Brochure.pdf
  7. Bride of Frankenstein help!

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    We've decided to go to the community Halloween party as the Frankenstein monster family. Hubby will be the monster, I will be the bride and our daughter will be a mini bride. Need help finding a period dress pattern or illustration of a pattern that I can adapt for my daughter and I. Also...
  8. How To Paint a Wooden Sign (Even if you have not talent at all)

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Want to pain a wooden Halloween Sign (but you have no actual talent) ? Like many home haunters I like to have wooden painted signs in my Haunted Forest but I have absolutely no artistic talent at all, I mean none, zilch, nada. However, like several of my forum friends have discovered, I am...
  9. Passionate about Paper Plates, Napkins, Table Covers? Collecting/Decorating

    General Halloween
    Am wondering if anyone else is addicted to collecting and decorating with paper plates/napkins/table covers? How much time goes into seeking the "right" pattern for your party? Does it really matter to you? I love (and collect) the vintage paper items but I look forward every year to seeing...
  10. Quick tips for making a pattern cutting jig

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Here's a quick tutorial on making a pattern cutting jig for replicating pieces over and over. A little work on the front end but if you have to make several pieces exactly the same, this could be a time saver. Enjoy!
  11. StoneyKins Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Hi All: StoneyKins.com is Running a Special for the Next 2 Weeks. Buy a Pattern Credit Package and Get Double the Credits. We Currently Offer 11,000 Pumpkin Patterns and Stencils to choose From. (700 Brand new this Year) Pattern Credits do not expire until June 30th, 2016...
  12. Frosty's Costume WIP - Dracula's Gary Oldman-esq Dress and Accessories

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Howdy folks. I thought it might be interesting to do a WIP thread on one of my new costumes. Most of my handmade stuff goes to my family BUT THIS ONE IS ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I planned it originally just as a steampunk type dress to wear to con's, but was inspired to do my own...
  13. Static: Tombstone Pattern Transfer

    Halloween Props
    I was hoping someone out there could help me with the best way to do a pattern transfer for tombstones. Yesterday I did just two stones, and my finger is still numb from trying to trace over the pattern with a fine-point pen to impress the design. I am wondering if just using a spray-adhesive...
  14. Static: I hate toe pinchers

    Halloween Props
    not really as a look but as a build I have tried to build one on and off for a few years this years with my hearse, I sure thought I needed on but as usual not with out it problems I decided to us foam an project a pattern but still I could not get those damn angles. but after a day of fiddling...
  15. Other Beaded 3D Halloween Jack O Lantern Charm tutorial

    Halloween Crafts
    Happy Halloween! Just finished the beaded 3D Jack O Lantern charm tutorial (just missed this Halloween, but there's always next Halloween). It should take one to two hour to make one. See the free tutorial at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2010/project/november.html See all my beaded Halloween...
  16. Jewelry Beaded Halloween Jack-o-lantern Charm with tutorial!

    Halloween Crafts
    I just finished another Halloween charm, it's a 3D Halloween Pumpkin Face basket charm. I made it with orange and black glass seed beads using the right angle and triangle weave technique. Here's the free tutorial to share at: Beaded 3D Halloween Pumpkin Charm Project - October You can make...
  17. Static: Tombstone In The Works!

    Halloween Props
    I want to make another tombstone that can hide lights, speakers, etc.(There is no back to the tombstone, which creates an empty "box". I only have plans so far, but I just got finished tracing my patterns onto foam. ...And yes, I am stealing the idea from scarytombstones.com. He wants $150...