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  1. Static: My newest creation - "The Impaled Corpse"

    Halloween Props
    Started out just wanting to see how detailed I could make a corpsed skeleton, then it evolved into a corpse on a stake, then into a corpse staked on a tree branch with some severed rotting heads alongside. The corpsing was done with latex, shop towel and great stuff. There are a few other odds...
  2. Went to Vegas and all I got was this awesome Goth art

    General Halloween
    First trip to Vegas. The hubby and I are not into gambling but we love to check out the arts district. Fell in love with this gothic piece from Rachael Bridge called Funeralopolis. She completes my macabre office area. The sad eyed girl art on the bookcase is called Framed by Angelina Wrona
  3. MY life size music box dancers

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So several years ago my wife had the idea of having Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers in our display (both skeletons). Like most props I make it is my wifes idea that i make become reality. So here it is. Stared out with an octagonal frame that is 47.5" from point to point. Bottom layer...
  4. Static: Chuck the Dragon

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, meet Chuck! He's just a WIP right now, but I'll be documenting whatever progress pictures I take as I piece this beast together. The story here is a long one...so I'll wrap it in spoiler tags so it doesn't muck up this thread. ...and that's how Chuck came to be. He's being...
  5. Static: Wall Masks

    Halloween Props
    Recently, I've been making plaster cloth/ paper mache masks using Mr. Chicken's YouTube tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwjBxShw4TY It's a pretty simple method, although paper towels dipped in paint aren't the easiest medium to work with. The first mask I made using this technique...
  6. Static: Using natural tree branch for scarecrow pole

    Halloween Props
    If I were to make a scarecrow and choose to use a thick branch (e.g. 1.5") for the vertical pole of the cross, any tips on getting scarecrow to stand? I had the idea of inserting the branch into a couple foot section of 2" PVC. Then I would either build a base for the PVC (concrete block or...
  7. Mechanical: Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz

    Halloween Props
    Started building my Living Tombstone inspired by Paul Kreutz. Taking a bit of a different approach. Stone is 1-1/2" pink styro with 1/4" luan ply backing. I'm using a 1/4" rod end to attach the mannequin face to the stone's backing. A 10" round piece of luan will get glued to the back of...
  8. 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...
  9. New BIG SCARY SHOW: Transworld preview, The Blob, Off-season haunts, more

    Announcements / Press Releases
    New BIG SCARY SHOW – EPISODE 178 – ROAD TO TRANSWORLD Episode 178 February….a short, cold month, but thats ok, because it means Transworld is just around the corner. Our Roundtable of Terror is all about Transworld Vendors, as we have Creepy Collection, the wiley veteran, and first time vendors...
  10. What to get on Amazon?

    General Halloween
    Hi. I just got $30 to spend on Amazon. Any suggestions? I've got enough Alexa to make a haunted army already. The bone color Alien Crazy Bonez is at $15 a piece, but I don't need any more. I need something for my monster displays. Go!
  11. New BIG SCARY SHOW: HAuNTcom wrapup, Promoting haunts, London After Midnight, more

    Announcements / Press Releases
    New BIG SCARY SHOW – HAUNTCON 2019 WRAPUP Episode 177 Badger took advantage of his time in the Big Easy, enjoying the New Orleans hospitality and food, and he still was able to cover the convention! With booth babe Sylvia Viles watching the booth, he managed interviews with Dark Illusions...
  12. New BIG SCARY SHOW: HAuNTcon preview, Marvel Monsters, GG Winner? More

    Announcements / Press Releases
    New BIG SCARY SHOW – EPISODE 176 – HAUNTCON PREVIEW Episode 176 HauntCon is just around the corner, and the Roundtable of Terror offers up chairs for vendors and organizers of HauntCon 2019. it’s a lively conversation with a lot of information regarding HauntCon 2019 in the BIg Easy. Badger...
  13. Lighting: A variation on the "swamp lantern"

    Halloween Props
    So I stood in line at Michael's for at least 20 minutes this past weekend with a bunch of people buying Christmas stuff and I wondered to myself "I wonder what these people would do if they knew I was here to buy supplies for next year's Halloween and I don't care about the Xmas stuff...."...
  14. Static: Davis Graveyard Cathedral

    Halloween Props
    I have a few ideas concerning how the Davis Graveyard built their amazing cathedral but I was trying to work out some technical details. I was thinking we could share ideas here and learn from each other. First I know they fit all the foam piece together with classic wood working joints like...
  15. Electronic/Software: Spirit Graveyard Lantern Hack-My first hack!

    Halloween Props
    On an earlier thread I asked if anyone knew how to make the sound activated Spirt Halloween Graveyard Lanterns stay constantly lit instead of the momenary light after being activated by sound. A few replies, but nothing concrete on how to do it, so I decided to take it apart myself and see what...
  16. Static: My First Cauldron!

    Halloween Props
    So I haven't been able to really start all my decorating that I want to get done. For the past couple years I haven't really been able to decorate. I did some simple things last year but I literally had to take everything done the night of Halloween. My house is over 100 years old and...
  17. Mechanical: Spirit Halloween Grave Digger Repair

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I have the retired Spirit Halloween Grave Digger prop and it needs some repair. 2 issues: 1) The plastic piece that holds his head in place must have broke, and I can't find anything that will repair it (his head moves side to side and tilts, so can't glue) 2) His arm is supposed to...
  18. Mechanical: How to create anchor for motor?

    Halloween Props
    I have this motor with pulley that is attached to my cage prop that I want to spin a couple feet off the ground. Are there any suggestions on how I can anchor this motor to some fixed point? I tried attached to a long piece of wood whose ends were held between two bird feeder poles but I'm...
  19. Miss Havisham wedding cake

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Hi - Wondering if anyone has ever made a Miss Havisham (from Great Expectations, of course) type wedding cake, meaning: rotting, collapsing, etc. - not a real cake, just a set piece. I looked for a tutorial here and on Pinterest, but I can't find anything. It doesn't seem like an original...
  20. Sewer Set Piece With Leaking Pipe

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey Haunters! This week I built a haunt panel for my nuclear meltdown zombie area in my haunt! I tried to use pretty inexpensive items and it came out fantastic! It even has real running water from the broken pipe. I’m sure what I did could be applied to a variety of use cases and themes so let...
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