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  1. 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...
  2. Foamular/Extruded Polystyrene - Where to buy in SoCal?!

    Wanted to Buy
    So, I LOVE all of the amazing tutorials available here and on YouTube, Pinterest, etc....BUT NONE OF THE PINK FOAM IS AVAILABLE WHERE I LIVE! What is it about living in Southern California (specifically the Orange County/Los Angeles areas) that makes it so difficult to find this stuff? To be...
  3. 2019 follow along: Cadaver Tomb. Trevor 2.0

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Don't know if it will be so much a tutorial, but I've decided to revisit one of my old props and attack it with some lessons learned. Back in 2012 I created the original Trevor. It was meant to be a one-off, and sold after Halloween that year. I was unhappy with a couple little...
  4. Static: Tombstone showing foam through paint

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I made a tombstone for a friend of mine. I used 2 coats of Drylok and 2 coats of paint as a base before aging it. After one Halloween season, the pink foam started to show through the paint. Has this happened to anyone before? I can't find any other instances of this happening...
  5. Need Help deciding for a Baby Costume!!! 1st Halloween

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Halloween Lovers, I need some help. My 14 month old its her 1st Halloween. I don't want to completely scare her. I'm thinking of a onesie. Should I do pink Pokemon or Pink dinosaur. HELP!!! https://etsy.me/2LyPY9I
  6. Need some suggestions.....

    Halloween Music
    I'm putting together my playlist for Halloween this year, and I'm looking for some dark ominous slower songs that contain a some dread/grunge in them. They don't necessarily have to be Halloween orientated, but something that fits that style. I'm trying to stay away from instrumentals (i.e...
  7. Other: Foam Board (pink or blue)

    Halloween Props
    Anyone in the Central Florida area know of a supplier for the pink or blue foamboard? Ever since I moved from Illinois a few years back, it has become near impossible to find...:(
  8. Static: Tombstones - White vs Pink foam?

    Halloween Props
    For some reason I cant find any Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) (Pink) foam in my local area. Well I did find some small thin squares that where just cost way to much. I just ended up getting some of the closed cell, polyisocyanurate (white) foam. Just wondering if I will notice any major differences...
  9. FREE- Pink 2" foam in SOCAL

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hey guys I'm cleaning out the garage and have some left of scrap 2" thick pink foam from Home Depot. Located in Socal (Fullerton), figured I would post it up here to see if anybody needs some as I'm not going to be doing Halloween this year :( It's mostly smaller 2'x3' sections. If nobody wants...
  10. Static: Pink foam painting question

    Halloween Props
    After looking at props here for 3 years now I have decided to make my own pink board props. My question is after I use latex paint on them can I spray paint over them? They are all different colors and I don't want to buy 4 or 5 different colors of paint plus the look I am going for would be...
  11. Static: White or Pink Foam for Pirate Ship?

    Halloween Props
    Hello Im planning on making a wood frame on my farmers porch, which will be my pirate ship, with foam facade. I went and checked out the foam today. The pink is awesome, and expensive, thicker white foam is cheaper, but looks like it will bead up and be harder to carve. Is it possible to carve...
  12. Static: What to use to scrape up pink foam for wood effect?

    Halloween Props
    Hello, What tools or household utensil to you guys prefer to scrape up pink foam to get a good wood effect? I need to make a pirate ship facade out of foam board. Im going to carve out the plank lines with a dremel, paint the entire thing black, then dry brush browns for the wood effect. But I...
  13. Static: Pink or Blue Foam in Arizona

    Halloween Props
    Being from California, I've found getting pink or blue foam is next to impossible. Several years ago I made a trip to Prescott, Arizona to bring back some furniture and got lucky and found some pink foam and was able to sneak a piece onto the moving van. I'm going to be making separate trips...
  14. New Costume Upcoming! Pink Wonder Woman Costume

  15. Tombstone lessons

    General Halloween
    So, I learned some tombstone lessons yesterday and today.... I had the epitaths on my stones done and started painting the lettering black on some last weekend. Then, this weekend was a three day weekend for me due to Columbus day. So, I thought I'd get out and start painting the stones. I...
  16. Free Foam

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Free Foam TAKEN I'd been saving some pink and white Styrofoam to make some more tombstones but an unplanned pending move means I won't have time to use it or space to keep it. I've got 1/2 a sheet (cut long wise) of 2" thick pink plus to huge slabs (3.5' x 7") of 4" thick white from a spa...
  17. adhesives

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    What is the best adhesive for either white or pink Styrofoam? Thx.
  18. Static: UK members answer to pink/blue foam!

    Halloween Props
    You may not realize it but living in the UK as a Halloween fanatic is extremely hard, it takes at least a week for a nerve center to be delivered to your door, there isn't one Halloween store in the UK offering pneumatic and professional quality props. But the biggest bummer of all is the fact...