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  1. Static: Cemetery entry gates - a grand plan

    Halloween Props
    Hi Guys, I thought I would share with you all my grand plans for some cemetery entry gates that I plan on building for this years display, along with some other things. I have had the guys in the metal shop at work(It pays to have a good boss) who have made me up some metal frames for...
  2. Pneumatic: Pop-up Lunger mech plan

    Halloween Props
    Anyone ever build the mech for a pop-up lunger prop ? I'm looking for specifics dimensions to build myself a mech like this: http://www.halloweenfxprops.com/gravestone-pop-up-lunger-mech/ I want to build a prop that would drop from the ceiling so i think that would be a good mech for it but i...
  3. Arkham Asylum 2019 (Party Decorations)

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So, I finally decided to pull the trigger and have a Halloween party. I've always wanted to, but I live alone and am self conscious about the cleanliness of my house. I decided "life's too short [redacted] it!" I'm a huge Batman fan both metaphorically and literally (too many carbs) so I...
  4. creepy foods are awesome..

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I just had to share with someone the lovely web page I stumbled across (thanks to my sister) with loads of Holiday treat recipes.. Eat the dead .com who also has some instructables for those of us in need of cooking assistance. nom nom nomicon. Now, anyone who has a twisted sense of humor, or...
  5. 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...
  6. Hearse rental?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Just starting to plan our Vampire Funeral theme this year, and I'm wondering... Is it possible to rent a hearse for an evening? I'd love to have this in the driveway when guests arrive, in front of my garage-door-turned-wall-crypt. Have any of you done this? Where do you rent from...a...
  7. What is "safe" to store in an outdoor storage locker?

    General Halloween
    Hi, could use people's suggestions based on your own experience about what kinds of things you feel can safely be stored in an outdoor storage locker situation without having the contents being damaged from cold, heat or mold (due to cold temperatures). BTW this is in a commercial complex of...
  8. Other: Singing Bust V.6 Update

    Halloween Props
    I find I keep on updating these guys. This took me 6 tries but this version is my favorite by and I tried to make them just like the ones in the mansion on a small scale. I don't have much pictures of how i made it but Ill be updating the tread when I take some pictures. I will say the builsd...
  9. help with decorative projectors - Christmas

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I want to use a projector to have a santa scene appear in the house window,or on a mosquito net hung outside.In both cases i want it to be viewable from inside. * So how would i go about projecting a decoration/scene onto the window so it could be viewed from inside ? * Could i do the same,but...
  10. Pneumatic: Yet another DIY pneumatic cylinder

    Halloween Props
    My apologies if this design has been posted many times, I sure someone else has thought of it before. And I agree with the experts here, use a real cylinder if building an elaborate and expensive prop. My props are for a hayride, I can manually operate and reset the props. This is a single...
  11. Mechanical: Is it another stolen prop?

    Halloween Props
    I know we have posted about this in the past. Was doing my Day after shopping and came across this: Yes it is a crouching swaying Ghoul like other have built on here for the past two years and hallowen express now has it. Well i still plan on building my own that will last for years and...
  12. Emergency ideas?

    General Halloween
    Work is doing a bring your kid to work day tomorrow for trick or treat. Anywho, plan was for me to set up something of a photo booth. I had arranged to decorate a room tonight for this purpose. They just rescheduled me, I have 30 minutes tomorrow before the start. ANY ideas for 30...
  13. Lighting: Just got Mini Ghostlights from Halloween FX Props

    Halloween Props
    These are like amazing lights to light up your props or haunt. They are small 12V LED lights, different colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and White... They are constructed with a metal body (anodized aluminum most likely) these lights are practically indestructible -- I mean if you drop it or it...
  14. Prop Showcase: Haunted Mansion Pop-Up Ghost Prop

    Halloween Props
    This was my first time attempting to sculpt a prop and I think it turned out pretty well. My plan is to finish the pneumatics of it tomorrow so he can hopefully pop up from behind his headstone.
  15. Star Trek Movie Uniform

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I am a fat guy, and it's hard to come up with good Halloween costumes for someone my shape. This year my brother suggested a Star Trek movie uniform, as some of the cast members had put on some weight. I knew the Monster Maroon Uniform was beyond my skill level, but then Scotty's Costume from...
  16. 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...
  17. Star Shower Slide Show?

    Halloween Props
    https://www.amazon.com/Star-Shower-2017-Slide-Show/dp/B073FB1DW9 I picked up several of these cheap at the end of last year (mostly for Christmas time). Anyone else using them? I plan on using two on either side of my garage with the ghost slide.
  18. Atmosphere Effects: Lightning (and thunder) in a Box Prop

    Halloween Props
    Here's my 2018 lightning and thunder in a box prop. PIR activatived, controlled by an Arduino. I've soldered a wire from one of the leds on the ka2284 which only illuminates with the thunder is at its loudest that then triggers the led floodlight through a SSR The plan is when ToTs walk on the...
  19. Adult Bat Costume-Makeup Help

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hi Ya'll! So I'm going to be a bat this year. I've bought these wings: https://www.victoriantradingco.com/item/80-ha-8029805/halloween-costumes/bat-wing-costume These ears...
  20. Other: Projection Screen for Garage Door

    Halloween Props
    Hey there! I am looking for a cheap projection material to do a REAR projection in our third stall. It is a standard single stall garage door. I am in MN, so between weather and a street light, have decided to do rear projection. I have a business class Epson that will work great and plan on...
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