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  1. Prop Showcase: Need Ideas on my Atmos FX Garage door

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    This year Im adding a projector in the garage to display the bone chillers video fx. My projector displays from top to bottom very well but is short on the sides. I added a photo so you can see about how much its short by. I need some ideas on what I can put on the sides to cover up the blank...
  2. 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...
  3. My version of film strip picture frame

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    Film strip picture frame My version of a film strip picture frame… I saw this somewhere on the internet and will go great with this year haunt house….i am not the original designer of this only saw a picture and decided to do one for me… so here goes… Everything I used I found at work, so...
  4. Mechanical: Turned a head turner prop to a Christmas tree oscillator

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    Thought I'd share a head turner prop which was shortly made into a Christmas tree oscillator. I used a couple of pieces 1/2 threaded pipe, 3/4 PVC, 1' aluminum flat bar, some crap plywood, and a couple of nuts and bolts. The angle wiper motor mounting plate was bought from Frightprops. I'll...
  5. Star Wars X-wing or At-At

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    FREE - These are homemade Halloween props that can no longer be stored. Must be picked up ASAP within 2 days. Location: Hilton Head Island, SC The x-wing is approximately 4' tall x 14' long x 12' wide, and can be partially dismantled. It is constructed from plywood, foam board, cardboard and...
  6. Static: Simple Tombstone

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    This is a 12"x24"x1/2" plywood black that was cut out of a sheet of plywood used to make cabinet faces. I cut the arc on the top and use a CNC router to engrave the inscription. A little black paint and an orbital sander with 40 grit, and ... What else does this need? What is a fair price...
  7. Lighting: Outdoor Silhouette Graveyard

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    Hi Everyone! I'm trying to make an outdoor display this year using black painted plywood and backlighting to create a silhouetted display for our front yard. The idea is to create something dramatic and reusable that doesn't require a lot of setup or breakdown time year after year. Will post...
  8. Static: shack help / need advice from builders

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    So here's my idea. I found this awesome window curbside on the way into work one day. I have the thought to making a shack for it, but making it collapsible (because no storage). So basically, a 4'x8' sheet of plywood for the back. the sides would be 2 - 1'x8' strips, but hinged in the...
  9. Mechanical: New Column with Leering Skeleton

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    Got started on my new "entry" columns for the haunt. I decided to make there a little wider and taller than my previous ones, just to have a more distinguished entry for my haunt. My old columns are 12''x44'', my 2 new columns are 16''x48''. I will have a Leering skeleton on top of one of them...
  10. Static: Weighing down props?

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    Do any of you have recommendations of any kind of construction element that can be built into a prop to help weight it down? I plan to make a few small "islands" for my bayou that would only consist of a small plywood base, great foam and small pvc/pool noodle trees, so not much weight to hold...
  11. Static: Radioactive mutant spider!

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    RADIOACTIVE MUTANT SPIDER! The “smaller” project for 2016. Legs are made of pool noodles (one set cut open and heat bonded to the other for girth) over PVC tube sections, over 9 gage fencing wire. Pipe insulation sleeves are the “fingers” Body is 4 mil translucent plastic sheets “stitched”...
  12. Electronic/Software: Trying out new lights and gravestones

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    Funky little plywood gravestones I made and the LED mini mini spotlights I made today being tried out in the back yard. http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-and-step-by-step/155313-mini-mini-ground-led-spotlight.html
  13. How To Paint a Wooden Sign (Even if you have not talent at all)

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    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...
  14. New to forum

    Member Introduction
    Hello fellow fans of Halloween! I'm excited to hear what everyone is planning for Halloween 2016. I have a couple of questions...can someone who has made the tombstones out of styrofoam coolers tell me what type of paint is used to color them? I've had tombstones for years but they are all...
  15. Static: Plywood Cut Out Questions

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    After some research, I'd like to attempt to make some cut outs for my yard. I came across several approaches and ended up with a few lingering questions. I am hoping to do at least a couple of 4ft tall ghosts, and maybe even up to one 8ft. 1. How thick should the plywood be? I've seen...
  16. Prop Showcase: My first toe pincher

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    So I've been creeping around these forums as a guest for several years now without actually becoming a member until recently. Living in an apartment I did not have the space to make or display props the way that I wanted to. So fast forward, I finally have a great home with lots of space to work...
  17. Static: Finally finished my pillars and sign

    Halloween Props
    :D Pillars made from cardboard, plywood and foam (thank you Terra for you tutorials on finishing foam) Walgreens skulls made to look like part of stone - Light up. Sign from plywood and PVC pipe. Built in LED lighting Would appreciate feedback Thank You Happy Halloween.
  18. Hello all

    Member Introduction
    Hello all, Internet Troll here from Pa. I have a feeling that I will be spending a lot of time poking around the site and wanted to introduce myself and give a little background to explain why I am here. I never did a lot for Halloween until last year. A couple of weeks before Halloween I...
  19. Static: Made a few new columns for the haunt!

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    I started out with 2 sheets of 4x8" plywood, cut them just under 16" wide. using 2x2"s I made a basic box The top and bottom were "wrapped" with 1X4's
  20. Pneumatic: Halligator

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    So, I had an extra cylinder and half sheet of plywood and I thought I would start on an alligator of sorts... I've wanted to do one of these for a while and really wanted to do one that turned its head as it rose, but I don't have time for that this year. Anyway, the two attached videos...
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