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  1. Static: Using natural tree branch for scarecrow pole

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    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...
  2. Lighting: DIY Medievil Sconce

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    I have always wanted to have "torches" for Halloween that looked like they were from medieval times. Believe me, I have looked but you can't buy them on Amazon. So this year I got enough motivation to try to make one myself. Unfortunately if you google "How to make a medieval sconce" you...
  3. Mechanical: Help with a moving prop idea

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    I am really wanting to add some silliness to my Pirates of the Scaribbean display next year similar to Boney Island. The first thing I would like to start working on is a tribute to Disney World's Jungle River Cruise where the rhino is trying to get an explorer climbing a pole. Every time the...
  4. Electronic/Software: Gemmy life size/can you identify this part ?

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    I was able to score a life size Green Party monster for an incredible price the other day but his head was forcefully removed and wires ripped out but still repairable w the right parts. I need help figuring out the size of the barrel connector for the base of the neck , is it 5.5x2.5mm or...
  5. Static: Wooden Pirate Tavern "Surrender Yer Booty" Sign

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    For this year's Pirate Theme, I figured I needed a sign hanging out over the sidewalk to catch the eyes of the Trick-or-Treaters - not like they won't see the cannon, pillory, 15' Kraken monsters, or mermaid, but what the he$$? This was a quick, low-cost project - To make the sign - I used a...
  6. Mechanical: Keep going or veer off on a (better) tangent? Prop dilemma

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    So I'm about $100 into a prop build for my carnival theme. And it's going to take quite a bit more time and money and tinkering to make it work, and I'm not an expert in mechanical props, so I was looking at a very frustrating bunch of days ahead. The problem is that I just thought of...
  7. Pneumatic: Carousel Horse Prop Test Run

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    I found this spring rocking horse last summer, but we didn't have time to add it to last years haunt. So this spring we finally mounted him on a pole with cylinder, we still have some finishing work yet, but I think it will look pretty good in nursery.
  8. Static: Help needed with witch prop stand

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    Wow, I am feeling cursed. I bought a witch from eBay that had no instructions but got help from forum member who assisted me. Unfortunately it was broken, but I am finally getting that resolved. I just received another one today from a different seller and again no instructions on how to put...
  9. Static: Nooo !

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    Damn cat ! I had my venetian vampire out of the box for less than 5 mins and my cat knocked it over and broke one of the connectors that holds the pole up !!! ugh. I don't know what to call them so I can't find another one. Any ideas ?
  10. Static: Help! What can I do with this flag pole?

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    Hello everyone! First time poster here. Please move if this is in the wrong spot! We are having our first Halloween party this year and have already started several prop projects found on this site: large cauldron, PVC spider, PVC body frame for my grim reaper, skeleton hands made out of dowels...
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