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  1. My Monster In A Box

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I found a small crate at work and decided to take a whack at the classic Monster In A Box prop. My version is made to look like an old box that might have been around for many, many years. I used a green light instead of the traditional red just to be different. The monster is an old dollar...
  2. Haunters nearby you?

    General Halloween
    Hey all. Just curious, have any of your neighbors started decorating “big” after you started, or after you moved in? I’m sure some of you are lucky enough to live on the same block as other haunters, but I’m curious if anyone here has inspired another nearby to start their own excessive...
  3. Shindigz Banner sale - starting at 9.99, ends Mon. 5/20

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Shindigz has a Banner Sale going on. $5 off with banners starting at 9.99. Banner Sale ends Monday, 5/20. No code needed. I've designed a number of banners over the years on their site for use with my haunt (Brain research lab, carnival and side shows, and this years dino theme). My favorite...
  4. post apocalyptic soldier costume

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hey friends :) so my son has been wanting a cool costume for a while now, he had showed me something he liked from one of his online games.. Then I found "macabre intentions" who makes these amazing costumes, found them looking at transworld videos.. their costumes are exactly what he wants.. Of...
  5. Static: ideas for this cool feature of cauldron

    Halloween Props
    I'm about to start building cauldron creep prop and have purchased this barrel to serve as the cauldron. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2252470498414744/?ref=messenger_banner The barrel is pretty cool as-is but I may glue a few skulls or bones to it. You have any other ideas? But...
  6. Mechanical: Has anybody tried the Squawkers McCaw?

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I would really like to put a parrot in my POTC display. I found these used Squawkers McCaw and they look pretty good. Has anybody tried them or have you found something better? Thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlVa2FCVcU4
  7. Prop Showcase: What Are You Making this Year?

    Halloween Props
    One of the sure signs of spring seems to be that the head count on the Halloween Props forum skyrocket. There are 411 folks out there right now looking at the same stuff we are. We're pretty sure we're all out there looking to get ideas and help on what we're hoping to make this year. We hope...
  8. 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...
  9. Other: Snake Skins/Props

    Halloween Props
    Hello all! On good old Marketplace, I was able to buy two 60" poseable skeletons for a combined $10. Couldn't pass that up! They're the good ones too. Anyhow! Got me to thinking about All Hallows Eve this year. I've always done spiders, as it's what I hate, and wanted to share the fear...
  10. 288 Nights `Til Halloween!

    Member Introduction
    Hello! Longtime lurker, first-time poster, here. With time winding down before Halloween (cough), I thought I'd finally go ahead and become a member. I've only been yard decorating for about four years and have really enjoyed decorating over the past two Halloweens now that I own my own home...
  11. The Evolution Of A Home Haunt

    General Halloween
    Can't remember who it was that posted a while back about just starting out and wanting to go big, but being on a budget. I had replied that a small budget just means add a little each year, make as much as you can from whatever you can get cheap or free, hit the clearance sales, and grow it...
  12. Mechanical: Haunted Truck 2018

    Halloween Props
    It's been a long time since I've posted here, but wanted to share my haunted truck from this year. It still could use a lot of improvement, but it was pretty popular. Sorry the sound isn't very good as it was recored on a phone. Also, the action doesn't really start until about 11 seconds in.
  13. Mechanical: Linkage for props

    Halloween Props
    Just a suggestion for metal linkage for your props. I know you can use a variety of things like pvc, metal, aluminum, wood or even string. I just bought these 1/4" thick by 3/4" wide aluminum bars. All 12" long. You can input all kind of sizes or lengths on Ebay. I got 10 for $18 free...
  14. Other: Need advice on full face foam latex prosthetic....

    Halloween Props
    Hey Everyone, I need some advice. So I have full face (ok 95% full face) foam latex prosthetic mask. I have used it a many times and have rebought the mask now 2 times and have a 3rd unpainted backup. (you know how it is with foam latex) So I do use it a lot, especially at this time of year...
  15. Haunted Mansion Singing Busts

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It's been a longtime goal of mine to make the singing busts for my Halloween display. I wanted to share how I did it, and make some recommendations for those who are interested in doing the same. First, I started the project with a budget in mind. I wanted to keep it under $500. Second, I...
  16. Mechanical: Wiper motor quick popup

    Halloween Props
    I was playing around with linkage simulator and stumbled across this configuration. It would really work well with a Picovolt where you can set it start when it is laying down and it would stop then go in reverse back to the laying position. Or let it go ahead and just make one complete turn...
  17. It was a "Halloween Miracle" - 2018 Photo Album

    General Halloween
    This year we came as close to getting rained out as ever before. It was beautiful weather for several days leading up to Halloween and was very nice that day until about 11:00 or 12:00. Then the rains came and it got cold. But the Halloween gods smiled upon us and about 1 hour before the...
  18. Hello - Back from the Home Haunting Grave...so to speak.

    Member Introduction
    Hello all, Just thought I'd register. I was a home haunted back in the early 2000s - had to sell off almost all my home props to another Home Haunter after my little girl was born and she was too scared of it all. Now she is 13, really into it all, we've moved across country to a new house, and...
  19. Static: Pirate Treasure Chest

    Halloween Props
    I've been wanting to add a big treasure chest to my Pirate's Graveyard display for a long time now but could never find one that was big enough or at a price I was willing to pay so I finally broke down and built one myself. The chest measures 30x24x18 and cost less than $20 in materials...
  20. Halloween Party 2018

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    How did you parties turn out? Ours was Saturday and it poured down rain. Our turn out wasn't what we hoped with 9 of our "Yeses" not showing up and none of our 11 maybes. So we planned for turn out in the mid twenties including us and ended up with 14. But it's not the first year we have had a...
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