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  1. Happy Halloween!

    Member Introduction
    Hello to All. Earlier this evening, I was on Pinterest checking out some Halloween craft-y projects, and I landed here. Strangely, while I am not into the horror film genre, I get a great deal of satisfaction from engaging in the art process. I made a few things last year and this year, I'm...
  2. Electronic/Software: Our singing grim reaper

    Halloween Props
    This is quite an old test pattern we made to test the motion and audio syncing for our 3-axis skull. There's a custom PCB running the 4 servos inside the head and a VB6 program which plays the sound and sends commands to the PCB over RS485. We took plenty of pictures of the build process Grim...
  3. Static: Rotting Head

    Halloween Props
    I made a rotting head using the shop towel and latex corpsing method. Figured I should make yet another tutorial video while I was at it. I'm going to make a second, even more rotted head that will be missing the lower jaw. Both of mine will be impaled on a stick or stake, but you can make them...
  4. Video Recording for "How-To's"?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Hey all, I'm looking to build some props this coming year and figured I would like to record the process so I can post how-to's? But wasn't sure what would be a good camera option to record the videos? Do people have recommendations on what they use. I figure my phone/camera is not good enough...
  5. Prop Showcase: Haunted tree reveal!

    Halloween Props
    Haunted tree reveal!:D I was cutting it short close on my tree! I was literally finishing the touch ups right as my husband was putting it together yesterday! Even though I did not get a chance to paint it, it still looks great! I got so many compliments on my tree and people couldn’t believe I...
  6. Evil Eye Pelt Thing

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    When I built our new witch hut I cut pieces of the side panels from our old one to create "pelts" that look like dried or tanned skins with human body parts embedded in them. I've had many questions and requests for tutorials on them, but since they were salvaged from an older work I don't...
  7. Static: Best process for corpsing a skeleton like this?

    Halloween Props
    I picked up a skeleton from Spririt the other day, but it is way too cute for my yard. I am looking into converting him into a groundbreaker and would like him to have a greyish corpse look to him similar to the below pictures. I've seen some posts about using plastic wrap and a heat gun to...
  8. Medieval Theme - need help

    General Halloween
    In the process of setting up our display, but in dire need of help. Please look at the photos and tell me what would you add. This theme is out of my wheelhouse. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Prop Showcase: Our 2018 haunt so far - Pirates!

    Halloween Props
    We're still in the process of putting out a few props each day, but here's what's out so far. I'll post an update this weekend when we put up more fun stuff! Our theme sign Our door surround Our giant crab in day and under black spot lights And our partial pirate ship The...
  10. Prop Showcase: Facade build 2018

    Halloween Props
    Asylum facade build 2018 Ok update as of 10/31/2018 for those that don't want to go through the whole thread All set up and ready for Halloween! Got the Arkham Asylum sign done! Got the door and the stone columns on and it's set up in the front yard!!! Testing the lighting The...
  11. Prop Showcase: Hocus Pocus sketchbook

    Halloween Props
    Hi everybody! A while ago, my wife asked me if I could make a replica of the spellbook from the movie "Hocus Pocus". It shouldn't be just a prop, it also should be an actual sketchbook. I made a video of the entire build process, and managed to edit it into a 20-minute video: I used a kraft...
  12. FREE AtmosFX video (Skeletons) Available through 10/17/2018

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    This Cnet page has a promo code for a free copy of "Numbskulls". Looks like a fun video! https://www.cnet.com/news/raise-your-halloween-game-with-a-free-atmosfx-digital-decoration/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
  13. Mechanical: Animated Scarecrow Project

    Halloween Props
    Along with the mask thread, this is a placeholder for the full animated scarecrow. I am just going to rock a chair with servos, light the eyes and move the head but still I want to note the entire process. So this part is completed as of today, the arduino and wiring, I think the code should...
  14. Building a Haunt

    General Halloween
    I enjoy the planning and execution stages of my haunt as much as the 'reveal'. How much do you plan in advance? Is it a months long process to plan and build or do you madly rush to finish the last week of October? Share your process and current pics if you have some to show your progress to...
  15. Great Pumpkin Build 2016

    General Halloween
    After being gone all last year! Moving across country we are back to being members of the forum. We built a Great Pumpkin in 2014 (pic attached). Since we have a new neighborhood we are going to try the great pumpkin a second time. We will try to add pictures throughout the process. :)
  16. Eville J's Creepy Closet

    Merchant Reviews
    Just wanted to give a huge thumbs up to a merchant I accidentally found via a Facebook group though I'm sure most here know about him. Eville J's Creepy Closet. I ordered a candy bowl from him and it was done very well and I got constant updates throughout the process. As far as I know it's...
  17. Static: How would I repaint this store bought foam head?

    Halloween Props
    I've got a foam vampire head like this one head that I'd like to re-purpose into a zombie head for a zombie puppet effect. I can snip the ears and teeth (to look more human), but I like the expression on her face. Any suggestions on what kind of paint to use or the process to paint it...
  18. Weathering your cemetery columns for inclimate weather.

    General Halloween
    I’m not sure if this is “old ground” someone else has already posted or not. I am always looking for new ways to weather proof my props. My cemetery gate columns and fence columns are made out of plywood. I made them five or six years ago. Halloween week in Michigan invariably results in high...
  19. Static: Monster Mud

    Halloween Props
    Would someone please let know what monster mud is used for and at what stage of a process?
  20. First Pre-Show Class Announced "Do It Yourself Animatronics For The Home Haunter"

    First Pre-Show Class Announced "Do It Yourself Animatronics For The Home Haunter" Annoucing our First Pre-show class. "Do It Yourself Animatronics For The Home Haunter" Presented by Steve Koci; AKA Halstaff here at HauntForum. 10AM to 4:30PM Thursday April 30 $140 for the course Purchase The...