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  1. We are going live!

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Dear Community Members, Today is the migration day! We are almost at the starting line and really excited for you to experience the new community platform. As a reminder, the site will be put into maintenance and read only mode while the migration is underway until completion. We will post a...
  2. Burlap mask question

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello, I see these awesome burlap masks and understand to soak the burlap and place on a head and let it dry. My main question is how do you put them on? Are they cut down the side or back to pull over the head? Maybe glue some black stretchy material inside of the cut so it can close again once...
  3. Static: Gargoyles

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, Looking for 12"+ gargoyle figures to put on my cemetery gate columns this year. I've look all over and it seems what I find is either too small, or too large/expensive. Anyone know of a good source? Thx.
  4. Static: Foldable coffin ??

    Halloween Props
    Work is about to get ugly for me so I need to start my decorative planning pretty quickly. I have limited storage room for any newer items so I am trying to make things as tiny as possible. As the title says, I am thinking about a foldable coffin. If I were to build one (not for actual human...
  5. Prop Showcase: Need Ideas on my Atmos FX Garage door

    Halloween Props
    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...
  6. Hi from Pittsburgh

    Member Introduction
    My name is Bill Elwell. I am 73 years old, an Electronic Engineer, and have been prop building since the 1970's. I have a wonderful workshop and many hobbies. Some of my props have been featured in Nuts and Volts and Servo magazines. I just recently 'yanked' myself into the 21st century by...
  7. 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...
  8. Electronic/Software: NEC MT 1060 projector - red outer box in image

    Halloween Props
    Background In November 2016 I bought a used NEC MT 1060 projector (2,600 lumens, Native Resolution 1024 × 768 XGA, Aspect Ratio 4:3) on eBay for £70 and it is the first projector that I’ve used. I had intended to use it for projecting onto a window for Halloween 2017 I but didn’t use it until...
  9. Hobby Lobby 2019

    General Halloween
    It's happening, and it won't be long before we are in full-on Halloween! Hobby Lobby is putting out fall. Last year I didn't catch the fall floral bloom until mid-May and it took them until June to put out the rest. They're not wasting any time this year - not only do they have the fall floral...
  10. Static: Pennywise (2017 version) head prop

    Halloween Props
    Last year, I got a last-minute idea to try and make a Pennywise head prop out of an extra styrofoam head I had at the house. Somehow in 7 years living at my house, I had never thought to incorporate the storm drain in front of my yard! Anyway, you don't need a drain, he looked pretty neat...
  11. 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
  12. A Little Bit About Me

    Member Introduction
    Hello Halloween Forum Members, Although I signed up last Halloween season, I have really not posted anything till just recently. I started building Halloween props and sets many years ago when I was in Jr. High and long before anything was available for purchase. The end result was that (back...
  13. Mermaid!

    Halloween Props
    I am dancing with delight! Our mermaid skeleton came today--well, yesterday--it's late, and I am absolutely happy. I was worried that she would be a cheap piece of junk, but no. She is beautiful, articulated, and a sort of weird grayish color that rather suits a sea creature. We got her from...
  14. It's March outside, so it's time to make a Heart of Immortal for Halloween.

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello! I have made a project for Halloween. I record an instruction how I made a silicone heart model, put electronics inside it and submerged the model in freshwater, then added 6 kilos of salt to reach zero-gravity: https://youtu.be/mr6ep1Ta29E What do you think about this project?
  15. Do You Keep Track of Your Stuff?

    General Halloween
    Once upon a time it was very easy for me to know what I had when it came to Halloween. I only had a handful of things and it all fit in a few totes that go stashed in the basement. Now I've taken over two closets, a large chunk of a bedroom, and a corner of the basement that keeps creeping...
  16. Target -- 2019

    General Halloween
    Was in Target this week and saw these kind of cool Harry Potter-licensed lamps. The bulb sits down inside the base. For anyone doing a Potter theme though these might look great on two entrance columns for example. Didn't see the price on them and might be up on the website. They were refreshing...
  17. Kicking legs prop

    Wanted to Buy
    Hi, I think spirit put this out but am looking for a kicking legs prop. I dont mind if handmade but Id like fast kicking motion. Please list your item and price. Im in FL 33782 for shipping. Thanks
  18. Static: Haunted Mirror DiY

    Halloween Props
    Need help ! Trying to had a Haunted Miror for my next halloween haunt. I have a glass lying around and bought some mirror tint to put on it to do the two way mirror effect. I am still unsure about what i'm gonna do with it, either i put a head prop behind it with a light and motion detector for...
  19. PhotoBucket change of heart?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Just today I was overjoyed to find that the Photobucket image hosting site has returned my pictures to all of my tutorials and posts on this forum. Two or three years ago, they DECIDED that allowing users to post their own pics to a third party web site (like this forum) for free was causing...
  20. Best method to decorate walls with paper cutouts/die cuts?

    General Halloween
    Just ordered the Peanuts cutouts from Oriental Trading. What is the best way to hang them on walls? Hole punch the center and hang on a nail? Hole punch and put a ribbon through? Grommet? My mom would always tape hers up, but they would often fall down, and the tape takes some of the color off...
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