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  1. Grimed Pipe Entrance

    Grimed Pipe Entrance

    This was made with black PVC and grimed up.
  2. Hello From the Bayou!

    Member Introduction
    Hello there from the Bayou State (Louisiana!) Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself on this super awesome forum. I made a PVC fence last year that I originally found linked here (and this is how I found the forum <3 )...I LOVE the way it came out. Almost got divorced over it...
  3. Static: Using natural tree branch for scarecrow pole

    Halloween Props
    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...
  4. Hello Fellow Haunters!

    Member Introduction
    Hi, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Cole. I collect animatronic props from Gemmy Industries & Spirit Halloween as well as build my own with wiper motors and PVC! I joined to meet some new friends and share my projects and ideas.
  5. Other: Recommending PVC Pipe Cutter for prop building

    Halloween Props
    Last year I had some large size PVC pipe to cut and wanted a clean cut without all the plastic debris from sawing. Not being someone with a lot of tools or being handy constructing things, I ended up buying an Orbit "1/2 inch-to-2 inch PVC cutting tool" from Home Depot. A bit on the pricey side...
  6. Lost files and how-to's

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I decided that instead of uploading these files in a one by one thread, I'd upload these to my Keep and Share account, below is a list of the available files, each one is a direct link to that file. Some are no longer online, you will see some that are obviously still online (there is one here...
  7. Other: Singing Bust V.6 Update

    Halloween Props
    I find I keep on updating these guys. This took me 6 tries but this version is my favorite by and I tried to make them just like the ones in the mansion on a small scale. I don't have much pictures of how i made it but Ill be updating the tread when I take some pictures. I will say the builsd...
  8. Zombitronix PVC Frame Calculator

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    A few years ago I ran across the "Zombitronix PVC Frame Calculator" for making PVC frame props. I copied and saved the calculator for future reference. Now It appears that since then the website for Zombitronix has been taken down and this calculator is no longer available online...
  9. 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...
  10. Mechanical: PVC armatures

    Halloween Props
    Hi! I'm new to this forum, and I'm looking to create a PVC armature that's animated. I know there's a website that makes them, but $150 for just the frame is pretty steep. I know a friend of mine suggested a company called Witch Doctor, but I simply cannot find the website anywhere. She said she...
  11. Pneumatic: Yet another DIY pneumatic cylinder

    Halloween Props
    My apologies if this design has been posted many times, I sure someone else has thought of it before. And I agree with the experts here, use a real cylinder if building an elaborate and expensive prop. My props are for a hayride, I can manually operate and reset the props. This is a single...
  12. New to custom props: How much should I expect to spend per diy custom prop?

    Halloween Props
    I'm new to making custom props and am wondering just how much I should expect to spend for simple pop-up props, like trash can trauma or some other pop-up props complete with sound and lights. Is $100 per prop about right? Is arduino the way to go? Also, for air cylinders, do diy pvc cylinders...
  13. Static: spider rider

    Halloween Props
    Spider rider was made with two beach balls and a foam ball. The legs are pvc pipe covered in foam, solar led lights are on the back ball. Sorry about the picture being sideways, is there a way to fix this?
  14. Static: Rust anyone?

    Halloween Props
    Checking to see who has the best method for making stuff look rusty (cauldrons, pvc cemetery fencing, etc.). I am interested in how you get the right texture, what color(s) you use, any tips at all. And you get extra credit for posting pics...thanks.
  15. Voice synchronized grim reaper costume

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Here's a grim reaper costume I created that includes a skull whose movements sync with your voice. If you want to see how I made it, look here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Synchronized-Grim-Reaper-Costume/ It's Scary Terry's audio-servo driver + an amplified mic + one of those...
  16. Lighting: DIY Medievil Sconce

    Halloween Props
    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...
  17. Elmers glue as fake blood

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So I’m going as Georgie from IT as Halloween and I bought this pvc coat and fake blood to put on the sleeve but when it dries it turns a brown color and I saw this video that a guy made fake blood with Elmer’s glue and I tried it but the next day the blood was chipping off. How can I prevent...
  18. Disco Club Dead theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi All.....wow...it's been awhile since I've logged on to say hello! Looks like alot of you are so organized this year with your party planning! I'm still struggling, and can use your suggestions if you have any! 13th year for this party.....have tons of skeletons and pvc people, fabric...
  19. Static: My Unorthodox pumpkin

    Halloween Props
    Awhile ago I came across a photo of some pumpkins that had been carved from the bottom instead of the top and was lit from within with some pumpkin guts hanging down. Turns out they were done by one of the moderators on this site named UnOrthoDox. I loved the look and have decided to make a...
  20. Static: Pumpkin Reaper

    Halloween Props
    This is my Pumpkin Reaper, the head is paper mache and the clothing is burlap cycled thru a washing machine and dyed different colors. Frame is 1 1/2 in PVC pipe.
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