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  1. Good Cold Porcelain recipe

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I found this really good cold porcelain recipe: http://www.things-to-make-and-do.co.uk/sculpting-and-modelling/cold-porcelain-clay/cold-porcelain-clay.html It has a really nice bone colored kind of translucent finish. It can be feathered. i haven't painted it with anything yet, but it seems...
  2. Pirate Theme 2018

    General Halloween
    We recently moved back to our home state so this will be the first time in roughly 20 years that my whole family will be together. We are all doing one big Pirate yard display, party and parade float. I’ve been pouring over everyone’s pirate threads and posts. Such inspiring work. We will be...
  3. Waterproof flexible vines for cheap

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This years big project is a mutant pumpkin/gourd patch. Finding fake vines for cheep was not easy. I searched for method to make them at home but was not happy with what I found. I started to play around with some ideas and this was the best one of my mini experiments. Rope and Great Stuff...
  4. Working on new scene for haunted attractions- tied to a chair and gagged.

    General Halloween
    I am working on a new scene idea of having someone tied to a chair and gagged in a haunted attraction. Please see my youtube channel, skullfacedghost. I beta tested it by gagging and tying myself to a large heavy chair before slipping my wrists through a looped bungee rope behind the the back to...
  5. Lighting: QUESTION: Source for LOTS of 3-wire rope light?

    Halloween Props
    Hello all, I'm doing preliminary planning for one of my 2016 projects; A giant mutant hermit crab creature with a 55 gallon toxic waste barrel as the shell. One of the effects I hope to achieve is to make the whole creature "pulsate" with green radiation. The plan is to have the cladding be...
  6. Static: How to paint power cords?

    Halloween Props
    I have some new rope LED strings with white power cables that stick out like a sore thumb. I need to paint them but don't know of the best way. Will pray paint work just fine or does it need solid paint? I can detach them from the rest of the rope string.
  7. I'm sharing this to make everyone feel better about any mistake they made this year

    General Halloween
    Ok I have to share this here because I wont admit it to the wife :D So each year when we put up our decorations I have been making a make shift fence to really keep the kids from touching the props on the lawn after a few were damaged. Over the years I've added the dancing lights to give them...
  8. Mechanical: Suggestions on easy way to animate a jump rope?...

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone, Earlier this year I got interested in learning how to use basic servo motors to do simple animations, but figured I would wait until after Halloween and do it for next year's haunt... But now I am itching to do something with one of my new props this year. I have two large dolls...
  9. Lighting: Rope lights or no for a "fence"?

    Halloween Props
    Hi folks, So we've been putting up cold steel rods with pumpkin lights hot glued to the top of each rod for a make shift fence but the lights keep suffering from blackouts making it hard to keep up with the bad lights. So I've been thinking about going rope lights but dont know which ones are...
  10. Electronic/Software: Triggering/hacking small ghost on a rope

    Halloween Props
    I got a small "Scary Flying Ghost" from Big Lots this year ($16) - it's not very scary but that's OK as I was thinking it would be good choice when small kids come up. It moves along a rope from adjustable stop to adjustable stop, swiveling and moving the other direction when it hits the stop...
  11. Prop Showcase: Pirate ship mast

    Halloween Props
    Finally got it up over the weekend then last night, in mid OCTOBER we get tornado warnings and watches. Was sure we would find it in the next county but the extra rope helped and all seems to be ok. The skeletons fell, but no breakage so we were extremely lucky.
  12. Other: Easy to make, easy to store fence

    Halloween Props
    In preparation for making a fence I've been collecting pallet boards from work for a couple of days. We have so many pallets at the mill that I am fortunate enough to be able to just walk around some areas and easily pick up loose boards or peek into dumpsters and trashcans and get them without...
  13. Mechanical: Need Help with swinging skeleton

    Halloween Props
    I am not getting fluid motion out of my swinging skeleton and I have tried a few different setups. I am using a simple window motor with a rope fed through PVC. The motor is on the lowest speed. Any suggestions will help Here are some videos and pictures
  14. Lighting: Help! is it possible to make a 10xLED party globe rope flicker inconsistently?

    Halloween Props
    Hi, First time posting so please be gentle. is it possible to make a LED party light globe rope flicker. Im about to buy about 5 of these for a Circus themed halloween event and need them to flicker inconsistently. www.bunnings.com.au/arlec-10-led-multi-colour-party-light-_p4351385 Ive found...
  15. LONG Pathway Lighting Ideas?

    General Halloween
    I'm finally moving my yard haunt from my front yard to my garage and into the backyard. I've been using rope light to light the pathway for the TOTs, but unfortunately the path they are now going to take is WAY longer than my previous front yard haunt and thus It would be WAY too expensive to...
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