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  1. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi everyone! My theme this year is "Classic Monster Mash" with a focus on monster movies from pre-1970. Decorations and costumes will pay homage to such classics as "the Creature from the Black Lagoon" to "The Wolf Man" to "The Blob". My plan was to decorate my living room as an ode to Dracula...
  2. Halloween Props
    I'm such a nerd that I'm spending my spring break (being an academic has its perks) reorganizing my garage. I've realized that my foam scraps are a big reason that my workshop always feels messy. I'm sure we all have those pieces of foam that are just big enough that they might be useful, but...
  3. Halloween Props
    Last year I set out to make a pumpkin tree a la Disney's The Haunted Mansion. The tweak was to make it more swamp-like, necessitating large vines, leaves, fungus, and, naturally, pumpkins. I used pipe insulation around some scrap PVC, shaped by a heating gun, to be the vine. The vine wraps...
  4. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello - Have you ever been accused of being a Hoarder? Well I have have a few family members that might have mentioned that a time or two, but wanted to show you some of the cool stuff you can make using scrap material. I might be guilty of thinking most things going to the trash would be...
  5. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello - Have you ever been accused of being a Hoarder? Well I have have a few family members that might have mentioned that a time or two, but wanted to show you some of the cool stuff you can make using scrap material. I might be guilty of thinking most things going to the trash would be...
  6. Halloween Props
  7. Halloween Props
    Using all the scrap pieces from larger projects, I'm making smaller tombstones for our haunt helpers, many of whom have been with us for a few years now. Each will have the name of an individual or in some cases family, who have helped work the haunt. The stones will be part of the display on...
  8. General Halloween
    Yeah, I just don't think the pirate thing is going to do it for me after all. :( I hate the idea of starting over but it's not like I've really built a lot or spent any money on it. And I'm not even sure what I would change it to at this point. Something using skeletons, for sure, as I did just...
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