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  1. 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...
  2. Oklahoma City - Nightfall's Horror Con July 20th

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1065092837034327/ Anyone else planning on going? Their first year but they're at least running the social media side well.
  3. 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...
  4. Mechanical: Help with cauldron creep head movement

    Halloween Props
    I could really use some advice to save me time and aggravation. See my video first: https://youtu.be/dUAD_fsq1fA I'm having a couple challenges with the head. First, what should I do to get the head to come up more vertical? At its highest point, it is still too angled down for my taste. My...
  5. Haunted House Halloween Props For sale.

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Brand new pick axe sandy from unit 70 prop lays flat on floor has glass eyes never used asking $650 Silicone witch with cauldron static prop from unit 70 studios prop is heavy, unit 70 makes this version animatronic now paid $1200 asking $800 Midnight studios fx pennywise animated prop. This...
  6. Other: Electrified Fence for dino theme

    Halloween Props
    Determined to pull off the dino theme this year and working on an idea for an electric fence to cordon off areas where I will be using AtmosFear's Dino Experience projections for "live" dinosaurs. I'm trying to keep the cost down, easy construction (limited tools), materials need to fit in my...
  7. Prop Showcase: What Are You Making this Year?

    Halloween Props
    One of the sure signs of spring seems to be that the head count on the Halloween Props forum skyrocket. There are 411 folks out there right now looking at the same stuff we are. We're pretty sure we're all out there looking to get ideas and help on what we're hoping to make this year. We hope...
  8. Pirates and Sea Witches ... Halloween Dinner Party 2019

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I have decided that I will do a Dinner Party for Halloween 2019 ... Pirates and Sea Witches ... and this will be held on a Pirate Ship where Pirates and Sea Witches will attend a sit down dinner. I have had a bit of time on my hands and have been scouring Pinterest and HF to find some type of...
  9. 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...
  10. Mechanical: Asking for help on how to prevent motors from burning out

    Halloween Props
    I rely on so many of you to guide my prop builds, and this thread will be no different. This year two of my props had motors that failed, and I'm pretty sure it was our fault for asking them to do something they weren't meant to do. I'm hoping that with a bit of guidance, we can set them up...
  11. Scare Factory

    Merchant Reviews
    hey all, Here's another review about props I got this season. As many probably have already read about Scare Factory, many reviews are negative.. took me a few years to contact them and check them out. I've also read positive reviews. So, I figured I would start by contacting them and see...
  12. Static: Bad moon on the bayou

    Halloween Props
    Sorry all, I could not figure out how to rotate the pics. :( This year, my wife challenged me to create a theme based on a swamp or bayou. I started with some old fence panels turned on their side and attached. I added a porch of pallets and cut one pallet in half to create a dock. The...
  13. Boo Who's Rain Drenched Haunt

    General Halloween
    Couldn't put much out with steady rain all day and night - so I relied heavily on lighting and lots of movement. Used my Shiatsu's to "float" jack-o-lanterns in the upper windows and move my old scary lady in her antique wheelchair under cover of the porch. Had my fogger near the skellie...
  14. Static: How Could I Go About Recreating This Scene?

    Halloween Props
    Hi All! I'm new here- I decided to sign up because I made my first Halloween scene this year and had such a great time. Now I'm already thinking about next year... I want to do a Pirates of the Caribbean scene from The Curse of the Black Pearl, specifically the treasure cave scene. I would like...
  15. Static: Covering Anamatronics in rain

    Halloween Props
    I have a few store bought animated props I was looking forward to setting out for my haunt on Halloween. Had a great plan and bought 2 new ones with the said plan in mind. However there is now a 50% chance of rain on Halloween night, and I need to cover at least a couple of them. Will covering...
  16. Static: Graveyard keepers quarters and grounds prop

    Halloween Props
    This will be the new attraction at the yard haunt this year. One side of the yard will be all graveyard, the garage will be an asylum with drop panels and the electric chair and then the other side of the yard will be the Graveyard keepers quarters with the new haunted cabin prop, fence and...
  17. Static: Lighting stained glass windows?

    Halloween Props
    I made these 4 windows a couple of years ago and plan to use them again this year in our community haunted house. They will be hanging against a dark wall and I am trying to figure out a way to make them appear like there is light coming from inside the window. Everything I've tried isn't...
  18. Quick & Easy Fire & Ice Shrouds

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    If you're like me, you hate seeing the light source from the sides of Fire & Ice Lights. Here's a quick easy way to make shrouds for them to eliminate that problem. Cut down a 12 ounce Styrofoam cup to 2-1/2". Apply a couple coats of flat black craft paint to the outside. When it's dry, slip it...
  19. Mechanical: Spirit Halloween Grave Digger Repair

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I have the retired Spirit Halloween Grave Digger prop and it needs some repair. 2 issues: 1) The plastic piece that holds his head in place must have broke, and I can't find anything that will repair it (his head moves side to side and tilts, so can't glue) 2) His arm is supposed to...
  20. Static: Made a hayride cart, pretty easy prop

    Halloween Props
    We made a hayride cart to go behind our corpse skeleton horse (home D). We used a small table that the legs go down short. Cut a thin piece of wood about the same size as the table, (thin, like the kind from wood crates, not plywood) then made a lip on the 2 long sides to fit over the table...
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