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  1. Electronic/Software: Safety Coffin

    Halloween Props
    I have an idea for a safety coffin which is one of those graves with the bell on top in case someone is buried alive by mistake. I am thinking about how to make the bell ring. I know there are those with more electrical knowledge so I am looking for ideas. In general I came up with a couple of...
  2. Fog: Fog Distribution in Yard

    Halloween Props
    I know this topic has been beaten to death.....but I am trying to do something slightly different. Maybe some of you with extensive knowledge on airflow and pipe sizing may help. I have a chauvet 1600 fogger, plenty of fog, and good velocity coming out. I would like to create a grid system in...
  3. Spooky Town Billboard.

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a simple billboard build for your Spooky Town village. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9af-5v7gbxA
  4. 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...
  5. Mechanical: UK Monster-in-a-box

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, Halloween isn't as popular in the UK as it is in the US, but I'm hopefully going to change that over the next few years as I build my drive / front garden (yard?) display, well at least in my leafy part of West Sussex anyway. I have a lot of prop building experience (R2D2, 2 x Daleks...
  6. Electronic/Software: Simple Circuit Board For Random Movement

    Halloween Props
    I need help from all you electronics gurus out there. Here's my problem: I want to build a spider prop, based on this spider The abdomen of the prop will be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The front and rear legs will be about 12 to 16 inches long, and the side legs will be proportionately...
  7. Static: DIY Hitchhiking Ghost Mirror

    Halloween Props
    Simple DIY project to add a little touch of Haunted Mansion to your Halloween decor. Full how to listed in YouTube video description
  8. Static: Creepy Eye Following Portrait Easy DIY Project

    Halloween Props
    This is simple yet creepy DIY project. It's fun to watch people back up when they walk by it the first time.
  9. Static: My First Cauldron!

    Halloween Props
    So I haven't been able to really start all my decorating that I want to get done. For the past couple years I haven't really been able to decorate. I did some simple things last year but I literally had to take everything done the night of Halloween. My house is over 100 years old and...
  10. Mechanical: PIR Sensor How-To - NEED HELP

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. Ordered 2 smaller animated props from Spirit Halloween and one came today, the leaping spider. Works great and will definitely scare but the issue I have is that the motion sensor doesn't work that well if at all, and need a simple PIR sensor that works with the hookup on the prop. I...
  11. Electronic/Software: Making my swing always active

    Halloween Props
    Perhaps you guys know a simple solution for my problem. I have the spirit halloween swing with the creepy girl and it has an IR sensor to activate it to swing. However she is set back from the sidewalk and the chances of the sensor hitting that far out is slim. Is there a way to bypass the...
  12. Electronic/Software: brightsign player questions

    Halloween Props
    hello all, first I want to offer thanks to this forum for being a great place to share information and ideas. although I have not posted much I certainly have benefitted from the knowledge base this forum represents. that being said I am hoping the vast knowledge available here can answer my...
  13. NEW 2018 PRODUCT RELEASE from Haunt Hobbyist: PEECAN

    For Sale By Merchants
    NEW PRODUCT RELEASE FOR 2018: THE PEECAN The Peecan is a handheld noisemaker for actors. Sounds that are common or recognizable are not scary, like yelling for example. That is why we designed the Peecan to make a unique sound that will startle your guests because they will not know what it...
  14. "Space Force Uniform"

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    With the talk about Space Force I thought it would be unique to make a "uniform" for this Halloween. The blue NASA coveralls/flight suit is so iconic, at least to my generation, that I decided to start with that idea. I bought some navy blue coveralls in my size as a starting point. On the...
  15. Other Halloween Soldering Kits

    Halloween Crafts
    If you like to solder and want some simple kits to practice with, or you're teaching someone else to solder, these Halloween-themed soldering kits are really cool. There's a ghost kit, a pumpkin light kit, and a flashlight (which would be great to take trick-or-treating). I did a video to show...
  16. Static: Is this mannequin head too simple?

    Halloween Props
    I am horrible with painting. Well, not ALL painting. Give me 4 walls, a roller and a brush and I can make that room look amazing. When it comes to any other form of painting, I just can't seem to get it down. I have painted this head 3 times already! I am calling it done. Because if I try...
  17. Electronic/Software: Combining videos into a loop

    Halloween Props
    I have several video clips that I want to combine into a longer video. The longer video will be played back in a looping video player. I'm not concerned about audio. What's the best way to accomplish this? I've never done video editing before and this is about all I'm ever going to do so...
  18. Static: Cadaver tomb

    Halloween Props
    I wanted to have a simple shroud over my skeleton cadaver on this tomb. I know many people use monster mud to get the effect but that it is also fairly heavy. Since the shroud really will not be supporting any weight can I skip the joint compound?
  19. Replacing step pad with HF PIR driveway alert

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    I have been searching and reading on the forum for a while now and I found how to use the HF driveway alert to trigger sound activated props and also infrared activated props but I'm not exactly sure how to wire from PIR driveway alert to the step pad plug . Could someone please help with this ...
  20. Ideas wanted: How to add a clown theme to a graveyard/asylum yard haunt theme

    General Halloween
    Hello Everybody!!!! So excited to be back and for Fall (finally, it's been hot in Oklahoma) and the best holiday ever. This year I'm already busy building a new gallows prop (last one rotted) and since I have the lumber, a new guillotine will be started soon. But I do have need for some ideas...
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