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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. Lighting: Solar versus Low voltage

    Halloween Props
    Currently most of my lighting is driven by low voltage power or by 110 AC. However I was wondering if anyone has tried using mostly solar lights. I see advantages and disadvantages of each but I wanted to start a discussion. Powering the lights with Low voltage or AC requires many more wires...
  3. Ceramic Ghost tealight holders

    Wanted to Buy
    Hello, I've been looking for two tealight holders I had in the late 80's. I've found their smaller versions, but want to find the larger pair. They are from Cannon Falls and came in two sizes: 6-ish inch versions and larger 12-ish inch versions. I am not great at computer manipulation, but I...
  4. Static: Lighted tombstones

    Halloween Props
    In the past the front row of my graveyard was a series of dollar store coolers turned upside down. For some I put the lid on the bottom for a bit more decoration. They hid the lights that illuminated the rows behind them. The trouble with these came at night because they were essentially dead...
  5. 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...
  6. 2018 Pros and Cons

    General Halloween
    I haven’t seen this started yet, if it has I’ll pull this one down. What worked this year for you. What did you change or improve? What were the things that you broke your arm patting yourself on the back for? What didn’t work? What got kicked to try later bin? Weather is always a...
  7. Electronic/Software: Convert piezo sound sensor to PIR (HC-SR501)

    Halloween Props
    I just started getting into hacking props this year. Maybe next year I'll try my hand a my own custom props. Anyway... Last year, I bought the Rising Reaper on clearance at Wal-Mart. It runs off of 3 AA batteries. I dislike battery operated props, so I converted it to AC power by simply using a...
  8. Static: Filmed Simply Nailogical Making Of Tombstone Prop

    Halloween Props
    So back in Sept I was approached by Cristine from Simply Nailogical on YouTube. She wanted me to make her a custom Tombstone for a collaboration video she was doing with another big YouTuber Threadbanger. I've posted some of my videos on here and I was asked by some users to do an intro and some...
  9. 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...
  10. Female inline or slide-on plugs for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Female Inline or Slide-on Plugs for sale: these are brand new vampire female inline plugs for 18awg, SPT-1 wire; standard extension cord wire. Quantity: 100 New they cost $75, I'll sell them for $50. PM me your zip code for a shipping cost These are very convenient to use. Instead of running...
  11. Spooky Trees - first attempt

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi all, I just wanted to share my first real attempt at making my own Halloween props. I wanted to add more atmosphere to my little front yard haunt and thought some spooky trees would get the job done. Tried to do it in a relatively simple, cost effective way - hopefully this can help some...
  12. WHEW-Glad it's over? Only 364 days to go ! What went right and what went wrong.

    General Halloween
    Whew, are you glad another Halloween has come and gone ? The work that was put in the TOT's who showed and those who did not. Are you already thinking, "I could have done..........what right ? or did you tell yourself, "I should not have done....what? I have already started my list of do's and...
  13. Hi from Jersey here

    Member Introduction
    Hey guys just introducing myself here from the great state of New Jersey. Last year was my first year really building props (simply fog chiller, coffin, fences) and this year I'm going much bigger! I'll post up some progress.
  14. Do You Guys Know About Freegal Music?

    Halloween Music
    Available for free through participating U.S and Canadian libraries is freegalmusic.com . You can download up to 5 free items per week, per library card holder. Among the thousands of available downloads, they have a nice collection of scary sound effects and Halloween-related music. You can...
  15. "Truth?" "Lies?" "Confusion?

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    Or just a "Juxtaposition? A few years ago i was told a ghost story by a local woman. Today another woman told me a similar story", except the sex of the ghost was changed from Male to Female and instead of greeting potential home buyers into the house by loudly telling them to "Come on in!", as...
  16. How to say goodbye?

    General Halloween
    My wife and I are raising our grandson and we want to take him out to play and ToT. We have decided this year (which will be year 10) will be the last year for our major haunt. We are not completely going away we will still decorate and cater to our ToT's but we want to give our time to the...
  17. Static: printed stones?

    Halloween Props
    has anyone taken high res pics of stones, and printed them on vinyl than simply cut it out and cut out same shape to a foam board, than simply glued the print on? I want to do this with a few larger stones for the back of my cemetery but cant find any high res pics.
  18. Getting screwed for 2015

    General Halloween
    Well it's the second day of the 2015 and ghosts from the past just slapped me with a cease and disist order for some of my studio props. apparentley some of my props designs that i sell on my PropShop, that i designed were sold without my knowledge by my former business partner. So i talked to...
  19. Electronic/Software: DVD Software to Trigger manually

    Halloween Props
    I have a dvd from AtmosfearFX that has an awesome trigger feature on the dvd itself, so you can simply press play/enter and it will loop without the dvd player being aware of it and showing the on-screen display of the play button. I have so many setups this year I didn't want to buy too many...