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  1. Black cat sitting on a fence

    General Halloween
    Found this adorable hollow concrete cat a while back. Today I decided to paint him black & perch him on a fence post. There are strong wooden dowels inside so he isn’t easily stolen or knocked off.
  2. 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...
  3. Recording technology

    Member Introduction
    I like to decorate my front yard so that adults and older kids are entertained, but little kids aren't traumatized. Last year I had a bazillion pumpkins everywhere, as well as two suburban skeleton guys in lawn chairs with a fire pit. It was a surprisingly big hit, with people posing for...
  4. Other How is this made? Fake Blood in Tea Cup

    Halloween Crafts
    I was at a Curiosities and Oddities show - some people were selling fun items with glistening blood on them. I wanted to reproduce a tea cup with an eyeball sitting in blood. Does anyone know the process for recreating this? Same stuff used on this surgical tray.
  5. Ultra projector

    Wanted to Buy
    Greetings to all, I discovered that one of my ultra projectors turned up missing when I was setting up last year. I have not found any on ebay or Amazon. This device has been discontinued to my knowledge. If anyone has one sitting in there closet I am interested in getting a few. PM me or...
  6. Mechanical: How do you disassemble the Sitting Scarecrow and Hay Bale Poppers from Spirit?

    Halloween Props
    I can't seem to figure out how to take apart the main pipe in the Sitting Scarecrow from Spirit Halloween. Is there any way to detach it from the head and hips sections? What about removing the front part of the Jackolantern on the Hay Bale Popper? Seems like they're either stuck there, or I...
  7. Sitting outside or staying in waiting for the door?

    General Halloween
    Need opinions, i have seriously thought of getting a folding table at Walmart and decorating it, setting up a cooler with sodas and water and sitting outside Halloween night. The issue is its going down into the 40s now. But mmostly because i like being out Halloween night and it keeps my...
  8. Advice for a motion detector

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I am wanting to make this prop for Halloween. I am going to have the guy sitting in a chair watching my window which will have the AtmosFX playing. I would like him to turn his head as someone walks by on my sidewalk which is 15 feet from where he will be sitting. What motion detector would...
  9. Mechanical: Sitting Scarecrow - Spirit - Make your own?

    Halloween Props
    I thought the sitting scarecrow from Spirit last year was really cool. Was wondering if anyone has made their own version and how they did it. I want to make one for this year, but want it to be a clown sitting in a chair. I think I can make a wiper motor go fast and then park, and then reverse...
  10. sitting scarecrow animatronic

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Selling the sitting scarecrow prop from spirit Halloween its sold out online it was a very popular prop this year for them it sold out quick, Mine works good only thing is the zipper on the back of the prop broke its not noticeable since its in the back you can add some safety pins, Asking 120...
  11. Halloween Party Decor Idea!!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi guys!!! At our Halloween party every year I'm always adding more Halloween pillows to my collection! I love having them on sofas and around on the floor next to crates or lanterns to have little sitting areas for our guest!! Here is a video I filmed for my Youtube channel!! The link is below...
  12. Help/Feedback on 2016 theme (Spooky Classroom)

    General Halloween
    I'm looking for suggestions/help/feedback on my 2016 theme - I'm calling it "Ghoul School" for now. Just for perspective, my yard has 2 sections (sidewalk in the middle), that are each 13'x11'. This is what I have so far: Section 1 - Classroom -Witch teacher with blackboard -Variety of...
  13. Mechanical: Help wtth reindeer motor movement??

    Halloween Props
    Using Eerie Acres' restless tombstone (http://eerieacrescemetery.com/2015/02/18/restless-tombstone-animated-halloween-prop/) as inspiration I decided to try my hand at a prop with similar movement. My idea was to build a skeleton holding a drink sitting on top of a tombstone with an upper torso...
  14. Static: Idea for 2015 prop

    Halloween Props
    I was in Orlando a month or so ago for a conference and my wife traveled with me. We went to see the La Nouba, Cirque De Soleil, Orlando one evening while we were there. I've seen a show here in Oklahoma City, but this was fabulous. Anyway - one of the scenes had something in it that just...
  15. Mechanical: Animated Standing/Sitting Skeleton

    Halloween Props
    So this prop originally started as a static build of a skeleton sitting in a cell chained to the wall. My original plan was to animate his head turning back and forth but then I decided to go big. He will start sitting, stand up and then sit back down. I have a FP parking wiper motor that will...
  16. Mechanical: help - video or tutorial for moving skeleton with lantern sitting on pillar?

    Halloween Props
    I didn't think it would be as hard as it is finding the tutorial for this prop. Looked through the Monster list, did a search here on the forum, Googled it...no luck. The skeleton is sitting on top of the pillar waving the lantern back and forth. If someone is familiar with it and can post a...