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  1. Other "Crystal Ball" Craft

    Halloween Crafts
    Sorry, for the picture quality. I tried to get decent ones but it was a challenge. Did this craft in the public library last October. Pre-painted wood candlesticks with black gel stain then provided patrons with clear glass ornaments and Halloween images printed onto transparency paper...
  2. Static: My Unorthodox pumpkin

    Halloween Props
    Awhile ago I came across a photo of some pumpkins that had been carved from the bottom instead of the top and was lit from within with some pumpkin guts hanging down. Turns out they were done by one of the moderators on this site named UnOrthoDox. I loved the look and have decided to make a...
  3. Body makeup suggestions

    I am dressing as Ursula for Halloween. Does anyone have suggestions for body makeup to turn my skin the purple-ish color that she appears to be? Preferably something that wont stain my skin and wont rub off on things to bad.
  4. Prop Showcase: Here there be dragons!

    Halloween Props
    Let's see what folks are doing with their Big Lots dragons! I started work on mine today - love him so far! Obligatory before pic. Halfway done! He took a tumble from the box so had to move to the floor for completion. Only made a little mess! You can see the difference the stain makes...
  5. Static: Blood gel clings stained my white walls -- need help!

    Halloween Props
    There was no warning on the package that said it could or would stain your walls.....so I didn't even think about the possibility when I put them in my bathroom on the white wainscoting behind the sink. After a day or 2, I decided I didn't like the look of them (OR the smell) so I pulled them...
  6. Prop Showcase: Some new props I'm working on

    Halloween Props
    I got up off my *** and started some new props. the 5pc skull sets I got at the Goodwill for $6.99 each, the other stuff I had already. Once I get them done I will be corpsing them with some wood stain.
  7. Black & Red Bath Bombs

    General Halloween
    If the mods think this should be moved feel free, I just wasn't sure where to put it. I was perusing Buzzfeed & found this company that makes goth clothing but they also make BLACK and RED BATH BOMBS (among other colors)!! http://bellamuerteclothingaccessories.bigcartel.com/ They are Irish...
  8. Static: First try at Corpsing dollar store skulls

    Halloween Props
    Long time lurker... Haunting for a few years... First attempt at corpsing. I may add eyeballs, not sure yet. I was also looking for opinion on adding other colors. I kind of like them as they are. One has a chesnut stain the other 2 are a red oak stain. JD
  9. Atmosphere Effects: Should we paint? Distress? Feedback please?

    Halloween Props
    My husband and I run a haunt to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. We recently moved to am acreage to expand our possibilities. We were very fortunate to find a perfect property that had an old farm house that we converted to a haunted house for this past years event. My question is...
  10. Mechanical: Need help Horrifying our electric chair

    Halloween Props
    HI All,, This year we are adding an electric chair to our haunted house. Our guests will be able to sit in the chair and have a "friend" push a button which will trigger a smoke machine below them. Another switch known only by the hosts will momentarily turn on a sander mounted below the...
  11. Removable stain glass window help

    I am looking at a way to make a stain glass window effect for a roof window. it needs to be removable and light weight. was thinking some type of coloured films, but seem to remember seeing a kids show where they mixed PVA glue mixed with paint to make patches that would stick to window once...
  12. Paint sprayer - brand new/never used

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    600 Watt motor. Can be used for paint or stain. $45 (includes shipping)
  13. Non Staining Blood

    Working on a micro budget short horror movie and need a recipe, or source, for non staining blood. Scenes will have blood splatter on table, wall, and photo, as well as on actors. Would like something that will not stain skin, clothes, or location. Blood does not have to last long, but must...
  14. Static: stain over stain?

    Halloween Props
    my coffin is due for a facelift, we built it 16 yrs ago,my issue is , can you stain over stain? i would like to stain it black but don't want to sand it down to bare wood, don't want to ruin it either, its kinda nice lol, if anyone has experience with this plz chime in with your opinions, thx
  15. Static: My First Corpsed Skelly

    Halloween Props
    Ok, so first attempt at corpsing a skelly. I started with a Wally I have from a few years ago ($40 at walgreens), and used the Stiltbeast method Its not quite done yet, but I'm liking the effect so far. Didn't take too many pictures as I was going through the process, but best advice: TAKE...
  16. 8+ gallons of free stain

    General Halloween
    My brother in law was at a local big box building store and came across a cart with a free sign on it. He wasn't sure what I'd use it for but nabbed it up for me (much to my delight 8^) Not sure how the colors will picture out here but it's like a home haunters stain kit order wasn't picked up...
  17. Other: Blood for props

    Halloween Props
    Question for you guys. Last year i used perma blood ( i love it) problem is i can't have it on props that will be outside where rain gets to it. the blood seems to lose it's glossy and also leave a yellow stain kinda.. Anyone either run into this issue or know if frightprops blood is better to...
  18. Prop Showcase: Electrical Chair - how to age it and add burn marks in 15 minutes or less.

    Halloween Props
    I followed this awesome tutorial to build my electric chair - but added one more 1X8 at the bottom front so I could add manacles. Here's the chair with the staining all done: If you like this dark look here's how to do it: I added Canyon Brown stain - and immediately lit it on fire. This...
  19. Forensic Investigations Fake Blood Recipes

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    HI everyone, I just found a site with a bunch of blood recipes used by Australian Universities for training Forensics students in blood spatter analysis so they must be pretty realistic looking. I haven't tried any yet myself but I am really interesred in the arrowroot powder one because I am...
  20. Aging a Bucky and Lindberg Skull

    I just aged a bucky and Lindberg skull using my new favorite aging medium: Minwax Gel Stain in Aged Oak (602). I applied a very light coat of stain with a rag and quickly brushed it off to create an antique look to the skulls. I used a brush to apply the stain into crevices, around the teeth...