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  1. Shindigz Banner sale - starting at 9.99, ends Mon. 5/20

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Shindigz has a Banner Sale going on. $5 off with banners starting at 9.99. Banner Sale ends Monday, 5/20. No code needed. I've designed a number of banners over the years on their site for use with my haunt (Brain research lab, carnival and side shows, and this years dino theme). My favorite...
  2. Columns with flickering LED lamps

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    2 Columns with flickering flame LED lamps, stand 65" tall to the top of the lamp. Faux stones attached. Asking $125 for the pair, pickup in Arizona
  3. Ouija board That Moves?

    I want to make a ouija board where people can stand in front of it and ask it a question, and perhaps have someone on the underside/hidden under the table and be able to move the little pointer around to talk back to them. I feel like this can be done with magnets perhaps or something but I have...
  4. Taking a Trip Back in Time

    General Halloween
    We love the Halloween Forum. There are so many great ideas and suggestions. People answer our questions, and we get a chance to pass along what we've learned to fellow haunters far, far away. One thing we find fun to do when we’re taking a break is to visit a favorite main forum and click on the...
  5. Static: Davis Graveyard Cathedral

    Halloween Props
    I have a few ideas concerning how the Davis Graveyard built their amazing cathedral but I was trying to work out some technical details. I was thinking we could share ideas here and learn from each other. First I know they fit all the foam piece together with classic wood working joints like...
  6. Static: Just made this from a box from Kohl's...

    Halloween Props
    My husband got an order from Kohl's yesterday and I couldn't help noticing that the box seemed to be tombstone shaped so of course I made it into a tombstone to stand up in my coffin. A little black paint, a little of that stone texture spray, some clear acrylic sealant and a few styrofoam...
  7. Only house in our neighborhood decorated for Halloween!

    General Halloween
    My wife and I went out looking the other night...nothing. It was a bit disappointing - the neighborhood has grown up over the years but there are still some kids around. We, on the other hand, stand out like a light house in a fog bank. We figure the neighbors all talk about us, but I'd rather...
  8. Prop Showcase: Pirate ship and treasure chest out of stuff laying around

    Halloween Props
    I looked at my hammock stand and saw a Pirate ship - I had PVC laying around as well as old canvas paint "tarps" . I used torn bed sheets for the sails. I will be adding a fog machine, audio soundtrack for ocean waves, creaky sounds and Pirates as well as torches inside the ship for extra...
  9. Pneumatic: Skeleton Pop-up Prop

    Halloween Props
    I would like to show my Halloween 2018 prop I've been working on. It's a pneumatic stand up skeleton controlled by an Arduino. It's triggered by a laser trip wire, though I'm might change it back to PIR The eyes and ribs flashing is to let me know when the program is finished, so that might...
  10. Static: Paper Mache and Resin?

    Halloween Props
    Forgive me if this has been asked before. I'm planning on making an alien from the film "Devil's Gate", The skeleton will be PVC but I need to bulk up some areas with paper mache, or something. This prop needs to be waterproof to stand up to fall weather in MI. Once I get the body the way I...
  11. 5 Stand up props, some Gemmy, for sale $120 for all

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Gemmy witch with cauldron (fog does not work and jaw broke), Gemmy reaper from lowes, CVS pirate, scarecrow and witch with apple for sale. All for $120. Not going to ship, pick up only in Rochester NY.
  12. Electronic/Software: DIY Terror TV

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone considered making their own "Terror TV"? Like the one from Spirit Halloween? I liked the idea, but what they sell is too small, and really not all that creepy. I considered trying to make one. I will use an older TV (not flat panel), and make it light up like the one in the store...
  13. 3 - Grim Reapers - $30

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    $30 plus shipping Bargain lot needing some minor tlc One hanging reaper holding a head. Has a battery pack that I think makes his eyes light and voice speaker. Fogging reaper. Needs a new stand. Used a thin plastic pole stand. Has a hose attached to pump fog through faceless head...
  14. 2 - 7 foot creepy willow trees

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    $95 plus shipping. Approximately 5' x 7' when spread out. Great design and look. Looks really good at night. Stand design is just ok. Stands up using 3 plastic poles which stick into a wooden base to stand up. Would need reinforcement in wind. Branches are all adjustable. They sell for...
  15. Need a Base for Home Depot Pirate Skeleton

    Wanted to Buy
    Hi Everyone: I bought a Home Depot Pirate Skeleton last year, and foolishly didn't open it until after the season (I was getting it for another project). When I finally opened it I realized that it was missing the square metal stand that is used to set it up, and by that time it was too late to...
  16. life size props for sale!!

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hi everyone im selling some left over props I am not using anymore this Halloween they are best offer shipping is not included in the price I take paypal only!! Life size realistic zombie no longer made very realistic looking face and details $180 plus shipping note the zombie is in perfect...
  17. Prop Showcase: 2016 at Russell's Place

    Halloween Props
    All the new stuff for 2016 worked out great. I had about a million cameras this year so picking out the best scare videos is going to take some time. I was looking for an example of the Candy Stand sliding door and found some footage of a family of 5 scoring some free candy. Father of the year -...
  18. Static: Need advice on what to cover chip board with for my cemetary colums.

    Halloween Props
    I am making 12 colums for my cemetery fence and I don't have money to buy board. I have went to companies and industrial shops and I got OSB strand board or chip board and I need to coat it with something to smooth it. I was going to use joint compound but was told it would not stand up to the...
  19. Prop Showcase: Candy Stand - something for the toddlers or very short visitors

    Halloween Props
    Not pleased kindo builds a whole house in the time it takes me to build a candy stand. Sliding panel demo video: http://www.snydercentral.com/halloween/props/CandyStand/CandyStand.htm Self impossed Labor Day cutoff yielded 4 new props for this year. I hate hearing, "I saw that last year."...
  20. Concession stand name

    General Halloween
    Help I need to figure out a name for what used to be my chop shop that is being turned into a concession stand. I am drawing a complete blank, and it needs to sound either sick or creepy. Any help is greatly appreciated. :o