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  1. Happy Halloween!

    Member Introduction
    Hello to All. Earlier this evening, I was on Pinterest checking out some Halloween craft-y projects, and I landed here. Strangely, while I am not into the horror film genre, I get a great deal of satisfaction from engaging in the art process. I made a few things last year and this year, I'm...
  2. Fall/Halloween Candle and Fragrance thread 2019

    General Halloween
    I didn't see this thread yet so I thought I'd start it. I was at a Yankee Candle store for the Semi Annual Sale and saw that they had some early fall scents out. The four melt cups I purchased are Golden Chestnut, Farmstand Festival, Ciderhouse, and Dried Lavender & Oak. I think there was...
  3. Arkham Asylum 2019 (Party Decorations)

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So, I finally decided to pull the trigger and have a Halloween party. I've always wanted to, but I live alone and am self conscious about the cleanliness of my house. I decided "life's too short [redacted] it!" I'm a huge Batman fan both metaphorically and literally (too many carbs) so I...
  4. Dark and Gothic DIY clothing projects, great for costumes!

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Finally getting updates and new projects after over a decade. Stuff like pirate shirts, cloaks, fancy skirts and such. Meant for beginning and intermediate sewing levels. Always wanted to learn to make your own costumes? This is a good place to start. Antimony & Lace
  5. WTB: Hawthorne Village Universal Monsters

    Wanted to Buy
    Hey y'all! I'm looking to start my first Halloween Village, and I'm gonna have to do the (daunting and expensive) task of collecting some of them. Particularly interested in the Creature From The Black Lagoon one. Open to others as well! :) I know I might not get any hits here, but never hurts...
  6. Other: CardBoard Box Resident Evil Caution Bins

    Halloween Props
    i came up with a new idea for a Project to start on as summer approaches and I have a cool concept and layout art to show you I drew first and work on my computer on
  7. Mermaid!

    Halloween Props
    I am dancing with delight! Our mermaid skeleton came today--well, yesterday--it's late, and I am absolutely happy. I was worried that she would be a cheap piece of junk, but no. She is beautiful, articulated, and a sort of weird grayish color that rather suits a sea creature. We got her from...
  8. creepy foods are awesome..

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I just had to share with someone the lovely web page I stumbled across (thanks to my sister) with loads of Holiday treat recipes.. Eat the dead .com who also has some instructables for those of us in need of cooking assistance. nom nom nomicon. Now, anyone who has a twisted sense of humor, or...
  9. Katherine's Collection 2019

    General Halloween
    Just got an email from them about their 2019 collections. It's pics in a 360° tour from a trade show in Atlanta. Looks like there's a new witch table topper this year & just tons of other cool but expensive stuff so start salivating & saving now kids!! Halloween. This year there's Krooked...
  10. New BIG SCARY SHOW: HAuNTcom wrapup, Promoting haunts, London After Midnight, more

    Announcements / Press Releases
    New BIG SCARY SHOW – HAUNTCON 2019 WRAPUP Episode 177 Badger took advantage of his time in the Big Easy, enjoying the New Orleans hospitality and food, and he still was able to cover the convention! With booth babe Sylvia Viles watching the booth, he managed interviews with Dark Illusions...
  11. Mosquito Man

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Ever since I saw the attached old picture, I've been enamored of the idea of just riding around one Halloween night in a mosquito costume like this. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to start with a project like this. I already have the perfect black bicycle, just need the costume to match.
  12. How early do you start yard decorating?

    General Halloween
    I was curious what the consensus is for outside decorations.* Since Halloween items begin to go on sale as soon as Memorial Day is over, when do you like to start letting everyone know you are "open for business" in October? We've been doing about three weeks out from October 31st. Does...
  13. the nun movie and a few cool ideas for halloween

    General Halloween
    I freakin loved this movie.I thought it was good from the very start to the very end. I did buy the animated nun prop from party city and really was pleased with her. The movie is filled with halloween ideas but this one scene is super simple and to me would be erie.I couldnt find the exact...
  14. Mechanical: Haunted Truck 2018

    Halloween Props
    It's been a long time since I've posted here, but wanted to share my haunted truck from this year. It still could use a lot of improvement, but it was pretty popular. Sorry the sound isn't very good as it was recored on a phone. Also, the action doesn't really start until about 11 seconds in.
  15. 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...
  16. Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics Book

    For Sale By Merchants
    It is finally ready! My book, The Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics, is available on presale for $10 off through Monday! Order your copy from the first run and have it in time for Christmas at https://www.servomagazine.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-diy-animatronics You can find it on Amazon as...
  17. Prop Showcase: Global Raining follow up

    Halloween Props
    I posted some 2018 Videos http://www.snydercentral.com/halloween/H2018/H2018.htm It was the saddest start ever but it got better. The old standby props saved the day. The new stuff all got crammed into the garage. We woke up the next day with the Flu that made packing the stuff up extra fun...
  18. Mechanical: Wiper motor quick popup

    Halloween Props
    I was playing around with linkage simulator and stumbled across this configuration. It would really work well with a Picovolt where you can set it start when it is laying down and it would stop then go in reverse back to the laying position. Or let it go ahead and just make one complete turn...
  19. My 2018 Yard Display

    General Halloween
    Hi everyone it's been a long time since I've been active here. Life just always seems to have other plans for me. So I uploaded some pictures of my yard to the Halloween 2018 album but here's a wide view of most of the graveyard. So this year my town had the first ever House of Horrors...
  20. Prop Showcase: My first build: Electric Chair

    Halloween Props
    Attempted my first ever prop build this year. A homemade electric chair using a palm sander for vibration underneath the seat, frightprops electric firecracker for sparking/noise also underneath the seat and a strobe light behind the chair to light up between the pallet slats. The chair was...
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