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  1. Static: Pennywise (2017 version) head prop

    Halloween Props
    Last year, I got a last-minute idea to try and make a Pennywise head prop out of an extra styrofoam head I had at the house. Somehow in 7 years living at my house, I had never thought to incorporate the storm drain in front of my yard! Anyway, you don't need a drain, he looked pretty neat...
  2. Need ideas for Best Decorated House Winner Sign

    General Halloween
    Hi Everyone, Our subdivision has a contest for the best Halloween house display. Our house did win last year and I wanted to make a sign that could travel from house to house each year for the winner. I am thinking of making something out of wood so it'll last and that is either an easel style...
  3. Static: Haunted Mirror DiY

    Halloween Props
    Need help ! Trying to had a Haunted Miror for my next halloween haunt. I have a glass lying around and bought some mirror tint to put on it to do the two way mirror effect. I am still unsure about what i'm gonna do with it, either i put a head prop behind it with a light and motion detector for...
  4. Saving Your Favorite Sites

    General Halloween
    You know that feeling you get when you find a site that has a great tutorial on making something you’ve wanted to do for ages? You get all excited and you bookmark the site, promising to return to it one day. Sometime later, you return only to find the site is no longer there. Or sadly, as in...
  5. Static: Rotting Head

    Halloween Props
    I made a rotting head using the shop towel and latex corpsing method. Figured I should make yet another tutorial video while I was at it. I'm going to make a second, even more rotted head that will be missing the lower jaw. Both of mine will be impaled on a stick or stake, but you can make them...
  6. Animatronic Eye Mechanism

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi all, longtime haunter first time post: This is a quick eye movement test I did of some eyes I made (these were a junk pair that I had used for a sculpting blank). The actual mechanism is made from 2 old servos, some baling wire and a home depot paint stick. It is just a test but as you see I...
  7. 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...
  8. Static: Can I connect a PIR to wireless remote switch?

    Halloween Props
    I have several store props that are a mix of sound or motion triggered. All are powered by AA batteries. They are near each other, and I'd like trigger them simultaneously via PIR. I happen to own a 12V 4CH Channel Wireless Remote Control Switch. Is there any way to connect the props to the...
  9. Victorian undertaker

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    decided that this year our yard cemetery would be attended by a somewhat over the top undertaker,, the ball in the walking stick glows with the help of a color-changing LED,, the hat creature will get LED eyes and it has a friend that will be coming over the shoulder of the long frock coat that...
  10. Static: Half mask fill in

    Halloween Props
    Hey haunters! Help please, I purchased three witch masks not knowing that they weren't FULL masks. They have a strap to go around the back of the head. I need to make them more 3 dimensional and fit over the pvc frame I built for them. I considered the Stiltbeast method with using gorilla...
  11. Halloween/Samhain-themed Dungeons & Dragons Suggestions?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Salutations and greetings all! This year, instead of hosting a traditional party, I will be doing a handful of Halloween/Samhain-themed one-shot Dungeons & Dragons games. Some will be far spookier and creepier than others, but all will be fun and will have a LOT of silly and fun props and loot...
  12. Questions about those window crasher ghosts?

    General Halloween
    I just came across these and looking to get one. Are there any specific brands you recommend? I see some for $10 then up to $80. Is there really a difference? I'm thinking of just buying a stuffed ghost, slice it in half and add a magnet to the bottom and stick it to the outside of the window...
  13. Mechanical: Cauldron Creep Upgrade

    Halloween Props
    I built my creep a few years ago with what I had on hand, deer motors and assorted parts I already had around, and this month finally got around to making some upgrades and improvements to it. I'm good with the look and movement of the creep himself. His head moves smooth and the arms follow the...
  14. Sprayable webbing?

    Halloween Props
    I was in Home Depot the other day and saw this item...
  15. Tusken raider Gaffi stick

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Thinking about being a Tusken Raider this year. I started by building the Gaffi stick and would love some feedback. Questions, comments, and critiques welcome.
  16. "Glowing Eyes". Worth the Effort?

    Halloween Props
    I'm sure most of you have seen the 'eyes' cut out of TP rolls with a glow stick shoved inside. You know, stick 'me in the hedge.... Ive never tried that, but I'd like to. BUT. It's not like we don't have a bunch of other stuff in the front yard. Fog, tombstones, animatronics as well as statics...
  17. Cool idea

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Seen this on another huge forum I'm on. I thought it was cool. https://www.facebook.com/FatherlyHQ/videos/1067854116601063/
  18. Floating Candles

    Halloween Props
    I saw these Hanging Candle Sticks due to come in to BuyCostumes this week and like the idea. Nice for a witch or wizard scene. No real description so not sure exactly what this product is other than they hang on a clear line. I like that the candles look more or less illuminated down the whole...
  19. Other: Frightpops POWSTICK vs flash stick loudness

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, I bought a frightprops pow stick for my local community haunt and it is way to loud . Four of us all had ringing in the ears 5 mins later..and I was 15 ft away from them..no way I could use with little ones inside.. Is the flash stick quieter? I would be interested in ordering but am...
  20. What's the funniest thing you've ever converted into a prop?

    General Halloween
    I'm dying over here. I want a skelly that turns a long stick in a witch's cauldron. Problem was finding something with a motor that turns slowly. Well I found a jar opener. It's this kitchen gadget that opens your jar and it turns slow....I glued a stick to the motor and wala...works good...