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  1. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    For many of us this is 2nd nature. But I've seen many others asking about this on various platforms. I already shared this out on some FB groups I'm in but I thought I would add to the forum for anyone just getting started with foam and has questions about sealing, waterproofing, and UV...
  2. Halloween Props
    im building a crypt using the instructions from here https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/home-and-family/how-to/diy-halloween-graveyard-crypt the thing is, i want to be able to secure the wall pieces to each other and the base but not be permanant (ie no glue) so that after halloween i can take it...
  3. Positioning Beloved

    Shows how Beloved's posed was changed by flattening her hips down.
  4. Monster Mud Dried

    Detail picture of monster mud after it dried
  5. Halloween Props
    I have been lurking around this forum for a solid year or 2, just finally set up an account so take it easy on me. My homes interior is “Halloween” themed all year. My big project for this Halloween season is to construct a graveyard fence. The last 2 years I have experienced issues with the...
  6. 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...
  7. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hello Home Haunters, I have a plethora of styrofoam ice boxes. Ill add pics later. If you in the LA area let me know I have like 15 or 20 of them. I just want to give them away for free. They are good for making fog chillers. message me here or netherworldforest at G mail dot com
  8. Wanted to Buy
    So, I LOVE all of the amazing tutorials available here and on YouTube, Pinterest, etc....BUT NONE OF THE PINK FOAM IS AVAILABLE WHERE I LIVE! What is it about living in Southern California (specifically the Orange County/Los Angeles areas) that makes it so difficult to find this stuff? To be...
  9. Halloween Props
    The last time I made something out of paper mache was in the fourth grade, so I am beyond rusty. However, we love the look of props created with paper mache and we're going to increase the number of projects that use it going forward. But there in lies the tale. I'm the one who's going to be...
  10. General Halloween
    So most of us are always on the look out for free or really inexpensive material for making our props. I thought of several places where folks could possibly obtain free styrofoam big enough for tombstones, or building facades, or mausoleums, ...etc. Go and talk to your local stores that sell...
  11. 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...
  12. Halloween Props
    I'm a fan of the bag of skulls available for 10 dollars at Home Depot, personally. And some of the styrofoam half skulls (no jaw) at Michael's. But what if I'm looking for something a bit more sinister looking? You know, exaggerated browbones and more of a scowl expression? Does anyone know...
  13. Halloween Props
    started working on this Styrofoam head i got to use with my shiatsu animatronic. i haven't carved a styrofoam head in years so i was kind of just practicing with this guy. came out pretty good but i went way to far with the mouth. hollowed out to much inside as well. it looked really stylized...
  14. Halloween Props
    Looking for some help. I am trying to find something like the cylinder in the picture. It's an 8" (200mm) outside diameter tube (must be hollow inside), ideally Styrofoam but thin cardboard would work too. It needs to be light-weight because it's being spun by a small motor at around 1300rpm...
  15. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This year I put together a Man in the Box costume and thought I would share how i did it. I am fairly frugal so I used what I had lying around the garage. I ended up spending $4.26 at Goodwill for the pants. Let me know what you think. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :D This is the finished product I...
  16. Halloween Props
    Quick Question, can my (white) Styrofoam tombstones get wet? I notice this morning that I placed them in front of some in ground sprinklers. So far its not bothered then yet.
  17. Halloween Props
    Hey everyone! It's been about 4 years since I made my first tombstones. Last year, I got rid of most of them, because most of them were damaged, and my prop building skills have improved a bit over the years. About two weeks ago, I got started on a new set. Instead of the styrofoam with beads I...
  18. Halloween Props
    what kind of glue do you use to glue Styrofoam together??
  19. Halloween Props
    I am doing my first builds but I cannot find Glidden Gripper anywhere around me and not even on Amazon. Is there something else just as good. I saw Terra's styrofoam wars but don't really want to use great stuff. Is there anything just as good?
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