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  1. Halloween plans 2019

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. Foam, Foam and more Foam

    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
  4. Foamular/Extruded Polystyrene - Where to buy in SoCal?!

    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...
  5. Static: Paper Mache Artists, HELP!

    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...
  6. Places to get free styrofoam

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. Static: Where to buy "mean" looking skulls?

    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...
  9. Static: styrofoam head ghoul makeover

    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...
  10. Need help finding a Styrofoam tube

    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...
  11. Man in the Box build

    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...
  12. Static: Can Styrofoam tombstones get wet?

    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.
  13. Static: New Tombstones!

    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...
  14. styrofoam tombstone or pillar

    Halloween Props
    what kind of glue do you use to glue Styrofoam together??
  15. Static: Adhesive Question for pink board

    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?
  16. 2 Piece Scrap TomeStones

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello - Have you ever been accused of being a Hoarder? Well I have have a few family members that might have mentioned that a time or two, but wanted to show you some of the cool stuff you can make using scrap material. I might be guilty of thinking most things going to the trash would be...
  17. 2 Piece Scrap TomeStones

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello - Have you ever been accused of being a Hoarder? Well I have have a few family members that might have mentioned that a time or two, but wanted to show you some of the cool stuff you can make using scrap material. I might be guilty of thinking most things going to the trash would be...
  18. Other Witch prop question

    Halloween Crafts
    Hello, I am new here. I want to make a full sized witch for Halloween. I want to form her face over a styrofoam skull. Can anyone tell me what material would work best to mold over styrofoam? Would paper mache be best? Is there a type of clay that would stick to it? Thanks :)
  19. Static: Styrofoam cat

    Halloween Props
    How do i fix the leg of my cat? It snapped in half. :(
  20. Other: Free 2 inch styrofoam source

    Halloween Props
    I was at my local auto parts store (AZ) and they were stocking their snack area and I noticed the box the snacks came in. It was insulated on the inside with Styrofoam (expanded white beaded) sheets 2 inches thick, because they ship with an ice pack to keep the chocolate from melting. I asked...
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