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  1. 2019 Witch Theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    We're going to Salem, MA in Sept 2019 so I've decided to do a witch theme for my party next year. I just decided in the last couple of days and I'm really excited about it but I haven't really thought about doing this theme before. (I have a vision for the decor which is how I know I'll end up...
  2. HD Skeleton Horse Help

    Halloween Props
    For those with the Home Depot Skeleton horse with the saddle and a rider, how are you getting the Skelton rider to stay on the saddle? For the last 2 years, I have used fishing line in all sorts of ways to make it stay, even then a small breeze causes it to topple over. Any insight and...
  3. Need inspiration for Classic Monster theme...

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi everyone! My theme this year is "Classic Monster Mash" with a focus on monster movies from pre-1970. Decorations and costumes will pay homage to such classics as "the Creature from the Black Lagoon" to "The Wolf Man" to "The Blob". My plan was to decorate my living room as an ode to Dracula...
  4. Electronic/Software: Life size Regan exorcist animated prop repair?

    Halloween Props
    I picked this up years ago as a package deal with a few other life size props (bone collector, scream, headless horseman for $50 bucks). When I got it I figured I could figure out why she didn't work but honestly it kept getting put in the attic or if pulled out just put into background. At...
  5. Disco Club Dead theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi All.....wow...it's been awhile since I've logged on to say hello! Looks like alot of you are so organized this year with your party planning! I'm still struggling, and can use your suggestions if you have any! 13th year for this party.....have tons of skeletons and pvc people, fabric...
  6. Static: Epitaph Wall

    Halloween Props
    So I made this a number of years ago. It will (eventually) span all the way across the porch (hopefully next year) BUT i have a small problem. It's more or less secure across the top, but the bottom flops around in the wind despite a wood frame behind. The screws are also puling away from the...
  7. Mechanical: How to create anchor for motor?

    Halloween Props
    I have this motor with pulley that is attached to my cage prop that I want to spin a couple feet off the ground. Are there any suggestions on how I can anchor this motor to some fixed point? I tried attached to a long piece of wood whose ends were held between two bird feeder poles but I'm...
  8. Static: Throne of Bones V2

    Halloween Props
    So I'm revamping my Throne of Bones for this year. I do a photo op in front of my yard for the ToTs. The line actually gets pretty long, since they have time to stroll around our cul-de-sac. This year I'm adding more bones all over, and I'm debating how to paint it. I was thinking gloss black...
  9. My last year .

    General Halloween
    I start this post by saying, I have enjoyed this group and the so many comments that I have read, and the many post that I have been a part of. I have been a haunter for over 35 years and a member here for just a few. The help I have gotten has made "Deadview" a very nice success and it has been...
  10. Static: I am in need of suggestions how to build a form...

    Halloween Props
    We are making my g-nephew Pinocchio and he will be riding in his wagon..which we are going to make Monstro on like this picture..What can I build the base out of? Any ideas? (no chicken wire please...I am not good with it! after we make the shape the rest will be easier) Thanks ahead of time...
  11. Static: Need your help!!

    Halloween Props
    Ok so I have a couple props that I am needing some suggestions on. I built the rake a couple years ago using spray foam, paper towels, and white monster mud. Well last year he started peeling really bad. Need some suggestions on what to paint his with to help him stay together. Also his...
  12. 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...
  13. Great Gatsby / Roaring 20's Party

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I am doing something a bit different this year and leaving the gore behind. Each year we have a theme party that is announced the previous year and this year will be a Great Gatsby Party. I am working in the phrase “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” and possibly will have a few of the...
  14. how to run digital effects in the car/truck?

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have the projectors and a laotop all set up. Sequences alreadfy set. Only thing I haven't nailed down yet is the screen. The idea is to run projections in either the back seat side windows and or the windows on the truck camper shell. (eyes and such) But I'm not sure exactly what might be best...
  15. Atmosphere Effects: HELP!!! Need some advice on UV Paint, Please and Thank You

    Halloween Props
    I am currently building a prop made from plastic, much of which will be made from that 7mil clear drop cloth plastic that so many of us use to corpse our skeletons. I need a GOOD UV reactive spray paint, preferably in Matte White, but it needs to glow brightly under florescent UV black lights. I...
  16. Telekinesis fiction books

    Literature and Role-Playing
    I love the book Carrie and I've seen a few other films where characters have these sort of powers. Is there any other books like Carrie that's worth reading? That has Telekinesis or super powers. I'm looking for horror fiction or science fiction type of books mostly. So if you have any...
  17. body paint

    Makeup
    i'm thinking of doing a demon finn balor costume this year, but i don't have much experience with face and body paint. (he's a wwe wrestler...see below.) does anyone have suggestions for a particular type that isn't terribly expensive and covers well?
  18. Static: Pond - Has anyone done a prop?

    Halloween Props
    I have a 1/4 acre pond in my front pasture I would love to put a large prop in. Has anyone done something similar? I can't really use the pasture because curious cows destroy anything I put out there, but I think the pond has potential. I also have a windmill pumping into the pond so that has...
  19. Mechanical: Reccos for remote control winch?

    Halloween Props
    Hello! I want to raise a 60 or 70 pound object up and down via wireless remote control for Halloween. Gonna be up in a tree. A big spider. Winches don't appear expensive, but units with an included wireless remote seem to be. At least $200. I suspect the best value would be to buy the wireless...
  20. Hidden Gems in Seattle?

    General Halloween
    Are any of you from the Seattle area (or have been there before) and have any suggestions for halloween/goth related shops to check out? Or any other suggestions for fun things to do!? (Other than the obvious tourist attractions.) :)
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