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  1. Totally Ghoul Wall of Skulls not working

    Halloween Props
    I've got some that are having difficulty working. One has no function the other has lights but no movement. 2 others had no movement but I got them working. Anybody have any suggestions on where I might find electronic parts? The Radio Shack near me is gone.
  2. Papercraft Harry Potter Ideas for Halloween Front Porch?

    Halloween Crafts
    :D We always go all out for Halloween. :D This year we're planning on doing a Harry Potter inspired front porch. We've been working on making floating candles from the great hall. We're making them from cardboard tubes with hot glue for the dripping wax and then spray painting them. We...
  3. Candles for outside decor.

    General Halloween
    Ok, guys. I'm looking for some advice and suggestions Who here has used REAL candles for outdoor decor? Are there some kinds that are better than others? Tricks to keeping things lit? I've used real candles in both pumpkins and glass jars, and a couple of the '7 day candles' from...
  4. Lighting: looking for LED strip lights

    Halloween Props
    i'm not sure if this is the proper place for this thread since i'm not using this just for halloween, so if anyone feels it should be moved, i'm okay with that. my wife and i have renovated our basement and we're wanting to put some LED strip lights along the ceiling. color-changing is strongly...
  5. How to sew a basic costume?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I've been looking for some very basic tips or tutorials but haven't really found what I need. I want to make some costumes to repurpose some of my props - just basic pants, shirts and jumpsuits - but I'm not sure how to go about it. They won't be worn as costumes by people so they don't have to...
  6. Static: Witch’s Broom

    Halloween Props
    I don’t have any pics to share yet, but I wanted to post here to see if anyone has any suggestions. Today, I did a bit of tree pruning on my crepe myrtles, and have set aside about 10 candidates to be the broom stick. I did a quick search on the best method to preserve the branches, and it looks...
  7. Static: Endless hallways

    Halloween Props
    I want to do a sewer theme this year and would like to have endless tunnels. I saw a great pic of an endless hallway, but for the life of me can't figure out how to make the curved ceiling...lol. Any suggestions?
  8. Body makeup suggestions

    I am dressing as Ursula for Halloween. Does anyone have suggestions for body makeup to turn my skin the purple-ish color that she appears to be? Preferably something that wont stain my skin and wont rub off on things to bad.
  9. Static: Need some hand suggestions

    Halloween Props
    So we built The Rake for last Halloween. Well the night of Halloween a wind storm took out the hands of our rake. I need to rebuild them but need some suggestions on to make them out of what and how to connect them to his arms. We thought duct tape but they weigh a lot. Any suggestions would...
  10. Trip to Sleepy Hallow, NY in October

    General Halloween
    I am looking for advice on activities to do in Sleepy Hallow/Tarreytown the weekend before Halloween. Our kids are 11 and 17. I know about the parade, cemetery tour and book reading. Any suggestions on other tours, historical or ghost? Any shops/restaurants in the area to go to? Any Halloween...
  11. Static: My First time Static Yard Props

    Halloween Props
    Hey Everyone, I made these for Halloween Last year, these are the first props I have made i think they came out pretty good but will need a few tweaks for next year. I plan on adding a ground breaker and a static Jason from Pt. 3. Would love to learn a little more about making them move. Does...
  12. Static: Help!! Blow molds partially faded in the sun....what can I do?

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, So I ended up turning my front lawn into a "mini pumpkin patch" of sorts using around 30 blow molds from my collection. I had set this up a couple weeks before Halloween and had even sprayed each pumpkin down with some 303 UV Protectant Spray before and during the time the pumpkins...
  13. Please offer your suggestions for lighting!

    General Halloween
    pics coming soon. i only have 2 strings of purple lights - what else would you do here? pic is rotated 90 degrees....sorry.
  14. Looking for Halloween Party Music Suggestions - halp!

    Halloween Music
    Throwing a Halloween party this year (for the first time in probably six years or so). It's going to be a pretty eclectic mix of people, with a wide range of ages. Decor/ambiance is old school spooky with a lot of funky lighting. Not really a dance situation, mostly games and cocktails, but...
  15. Electronic/Software: PIR mounting options!!

    Halloween Props
    Hello everyone!! I have 4 props I built this year that will be triggered with PIRs!! I am curious about the different ways y'all mount them where they work best and are well hidden!! I am leaning towards mounting them in PVC pipe but I am looking for better suggestions!! Thanks!! HH
  16. Suggestions for Tombstone Corners Village

    General Halloween
    Please help! I'm getting ready to put up my Tombstone Corners village and would love some suggestions on what I can do to make it look better this year. I think I've looked at too many display photos of Spooky Town and Dept. 56 that are just so over the top fantastic and now my village just...
  17. Static: Giant Spider question

    Halloween Props
    Ok so I am building a simple but giant spider this year. Pictures will be coming soon. I plan on putting him on top of my porch. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to "attach" him to the roof of my porch? His legs will be PVC, probably 1/2 inch. I'm still working up the details. I'm...
  18. Mechanical: Jump Scare Props without Pneumatic Air

    Halloween Props
    I'm interested in doing (building) some jump scare stuff in the future. Looking about, it seems you usually need compressed air to get the quick movement. Otherwise you get Spirit style monsters that swing side to side (fine, but not what I'm looking for). Any suggestions as to what can be...
  19. Need some suggestions.....

    Halloween Music
    I'm putting together my playlist for Halloween this year, and I'm looking for some dark ominous slower songs that contain a some dread/grunge in them. They don't necessarily have to be Halloween orientated, but something that fits that style. I'm trying to stay away from instrumentals (i.e...
  20. Suggestions about what to wear with this costume?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    For Halloween this year I don't want a super elaborate costume, I was just thinking of buying some big black ram's horns and black feather wings, and just wearing regular (but again black, because color coordination and whatever) clothes apart from the horns and wings. I may buy a cheap t-shirt...