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  1. Best method to decorate walls with paper cutouts/die cuts?

    General Halloween
    Just ordered the Peanuts cutouts from Oriental Trading. What is the best way to hang them on walls? Hole punch the center and hang on a nail? Hole punch and put a ribbon through? Grommet? My mom would always tape hers up, but they would often fall down, and the tape takes some of the color off...
  2. Deathlord's Air Trigger

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In the "spirit" of Freddie's Girl's Obelisk build file, I'd like to post up a lost how-to from Death Lord's site which is no longer online. This is Death Lord's Air Trigger, the text is the exact text from his how-to: In November of 2002 I decided to develop an air cannon using a washing...
  3. How does everyone protect their extension cords from the rain?

    General Halloween
    This is a really sad post! Due to the extreme wet weather in TX, I have not been able to put up my yard and it is the 26TH!!! :mad::mad::mad: It will be dry for the next few days , so am going to get the yard up over the weekend - HOWEVER there is a chance of Thunder storms on Halloween. How...
  4. Static: Stick on window vinyl for rear projection ?

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys I seen a post here about window projector material but I don't want to use a sheet. Also someone said NOT to use a frosted material. Im thinking of a white translucent vinyl, would that work and does anyone have some links to amazon for brands they have tested. I hate the effect the...
  5. Tombstone support * Question

    General Halloween
    What do you do to secure your prop tombstones to the ground? The mini plastic stakes they come with are useless, last year I used paint stir sticks and duct tape which worked fine. But this year it's extra windy and it's not working too well. Thanks!
  6. Lighting: PRO-TIP on a budget: Colored lighting filters

    Halloween Props
    I know many of you want to colorize your displays. And DJ supply companies and musical stores like to sell those colored gels. However, they can be expensive. So what is an affordable option? 3-ring binder dividers! Grab the transparent colored plastic dividers, kinda like these...
  7. Static: Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins (no carve)

    Halloween Props
    Super quick/cheap rotten pumpkins. I didnt take any photos of the process, but it was pretty easy. Some of the techniques I used were from people that paper mache after they stuff and tape them but I didnt have time for all that.... I used plastic bags of different sizes (grocery and large...
  8. Electronic/Software: mp3 player volume control

    Halloween Props
    I am replacing some of my old cassette tape players, to provide individual sounds for scenes, with some cheap mp3 players played through computer speakers. I am running the mp3 players continuously and switching power to the computer speakers to turn the sound on and off. Everything is working...
  9. 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...
  10. Prop Showcase: Gate Pillars - Lightweight and Easy to Store

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, One of my big concerns in building props is being able to store them for next year. While I have a decent size house - my decorations tend to be big - the bigger the better. This year I am building a new fence and gate and wanted to make some cool pillars. I work in the sign and...
  11. Cheap and Easy Tombstone Projector Disquise

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It seems that Halloween haunt video projections are everywhere now. What was just a few years ago only seen in high end commercial haunts or Disney and similar attractions are now available to the average home haunter like me. From fun and entertaining singing pumpkins (my personal favorite) to...
  12. Halloween Casette Tape

    Halloween Music
    Hello how is everyone doing tonight? Lately I have been going through old Halloween items from my childhood and making sure that I preserve for later use. I really want to capture that Halloween magic from my childhood and keeping these items preserved and later displayed for my future...
  13. Old Cassette Tape - Halloween sounds

    Halloween Music
    Hi. Years a go I had a cassette tape with scary sounds. I the background there was always a heart beating. One of the sounds (among many others) was a short period where a girl or woman was sobbing; she sounded helpless. I cannot find this tape anywhere on the web (U Tube etc.). Does any one...
  14. This blog is reviewing a different classic Halloween cassette everyday. Check it out.

    Halloween Music
    I just ran across this via Twitter, the blogger said he'll be reviewing a different cassette every day. Here are the reviews he has done so far: HALLOWEEN TAPE REVIEW #1: Haunted Halloween: Spooky Sounds to Chill Your Bones HALLOWEEN TAPE REVIEW #2: Thriller/Chiller Sound Effects...
  15. Packing Tape Ghost

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey, I'm new here, so if this has been done a million times, just let me know. I did a quick search and didn't see one, but I'm sure it's been done here. We just bought a house this year, so finally have the opportunity to get into really decorating for Halloween. Phase 1 was some store...
  16. Atmosphere Effects: Combining 2 shower curtains for rear projection. Seam?

    Halloween Props
    Will I see a seam when projector is on? Would clear box tape work or is there something better. My window is larger than 6ft wide. Thanks for any help!
  17. Static: Tape Ghost Successor for 2017!

    Halloween Props
    My first project is going to be replacing my old tape ghost who only lasted 2 years. I ordered a clear mannequin which should be showing up tomorrow (!) that I bought with birthday gift cards from my mother in law. My plan is to get some fancy damask pattern clear/translucent shower...
  18. DIY Dog Halloween Costume: Tim Hortons Coffee Cup

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Get your day started with a double-double dog! Oscar’s take on the Canadian classic beverage is sweet, and will perk up your Halloween! We’ve saved the best for last… and we’re going to savor this cup of Oscar! Tim Hortons, aka Timmies, is the coffee brew of choice in our home. And we’d like to...
  19. DIY Halloween Costumes for Dogs: Lego Dogo

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Excitement is building for this DIY dog Halloween Costume. Turn your pooch into a Lego brick – and it all starts with an empty shoebox. Lego my Dogo! Lego was a favorite toy of mine back in the day. There was no limit as to what you could build. It kept me out of trouble for hours… but because I...
  20. Fabric DIY Spooky Halloween T-shirts (Easy)

    Halloween Crafts
    I have wanted to do this for awhile, finally made it a priority this year! You need a black t-shirt, masking tape, trash bag, and bleach in a spray bottle. * Use tape to make your spooky/creepy/funny Halloween face or image. * Place a trash bag inside the shirt, as a protective layer, between...
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