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  1. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Two years ago I did an Escape Room in my basement. It was a hit, but I didn't get to enjoy the party because I kept having to go reset the room. Soooo, last year I did a variation. Each guest who wanted to participate was the victim for a designated amount of time. During this time the other...
  2. Halloween Props
    We've been doing the Halloween trains for years and have gone through multiple versions and train sizes. I decided this year to make it a little larger but also have room for some of our Halloween light up houses and to make more room for some of the larger train cars like the Ecto 1 last...
  3. Member Introduction
    Hello Halloween Forum Members, Although I signed up last Halloween season, I have really not posted anything till just recently. I started building Halloween props and sets many years ago when I was in Jr. High and long before anything was available for purchase. The end result was that (back...
  4. Halloween Props
    I'm planning a Leota crystal ball effect this year. I created this Leota effect which I'll project onto a blank head inside a crystal orb. This projection starts out black as the Ghost host beckons Leota to help materialise the spirits, She appears, does her thing, and vanishes as the Ghost...
  5. Halloween Props
    Hello all! On good old Marketplace, I was able to buy two 60" poseable skeletons for a combined $10. Couldn't pass that up! They're the good ones too. Anyhow! Got me to thinking about All Hallows Eve this year. I've always done spiders, as it's what I hate, and wanted to share the fear...
  6. General Halloween
    We love the Halloween Forum. There are so many great ideas and suggestions. People answer our questions, and we get a chance to pass along what we've learned to fellow haunters far, far away. One thing we find fun to do when we’re taking a break is to visit a favorite main forum and click on the...
  7. 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...
  8. General Halloween
    Happy New Year to all the Halloween loving pumpkin growers. Ooojen mentioned it was time for a new thread, and what ooojen wants, she gets. :D Yes, I am in full seed buying mode. I am following the Giant Pumpkin seed auctions closely. Here is a link to the auction list...
  9. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hi there, Well, I had every intention in the world of building my own Horse Drawn Hearse, but.....have purchased a Real Hearse instead. Yup......I finally found and bought an actual Older Hearse, so I really have no need for any of the parts that I have been collecting for the past year or more...
  10. Halloween Crafts
    Hi everyone wanted to share how i did my skulls and spider snowflakes , my theme for Christmas this year was nbc First i drew them on to pink foam sheets Then i used a hot knife to cut them all out sanded them down ok i have to get a pick for you guys but i gave all of these hangers what...
  11. General Halloween
    Since Halloween, we have worked long hours on every weeknight and every weekend and it's taken us until last night to take it all down and put away. There's actually still about an hour of work that needs to be done to put away the last few things, but it's finally done! We still have the...
  12. General Halloween
    This was a fun year! I brought out some older props that I haven't used in some years. It was good to see them, lol. Next year I'll rotate in some other props I haven't used in a while. That's the good thing about having a large number of animatronics- you can rotate them each year and old ones...
  13. Wanted to Buy
    So I've been building a bigger and bigger pumpkin patch (all different sized fake lit up ones) for my yard haunt and the day after Halloween I see this beauty on clearance at HD. It's perfect for what I want, add some scarecrows, spot lights, tombstones........perfect. I don't know how I missed...
  14. General Halloween
    I've got the "official" video for our home haunt put together. I know I said the same thing last year, but man, it's going to be hard to top this year's display!
  15. Halloween Props
    Has anyone left vinegar in their fog machine? I left vinegar in mine last year and now its not working. The pump comes on but doesn't pump fluid. I took the pump apart and cleaned it up still nothing. The only thing I can figure is the vinegar messed the seals up. Just a last effort to see if...
  16. General Halloween
    Tonight, I went driving around to see if there were any more local displays I've missed. It seems like there are fewer people who have done anything significant than last year, but one thing I did see... 4 houses with Christmas lights up and *ON*! Why would anyone have their Christmas lights...
  17. General Halloween
    This is the fifth season my wife and I have done the extreme decorating for Halloween. We started with ambitious goals and have added to it every year. Now, quite frankly, the amount of time it takes to set all of it up has become too much for us; not to mention the annual expenses associated...
  18. Halloween Props
    Hello everyone. I bought one of these canvas led paintings at HomeDepot (actually it's the one where the witch is outside a house with a ghost above her but I can't find it on the HD site.). It's perfect for the location I have but I don't want the sound to play, it's fun once or twice but not...
  19. Halloween Props
    This is the first thing I have made in years. Lots of life cchanges and im trying to get things going again
  20. Member Introduction
    Hello Everyone. I'm now in my 4th year of decking out my yard with various props to scare and delight. Mostly I enjoy making props myself with inspiration and guidance from many in this forum. I sometimes repurpose the commercial props sold from the Halloween popups, picking them up after...
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