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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
    Work is about to get ugly for me so I need to start my decorative planning pretty quickly. I have limited storage room for any newer items so I am trying to make things as tiny as possible. As the title says, I am thinking about a foldable coffin. If I were to build one (not for actual human...
  3. Halloween Props
    This year Im adding a projector in the garage to display the bone chillers video fx. My projector displays from top to bottom very well but is short on the sides. I added a photo so you can see about how much its short by. I need some ideas on what I can put on the sides to cover up the blank...
  4. General Halloween
    Hey everyone, we're in the planning stages of our haunt this year. We're thinking about doing a Jack the Ripper theme. There isn't a whole lot out there that I can find of other haunts doing this theme. I have spoken to a few folks though, and if anyone HAS done a Jack the Ripper theme, I'd love...
  5. Halloween Props
    I'm about to start building cauldron creep prop and have purchased this barrel to serve as the cauldron. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2252470498414744/?ref=messenger_banner The barrel is pretty cool as-is but I may glue a few skulls or bones to it. You have any other ideas? But...
  6. General Halloween
    I’m thinking of doing a twisted candy factory haunt. Does anyone have ideas for the different rooms? I don’t want it to be a Wonka factory though.
  7. Halloween Props
    Greetings everybody Who said that easter doesn`t have to do anything with halloween? Okay both is on different times but you can play with it a bit couldn`t you. I came up with the idea in 2014 by thinking what I could do as easter decoration in "Dark Passage's" style and here is it. A genetic...
  8. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    We've been hosting adult-only Halloween parties for years and have not been able to get in enough scares! We are looking to up our game this year to the max!!! We do a good job putting guests on edge with creepy lighting, sounds, and decor; sometime even paying a few people to help us with the...
  9. Halloween Props
    This year's theme is Medieval/Castle/vikings. I am thinking a turret castle with a drawbridge for my entrance. I have a big old barn where I hold my party and build the appropriate theme entrance where guest walk in. Does anyone have pictures of things they have done for inspiration? My height...
  10. Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    anyone going to west coast haunters convention in portland this year ? we live in bham and are thinking of going and were just curious about event
  11. Halloween Props
    Hello all! Anyone else pining for the season? This year's haunt theme is the last voyage of Frankenstein's ship. We plan on converting the front porch into a ship and turning the front yard into an arctic sea. Wondering if anyone has thoughts on creating icebergs, lit from within. My initial...
  12. REQUEST FOR TUTORIALS GO HERE
    Hello Forum, I have been off line for some time as in 2017 the local town made us an offer we could not refuse on the homestead. Long story short we relocated to a much smaller property and 2018 was our first year in the new place. I managed to get my yard set up and the neighbors and kids...
  13. Halloween Props
    Hello all - I finally am getting around to posting a brief video of last year's setup. This was taken the night before Halloween and does not have footage of the massive amounts of fog we put out and the hundred of kids that showed up. I also should have pulled the car out of the driveway before...
  14. General Halloween
    I'm thinking about creating a custom t-shirt to wear year round. I'm thinking it would show skeleton ribs and a Jack-O-Lantern instead of a heart. What do you guys think and do you have any ideas to add to it.
  15. General Halloween
    See - I can keep a New Years Resolution. I was determined not to just keep thinking about starting this thread for 2019 - so I've done it on Jan 1st!
  16. Halloween Props
    I’m thinking about getting a airbrush unit for doing tombstones and a few other items. Up to this point I have been using tinted Drilock and washing a paint over that. The problem is all the stones basically look the same. Any good techniques or tips of using a airbrush to add some character to...
  17. Halloween Props
    Howdy Folks! This is my first post in what feels like eons (on a new account, no less).... and I'm so glad to see this community is still THRIVING, even during the off-season! I've tasked myself with an elaborate project for next year, and it involves something I have little experience with...
  18. For Sale By Merchants
    It is finally ready! My book, The Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics, is available on presale for $10 off through Monday! Order your copy from the first run and have it in time for Christmas at https://www.servomagazine.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-diy-animatronics You can find it on Amazon as...
  19. Halloween Props
    I have this large wraith with outstretched hands, and I was thinking of hooking up a motor to thrust a zombie baby out of its abdomen in and out. This would be my first foray into DIY motor props and I could use some guidance. Take a look at the 14:14 mark of this video...
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