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  1. Haunt in a large party tent?

    General Halloween
    Hi everyone, here's what I have in mind. My garage is too small for a "garage haunt", and besides, it also serves as my workshop (never parked a car in there ever since we moved into the place). I do have a huge driveway, though (over 5 meter wide, 20 meter long), big enough for an 8x4 meter...
  2. Pneumatic: weathering galvanized steel trash can - muriatic acid?

    Halloween Props
    I'm building a trash can trauma prop and want to weather the 31 gallon galvanized steel trash can, add some rust. I read somewhere that there is a youtube video on how to do this using muriatic acid. I can't seem to find that exact video. Anybody have tips on precisely what I need to do? (Do I...
  3. Static: Tips for zombie bear/bunny

    Halloween Props
    I want to make my first zombie bear/bunny as in attached pics. I just had a few basic questions: 1) What is the object being used for the eyes? 2) Securing the pumpkin teeth (for teeth and claws)...should I use hot glue? Contact cement? 3) Painting...looks like a bit of spray paint and...
  4. Static: Removing sticker from bottles?

    Halloween Props
    I am making some potions and wanted to use like an old soy sauce bottle. I removed the sticker off but it leaves that glue behind. Anyone have any good tips to remove that glue off?
  5. Airbrush Tombstones

    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...
  6. Hello from ND

    Member Introduction
    Hello, just joined today. I'm from Jamestown, ND. Hoping to get some tips and ideas for next Halloween. I'm looking to step up my game as far as yard decorations.
  7. Electronic/Software: Sparking Props

    Halloween Props
    I made a prosthetic claw out of foam for a zombie walk and now I wish to make it better. I want sparks when the claw ends touch. Fright Props used to sell "Spark Gloves" that were battery operated and safe for user and others. Unfortunately they don't sell those anymore and I can't find any...
  8. Hey inflatable people. Questions

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Putting this here as I've just bought my first inflatables and have questions. While they are "halloween" inflatables, we're going to be using them for Christmas, so I didn't want to clutter the general thread. 1: Can you modify inflatables? We'd like to add santa hats, for instance, if...
  9. Static: Need Help: Home Depot Fire Dragon Assembly

    Halloween Props
    It's been raining nonstop here for weeks, now, and I'm so far behind it's just sad at this point. However, I thought if nothing else, I could get my giant fire dragon set up on the porch and hopefully that would build some momentum. ...except I can't get his dadgummed frakkin' lakkin' head to...
  10. Static: How are you lighting your pumpkin scarecrows/sentinels securely and effectively?

    Halloween Props
    For those with tall outdoor pumpkin scarecrows, sentinels, etc ... is there a consensus best ways to illuminate them? This is all still pretty new to me, (though I have picked up the aesthetic part quick) but right now I'm just not sure how you're lighting up your pumpkins when they're 6,7, 8...
  11. Lighting: Just got Mini Ghostlights from Halloween FX Props

    Halloween Props
    These are like amazing lights to light up your props or haunt. They are small 12V LED lights, different colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and White... They are constructed with a metal body (anodized aluminum most likely) these lights are practically indestructible -- I mean if you drop it or it...
  12. Static: Rust anyone?

    Halloween Props
    Checking to see who has the best method for making stuff look rusty (cauldrons, pvc cemetery fencing, etc.). I am interested in how you get the right texture, what color(s) you use, any tips at all. And you get extra credit for posting pics...thanks.
  13. G'Day from Australia

    Member Introduction
    Hi All, My wife and I are doing our bit to support Halloween in Australia, we've only been doing it the last couple of years and decorated for the first time 2 years ago, looking at going bigger and better this year. In the past it's been predominantly spiders and webbing to the point...
  14. Prop Showcase: Haunted tree 🌲 progress

    Halloween Props
    :cool:iSo I’m am almost done with the top part of my tree. I don’t think I’m going to have time to paint it before Halloween but since I used the brown butcher paper, I don’t mind as much. I was having s difficult time getting the trunk texture and after some helpful tips and experimenting, I...
  15. building a mask (2019)

    Halloween Props
    looking at building my first mask and i was wondering if anyone could give me a few tips. let me start off by saying this mask is large. i have based the design of a SCP (special Containment Procedure.... its from a game/fan fic) the creature i want to build is called "The DoorMan SCP 303" my...
  16. ideas for organizing yard haunt

    General Halloween
    We have a huge yard and tons of decorations. Any tips or ideas for organizing them or organizing the plugs? Any tips at all are appreciated.
  17. October on the East coast - Advice, please!

    General Halloween
    2018 October on the East coast - Advice, please! So, I'm from Colorado and I've never spent Halloween outside of the state before. This year, I decided I'm going to spend Halloween with my boyfriend, who lives in Brooklyn. I've done some searches, but I'd like to hear from locals and people...
  18. Haunted Forest Lighting

    General Halloween
    Hello! I am a part of a Haunted Hike through a forest in KC. I am looking for some lighting tips for our forest. In the past we have used a lot of fake tealight candles. We are trying to steer away because it took so many, and they are not weatherproof. We are looking to disguise Tiki...
  19. How do you handle the barrage of extension cords every Halloween all over your lawn?

    General Halloween
    Just curious if anyone has any tips. Me personally I'm thinking about putting in some boxes that go under the sidewalk to link back to my main hub to get rid of the cables going accross the sidewalk but that still leaves a lot of cables stretching accross the lawn and I was wondering if you...
  20. Newbie Alert

    Member Introduction
    Hello fellow Halloween obsessives. I've been lurking in the shadows for some time, mainly gasping in awe at so many amazing Halloween DIYs, but I've finally taken the plunge and become a member. I'm really looking forward to getting to know some of you and learning new tips, tricks and...
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