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  1. Halloween Props
    I've been looking through old discussions here for a couple of months now and finally decided to join to ask my own questions. The ideas you all have been sharing are so inspirational. I've loved decorating for Halloween for a while but this is the first year I decided to try my hand at some DIY...
  2. Halloween Props
    Last year (2019) I made my first Halloween props. One tombstone and a cute sign that people seemed to enjoy and, I had too much fun making. I caught the home haunter bug! This year I made a few more and now have an entire graveyard. (Fingers crossed that this is the last year I need to...
  3. Edward Gorey PBS 'Mystery' Tombstone

    Above is the finished product. Below is the inspiration; a grainy screencapture from YouTube of a TV intro from a show that is 40 years old. I tried to enlarge this image enough to trace onto my foam, but it was waaay to grainy and just disintegrated... So back to the drawing board. Below is an...
  4. Halloween Props
    With all my new free time I was planning a few Halloween projects.One thing I wanted to do was build a lighted tombstone for the front row of my graveyard. The ones is the back rows I can light with LEDs behind the front stones but the ones in the front rows need to have their own light so I do...
  5. Halloween Props
    Here’s a “how I did it” video for the Claude Rains tombstone I added to our classic horror actors in our yard haunt. My wife RoxyBlue did the music for the video.
  6. Halloween Props
    My 2019 ZERO Tombstone, Disney inspired. Made from foam, took about 6 hours of work.
  7. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    How to easily letter tombstones!
  8. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Note: This is a repost of an old tutorial whose links to pictures were broken with the software update at HF. Here's a new twist you can add to your graveyard: Graffiti! Adding graffiti can help make your graveyard transform from the traditional classic Victorian to a gritty, urban one that...
  9. Halloween Props
    Scarecrow made with PVC pipe and coat hangers with the severed head of Ichabod Crane. The coat hanger arms could be removed for storage. And their was no real wood included. The head and grave are attached to the scarecrow. so are the pumpkin parts. I sold this prop, but I have learned a lot of...
  10. Nightmare Before Christmas - Zero Tombstone

    Made this as a gift using the tombstone making technique I learned from Terra's tutorials and a tutorial I found online to create the Nightmare Before Christmas - Zero tombstone. I modified the measurements of the Zero tutorial to fit the foam I had (and the box I had to ship in). In addition...
  11. Halloween Props
    Looks like Total Home FX has a few new projections (titles are linked to product). These are designed to work with a mesh kit for a holographic type of result. Zombies Dancing Witches Tale Frankenstein Monster Dancing These are for their tombstone kit: Witches Tale Bugs Funny Sayings...
  12. Halloween Props
    Started building my Living Tombstone inspired by Paul Kreutz. Taking a bit of a different approach. Stone is 1-1/2" pink styro with 1/4" luan ply backing. I'm using a 1/4" rod end to attach the mannequin face to the stone's backing. A 10" round piece of luan will get glued to the back of...
  13. Wanted to Buy
    Looking for the Spirit Halloween animated Haunted Shovel with Tombstone. I want to say it was from 2016 I believe?
  14. Halloween Props
    Hello, I'm new here and trying to find my way around. Here is a photo of my Animated Living Tombstone and it's YouTube thumbnail from my "Halloween How-To" channel. You can find complete step-by-step instructions there so that you can build it too. Thanks for watching. Paul
  15. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I am trying a new waterproof technique for some props. So Check it out and let me know what you think or could even do better. Feel Free to subscribe to the channel too hoping to post a whole bunch of videos.
  16. Wanted to Buy
    I want to craft a custom tombstone featuring four angel statues I have. Looking for someone who can make three dimensional stones and lives in or near Virginia if possible. I like my stones realistic and am very picky. Think you are up to the challenge?
  17. General Halloween
    I want to attach some silk roses to a headstone and make them look like they were cast into the stone. I usually apply 2 coats of DryLock over the foam. Do I try to attach with monster mud and then the Drylock ? I want the flowers to look natural on the stone.
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