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  1. Lighting: How to create flickering lights?

    Halloween Props
    I am hosting a "funeral home" themed party this year and I typically decorate each room in the house as though it is part of a haunted house walk-through. I am hoping to convert the whole kitchen into a morgue/embalming room. It really would be cool to make the entire room flicker with a...
  2. Static: Climbing Skeletons

    Halloween Props
    I want to add some climbing skeletons to my house this year. I've seen tutorials on how to hang them on aluminum siding with Christmas light clips. I have cement board siding on my house which is not as forgiving as aluminum. I could probably find a plastic clip that I could slide underneath the...
  3. Good tutorial (or class) for Electronics for Halloween props?

    General Halloween
    Hey all, Looking to step up my halloween display for next year and want to get into electronics and was wondering if anyone has/knows of good tutorials for beginners? I'm found some videos online, but figured I would ask here for more Halloween centric tutorials? Thanks.
  4. Prop Showcase: Ravenwood Asylum Cemetery Gates

    Halloween Props
    Well, it's taken a while but we've finally completed our cemetery gates..not really...nothing is EVER completed in our quest for an awesome Halloween display. But, I thought we had them to the point where I was ready to unveil them and show everyone. I'll post instructions on how these were...
  5. Static: Some pictures of our 17th/18th century newbie graveyard, and an obelisk question...

    Halloween Props
    Just thought I'd share what we've been working on! My fiancée is an English professor and I'm a full-time grad student so we generally only have so much time to work on things during the year while we're exhausted, but we've got a pretty respectable start! Most of the tombstones are from last...
  6. Ahoy!

    Member Introduction
    Happy to join the Halloween Forum as we've seen a lot of fabulous posts on Pinterest over the years that bear the HF watermark. My husband, three kids and I build on our pirate costumes and porch decor a little bit every year since moving to Northern California almost four years ago. We love...
  7. Pneumatic: Any good video tutorials for the skelerector mech?

    Halloween Props
    I was wondering if anyone has been able to find some good, step by step (preferably video) tutorials on how to build a skelerector mechanism
  8. Static: My first halloween prop for 2017

    Halloween Props
    I am so lucky to be alive today. car flipped 3x 2 minutes after I made driveway. Anyways here's my Halloween prop for 2017 thanks to monster tutorials. I missed a few steps due the accident today. It's supposed to be a mummified spirit with maggots.
  9. Static: DIY grave marker

    Halloween Props
    Hey, I know there are countless DIY tutorials for tombstones, but I'd like to know if there is something out there for this specific type of grave marker. I'll be using it to hide a full-size projector (no miniature/pico version in my fleet as yet) so it needs to be a bit oversized. Thanks.
  10. Halloween foam heads

    Halloween Props
    I am new to the forum. I am looking for tutorials for foam mannequin head face makeup. Thank you.
  11. Tutorials On Youtube

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Havn't been on here much lately. I've had a crazy couple of months on Facebook since I had a video go viral and get over 1.6 million views and over 44,000 shares. It was all I could do to keep up with the comments and questions for a while there. Our facebook page went from 1700 likes to over...
  12. What are the best makeup tutorials for women?

    I think this is an amazing list, which one of these do you like best? Do you know any other good similar lists? https://www.buzzfeed.com/annierkinaro/7-times-youtube-beauty-vloggers-slayed-halloween-2n9mr?utm_term=.bmAG6REPQ#.ih7ER5n6K
  13. Static: Any tutorials on converting a battery prop to AC power?

    Halloween Props
    I spotted this at the Depot and nabbed it.. Bull Skull I'd like to convert it from the AAA power source to AC. Pretty simple prop, green led in the skull and 1 purple on the bottom. Doesn't make noise or have any animation. I've seen tutorials for led spotlights using a 12v AC adapter. I...
  14. Static: Finally finished my pillars and sign

    Halloween Props
    :D Pillars made from cardboard, plywood and foam (thank you Terra for you tutorials on finishing foam) Walgreens skulls made to look like part of stone - Light up. Sign from plywood and PVC pipe. Built in LED lighting Would appreciate feedback Thank You Happy Halloween.
  15. What happened to lifeartcollide.blogspot.com?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Hey all! I'm new here and I've been lurking the last few weeks collecting ideas and inspiration from the many amazing people here and I've found a lot. But one thing I've noticed is that a user that seems to have been pretty active around here is now gone, as is the website they commonly linked...
  16. Static: firepit for witches cauldron

    Halloween Props
    I got around to making a firepit for my witches cauldron this year. I totally ripped the idea off of a couple of tutorials I found on this site. Props to Riverborder, loach160, and jpbailey1for your tutorials...
  17. Wet behind the ears.

    Member Introduction
    Hello everyone. I just found this site. I am a longtime lover of Halloween. Have been since I was a kid. I have always been big on decorating. As I have gotten older, I have become dissatisfied with commercial props and decor. I am looking to do more diy props. It's tough on a budget and little...
  18. Creature (human) Anatomy for Sculptors

    Halloween Props
    This isn't material I created, I just happened to find it while I was looking for tutorials on sculpting facial wrinkles and creases in WED clay. "Tutorials and Step-By-Step" seemed like the most proper forum. I made sure to download the PDF in case it goes missing from the Internet...
  19. Lighting: Fire

    Halloween Props
    There were other discussion threads about these and I didn't expect much from fan blown fabric but was amazed at how realistic the Spirit "Flame Lights" looked. Way too late for this year but I found the DIY tutorials and would like to go big (3 foot flames) next year...
  20. Halloween Mason jar lanterns

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys I am looking for an old thread regarding mason jar lanterns. I've found other tutorials online and most are super easy but I am looking for one that gave a kind old, dingy look. I think the person who posted the original thread used brown paint but I can't find it. Any links, ideas or...