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  1. Alien Invasion

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This year I am doing an Alien Invasion. So far, I have built three cryo-chambers. My first a a roaring failure. After a redesign I came out with a prototype that makes me happy. For my prototype I used wood I had on hand. The frame was made out of 2x2 and 1x2. It is 6 feet tall and 2 feet...
  2. Prop Showcase: UFO lawn invasion

    Halloween Props
    I went with an alien invasion theme this year, albeit friendly aliens who just wanted candy. Back in August, I posted on my local NextDoor group asking for broken patio umbrellas. I received two, so I made two flying saucers - one crashed on the lawn and one with an alien occupant. I also...
  3. Raven's Grin Inn � Mt Carroll, IL

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    New Article="GOOD!" She is a young woman , writing for a local tourist magazine, but guess what? She got everything RIGHT! I am Very Happy with the work that she did. (Now if the photographer could have only taken a picture of the back of my head, instead of my old, scary face! ) Plain to...
  4. Lighting: Alien Invasion 2015

    Halloween Props
    My neighbor went all out on his costume in 2014 and created a UFO that he could walk around town in. It was about 10 foot in diameter and looked really awesome. He inspired me to expand on that idea and do a full Alien Invasion theme! We decided to make two alien species, green & grey. For...
  5. Other: That Time of year... Looking for aliens and UFOs

    Halloween Props
    I tried searching the forum for ideas, either my search doesnt work well or there has not been much done with alien/ufo props. This year i want to do a UFO crash landing in the yard for TOTs and party guests. i already have my eye on a few alien masks (greys) hope to build some lifesize greys...
  6. Prop Showcase: Alien Communication Array

    Halloween Props
    This prop is one of several for my AREA 51 front yard this year. The idea being a UFO crashed into my front yard and now their trying to "phone home". ;) I completely recycled this prop, not purchasing a thing. It's made from a couple large foam packaging pieces, assorted treasures from the...
  7. How to build a UFO

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This thread is going to chronicle my attempt to build a crashed UFO. I always start with a few drawings and then I walk around the garage a bit to see what I can actually accomplish. The spacecraft will appear to have crashed into my front yard. Assorted lights and fog machines for effects...