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  1. Static: Need help with my Pumpkin project

    Halloween Props
    To whom is reading this. I need help with a project I am working on for this Halloween. First, a little about the prop. I build this pumpkin out of cast material. The same material the hospitals use when you brake a bone and cover the area with casting material. I started with a balloon and...
  2. witches ball (not decorative but party type) help

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    hi, has anyone held a witches ball at home? if so how did you decorate please? there will be kids and adults present and my house is standard uk size. i have Lshape lounge/diner and kitchen, stairs and can do bits in front garden. i have potion bottles to do an apothecary shelf, i have animal...
  3. Deathlord's Air Trigger

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In the "spirit" of Freddie's Girl's Obelisk build file, I'd like to post up a lost how-to from Death Lord's site which is no longer online. This is Death Lord's Air Trigger, the text is the exact text from his how-to: In November of 2002 I decided to develop an air cannon using a washing...
  4. Werewolf!!!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hello All, I host monthly game nights at my house, and we always spends several hours playing Werewolf. For those of you who aren't familiar, it's MAFIA with a spooky twist: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2989/werewolf-mafia The game is so much fun, and gets really competitive and...
  5. Super Mario Bros Yard Display

    General Halloween
    Hello All.... Here is the video of our yard display for this year. Everything hand made. Theme went over really well. Lots of people commented that they wanted to go home and play Mario Bros. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II_jRmI1_cI
  6. How can I dress as a water droplet?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Please help! This is life or death:o:):(:confused::mad::p;):D:rolleyes::cool::eek:
  7. Atmosphere Effects: Fake explosions

    Halloween Props
    Anyone have experience creating fake explosions? I'd like to simulate a small explosion that would result from cannon fire. It would need run several times during the evening. I've seen examples using flour/baby powder and an air cannon....which would be perfect except it would need refilling...
  8. Other: UV water dyes

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone tried UV dyes in water fountains to make the water glow? If so, is it worth while? If not UV dyes, what other items get the best bloody results? My asylum doctor is going to have a sink nearby that will be pumping water. (might have gone over board with the 1/2HP pump - it was...
  9. Static: Morgue

    Halloween Props
    This is my big build for this year. Its a modular design six drawer morgue featuring overhead lighting (the center light flickers) clock, pressure gage, tempt gage, power buttons & water pipe.
  10. Help Needed: Tengchang 1500w Low Lying Smoke Fog Dry Ice Effect Machine

    General Halloween
    So I purchased this Tengchang 1500w low lying fog machine as it was reviewed as being one of the best on the market, but when I got it there was no instruction manual. I contacted the seller but there appears to be a language barrier. So here are my questions, do I unscrew the back panel to...
  11. Fog: Differences in Standard Fog Fluid and Fluid for Water Based Foggers

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know the difference between standard fog fluid and the ones that specifically say they are for use in water based foggers? Seems to be top secret the ingredients used in commercial fluid. I have a new water based fogger that uses distilled water along with fog fluid. I was hoping...
  12. Sewer Set Piece With Leaking Pipe

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey Haunters! This week I built a haunt panel for my nuclear meltdown zombie area in my haunt! I tried to use pretty inexpensive items and it came out fantastic! It even has real running water from the broken pipe. I’m sure what I did could be applied to a variety of use cases and themes so let...
  13. Fog: Survey - what chills your fog?

    Halloween Props
    Cubed ice? Block ice? Dry ice? Frozen water bottles? Something else? Looking for ideas.
  14. Fog: Is a decent DIY fogger possible?

    Halloween Props
    I've been reading a lot of forum and blog posts (across many sites) that are all variations on the theme of heating a glycerine and water mixture to create fog. In my tests over a small flame, I got very little fog from such a mixture until all of the water had evaporated, and then the heated...
  15. Static: Half mask fill in

    Halloween Props
    Hey haunters! Help please, I purchased three witch masks not knowing that they weren't FULL masks. They have a strap to go around the back of the head. I need to make them more 3 dimensional and fit over the pvc frame I built for them. I considered the Stiltbeast method with using gorilla...
  16. New to site. Hello from Michigan.

    Member Introduction
    New here, just wondering if anyone knows of a good product for sealing haunt decorations? Looking for something that is water based. Thanks
  17. Graveyard pillars question...

    General Halloween
    Hey all. I have a question for those of you who have sizeable pillars for your graveyard gate/fencing. I saw a somewhat similar thread from a couple years ago regarding coffins, but I'm looking for more substantive solutions because I'm not setting up a week before Halloween to prevent the dead...
  18. Mechanical: Anyone do a fire breather animatronic?

    Halloween Props
    Browsing for ideas, I came across these DMX flame pots: These would have been great 20 years ago when I was a kid trying to figure out how to make a flaming hellhole in my parent's yard. Like I have previously mentioned, I'm going to run with a circus/sideshow/carnival theme this year...
  19. Want to make dinosaur tracks. Need advice.

    General Halloween
    Help! I've decided I'd like to add dinosaur tracks to my haunt and looking for a good way to do it that won't damage our driveway, travertine pavers and lawn. My plan would be to make a template out of some foamboard or large poster board stock using the feet of my HD and Walmart dinosaurs for...
  20. Prop Showcase: Liquid Latex

    Halloween Props
    Hi All! Can a prop made with liquid latex stay outside? Will it hold up to the water and elements?
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