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  1. Talking skeleton in cage

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Talking skeleton , newly refurbished servos, made from a 4th quality bucky. cage is bent steel. made up to look like a pirate. life size. comes with audio cables , speaker, plug and play, just needs an audio source. I will ship but it will take a refrigerator box and freight shipping due to...
  2. Static: Need help with costume party trophies

    Halloween Props
    We're having a costume contest for the first time at our Halloween party this year. I bought wooden bases at Hobby Lobby and skeleton hands at Dollar Tree. The plan is to spray paint the bases black and the hands gold and then attach the hands to the bases. The problem is that the hands are...
  3. Static: Cadaver tomb

    Halloween Props
    I wanted to have a simple shroud over my skeleton cadaver on this tomb. I know many people use monster mud to get the effect but that it is also fairly heavy. Since the shroud really will not be supporting any weight can I skip the joint compound?
  4. Prop Showcase: Cemetery Columns - new modifications

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone - this is my first post here after lurking for several years. I'd like to say thanks for all of the inspiration and ideas. This is a great place. The column on the left has a moving leering skeleton that I built in 2016. This year, I made a new column, with some modifications and...
  5. spilled guts illussion

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    I made this a few years back with inspiration from the distortions prop. alot of time and effort went into making this as big as it is. had custom mirrors made so I could make it as big as my garage would allow. due to its size and weight, it is a pick up in montrose ny see the craiglist...
  6. Static: Weighing down props?

    Halloween Props
    Do any of you have recommendations of any kind of construction element that can be built into a prop to help weight it down? I plan to make a few small "islands" for my bayou that would only consist of a small plywood base, great foam and small pvc/pool noodle trees, so not much weight to hold...
  7. Static: Haunted Manor Victorian Balustrade

    Halloween Props
    I had this idea for a while but never got round to trying it, with Hubby at work and Daughter at her friends today was the day! :) I wanted to try and match the balustrade to the column posts and bust that I have already made and wanted it to go at the end of a small piece of garden. I...
  8. Various smalls Pyrex Lab Wear, small blwo mold etc Destashing

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    I have a few things to get rid of ..I will invoice through PayPal ..cant even meet if you are local right now as the fuel pump just went out in my truck! Two pieces of Pyrex Brand lab glass. One small 50 ml # 4980 and one 500 ml round bottom with the rubber stopper with hole. Both pieces are in...
  9. Using Halloween as a Milestone Marker...Anyone Else?

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    Halloween, in all it's orange and black glory, is certainly one of my favorite times of year. I've always loved it, can't quite explain why. Then again, members of this forum can probably relate! (The fact that I even found this site lurking in the depths of Internetland blows my little mind...
  10. Static: Rib Cage Prop Help Needed

    Halloween Props
    So as I finally find time to start my 2016 prop building, I have a question regarding support for a prop rib cage. I am a big fan of upcycling material and trash/junk into props, and so the main structure of the rib cage is made from clothes hanger wire, cardboard, and tape. But the heavier...
  11. Mechanical: Keep going or veer off on a (better) tangent? Prop dilemma

    Halloween Props
    So I'm about $100 into a prop build for my carnival theme. And it's going to take quite a bit more time and money and tinkering to make it work, and I'm not an expert in mechanical props, so I was looking at a very frustrating bunch of days ahead. The problem is that I just thought of...
  12. Other: UltraGrip Liquid Nails-

    Halloween Props
    So I bought this today and decided to glue to foam boards together, like a cross tombstone. I applied it @10am, put a weight on it, and it stayed in place when I removed the weight at @3p. The boards didn't move, until I bumped into the table with it. Came right off. Well, maybe it needs to cure...
  13. need help with clear ceiling

    Hey y'all! I own a haunted house here in SC and I just stumbled across a video with a clear ceiling (plexiglass I'm assuming) and actors rolling around, beating, screaming above the heads of the patrons with a strobe light so theyre only getting glimses. Has anyone else done this before? How do...
  14. Mechanical: CarnEvil - Wheel of Death

    Halloween Props
    Looking for some advice prior to starting project. I am going to build a rotating wheel of death to have in my CarnEvil theme. Has anyone built one before? I am going to use a smaller motor so looking to make it light weight, something like wood frame with cardboard for the wheel. If...
  15. Other: Has anyone used a drone?

    Halloween Props
    Our fall festival was this past Saturday, so all the pressure is off (WHOOP!) and I'm looking to 2015. My brother sent me this link this morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB8D2QZ9lA4 I am in absolute awe. We run a neighborhood haunted house and this thing would be AWESOME to taunt the...
  16. Other: Question - Axworthy Conversion

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone ever used an Axworthy System for a flying witch? Could it be done? I know weight would be a concern.
  17. Static: Cheap and quick way to make bodies

    Halloween Props
    I wanted to make good body bags this year as last years was a bit rubbish so i found some of our old wetsuits and stuffed them full of pallet wrap and bingo great body form which is light weight and very realistic. Stick a styro head on and shoes to finish it off.
  18. Prop Showcase: Dent in tombstones, how can I fix/fill them?

    Halloween Props
    Doing some house repairs and making stones at the same time. Somehow I had stuff against my stones and then got dents in a few of them, from the heat and the weight of what was on them I guess? Does anyone knew what I can use to fill these in so I can repaint them?
  19. Static: Cemetery Column Weight issue

    Halloween Props
    Last year We had a blast constructing a full front yard haunt for my partner and I. We built these two beautiful columns for the Graveyard fence: As you can tell the one on the left went face first into the road and had to be repaired quite substantially. Pardon the Christmas deco's, we keep...