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  1. Happy Halloween!

    Member Introduction
    Hello to All. Earlier this evening, I was on Pinterest checking out some Halloween craft-y projects, and I landed here. Strangely, while I am not into the horror film genre, I get a great deal of satisfaction from engaging in the art process. I made a few things last year and this year, I'm...
  2. Electronic/Software: PIRs

    Halloween Props
    So I have been playing around with a some used PIRs and I think I have learned a few things but I just want to confirm. I am working with 12V PIRs and have 12V actuators or 12 V LEDs hooked to them. First I noticed if I tried to directly hook the PIR to the actuator that the PIR triggers over...
  3. Static: Foldable coffin ??

    Halloween Props
    Work is about to get ugly for me so I need to start my decorative planning pretty quickly. I have limited storage room for any newer items so I am trying to make things as tiny as possible. As the title says, I am thinking about a foldable coffin. If I were to build one (not for actual human...
  4. Halloween Garage Sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    We will be having a Halloween Garage sale at our home in Dearborn Heights Michigan next weekend starting on Friday the 31st of May and continuing through Sunday. I believe it is safe to say that there will be well over 100 items as we try to get into our garage this summer. Items included...
  5. Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I would like to make a speaker system where voices seem to move around an area. As people walk up the driveway voices travels around them. Back in the bad old days I had an 8 track player and quadraphonic speaker system that played Dark Side of the Moon. I always loved it. Today I'm...
  6. Pneumatic: PIR sensor on a picoboo

    Halloween Props
    I bought a PIR sensor from Ebay/aliexpress, comes with 3 wires : brown, blue and red now i want to connect it to my Picoboo FI-104S for it to activate when this is movement but i can't figure out how to connect and make it works. I have tried connecting all 3 wires in all possible ways of the...
  7. Static: corpsing barber shop heads

    Halloween Props
    If you've worked with corpsing barber shop heads and have some photos, I'd love to see them. I have several heads I'd like to work on for my first time. Here are a few ideas I had found: http://bascombemania.blogspot.com/2011/09/gearing-up-for-halloween.html
  8. WTB monk/druid robes

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking for a few nice hooded monk/druid robes for this year's haunt. Can be brown or black, must have hoods. The Halloween stores sell a lot of cheap ones so those might work but something a bit heavier/nicer would also be considered. Let me know if you have anything you'd part with, how much...
  9. Electronic/Software: Total Home FX has some new halloween projections

    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...
  10. Mechanical: Animated Clown-Go-Round, or swinging merry go round

    Halloween Props
    Never mind, I think I figured it out now.
  11. Other: CardBoard Box Resident Evil Caution Bins

    Halloween Props
    i came up with a new idea for a Project to start on as summer approaches and I have a cool concept and layout art to show you I drew first and work on my computer on
  12. Pirates and Sea Witches ... Halloween Dinner Party 2019

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I have decided that I will do a Dinner Party for Halloween 2019 ... Pirates and Sea Witches ... and this will be held on a Pirate Ship where Pirates and Sea Witches will attend a sit down dinner. I have had a bit of time on my hands and have been scouring Pinterest and HF to find some type of...
  13. Static: Jack-o-Lantern Archway 2018

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I am new here and I wanted to share with you something that I've built. I am really proud of it. It was a lot of work, but it gets a lot of attention from the neighbors. The archway is built with PVC pipe, tons of personally carved jackos (several store bought as well) and lights...
  14. Mechanical: Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz

    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...
  15. My version of film strip picture frame

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Film strip picture frame My version of a film strip picture frame… I saw this somewhere on the internet and will go great with this year haunt house….i am not the original designer of this only saw a picture and decided to do one for me… so here goes… Everything I used I found at work, so...
  16. 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...
  17. Boo y'all

    Member Introduction
    Hey there, just joined the group and thought I'd say "Hi". My wife and I just bought a new house in SC and we're looking forward to our first year of decorating. Of course I've already started by hanging up a few props in my office. They keep me company since I work from home. :D
  18. Haunters: The Art of the Scare (aka Haunters The Movie)

    General Halloween
    Just watched this on Netflix (finally). I was surprised I couldn't dig up a thread on it here on the forums. I was so excited to see another documentary on haunters... A second chance to maybe show off that we all aren't completely crazy. Nope, it mainly focused on one crazy guy with his...
  19. Building a Faux Rock Arch

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Hey Spooky People! This isn't so much a request for a tutorial as it is a "am I going about this correctly" guide. The entrance to our haunt is a sort of fall-down-the-rabbit-hole type deal. I want to build a rock arch similar to this: It's not going to be that wide as I only have about 5'...
  20. Mechanical: PMW Pulse Motor Controller + Recorder

    Halloween Props
    I'm going to build a "Monster in a box" prop this year. Actually it will be a "Monster in a Coffin" but the effect will be similar. I want to use the prop controller from Monster Guts in my title. I don't want the controller however to be triggered, but to run continuously on a loop. Fright...
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