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  1. 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
  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. Scene Setter -- Police Line Up - Photo Op

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    One year when I was thinking about doing a murder scene theme for my haunt (and know some of you plan for murder mystery parties so posting here as a result), I was looking at different ready-made police line up scene setters to use. Kind of hate spending a lot of money on stuff like this for...
  4. Long time haunter and ex F/X guy

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone, I have been doing home haunts for a long time. In my former life I was an F/X artist for a bunch of films in the 90's - early 2000's; I worked on makeup F/X and animatronics for Starship Troopers, Blade, Mimic, Alien Resurrection, 300, etc. If you have any questions about...
  5. Fog Scents?

    Product Reviews
    I ran four fog machines for three different scenes at my yard haunt this year. I saw that they sell fog scent and thought this would be perfect for each scene so I purchased Swamp for my pirate ship, Electrocution for my electric chair and Haunted Mansion for my haunted walkway. I purchased...
  6. FINALLY finished taking it all down!

    General Halloween
    Since Halloween, we have worked long hours on every weeknight and every weekend and it's taken us until last night to take it all down and put away. There's actually still about an hour of work that needs to be done to put away the last few things, but it's finally done! We still have the...
  7. Static: Found cool parts

    Halloween Props
    So you never know what kinda parts you need for props. I got my washing machine worked on today. The shocks were bad. I had never seen any before. So before I threw the box away, I opened it. I'm sure these will come in handy one day for something I'm building. Even if I take them apart for...
  8. Mechanical: Madame Zaltana Trouble shooting HELP!

    Halloween Props
    I purchased the MZ animated prop from grandin road last year after halloween. I opened her up and put her together about a month ago, everything worked fine. She's sat in my living room (but not plugged in) since, while I got my garage haunt ready. I am now all set up & plugged her in today...
  9. Static: Daughter Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    So working on the following in memory of my daughter. Worked out very nice for my first major project. Happy with everything except the hair, someone should do a tutorial on Monster Mud'in Hair. :) Based on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVNW7UK773s
  10. Tombstone support * Question

    General Halloween
    What do you do to secure your prop tombstones to the ground? The mini plastic stakes they come with are useless, last year I used paint stir sticks and duct tape which worked fine. But this year it's extra windy and it's not working too well. Thanks!
  11. "Space Force Uniform"

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    With the talk about Space Force I thought it would be unique to make a "uniform" for this Halloween. The blue NASA coveralls/flight suit is so iconic, at least to my generation, that I decided to start with that idea. I bought some navy blue coveralls in my size as a starting point. On the...
  12. Mechanical: Fake flesh/skin

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. Just picked up the used animatronic shown in the picture. I wanted to make it appear as if the baby's throat was ripped open (where it is already torn and paint peeling off). I also wanted to add some flesh hanging from lady's mouth to make it look as if she was the one who had...
  13. Winking Murder Printables!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Ok, I was looking everywhere for printable cards for the winking murder game. There was a lady on here, who said she would email them if needed, But I am not sure if she is still a member. So I made my own take on the cards. Here they are if you want them! (I printed mine in large size prints...
  14. Electronic/Software: Computer power supply not powering wiper motor

    Halloween Props
    The setup worked a couple years ago. I tested the motor with a car battery and it works. I also put the meter on the outputs of the computer power supply and I get 5 volts on the red and 12 on the yellow. When I connect the motor to the power supply the motor doesn't turn at all, I measured with...
  15. Static: vinyl paint

    Halloween Props
    last year I spray painted a beach ball with paint and it worked out fine, this year I went thru all my spray paint and a few I bought and nothing dries, any body got any ideas on what I can use. Last years paint either came from lowes or home depot.
  16. Mechanical: Bobbing crow

    Halloween Props
    Just a simple prop that will peek out of a narrow space right where the passageway does a 180. Will trigger it and a light with a hacked motion activated light fixture. Just thought I would show how simple a setup can be done with a cheapo deer motor. "][/URL] "][/URL] A piece of black fabric...
  17. Static: Painting Plastic Cauldron

    Halloween Props
    I was thinking about using Drylok as a base to give it some texture, and then using some kind of thick goo. I saw a post online about a guy who used oatmeal, but I don't think it worked for him. Just looking for some suggestions. Thanks
  18. Static: Jimmy's 2017 build.....

    Halloween Props
    Jimmy's 2017 build..... (Now with working pictures) Hi guys, Please be gentle with me it's my first build thread and TBH my first full year of building stuff instead of buying. It's been a nice learning curve and hopefully I'll get better as years go on. many of the materials I've never worked...
  19. Prop Showcase: Home Depot Tony Bony Talking Skeleton

    Halloween Props
    A few days ago I was looking at homedepot.com just to see if they had any Halloween props online yet. I found they actually had several including some new ones like their 9’ tall Tyrannosaurs Skeleton. One item that particularly interested me was the Gemmy KD Tony Bony animated talking...
  20. Pneumatic: Help with Air Cannon

    Halloween Props
    I need help with my air cannon. It was working fine when I first built it. After sitting for a year, it stopped working. Today I changed out the solenoid and it worked a couple of times and the then started acting squirrelly. I put the original solenoid back on and it worked again for a bit and...
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