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  1. Boo to You from the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Member Introduction
    Well, after reading posts on this forum for years, I decided we should just join. Unless, of course, we used to be Members and I just forgot our information. LOL Have been listening to Halloween Radio for a long time. We have been celebrating Halloween together (AR, FL, OK, and now MS) and...
  2. Hi from Pittsburgh

    Member Introduction
    My name is Bill Elwell. I am 73 years old, an Electronic Engineer, and have been prop building since the 1970's. I have a wonderful workshop and many hobbies. Some of my props have been featured in Nuts and Volts and Servo magazines. I just recently 'yanked' myself into the 21st century by...
  3. Static: Mortsafe

    Halloween Props
    I made a Mortsafe for this year's display. The "lock" will be placed in the back and has a light mounted in it to shine on the displays behind it.
  4. Joker costume for child - Europe

    Wanted to Buy
    I intend to disguise my little Joker, I have the mask, you know where they have suits age 5 years
  5. Press break, anyone?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I'm in need of two pieces of aluminum, 18" x 4". Each needs two bends near one of its long dimension, at 7/16" and 13/16". So, basically a "J". The pieces will be used to rebuild the failing, wooden sides of a silverware drawer in the kitchen whose wood has been whittled away over the years...
  6. Mechanical: Dave's Grave Digging Skeleton - Re-Engineered.

    Halloween Props
    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fTJSfBQC-WI This a project I actually completed for Halloween 2017, but have been lax in finding the time to take some decent pics and shoot a video of it in action. I always loved the Grave-Digging Skeleton, but always wondered if I could re-engineer it in a new way...
  7. animatronic talking Gargoyle.

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    One of the last Animated props in my collection, a true collectors item. This is an Animated Talking Gargoyle. Motion activated, eyes light up, eye lids open and close, wings move back and forth and the Gargoyle talks with a moving mouth. Very rare to find one of these today and one that...
  8. Hi all

    Member Introduction
    Hi all, I am a new member to this forum and happy to be here. I have been building up a Halloween garden haunt for the last few years and am looking forward to taking it to the next level! Hopefully there will be loads to learn here and loads of inspiration to share.
  9. Shindigz Banner sale - starting at 9.99, ends Mon. 5/20

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Shindigz has a Banner Sale going on. $5 off with banners starting at 9.99. Banner Sale ends Monday, 5/20. No code needed. I've designed a number of banners over the years on their site for use with my haunt (Brain research lab, carnival and side shows, and this years dino theme). My favorite...
  10. 2019 CVS Locations Closing

    General Halloween
    Saw that 40 of the CVS stores around the country will be closing. I know they have been a great source for many of halloween items and props over the years. Here's a USA Today article that lists the ones slated to close...
  11. Face Changer - with tag for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have spent years on this site lurking through the many posts, yet never joined. A few years ago after a move I stored my entire Halloween collection in hopes that I would once again set it up, unfortunately that will not be happening so I have decided to start selling of my many props and...
  12. Animating my Carnevil

    General Halloween
    Last year I did a Creepy Clown Carnival. It was mostly static because I got the wrong size motor for my wheel of death. This year I want to build a parachute drop ride with zombie babies riding on umbrella/parachutes. My issue is I can not find any plans or anyone who has attempted this. Has...
  13. New BIG SCARY SHOW: 7th Annual Spooktacular

    Announcements / Press Releases
    BIG SCARY SHOW – EPISODE 182 – 7 YEARS OF FEAR Episode 182 April 13, 2012 episode 1 of the Big Scary Show went on the air, and here we are, 7 years old and 181 episodes later. The Roundtable of Terror is a retrospective of the last seven years, as well as what to expect in the coming years, as...
  14. Hi from a longtime lurker

    Member Introduction
    Hi, everybody :) Longtime lurker of this site, but my husband and I are trying to really grow our yard display, and I decided to finally get more active in this community that has really inspired me the past few years. We've been starting to do more homemade props recently, and I've learned a...
  15. Best How-Tos on Scaring Party Guests

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    We've been hosting adult-only Halloween parties for years and have not been able to get in enough scares! We are looking to up our game this year to the max!!! We do a good job putting guests on edge with creepy lighting, sounds, and decor; sometime even paying a few people to help us with the...
  16. 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...
  17. Mechanical: Animated Clown-Go-Round, or swinging merry go round

    Halloween Props
    Never mind, I think I figured it out now.
  18. Davy Jones Costume

    General Halloween
    After 5 years of the Headless Horseman, I feel it is time to change it up. I would like to be Davy Jones, the octopus pirate. I have found a few realistic costumes, but they are expensive, upwards to $3000.00 or more. Anyone here have a used “deluxe” costume or better that they ware willing...
  19. Mechanical: Looking for a thread for life size music box dancer.

    Halloween Props
    I saw where someone made a life size skeleton couple that danced as if they were on a music box. This was either last year or the year before and for the life of me I cant find the thread anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. The wife has wanted me to make one for the past ten years. We...
  20. FREE - Bottom half of broken life-size skeleton (Tempe, Arizona)

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    This very unfortunate thing happened to my 60-inch skeleton companion, Vlad, last night. As I was loading things into a van to move, I picked him up by his spine, and the poor guy's spine just snapped in two. He was in a storage unit without air conditioning for quite some time a few years ago...
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