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We're doing an alien room for our haunt this year and wanted to build a cryo chamber. Money is a bit tight this year so the kids and I came up with a budget build using mostly material we already had. Not including the cost of the alien skeleton, the chamber cost us only around the $20 mark. We had a lot of fun putting this together and has become my favorite prop we've worked on.



 

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It looks fantastic! It's nice that you could work on it with your kids. Icing on the cake that you could make it cheaply, too!
 

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That turned out really nice! Love the low budget too - I'm always down with cheap but awesome builds. :cool:

Only thing I'd want to try would be to hook a fogger into it for short, random bursts so it looks like it's got a cryogenic converter leak and the alien might defrost... :D
(and the glycol might look cool condensing on the window area) but if you're showcasing it inside, that could get messy! But there's space to hide the fogger undernieth, and if you had a wireless remote (I do on one of mine) it would be fun to have a few hoses lose and maybe one directed into the alien chamber so you could hit it and use it as a jump scare too.
 

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Shadowbat that came out great. Love it lit up in the dark too. Thanks for the video. Very creative and kudos to the kids for the ideas to "tech it out" and they did a nice job putting it together. It really is the Journey as they say! And I bet when they are in their later years they will always remember the alien chamber that you guys built. Can't wait to see your alien room this year. Definitely gave me some ideas for when I do mine.

BTW I've considered a cryo chamber using a sonotube. Using the box with the curved plexiglass really worked. Oh and I wanted to ask what store do you buy your metallic poster board from. Can't say I've seen any out her in my area.
 

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Shadowbat that came out great. Love it lit up in the dark too. Thanks for the video. Very creative and kudos to the kids for the ideas to "tech it out" and they did a nice job putting it together. It really is the Journey as they say! And I bet when they are in their later years they will always remember the alien chamber that you guys built. Can't wait to see your alien room this year. Definitely gave me some ideas for when I do mine.

BTW I've considered a cryo chamber using a sonotube. Using the box with the curved plexiglass really worked. Oh and I wanted to ask what store do you buy your metallic poster board from. Can't say I've seen any out her in my area.

Pat Catans is where I get mine. It's the only craft store in my area I've ever seen it.
 

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Frankie, we did discuss having a machine hooked up to it, but we will already have fog in the room. We are considering having the chamber as the origin point for it though.
 
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