Prop Ideas

In 2003, a small group of us decided to start a Haunted Trail at our local camp.  Most of us had no experience  in doing this, so we started researching the internet looking for ideas for scenes that would be appropriate for our event.

 

What we found was an enormous amount of information about the Halloween Haunt events.  Many of the props and scenes found were not appropriate for us, but some of the ideas of how these props were built were helpful, or some of the ideas were adaptable to our event.  We decided to start saving these ideas for future Haunted Trails.  While bookmarking the original sites from which these ideas were found, it was soon discovered when a site went down, the idea was lost.  We then started to save the ideas, and convert them to a .pdf  file, thus saving the idea for our use forever. 

 

This list is a result of many  years of searching for prop ideas,  plans, instructions, etc.  I have tried to keep the source of where these were found and credit the author where possible.  I would suggest you check out the originating websites for any updates to their plans.

 

Our intent is not to take credit for these ideas, but to provide a resource for our staff to search for ideas in one convenient place for future years events. 

 

The ideas presented here are not to suggest we should add these to our event, but to spur on ideas of how things can be done or done better. 

  

Simply click on the link below to see the .pdf file.   If you find a dead link, please send us an email to advise us, we will fix it asap.

 

Directory (click on the link below to go to the category below)

Air Cannon

Cemetery Tombstones

Ghosts, Axworthy Flying

Pop Ups 

Animated Props

Clocks

Ghosts, Flying Crank

Portraits 

Animated Props – Floating

Coffins

Ghosts, Strobe

Scarecrows 

Animated Props - Flying Crank Ghost

Compressed Air

Guillotines

Scenes

Animatronics

Controlling Animated Props

Hacks

Skeletons 

Audio

Corpsification

Jacobs Ladder

Skeletons - Aging Bones 

Basic Animation Mechanisms

Costumes

Labels

Skulls

Bats

Creative Process

 Laboratory Items

Skull Fountain

Big Mouth

Dot Room

Lighting - Black Lights

Sound

Blood

Drop Panel

Lighting - Color Organs

Sources - Contact Info

Bodies

Electric Chair

Lighting Control

Speakers

Bodies – Corpses

Façade

Lighting – Dimmers

Special Effects

Bodies - PVC Frame

Fake Fire

Lighting – Effects

Spiders

Casting and Molding

Foam Carving Tools

Lighting - Lanterns

Spider Web

Cemetery Scenes

Fog Chiller

Lighting - LED's

Static Displays

Cemetery Columns

Fog Machine

Lighting – Lightning

Witches

Cemetery Crypt

Fog Making

Lighting – Strobe

Zombie

Cemetery Epitaphs

Fortune Teller

Lighting – Use

 

Cemetery Fence

Gargoyles

Make Up

Cemetery Gate

Ghosts

Mummy


 

Air Cannon    Back to top  

  Air Blaster

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Air Cannon Plans

  Air Cannon for $25 X Build an air cannon for $25  
  Air Cannon-2 X Build this air powered device to blow air  
  Air Cannon, $20 X Build this air cannon for $20  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video
  Air Cannon-Concussion Cannon X Another inexpensive method of building an Air Cannon -   -   -   - Video
  Air Cannon, Mega Zooka X Build this Mega Air Cannon cheaply  
  Civil War Cannon X Realistic Looking Air and Fog Cannon     -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video
  Pirate Cannon X Diagrams for building a pirate cannon that smokes  

Animated Props      Back to top  

  2 Axis Bucky Skull

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There are many ways to mount servos in a skull for animation

  Animated Ghosts X Ghosts rotating around a tombstone  
  Animated Ghosts 2 X Another way to hang this animated prop  

   Animated Mailbox 

X

Brief Description of how this prop works

  Animated Witch X Witch stirring a cauldron  
  Animatronic Skull X Make a cheap animatronic skull from spare parts  

  Animatronics Tutorial

X

Instructions about using servos to build animated props

  Bellicose

X

Goblin will lift and fall several feet while swinging side-to-side.

Video #1,  #2,  #3  Plans #1,  #2,  #3

  Boneyard BBQ X Roasting a Skeleton on a spit  
  Build Your Own Mouth Animation L Instructions for building mouth animations  

  Cannon Fodder-Private Waltrip

X

Man stands and moves arm to light a cannon

  Corpse, Animated Groundbreaker X Animated Groundbreaker Corpse  

  Count Jackula

X

3 axis movement using a pumpkin as the head

 

  Crate Beast

L

This prop is remotely controlled using air pressure

  Crush Room

X

Ceiling with spikes in, starts to drop, appearing to crush people

MP3  Video

   Dancing Skeletons

X

Make a set of dancing skeletons for window display  -   -   -

Video

  Eight Foot Animated Witch

X

Build this using a fan motor and PVC Pipe

  Flailer  X Body with Kicking Legs  
  Floating Lantern X Lantern appears to be floating in the Grave Yard  

  Fluffy

X

Make this vicious dog from a reindeer

  Flying Witches

X

Pair of evil witches flying around Glenda, the good witch -   -

Video  #1,   #2

  Fortune Teller

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This fortune teller is really strange and creepy  -   -   -   -   -   -

Video #1,   #2

  Fortune Teller How-To

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Video explaining how this prop was made

  Freddy Krueger

X

PVC Frame Body with an oscillating fan motor

  Gate Keeper X Gate Keeper with arm motion  

  Ghost, Projector

X

Build a flying ghost projector -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Grave Grabber

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A motorized zombie escaping from a grave -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Grave Grabber-Ground Breaker

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Make this using a skull, PVC, and a massager

  Grave Jumper

X

Animated prop based on the4-bar linkage system   -   -   -   -

Plan #1 #2  Code

  Grim Organist

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Spooky figure playing eerie organ music

  Hanging Man

X

Motorized hangman using a wiper motor

  Hanging Tree

X

A tree that has Bluckies hanging from it, and is animated.

  Hangman, Santa Hack

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Make this hangman from a Dancing Santa.

Video

  Harry the Hitcher

X

Animated PVC Body trying to thumb a ride

  Haunted Bookshelf

X

An illusion where books slide in and out at random

  Haunted Dog House

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Dog House with a mad dog that pops out -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  

Video

  Haunted Rocking Chair

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Motorized rocking chair that appears to rock on its own   -   -

Video #1    #2

  Head Turner Prop

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Making a body head turn and trigger sound at the same time

  His Honor

X

Mayor raises arms, turns head 180 deg. To show a new face

  Hitcher

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Three Ghosts appearing to hitchhike with thumbs moving    -

  Kicking Legs X Hanging Legs from tree and they are kicking    -   -   -   -   -   -  Video #1   #2
  Kicking Legs-Lawnmower X Flailing legs under a lawn mower    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  -  Video #1   #2
  Kicking Witch Legs X Witch legs sticking out of the chimney, kicking up and down  
  Leaping Loafer X Construction Details and Pictures Video  Other Idea
  Lynching - Motorized Hangman X Motorized Hanging man-   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video

  Make an cheap animated prop

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Make an animated prop using a floor fan and mask

  Meaner Neener

X

Animated head prop that moves back and forth

Video

  Meteorite X Build this prop that has moving parts and pulsating lights  

  Mixin’ Cauldron

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This is a simple project to build

  Monster in a Box

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Box Lid shakes as if monster is trying to escape  -   -   -   -   -

Video #1   #2

  Monster in a Box

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Pictorial instructions of how to make this prop

  Monster in a Box Made Easy X Easy version of this prop   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video  

   Monster In a Box - Steve's

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Quick and easy version of this classic prop  -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video #1    #2

  Mausoleum With A Bang

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“Monster in a box” concept    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Opening Coffin

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Coffin opens, skeleton sits up & motions to people -   -   -   -

Video

  Opening Tombstone X Tombstone Opening so corpse can try to escape  
  Pirate Ship Steering Wheel X Easy prop to make  
  Possessed Dresser X Dresser drawers moving by them selves  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video
  Prop Head Movement X Build this frame body to incorporate head movement  
  Rat Feast 1 X Animated Rats gnawing on a severed arm  

  Rat Feast 2

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Brief description of this prop and how it was built

  Rats, Feeding Frenzy X Animated rats chewing on a leg    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video

  Rocking a Chair

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Rig a chair to rock using a wiper motor

  Rocking Chair Witch

X

Witch rocking in a chair and head moves

  Samhain Slasher

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Brief description of how this madman was made

  Scanning Head

X

Head in a barrel moves back and forth, scanning the area

  Shiatsu Massager Grave Grabber

X

Convert a massager into this awesome prop

  Simple Blucky Animation X Animate your Blucky Skeleton   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video
  Singing Pumpkin Guts L Schematic for controller operating prop  
  Skeleton, Animatronic-How to X Build this skeleton that you control  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Slider Diagram
  Skeleton Head Rotate X Build this motorized skeleton    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video
  Toktorill X Motorized Torture Wheel  
  Trash Can Trauma X Pop-Up out of a trash can  

  Tunnel, Scary Terry’s

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Vortex type tunnel construction details

Video

  Vacuum Cleaner Guy

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Making a figurine from a vacuum cleaner

  Vortex Tunnel How To X Build a Vortex Tunnel that rotates around the people  

  Well to Hell

X

Demons are summoned by motion detectors  -   -   -   -   -   -

Video #1  #2  #3  #4

  Wiper Motor Driven Hanging Man

X

Simple animated prop with good instructions

Animated Props - Floating   Back to top  

  Floating Candleabra

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Candleabra appears to float in mid-air -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video #1,  #2

       
Animated Props - Flying Crank Ghost   Back to top  
  Animated Ghost X Compact Drive unit is featured with this design  

  Coordinated Ghost System

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FCG system to run 3 ghosts at once -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Dangling Crank Spider

X

A spider using the Flying Crank Ghost mechanism   -   -   -   -

Video #1,   2

  Flying Crank Ghost

X

Very detailed instructions of how to build  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Flying Crank Ghost Project

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Guide of what not to do in building this prop -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

Animatronics   Back to top  
  Animatronic Zombie  X Building a corpse that is trying to leave the grave  

  Executioner-Aerial

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Animated Body dressed in Armor    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Joking Skeletons

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2 skeletons telling jokes    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video #1 
Joke sets #1,    #2,  #3 

  Monster in a Box

X

Animated Monster trying to escape      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video #1, #2, #3, #4, .wav

  Owl, Automated X Build this simple automated Owl  

  Skeleton -Crypt Keeper

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Animatronics Skeleton   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Ultimate Flying Ghost X A simple version of the FCG     -   -   -   -    -    -    -   -   -   -   -  Video
       
Audio   Back to top  
  70-Volt Speaker System L Put more sound in more places with a 70-volt system  -   -   -  

  A-MP016 MP3 Player 

X

This page is about first dirt-cheap MP3 player, the A-MP016.

X How to use the Audacity program in making your haunt Sounds  
  Audio/Servo Driver Circuit X Building and using animated prop controls    -   -   -   -  -   -   - Schematic
  Boom Box Amplifier           X Getting more our that old boom box  
  Connecting Audio Systems L Basic Manual Connections  

  Creating Poltergeist voice

X

Use Audacity to make this spooky effect on your audio files

  Digital Sound Recorder X Use a cheap keychain recorder for your haunt  
  Digital Sound Recorder X Make a digital sounds recorder from scratch  
  Digital Sound w/Timer Control  X How to connect & Modify sound recorder to speakers & timer  
X
Quick tutorial to get started using Audacity
 

  Hacking a CD Player

X

Instructions for turning a CD player to be used with props

  Midi Show Control X Add sound to your props from central location  
  Multichannel Audio Player X Make and Replay synchronized recordings  
  Multichannel Audio Player 1 L The overview of the multichannel audio player 1 project  
  Multichannel Audio Player 2  L use several cheap MP-3 players, synchronized together  
  Music to Haunt By X Music Ideas for your haunt  
  Recordable Sound Box  L The construction of a programmable sound box  
  Recorded Sound /MP3 Player L When your sound needs expand  

   Remote Volume Control

L

Build a remote volume control for powered speakers

  Rock Speakers

X

Hide your speakers under styrofoam rocks

  Singing Pumpkin Guts

L

Schematic for making anything sign or talk

  Sounds, Adding to you props X Make your own sound systems to your props  
  Sound Ideas X Ideas of how to add sound to your haunt  
  Sound Setups X How to use CD, tapes, and sounds in a haunt  
  Sound Systems L All about Large and Small Sound Systems  
  Sounds for Haunting X Collection of CD’s that are useful for haunting  
  Speaker Impedance Matching L Hooking up several speakers in different areas  
  Talking Points L A Standard for talking Props  
  Terror Tone L Low-frequency sounds intended to make you feel creepy.  

  Tree Growler

X

A small, portable, battery operated sound effect generator

       
Basic Animation Mechanisms   Back to top  
  Air Compressors L All about air compressors and what type is best  

  Animated Eyes

X

Method of syncing eyes to move together

 

  Basic Animation Mechanism  X How basic animation mechanisms work  
  Battery Eliminators X Use these to eliminate need for expensive batteries  
  Installing a Bucky Servo X Adding a Servo to your Bucky skeleton  

  Electrical Basics

X

Tutorial about wiring electrical switches, and general know how

  Electrical Safety Tips for Props

X

Electrical Safety tips to heed

  Electronics Circuit Debug

X

Good advice of what to check if something does not work

  Eyes, Making Move X How to connect eyes to move in sync  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video 1   2
  Haunting with Course Animation X Something that moves is more scary  
  Haunting w/ Precision Animation X Making something move from here to there with precision  
  Pistons, Lift 'N 'Turn X Building a piston that will lift a prop and turn it  

  Pneumatic Prop Building

X

A Primer for using Pneumatics in your props

  Wiper Motor in Projects X Using a wiper motor in your projects  

  Scissor Props

X

Animate your prop using air pressure -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

       
Bats   Back to top  
  Bat to a Vampire X Scene scenario where a bat turns into a Vampire  
  Bat Wing - How To X How to make bat wings for props  

  Bats in my Belfry

X

Bats made from milk jugs

  Bats, Make Your Own X Make your own bats for your haunt  
  Bats R Easy X Make these realistic looking bats using latex  

  Spinning Bats

X

Installing a swivel to allow bats to spin in the wind

       
Big Mouth   Back to top  

  Big Mouth

X

Instructions for converting a table to a toothy monster

       
Blood   Back to top  
  Blood, How to make Stage X Recipe for making stage blood  
  Blood Recipes X Instructions for making realistic blood  
  Blood Recipes 2 X Several different recipes for making fake blood  
  Blood Recipes for Fountain L Recipes to make realistic fake blood  
  Blood Squirting Effect X Make this effect for almost no cost  
  Blood Transfusion Bottle X Make a realistic prop from Karo bottles  
  Easy Blood Recipe X Make fake blood the easy way  

  Fake Blood

X

Make fake blood with colored gelatin and corn syrup

  Fake Blood – Planet Evil

X

Another recipe for making Fake Blood

  How to Make Blood

X

Recipe calls for food coloring and caramel ice cream topping

  How to Make Fake Blood

X

Use red food coloring, corn starch, and corn syrup

  Kitchen Recipes for Horror

X

Many Blood Recipes and tips for creating blood effects

       
Bodies   Back to top  
  Alive or a Prop X Easy Scene Idea using people dressed as a prop  
  Arms and Hands X Easy way of making good looking arms and hands  
  Arms & Hands, Extended X Extended limbs for your costumes  
  Bodies, Prop-Simple X Making simple prop bodies instructions  
  Body Parts Illusion X Scene where props are both fake and alive  

  Body Swinger

X

Making a swinging torso

  Bucky Grim Reaper X Building a Grim Reaper from Bucky Skeleton  
  Dead Man, How to X Make this body that appears to be a dead man  

  Death Lord Dummy

X

A Pose Able PVC frame dummy

  Decayed Severed Arm

X

Make this using coat hangers and paper mache’

  Dropper

X

Dropping body above group

  Duct Tape Dummy

X

Make a body from duct taping a live person

  Duct Tape Guy 

X

Make a body in the sitting position from duct tape

  Easy Cheap Realistic Eyes

X

Made from pin pong balls, paint, and nail polish

  Ghostly Hands

X

Make Scary hands from coat hangers

X
Make evil looking heads from styrofoam wig heads
 

  Ghoulishly Easy Arms How-To

X

Make arms for your bodies from plastic bags and tape

  Giant Ghoul Hands How-To

X

Build these cool hands from styrofoam, wires, and tape

  Gramps

X

Old Man sitting in a Rocking Chair

  Grave Crawler

X

Build this body from a mannequin torso

  Grim Greeter X Grim Reaper using an oscillating fan  

  Grim Reaper for Cemetery

X

Make this body using a wooden frame

  Grim Reaper with LED eyes

X

Instructions for building and mounting the eyes

  Ground Breaker-Coffinbound

X

Photo instructions of how this corpse was made

  Harold the Groundbreaker

X

Ground Breaker made from styrofoam head   

  Heavy Duty Groundbreaker

X

Building up the skeleton using a Bucky skull and arms

  How to Make a Dummy

X

Easy method of making static dummies for your haunt

  How to Make a Mummy

X

Instructions for making a mummy dummy

  Mad Monk L Mad Skeletal Monk Prop  

  Make a Grim Reaper

X

How to make a Grim Reaper Figure to stand in your cemetery

  Making Latex Heads X Fabricate your own latex puppet heads  

  Making Weird Rib Cages I

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Making Rib Cages with Great Stuff Foam

  Making Weird Rib Cages II

X

Making Bodies with Great Stuff Foam  - Building Bones

  Making Weird Rib Cages III X Making Bodies with Great Stuff Foam - Adding Upper Arms
  Making Weird Rib Cages IV X Making Bodies with Great Stuff Foam - Building Bones Again  
  Making Weird Rib Cages V X Making Bodies with Great Stuff Foam - Adding Hands  

  Making Weird Rib Cages VI

X

Making Bodies with Great Stuff Foam - Lower Arms

  Monster Mud X How to make a monster with mud  
  Monster Mud Grim Reaper X 5’ tall Grim Reaper static Display using Monster Mud  

  Mr. Barlow

X

Wooden frame with Monster Mud makes up this eerie figure

  Mud Creature X Monster Mud Creature holding a sign  

  Mummy Man

X

How to make a mummy static display

   PVC and Rebar

X

How to use PVC and rebar in building your bodies

  Realistic Eyeball with Muscle

X

Make this realistic looking eyeball with the muscle still attached

  Realistic Guts

X

Make these using Great Stuff foam, they look amazing

  Remote Controlled FGC

X

Making a set of realistic arms for your prop

  Simple Severed Arm

X

How-to for making a realistic looking severed arm

  Skin Face X Make this gruesome project from hot melt glue  

  Thor

X

Amazing 8’ Tall man, imposing his might upon all

  Torso & Ribs

X

Using Paper Mache to make a corpse’s torso and ribs section

  Transforming Wig Heads X Making prop heads from Styrofoam wig heads  

  Vampy

X

Make a Vampire head for your body

       
Bodies - Corpses   Back to top  

  Bubblehead

X

How to make "Bubblehead" and the crate he comes in

  Build a Corpse or Dummy X Description of steps needed to make a dummy  
  Cheap Skeleton into a Corpse X Turn a cheap Blucky skeleton into a corpse  
  Corpse, Build-How to X Instructions on how to build a corpse  

  Corpse Hands

X

Making cheap skeletal ghost hands

  Corpse in a Bed

X

Actor dresses as a skeleton jumps out of a bed

  Corpsed Bucky Torso

X

Turning a Bucky Torso into a corpse, the easy way

   Corpsification

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Corpsification of a Skeleton

  Corpsification How-To

X

Easy way to corpsify a skeleton

  Corpsification Techniques

X

Ideas of how to corpse a bucky skeleton

  Corpsification Techniques - Calg.

X

"Corpsification" can be a very difficult or very easy project.

  Corpsification - Yard Haunt

X

How to convert your Blucky Skeleton into a corpse

  Corpsified Blucky in a Crow Cage

X

2 how-to’s in 1 – Corpsification and how to build a crow cage

  Corpsing a Skeleton  X Corpsing a Skeleton that will be in a coffin  
  Corpsing Blucky Skeleton  X The trick is to make these look like expensive rotting corpses  

  Corpsing a Simple Skeleton

X

Corpsing a Blucky using liquid nails and webbing

  Exhumed Corpse X Corpsing a blucky skeleton to appear to be an exhumed corpse  

  Hands

X

Making Corpse hands using paper mache

  Head & Shoulders Corpse

X

How to make the body portion of a corpse

  How-to Decay Arms X How to Decay bones  

  Latexing, Corpsing, & Painting

X

How to convert a skeleton to a corpse

  Making a Halloween Corpse

X

Method for corpsing a Blucky Skeleton

  Merlin’s Corpse Hands

X

Want to make your own latex corpse hands?

  Rotting Corpse

X

How to make a Bucky Skeleton appear to be a corpse

       
Bodies - PVC Frame   Back to top  

  Articulated Body Form

X

Made from wood and fence couplings – Very Sturdy

  Back from the Grave

X

Build this grave jumper from a PVC frame

  Basic Torso Frame

X

Basic PVC frame to make a prop torso explained

  Beakman's PVC Figures X Instructions for making PVC figures  
  Body for Boris X Construction of the body I built for my Boris the Talking Skull  

  Bride of Articulation

X

Body frame made from PVC using the Spring tension method

  Caretaker

X

Dress your PVC body up to look like a caretaker

  Ceiling Crawler

X

PVC Frame creature crawling on your ceiling

  Coffin Snatchers

X

Bodies made from frames created out of 1" PVC

  Cyclops Space Alien

X

Build this one-eyed space man

  Death Lord Dummy X Life size Dummy that is posable and re-posable  

  Falling Fred

X

Pictures of how to make this drop down prop

  Figure Armature X How to make a standing skeleton  

  Frankie

X

Build this PVC frame Frankenstein Monster

  Friendly Frank

X

Frankenstein Monster made from PVC frame

  Grave Digger

X

Build a grave digger from wood and chicken wire

  Grave Digger 2003

X

PVC figure posing as a real person

  Grave Digger 2005

X

Very realistic looking static prop

  Grave Digger-Cameosattik

X

Make this guy standing in a graveyard holding a shovel

  Grave Digger Project

X

Cool Looking PVC Prop Body

  Grave Grabber II

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Bigger and better grave grabber  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Grim Grinning Corpses

X

Make these groundbreaker corpses in several different ways

  Gus-Low Cost Mannequin

X

Build this prop body from cheap wood instead of PVC

  Jason X Build a Jason Static Prop  
  Lacerated Larry X Headless Man holding his head    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video

  Monsters

X

Make these bodies using PVC frames

  Nicodemus

X

PVC Frame Body with cape and mask

  PVC Armature Figure

X

How to get dimensions for your PVC frame

  PVC Armature Figures

X

Easy prop to build and gives a great effect

  PVC Dummy –How To

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Instructions for making PVC bodies

  PVC Frame Design

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Skeleton for body made from PVC frame

  PVC Groundbreaker How-To

X

How to make this simple prop for your cemetery

  PVC Standing Dummy

X

Making a realistic standing dummy is really easy

  Skull Lords

X

Bodies made from PVC frame, pillows, and skulls

  Uncle Rob Greeter

X

A PVC Body makes a sturdy greeter

  Waylighter X Very realistic man to hold a lamp and show the way  
       
Casting And Molding   Back to top  

  Cast a Face in plaster

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Making castings is a lot of fun, and casting a face is fun PLUS

  Cast Bat Plaques 

L

Molding and casting Bats

  Cast Plaster Skulls 

L

Skulls cast from latex molds you can make

  Casting a Skull

X

Casting skulls with foil and paper mache

  Casting and Molding X Another way to cast and mold skulls  

  Casting Hands

X

Method of casting a mold from real hands

  Daisy-Monster Mud Fun

X

Daisy Flower with Skull made from Monster mud

  Dryer Lint Clay Recipe

X

Make molding clay from your dryer lint

  Face Casting

X

Make a cast of a person’s face for your haunt

  Haunted Busts

X

Make these cool looking Busts using Paper Mache’.

  Horse Drawn Hearse Ornament

X

Reproduce a metal filigree Ornament

  How to use Foaming Gelatin

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How-to for using foaming gelatin to cast items

  How to use Foaming Gelatin Casts

X

Helping change people’s face for costuming

  Latex Heads

X

Instructions for casting and molding latex heads

  Latex Mask Project

X

Detailed instructions of how to make a latex mask

  Life Casting

X

Instructions for making a mold from a persons head

  Life Casting 2

X

Instructions for casting a persons head and face

  Mache Recipe

X

Make your own tinted mache for molding

  Mache Recipe 2

X

Another version of this recipe

  Making a Two-Part Mold

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Making a 2-part mold to reproduce foam heads

  Make your own hair punch tool

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Use PVC, putty, & needle, make a tool to add hair to masks

  Make your Own Latex Mask

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Techniques for making your own masks

  Mold Making

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A Primer for making your own molds

  Molding Skulls with Dragonskin 

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Molding process explained using the Dragon Skin Material

  Monster Mud Reeper

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Make this Grim Reaper using monster mud

  Monster Mud Wall Breaker

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Skeleton creature breaking through wall, made w/ Monster mud

  Paper Mache’ Basics

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Very good tutorial for basic paper mache’ projects

  Paper Mache’ Pumpkins

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Evil looking pumpkins patterned from Stolloween’s work

  Paper Mache’ Skulls

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Instructions of how to make your own skulls

  Paper Mache’ Cast Skull

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Make these skulls from paper mache’

  Polyurethane Foam

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Cheap source for using foam to make masks and such.

  Props

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Molding limbs and bones to make a skeleton  

  Rubber Latex Outer Skin X Latex Skin making for Halloween props  

  Skull Mold

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Making a mold, casting, and painting techniques for skulls

  Skull Molds X Making a mold to cast skulls from  

  Sculpting 101 “The Coot”

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This is a work in progress on learning to sculpt.  Will update.

  Toxic Tom & Friends

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Using Paper Mache to convert a wighead to a zombie head

  Transforming Wigheads X Making prop heads  
       
Cemetery Columns   Back to top  
  Aged Wood Cemetery Columns X Aging techniques using wood  

  Cemetery Columns

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How to make these 6’ high cemetery columns

  Cemetery Fence Columns  X Realistic looking Cemetery Columns with lantern on top  

  Columns

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Really Eerie looking cemetery columns

  Columns with Flames

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How to build columns with propane flames

  Easy Cemetery Arch

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A very simple project and a cheap way to make a grave.

  Entrance Pillars

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Build these interesting pillars with crows on top

  Fence Columns 

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Building the cemetery fence columns

  Fence & Pillars

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Pictures of how we built our cemetery accessories

  Graveyard Columns

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Made using 2 X 2 lumber and styrofoam.

  Painting Fence Columns L Painting your fence Columns  

  Parkfield Cemetery Columns

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Cemetery Columns made from styrofoam.

  Pillar Construction

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Build this simple cemetery pillar

  Pillars & Archway  

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Photos of how this was built

  Pillars of Lost Souls

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Columns built using the heads of many lost souls

  Skeleton Cemetery Columns X Make these columns for your grave yard entry point  
       
Cemetery Crypt   Back to top  

  Brides Tomb

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Tomb made from styrofoam walls

  Crypt, Casa De Sade

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Building the Casa De Sade Crypt

  Crypt for Helena

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Make a Crypt for the Flying Crank Ghost

  Crypt of the Phantasm

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Building a crypt for Flying Crank Ghost  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Dark Night Crypt

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Make this crypt mock up for a spooky effect

  Endless Mausoleum

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Use of mirrored surfaces, lighting and prop walls.

  Mausoleum Walls

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Make the walls in your mausoleum look realistic

  Rising Crypt

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Crypt Lid being raised by a skeleton from inside

Video

       
Cemetery Epitaphs   Back to top  
  Epitaphs from various sources X A collection of Epitaphs from the ‘net  
       
Cemetery Fence   Back to top  
  Build a Cemetery Fence X Cemetery Fence Plan for you to build  

  Cemetery Fence – Style 1

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Plans for building a fence  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Plans

  Cemetery Fence – Style 2 X Plans for building another fence  
  Cemetery Fence -  Style 3 X Plans for building a different fence    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Plans

  Cemetery Fence

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How-to for building a cemetery fence

  Cemetery Fence 2

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Another version of the traditional PVC Cemetery Fence

  Cemetery Fence 3

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Casa De Sade’s version of the Cemetery Fence

  Collinwood Cemetery Fence  X Another version of the traditional cemetery Fence  

  Connecting Fence Panels

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This is my solution to joining the fence panels together

  Creative Cemetery Fence  X Fence uses chain link and posts  
  Creepy Nights Cemetery Fence  X Cemetery Fence made from weather resistant wood  

  Graveyarfd Fence 

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Plans for building a fence around graveyard

  Graveyard Fence-H. Warehouse

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More fence made from PVC pipe.  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Graveyard Fence & Gate

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Build this graveyard fence and gate for a Crypt

  GraveYard Fence-Hallown Works

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Wooden Fence with blood at the tips

  Graveyard Fence Update 

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Update for graveyard fence plans

  Graveyard Fence-Vile Things

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Modular sections that can be taken apart and stored easily

  How to build a Cemetery Fence

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How to build article with illustrations

  Night Screams Cemetery Fence

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Adding realistic looking cemetery fences to your yard haunt

   Omar's Cemetery Fence Sections 

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Diagram showing dimensions of Omar's Cemetery Fence

  Pallet Cemetery Fence  X Building a Cemetery from old pallets  

  Scarymount Cemetery Fence

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Protect your investment (and your sanity) by erecting a fence

  Spiked Fence Look

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Method of making spikes to top your cemetery fence

  Wrought Iron Fence  X Make a cemetery Fence using PVC Pipe  
       
Cemetery Gate   Back to top  
  Big Entrance Sign  X Make an awesome entrance sign from styrofoam  
  Cemetery Gate X Build this awesome looking cemetery gate  

  Grave Yard Gate

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Brief description of wooden gate

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Make this gate for your cemetery display

       
Cemetery Scenes   Back to top  

  Fall Down Panel

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Mausoleum slots drop down where actor can scare people

  Fresh Graves

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Artificial method of appearing to look like a fresh dug grave

  Building a Grave Yard

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Creating a graveyard scene is more than tombstones

  Graveyard Ghost Bride

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This ghostly bride appeared among the gravestones

  Graveyard Skeleton

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Picture of cool scene using a Bucky Skeleton in the cemetery

  Hell Hole X Devil Upper Torso coming out of hole  

  Living Dead

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Set the scene where corpses come to life

  Simple Grave

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Easy method of making a fresh dug grave

       
Cemetery Tombstones   Back to top  

  13 Steps to Tombstones

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Easy step by step instructions to make tombstones

  Additional Gravestones for 2004 

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Stones commemorating three pioneers in the field of electricity

  Alter Tombstone

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Using books for the base column, and displayed with vines

  Ancient Tombstone Tutorial

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Step by step tutorial for making tombstones     -   -   -   -   -   - 

Video

  Big Scream Tombstones  X More Styrofoam Tombstones  
  Blackstone Tombstones  X Foam Tombstones patterned after Blackstone Cemetery  
  Bleeding Tombstone X Tombstone that is bleeding blood  

  Blucky Tombstone

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Glue a Blucky Skeleton to a foam tombstone for effect

  Boo-it-Yourself Tombstones

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Make a many tombstones for the cost of one purchased 

  Build your own gravestones

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Instructions for building realistic tombstones

  Building Tombstones from Foam

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Tutorial of how to make tombstones using a dremel

  Carving Styrofoam Tombstones X The tools of the trade and simple instructions  

  Celtic Cross Headstone

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Loads of detail in this one

  Celtic Cross Tombstone X Instructions for building this big tombstone  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Template
  Cemetery X Turn your yard into a cemetery  

  Chris’ Homebuilt Tombstones

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Photo examples of several different tombstones

  Circle Cross Headstone

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Example of this type of tombstone

  Collinwood Tombstones  X Wooden Tombstones  

  Create This Tombstone

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Example of our process for creating a stone

  Crypto's Tombstones  X Making realistic looking foam tombstones  
  Dan's Tombstones X Tombstone Ideas from Dan’s Halloween Page  
  Dead End Tombstones X Instructions for making Foam Tombstones  

  Easy Made Tombstones

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Make your tombstones using spray paint to etch the markings

  Gargoyle Tombstone - Guardian X Make a tombstone with a great looking gargoyle  

  Glen’s Tombstones

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Making tombstones using foam, x-acto knives, and paint

  Graves, How-To X Make some graves for your cemetery  

  Graveyard Gravestones

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Gravestones that are shaped in a classic arched style

  Fallen Angel Tombstone

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Angel mounted on top of tombstone

  Foam Tombstones  X No cemetery would be complete without creepy tombstones  

  Glue Gun Engraved Tombstones

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Engrave your styrofoam tombstones using a glue gun

  Halloween Asylum Tombstones  X Making tombstones from OSB, Plywood, and Foam board  
  Halloween Creation Tombstones X Making simple grave stones or large monuments  

  Halloween Tombstone Ideas

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Your Halloween tombstones is only the first step

  Halloween Tombstones X Building your own tombstones lets you express your creativity  
  Hallows Eve Tombstones  X Making a Headless Horseman Tombstone  

  Hide-a-Stone

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Build something to disguise your floodlights in the cemetery

  Homemade Tombstones X Make your own tombstones using simple tools and materials  
  How to make Foam Tombstones X Make tombstones the way you want them  
  Improved Bleeding Tombstone X Improved Bleeding Tombstone  
  Keeba's Tombstone X Instructions for making foam tombstones and engraving them  
  Keeba's Tombstone- 2001  X Ironstock 2001 Tombstone Making workshop  
  LED Portrait Tombstone X A backlit version of the tombstone with a portrait  
  Lighted Tombstone X Build a lighted tombstone  

  Mannie’s Tombstones

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Another method and example of how to make foam tombstones

  Morbid's Tombstones X Tombstones from Foam Board  

  Mourner

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Make a dead mourner humped over a tombstone

  Moving Tombstone X Tombstone rocks back and forth, operated by small gear motor  
  Nelson's Tombstones  X Cool looking 3D tombstones  
  Obsession Tombstones X No grave yard is complete without tombstones  
  Poe Headstone X Replica of Edgar Allen Poe's Tombstone  
  Quick and Dirty Tombstones X Several Tombstone plans using foam board  -   -   -   -   -   -   - template  #1,  #2

  Rat Poppin Tombstone

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Rat Poppin from an elaborate tombstone

  Rest in Peace Headstone  X Traditional Rest in Peace tombstone  
  Rocking Tombstone X Build a Tombstone that rocks back and forth  
  Rocking Tombstone II X Another version of the Rocking Tombstone  
  Shipwheel Headstone  X Ship wheel tombstone described  
  Skull & Crossbones Tombstones X A multi-layered styrofoam creation  
  Spookyblue Tombstones  X Make your own bone yard filled with gothic headstones  
  Steel Stakes L How to make ground stakes from Rebar  

  Stenciling on Foam

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Technique for transferring printed lettering to foam

  Stucco Tombstones  X Tombstones made from Stucco foam board  

  Styrofoam Tombstones 

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Wolfstone’s instruction of how to make foam gravestones

  Styrofoam Tombstones after 4 Yrs 

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Wolfstone’s update article about Styrofoam tombstones

  Styrofoam Tombstone Details 

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Details of the construction of the tombstones

  Terror Tom’s Tombstones

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Making tombstones from wood

  The Old Cemetery X Making Foam Tombstones  
  Tombstone Applique How-To  X Make Appliqués from clay molds and attach to tombstones  

  Tombstone Embellishments

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Using everyday items to set off your tombstones

  Tombstone Examples  X Examples of Styrofoam and Wooden Tombstones  

  Tombstone Factory

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Tips on how to turn these out by the dozen

  Tombstone - Final Touches X Adding those final touches help make the graveyard real  

  Tombstone Fonts

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Suggestions as to what font is best used on tombstones

  Tombstone -Ghost of Halloween  X Tombstones with the help from an artist  
  Tombstone How-To  X A tutorial on how to make tombstones from start to finish  
  Tombstone Ideas  X Ideas of how these tombstones were made  
  Tombstone Pictures  X Pictures of example tombstones  
  Tombstones Placement  X What to consider when placing your tombstones  
  Tombstones, Revised  X You can design, shape, paint, texture, detail anyway you want  
  Tombstone stencil Technique  X Using spray paint to eat away at my foam for the ancient look  
  Tombstone Templates X Templates for different shapes of tombstones  
  Tombstones 1 X Instructions for making Tombstones from Foam Horror Seek  

  Tombstones 1-3

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Tombstone Templates for a 4' X 8' Sheet of Plywood

  Tombstones 1-4 X Tombstone Templates for a 4' X 8' Sheet of Plywood  
  Tombstgone 1-5  X Tombstone Templates for a 4' X 8' Sheet of Plywood  
  Tombstones, 2005 Additions X Added Tombstones designs  
  Tombstones, 2007 Additions X Added Tombstones designs for the 2007 haunt  
  Tombstones - 2007  X New Tombstones from Halloween-L  

  Tombstone to Hide Lights

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Hide your lights using this tombstone idea

  Tournament de Tombstone X Build this tombstone in a tombstone  
  Wicked stone Tombstones  X Standard technique for making tombstones out of foam  
  Widows Bluff Tombstones  X Take a pic of your favorite tombstone and recreate it in foam  
  Wooden Grave Markers  X Home made wooden cross grave markers  

  Wooden Tombstones

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Wooden tombstones with famous people epitaphs

        
Clocks   Back to top  

  13 Hour Clock 

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How to build a spooky Clock  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  13 Hour Clock Props X Two different versions of 13 Hour clocks    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video

  Haunted Clocks

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13 hour clock with the hands rotating backwards   -   -   -   -   -

Clock Face

  Spooky Clock 

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13 hours Clock face with hands that move backward

  Spooky Clock 2 

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Another clock using a better clock case

       
Coffins   Back to top  

  $25 Full-Size Toe-Pincher Coffin

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Build an inexpensive coffin for your prop     -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Build your own Coffin

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Plans for building a coffin from a single sheet of plywood

  Build your own Coffin 2

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Realistic coffin that can be used year after year

  Bucky Coffin

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Plans to build for your Bucky Skeleton Coffin

  Buried Alive  X Build a half version of a coffin to save money  

  Cardboard Coffin How-To

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Build this cardboard full size coffin

  Casket Deception Scene

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Build a casket where it’s empty, and then corpse appears

  Coffin Construction Plans    X Construction Plans for a realistic Toe-Pincher Coffin  

  Coffin Contest Winner

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Award winning coffin design Described

  Coffin Coronary X Build this coffin pop-up prop -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video

  Coffin from 4x8 sheet plywood

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Plans and Diagrams for making this

  Coffin, Opening X Coffin lid opens and closes Video 

  Computer Controlled Coffin

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Coffin opens, closes, corpse rises and rises   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Plans #1    #2

  Coffin, Full X Plans for building a full size, realistic coffin  

  Coffin Ideas

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Ideas of what you can do with coffins in your haunt

  Ground Breaker Coffin

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Make this coffin that appears to be coming out of the ground

  Ground Breaker Coffin 2

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Coffin made from plastic cardboard.

Plans

  Groundbreaker Coffin, Slimline

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This plan uses much less space and materials. 

  Half Buried Coffin

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Build a coffin that looks like it's half way out of the ground

  How to Sarcophiguy

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Plans for building a realistic looking Egyptian Sarcophagus

  Kitchen Sink Coffin

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Coffin lid opens, Elvis pops up and sings    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Schematic  Video

  Popup Skull in Coffin

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Skull pops up in a ground breaker coffin

  Sit Up Coffin X Build a sit up mechanism for your Bucky Skeleton  
  Toe Pincher Coffin X Coffin plans from the Casa de Sade  
  Toe Pincher Coffin II X Do-It-Yourself Toe Pincher Coffin plans  

  Toe Pincher Coffin III

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Pictorial instructions of how to build this

  Toe Pincher Coffin-Foam

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A classic design made completely from styrofoam

  Toe Pincher Coffin-MacTavish

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Construction plans and instructions for this authentic coffin

  Toe Pincher Coffin – Pallet

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Very detailed instructions for making the prop cheaply -   -   -

Video

  Toe Pincher Coffin-Pyramid Lid

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Another version of the popular coffin with a different lid

  Unearthed Coffin X Cheap and Easy coffin plans  
       
Compressed Air   Back to top  

  Air Compressors

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All about air compressors and what type is best

  Air Cylinder from Bicycle Pump 

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How to convert a bicycle pump to an air cylinder

  Air Cylinder from Screen Door X Convert a screen door opener to an air ram  

  Air Cylinder from Screen Door 

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Convert a Screen Door Closer to an air cylinder

  Air Switch L Synchronize various effects from one activation source  
  Air Trigger X Make this trigger Mechanism  

  Compressed Air

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How to connect the air lines to the props

  Compressed Air -Phantasmechanics

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Tutorial about working with compressed air in haunts

   Compressed Air - Propane Tank

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Converting a propane tank for compressed air

  Connecting Solenoid to Cylinder 

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Several ways to connect a solenoid valve to a cylinder

  Door Closer as Air Cylinder

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Instructions for converting a door closer to an air cylinder  -   -

Video

  Haunt Air Manager 

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Plans to build a (HAM) Haunt Air Manager

  Haunting with Compressed Air 

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Spook up your haunt with animation

   Mounting & Using Cylinders

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Methods of mounting cylinders to be most effective and safe

  Pneumatic Control of Props

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Guide to making your own air cylinder

  Pneumatic Cylinders 

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Different types and sources of pneumatic cylinders

  Pneumatic Piston

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Build your own air piston

Video

   Pneumatic Solenoid Primer

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Introductory primer for using Pneumatic Solenoid valves

  Solenoid Valves 

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Electronically control compressed air, with a solenoid valve

       
Controllig Animated Props   Back to top  
  555 Timer X A cheap component to build a timer  
  555 Timer X Timer Mechanism that builds a delay and lockout feature  

  Anyone Can Program 

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A computer program is list of instructions a Computer performs

  BASIC Stamp Connection

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Connectivity options in getting the Stamp to talk to your PC

  BASIC Stamp Input 

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Introduction to necessary items to input on Basic Stamp

  BASIC Stamp Output 

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Introduction to items necessary to output on Basic Stamp

  BASIC Stamp Set Up 

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What you need for a BASIC Stamp microcontroller

  Choosing a BASIC Stamp 

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Info about using computers to automate and animate a haunt.

  Choosing a Haunt Controller 

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Info to help you choose a computer controller for your haunt

  Command Center Mausoleum

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Build a structure to keep all your Controls in.

  Commercial DC Electric Motors 

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DC Electric Motors provide a means of "precision animation"

  Commercial Power Sequencer 

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Power one prop, then another, in sequence

  Commercial RC Servo Drivers

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Commercial products that simplify the task of driving RS servos

  Commercial Step Motor Drivers 

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Stepper motors are a versatile, inexpensive means of animation

   Controller Input/Output Overview

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Some background necessary to discuss input and output.

  DC Electric Motors 

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What is an electric motor and why should I care?

  DMX Control Central 

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Control your Haunt with a DMX Central Controller

  Electric Motors 

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What is an electric motor, and why should I care?

  Haunting with X10 

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Build a remote control to send signals to remote locations

  Input-Output design 

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Input/output design for a Prop-1 program

  Intro to Controllers 

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The virtues of automation via intelligent controllers

  Intro to RC Servos 

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Versatile & inexpensive means of "precision animation".

  Intro to Stepper Motors 

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Stepper motors are a versatile, inexpensive means of animation

  Introduction to Programming 

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Let's get this straight from the beginning: You can do this

  Intro to X10 

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Basic Introduction to the X-10 Controller

   Light Beam Sensor

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A beam of light concentrated by cheap lenses

  Line Voltage Switch 

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Accept 110 VAC line current, and flip low-voltage switch for us.

  Local Control 

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Sensing visitors or timing activities for props

  Making Eyes Move

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Synchronized eye movement

  Mat Switch How to

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A Mat switch triggers an effect when someone steps on it

  Motion Control                         X Building a Motion Detector Hybrid  
  Motion Detector-Door Minder X Build this kit that uses an infrared beam to mind doorways  
  Motion Detector Modification X Use a motion detector as a triggering device  
  Motion Sensor X Convert a motion activated light to control your props  

  Motion Sensor on a Pole

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Setting up a Motion Detector from a pole

  Motion Sensor/Power strip Hack

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Convert an ordinary power strip into a motion sensor controller

  Motion Trigger

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Build a trigger to activate your props

  Moving Eye Mechanism

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How to for making eyes move in sync.

  Outlet-Relay Module

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Instructions for setting up control of lights using relay

  Power Sequencer 

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Applies AC power to several different devices in sequence.

  Powering your Props

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Helpful hints to setting up the power supply to your props

  Program Design 

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What must a controller do?

  Prop-1 Controller Overview 

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A controller based on the BASIC Stamp line of controllers

  Prop Switches

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How to for different types of switches for controlling props

  Remote Control 

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Using remote controls in your haunt

  Remote Controlled Air Solenoid

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Control pneumatic props remotely with this set up

   Resistors

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Learn all about resistors

  Sound-to-Servo Drivers 

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Takes an audio signal and uses it to drive a RC servo

  Surprise Mat

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How a floor mat switch can add to the haunting experience

  Switch Mats X Building and Using Switch Mats to control props  

  Trigger Relay 

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Trigger more than one prop at a time with this device

  What must a controller do? 

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A computer program determines what the program does.

  Writing a Prop-1 Program 

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it is now time to write the actual program

       
Corpsification   Back to top  

  Baby Corpse How To

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Corpsification techniques of a Blucky Skeleton

  Bread Clay

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Make this molding clay from bread and glue

  Bucky Corpsing

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Skull and Bone tutorial for Bucky corpsing

  Building Uncle Dirtnap

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What you can do with a skull kit, and some old nylons

  Corpsing Bodies 1 X Making a corpse from a Bucky Skeleton  
  How to Build A Corpse X How to corpsify a skull  
  Making a Corpse X How to make a corpse using paper mache  

  Making Corpses

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Making a corpse from a Blucky Skeleton

       
Costumes   Back to top  
  Alfred, The Stalk Around X Build this dragon costume to where  

  Costuming, Super Easy

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Tips of how to make cloaks, leggings, etc for your costumes

  Distressing Clothes for Bodies  X Make clothes look old and tattered for your bodies  

  Distressed Clothing-Viking

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When making a corpse, distress their clothing

  Distressing Men's Shirts  X Make a man's shirt look old and worn  

  Fangs and Teeth

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How to make realistic fangs using dental materials

  Flesh Face Mask X Make a mask from brown paper bag  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Pattern

  Gelatin

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Notes about how to use gelatin in costuming

  Headless Horseman’s Costume

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Instructions for making this realistic looking costume

  Making a Cloak X Cloak making guide  

  Making a Latex Face Mask

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Making a latex face mask made easy

  Making Latex Chains X Easy to make chains out of pipe cleaners and Latex  

  Stalk Around Costume

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Very Tall costume of a skeletal Man, walking about

  Stalker Costume

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An 8’ Stalker costume you can wear   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - 

Video

  Stalker Prop

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Another giant Stalker costume

  Swamp Thing X Using a “Gillie” Suit  

  Weathering Cloth

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Weathering cloth can be quite Simple with the proper tools

       
Creative Process   Back to top  

  13 Tips for a Creepy Haunt

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Simple things you can do to enhance your haunt

  30 Tips for Fast Haunting

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30 Tips to help the new Haunter get going

  Audience Focus

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Immerse your audience in your show for a better experience

  Books and Videos

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List of available books and videos on Halloween prop building

  Build your Haunt with Pods X A Quality Fabrication Solution for Haunts On The Go!  
  Care and Feeding of Actors X Some good advice about how to treat actors  

   Creative Process

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Using the creative process to enhance scenes

   Creative Process, Design Haunt

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Design your haunt with the creative process in mind

  Final Touches

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Little things to help your haunt sparkle

  Glues & Epoxies

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Information about how to use these in building props

  Halloween-Just Imagine

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Document explaining what the creative process of Halloween is

  Home Haunting Tips X Terror Tom’s Home Haunting Tips  

  How to scare trick or treaters

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Some advice on how to set up a trick or treat station

  Instant Halloween Kit 

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Put together some "Instant Halloween" kits to lend to friends

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It’s amazing what you can find for nothing and make a haunt

  Keep It Simple

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When prop building, think through the process to simplify things

  Make the Big Impression

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Ways to make your haunt memorable for participants

  Make your own House Haunted X Tips for making your own haunted house work well  

  Make your Props Unique

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Set your haunt apart from all the rest

  Parade Haunted Truck

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Build this Haunted Truck Float

  Plan before you build

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Good advice of how to plan a haunt

  Priceless Scares with Lighting

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Simple techniques for basic scares are best sometimes

  Scareactors X Your haunt is your stage. You'll have props, lighting  

  Seeing the Props

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Message about how to put your props out so they will be seen

  Set Design & Theming

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Tips on how to create a very effective haunt

  Soldering Bench Set Up

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Method of setting up a dedicated soldering bench

  Tips for Beginning Haunters 

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Tips to help the beginner start Haunting

  Waiting Line Entertainment X Ideas for entertaining those waiting to enter your Haunt  

  Wagon Design

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Good design for converting a hay wagon to a people carrier

  You have to be rich to haunt? 

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It is possible to put on a scare without a big pile of cash.

       
Dot Room   Back to top     

  Dot Room

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Building a dot room for your haunt

  Dot Room 2

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Instructions for making a Dot Room

  Dot Room-Coffinbound

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Painting different shapes to make your dot room

  Ghost of Halloween-Dot Room X Another version of this cool effect  

  Skull Dot Room

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Dot Room using skull images instead of regular dots

  Thinking Outside the Dot Room X Dot Room Attraction is really cool  
       
Drop Panel   Back to top  
  Drop Panel X Drop a Portrait to reveal a hidden monster  -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video   #1,    #2

  Dropping Portrait

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Build a portrait that drops with a bang, exposing a monster

       
Electric Chair   Back to top  

  Death Chair

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Plans for building this eerie looking electric chair

  Death Chair - Death Lord  X Death Chair with built in speakers  
  Demon Throne  X Big & impressive yet fold up into a small space for storage  
  Electric Chair X The basics of an Electric Chair Halloween Prop  

  Electric Chair

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Build an electric chair from these plans

  Electric Chair Execution

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Develop a scene for the execution

  Electric Chair with victim X This electric chair victim will twitch when activated  

  Electric Chair Victim

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Victim using a talking head for effect

  Electrocution X Awesome Electric Chair Scene   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video

  General’s Electric Chair

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Electric chair design with fancy scroll work

  Kammo's Death Chair  X Grim Reaper's Death Chair is over 8' tall  

  Thrash N’ Burn

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Electric Chair victim thrashes and burns  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Plans #1   #2     #3

       
Facade   Back to top  
  Canvas Facade X Making Fake Stone Walls from a Dyed Drop Cloth  

  Castle Façade

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Make this plywood castle facade for under $100

  Stone Walls, How to Build X Make Fake Stone Walls  
       
Fake Fire Back to top
  Artificial Fire L Interested in building artificial fire for your haunt?  Read On  

  Dragon Fire

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Make a big fake fire using plastic bags

  Fake Fire X Make a fake fire using a fan and silk  
  Fake Fire with Drum X Fake fireplace with a revolving drum  

  Fanning the Flames

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Pictorial diagram of a fake fire box

  Flame Box X Make this realistic looking fake fire  

  Illusion of Fire

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Quick method of creating the illusion of fire

  Phantom Flames How-To

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Instructions for making fake fire coming from an Urn

  Pirates of the Caribbean Fire

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Build a fake fire like the movie set

  Silk Torches L Flickering Light Simulated Torches  
       
Foam Carving Tools   Back to top  

  5 Minute Foam Cutter

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Very good instruction for building this foam cutting table

  Commercial Foam-Carving Tools

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Sources for buying foam carving tools commercially

  Foam Carving Hotwire X Make a foam cutting tool from a soldering iron  -   -   -   -   -   - Video
  Foam Cutting Tool X Make a foam cutting tool any length   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video  #1    #2

  Hot Wire Cutter

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Make your own foam wire cutter for next to nothing

  Hot Wire Foam Cutter

X

Built using a bow made from PVC pipe

       
Fog Chiller   Back to top  

  $5 Professional Fog Chiller

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Make one from an old heater core

  $20 Fog Chiller X Simple Fog Chiller using PVC Pipe  
  Best Fog Chiller X Best Design for a good fog chiller  

  Build a Low Cost Fog Chiller

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This Chiller is reliable, lightweight when empty and is durable.

  Build your own Fog Chiller X Build this Fog Chiller to keep your fog low to the ground  
  Fog Chiller  L All about Glycol Fog Chillers  

  Fog Chiller 2

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Fog Chiller using a cooler & Flexible vent tubing

  Fog Chiller Design

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Fog Chiller using frozen milk jugs to cool fog

  Fog Chiller How To

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Easy way to make a very good fog chiller  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Fog Chiller-Kick the Fog

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This design uses 2 hand made soft copper coils

  Fog Crypt Chiller X Fog chiller inside a crypt to make eerie effect  
  Fog Machine Chiller X Another Fog Chiller you can build  

  Fog Machine & Chiller

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Fog Chiller using a cooler, wire, and PVC Piping

  Fog on the Rocks Chiller

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Cheap to build and works really well.   

  How not to make a Fog Chiller  L Learn from mistakes others have made  

  Low Hovering Graveyard Fog

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Make this easy and cheap fog chiller using a plastic tote tub

  Ultimatge Fog Chiller X Build the award winning fog chiller using a garbage can  
       
Fog Machine   Back to top  

  Build a Fog Head

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Adapt a spooky head to have fog blow out its mouth

  Build a Fog Machine Controller

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Build this fog machine controller

  Buying Water Based Hazers

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This machine will make mist, fog, and a thin haze

  Cleaning your Fog Machine X How to keep your fog machine clean  

  Controller Driven Fogger

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Using a microcontroller to trigger a glycol fogger

  Custom Fogger Timer

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Build your own custom fogger timer.

  Fog Effects

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There's nothing like a layer of fog to really add a scare

  Fog Machine FAQ

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Information frequently asked about fog machines

  Fog Machine Repair X How to Resurrect a Potentially Dead Fog Machine  

  Fogger Pump Surgery

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How to repair a fog machine pump

  Fogger Remotes

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Information about fogger remote controls

  Fogger Repair

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How to repair a dead fog machine

  Glycol fogger L We think that the glycol fogger is the best  

  Remote Fogger Control

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Several methods of controlling a fog machine

  Repeating Event Control Timer

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Activate an Event over and over, without resetting

  Utrasonic Misters  L High levels of inaudible sound breaks water into mist droplets  
       
Fog Making   Back to top  

  Buying Glycol Foggers

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Glycol fogger is best, for cost,  economy and ease of operation

  Dry Ice Fog

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Info on how to make fog using dry ice

  Fog  L Learn about all the different types of fog  
  Making Fog Juice  L Information on making your own fog juice, Is it a good Idea?  

  Mystery Fog

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Short article about the different ways to make fog

       
Fortune Teller   Back to top  
  Madam  Leota X Fortune teller head in a crystal Ball  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video -Original, Advanced,  Modified
       
Gargoyles   Back to top  

  Demonware Gargoyles

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How to make Gargoyles from Demonware

  Gargoyles, Commercial L Gargoyles available  
  Gargoyles, Eyes L How to make eyes for your Gargoyle  

  Gargoyle Illumination

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How to light your Gargoyles

  Gargoyle Internal Skeleton L Plump out your latex Gargoyle  
  Gargoyle Modifications  L Latex gargoyle skins: unpainted and without foam inside.  

  Gargoyle Monument

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Gargoyle sitting atop a column in your graveyard

  Gargoyles on Fence Columns L Add Gargoyles to your Fence Columns  
  Gargoyles with Flapping Wings L Add motorized wings on your Gargoyle  
  Gargoyle, Painting L Painting your latex Gargoyles  
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Make this realistic looking gargoyle out of paper Mache’
 
  Smoking and Belching Gargoyle L Add some smoking effects to your Gargoyles  
       
Ghosts   Back to top  
  Bad Ghost at the Door X Scene scenario of a ghost trick or treating  

  Boney the Grave Ghost

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Ghost projected on Plexiglas

  Cheesecloth Ghosts

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Easy instructions on how to make these

  Easy Do-It-Yourself Ghost

X

Make these ghosts out of chicken wire

  Free Standing Ghost

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Instructions for making a cool looking ghost

  Ghost Heads X Making Ghost Heads from Styrofoam Wig heads  

  Ghosts out of Cheesecloth

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Make these ghosts that sway in the breeze

  Ghosties X Pictures of Ghostie Scene  
X Make a 20’ giant ghost using balloons and paper mache  

  Growing Ghost

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Very simple ghost prop that will get good scares

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Use coat hangers and white trash bags for this effect

   Non-Flying Ghost

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Static Ghost display from Casa De Sade

  Nono Ghost

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A Ghost built from an oscillating Fan Stand

Video

  Peppers Ghost Explained

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Good description of how this illusion works

  Pepper Ghost for $6

X

Make this Pepper Ghost layout on the cheap

  Spinning Skull Ghost

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Make this spinning ghostie  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video #1  -  #2

  Stair Ghost

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An indoor full sized peppers ghost effect

       
Ghosts, Axworthy Flying   Back to top  

  Axworthy Drive

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Very compact, chain driven unit

  Axworthy Flying Ghost

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Build description for this prop

  Axworthy Flying UFO

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Flying UFO on Axworthy Frame

  Axworthy Ghost Triple Drive Unit

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Build the Drive unit for the Triple Axworthy Ghost

  Axworthy  with Guidewheels

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Axworthy Flying Ghost mechanism using guide wheels

  Flying Ghost - Haunted Driveway 

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A long looped string that moves around the yard with ghosts  -

Video

       
Ghosts, Flying Crank   Back to top  

  Anastasia -  Ghostie

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Build the Anastasia Ghost for the Flying Crank Ghost -   -   -  

Video

  Anastasia 2

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A creative version of the FCG Ghostie     

 

  FCG-Alternate Hanging Methods

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Various different ways to mount a portable Flying Crank Ghost

  FCG How To-Haunted Yards

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More on this fantastic prop    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  FCG-Phantasmechanics X Original instructions for the famous Flying Crank Ghost  

  FCG – Roadside Haunt

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Instructions for building the frame for this prop

 

  FCG using a Blucky Skeleton

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Make a FCG puppet from a blucky skeleton

  Flying Crank Ghost X Doug Ferguson’s Flying Crank Ghost  
  Flying Crank Blucky How to X How to convert a Blucky Skeleton to the FCG Mechanism  
  Flying Crank Ghost, Cheap, Easy X Make the Cheap and easy version of the FCG  

  Flying Crank Ghost, Jr.

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A Picture history of how they built this prop

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Building a Ghostie for the FCG
 

  Flying Crank Ghost-Wicked Stone

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Very detailed of materials needed to build this prop

  Hidden FCG LED Battery Pack X How to hide your power supply that runs the LED eyes.  
  Merlin's FCG Puppet X Build Merlin’s Flying Crank Ghost Puppet -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   Merlin's Video

  Oscillating Fan Powered FCG

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Build a FCG using a fan as the motor

  Roof Ghost

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Different version of the FCG hanging from a roof

  Skeleton Marionette X Making a FCG skeleton from foam   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  Video #1 #2

  Steve’s FCG

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Easy and cheap method of building this prop -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

Video

       
Ghosts, Strobe   Back to top  

   Strobe Ghost

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Static Ghost Display with egg-strobe lights -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - 

Strobe Picture

  Strobe Ghost II

X

A Lightweight Yard display that costs under $20

       
Guillotines   Back to top  

  Brother Lucian’s Guillotine

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Guillotine made with a built in switch to drop the blade

  Guillotine X Build this real looking wooden Guillotine  

  Guillotine by Deadwilliam

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Realistic looking guillotine with a secret compartment

  Guillotine Plans X Make this realistic looking Guillotine  
       
Hacks   Back to top  

  Animated Vulture

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Making a Vulture from an animated lawn ornament

  Animated Werewolf Hack X Hacking an animated bear  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  Video #1  #2
  Boris Hack X Convert a talking Boris-   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video 1, 2
  Boris Hack by Otaku X Hack Boris for external sound  

  Boris Modification

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Modify Boris the talking Skull using a Bucky Skeleton

  Build Your Own Mouth Animation  L ways to build a device that moves a mouth mechanism  -   -   -  
  Commercial Mouth Animation  L Monstrous creatures are more convincing if they do something  

  Evil Dwarf Killer Klown

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Convert a Christmas motion sensor decoration to Halloween

  Hacking Dougie Fir Talking Tree X Step-by-step instructions for hacking Dougie  
  Hack Existing Mouth Animation L Hacking a Commercial Animation  
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Building a stand and speakers, this talking bust is good.
 
  Jack & Dave  X Hacking a Douglas Fir to make this Prop  
  Molly Polly,  A Pirate’s Pal X Talking Parrot for your pirate setting  

  Owl Prop

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Convert an owl to a scary prop

  Puking Baby Punchbowl

X

Convert a baby doll to puke into a punchbowl

 

  Slim Santa Hack

X

Converting Talking Douglas Fir to a talking monster

  Skulls, Blinking-Talking X Convert a Bucky Skull to a talking Skull Video
  Talking Points/ Connecting Props L implement a standard interface for all such props.  

  Talking Skeleton 1

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Hack a Boris Skull and put it on a Bucky body.

  Talking Skull

X

Another hack of a Douglas the talking tree  -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

       
Jacobs Ladder   Back to top  

  Jacobs Ladder

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Instructions for making your own Jacobs Ladder

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More instructions for building your own Jacobs ladder

  Jumpin Jack Coil

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Build this version of the Jacob’s Ladder

       
Labels   Back to top  
  Book cover for Making Potions  X Print this book cover to make a book look like a potion book  

  Bottles & Jars                    

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Set up a laboratory or witches room with bottles & Jars

  Labels for Potion Bottles -1 X Print these labels and paste on your bottles  
  Labels for Potion Bottles -2 X Print these labels and paste on your bottles  
  Labels for Potion Bottles -3 X Print these labels and paste on your bottles  
  Labels for Potion Bottles -4 X Print these labels and paste on your bottles  

  Meat Emporium Labels

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Jack & Dave’s Product Labels for your boxes and cans

  Potion Cabinet & Labels

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Printable labels for your mad lab bottles -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Word Version

  Potion Bottles & Jars

X

Printable labels for your mad lab bottles -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Word Version

  Potion Labels A

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Several good looking labels for your witch  -   -   -   -   -   -   -  

Word Version

  Potion Labels B

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Printable labels for your mad lab bottles -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Word Version

  Potion Labels, Preparing

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How to make your paper look old to print your labels on

  Specimen Jars

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Labels and how to make specimen jars for your lab

  Vintage Poison Labels

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Labels for bottles of Poison -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Word Version

       
Laboratory Items   Back to top  
  Alien Creatures in a Jar X Make these aliens on display  

  Baby Alien Specimen

X

Make this Laboratory prop

  Body Parts in a Jar X Ways to make these look real  

  Bottling a Deep One

X

Make this deep sea creature in a bottle

  Canned Halloween Monstrosities

X

Round out your mad-science lab Or witch's larder 

  Eye for the Morgue

X

Ping Pong Eyeballs in a jar

  Eyeball Tube

X

Make this tube full of eyeballs for your lab  -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Eyeball picture

  Face Transplant X Create faces in a jar that can be used in your displays  
  Frankenhand Table X An animated wiggling-severed arm for your laboratory  
  Head in a Jar X Instructions for making this laboratory prop  

  Head in Bottle Images

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Sample images for your head in a bottle props

  How to Make Aliens

X

Make aliens and put into a jar for study

  Lab Transformer

X

Convert an old water heater into a neat lab transformer for effect

  Mad Laboratory

X

Pictures of the Mad Lab’s of years past

  Mad Scientist Laboratory X Create your own Mad Scientist Lab in your home  

  Potion & Spell Components

X

Description of how to turn wine bottles into potion bottles

  Potions that Glow

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How to make bottles in your lab take on that eerie glow

       
Lighing - Black Lights   Back to top  
   Black Light Basics X Black Light Basics  
   Black Light Basics 2 X More basic info on using Black Light  

   Black Light Fixture

X

Making a Black Light Fixture

   Black Light LED's X There has been a lot of interest in UV "black light" LEDs,  

   Black Light Magic

X

Tips and tricks for using Black Light

   Black Light Strobes X All about this special type of strobe light  
   Compact Florescent Black Light X A compact black light lamps that screws into fixture  
   Generate & Projecting Black Lht X Everything about Black Lights  
   Materials that react to BlackLight X To work properly, You have to have things that react to it  

   Waterproof Black Light

X

Make this waterproof fixture for your black light spots

       
Lighting - Color Organs   Back to top  
  Color Organs  X Device that controls brightness of light based on sound levels.  

  Commercial Color Organs

X

Where to get Commercial Color Organs

  Debugging Color Organs  X page is dedicated to what can go wrong with a color organ  
  Making a Color Organ  X Color organs are expensive and difficult, but can be done Schematic
       
Lighting Control   Back to top  
  Commercial Light Dimmers X Commercially available light dimmers  

  DMX Control

X

All about DMX control to operate lights, fog machines, etc.

  Lighting Control

X

Make this box to control all your lighting needs

  Lighting Control Box

X

Build a control box using dimmer switches and an outlet

  Power Box, 4 Channel Dimmer X Control several areas at once  
       
Lighting - Dimmers   Back to top  

  Commercial Dimmers

X

There are commercial alternatives to building your own.

  How to make a Light Dimmer Box X Make your own dimmer box  
       
Lighting - Effects   Back to top  

  ALF Flicker Light

X

Build a simple inexpensive flicker light

  Build a Candle Set Fixture X Build this light fixture as a candle set  

  Candleabra

X

A floor based candelabra to add a little more light

  Candleabra, Scary

X

Construct this effect from PVC pipe and ingenuity

  Cave Eyes X A microcontroller with 15 pairs of L.E.D.'s  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - circuit board  

  Chandelier

X

Make this creepy chandelier with hand holding the candles

  Christmas Light Flicker Effect

X

How to rework “flicker” bulbs to look like a candle burning  -   -

Video #1    #2

  Commercial Crystal Balls

X

Several Crystal Balls available in the market

  Commercial Flashing Lights X "Flashing lights" is an on-and-off cycle, which repeats.  

  Commercial Flicker Products

X

Sources for commercial flicker products

  Commercial  Electronic Flicker X Various Flicker products available  

  Commercial Fake Candles

X

Sources for fake candles that look real

  Commercial Light Cross-Faders

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Operates separate lights, dims one, and brightening the other

  Commercial Plasma Lamps  X Plasma-based lamps can be entertaining, fun to watch  -   - Video #1,    #2,  #3

  Eyes in the Bushes

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Use film canisters & a string of Xmas lights for flashing effects

  Eyes In the Darkness

X

Eyes in the darkness that glow out as if watching you.

  Eyes In the Darkness-More

X

Another method of making the Eyes in the darkness that glow 

  Fiber Optic Pneumatic Whips

X

Lights whipping along the ground give an awesome effect

  Fire Flies

X

Building "Disney-like" Fireflies is really quite simple.

  Fire Flies – More

X

Another method of making fire flies, using black light

  Flashing Lights

X

Discussed the theory of how flashing lights operate

  Flickering Candle Lamp

X

Converting a Lantern to a flickering light  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Flickering Candles

X

Convert battery candles to flickering lights

X

Make candles that flicker from PVC pipe

  Flickering Lantern

X

Convert a kerosene lantern to electric using a flicker bulb

  Flickering Light

X

Flickering candle effect using a single flickering light source

  Flickering Tunnel Lamps X Build this Indiana Jones style flickering tunnel lamps  

  Flicker Lights

X

Simple way to make lights flicker without much fuss

  Flicker Lights-Outdoor

X

Tutorial for converting Christmas lights to flickering candles

Video

  Flicker Lights - Practice

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Practical Techniques for Flickering Lights   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video

  Flicker Lights - Theory X An Introduction and Theory of Flickering Lights  
  Flood Light Baffles X
Make these from black plastic plant containers
 

  Gaslight on a Budget

X

How to make a simulated gas light using flicker bulbs

  Goblin Lights

X

Using Light Sticks attached to a balloon, makes an eerie effect

  Hack Pwr Strip for Flicker Effect

X

Hacking a power strip, to make a pretty neat flickering light unit

  Halloween Lighting Tips

X

Information on how to use lighting to make the effect

  Lighting

X

Tips on how to illuminate your haunt

  Lighting Schemes for Haunts

X

Good tutorial about lighting for a haunt

  Optical Light Fibers & Light Pipes X Special effect using light pipes  

  Shorted Out Lights

X

How to simulate the effect of a shorted-out lamp

  Simple Laser Show X Build this simple effect using lasers  

  Skelly Candleholder

X

Cool looking candle holder for a dark hallway

  Skull & Hand Lights

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Skeleton arm and hand holding a skull shaped light

  Skull Night Light

X

Three clear skulls stacked and light up for effect

  Xenon Lightning Implementation  X This is our purpose-built xenon flash unit  
       
Lighting - Lanterns   Back to top  

  Aged Copper Lanterns

X

Turning a shiny new lantern into an old used one

X

Convert a fuel burning lantern to one that uses an LED

       
Lighting - LED's   Back to top  
  Eerie Monster Eyes X Using LED’s to light up eyes  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Plans
  Intro to LED's in your Haunt X Introduction to working with LED’s for eyes  
  LED-Commercial Creature Eyes X Commercial Sources for LED's for Creature Eyes  

  LED Eyes

X

Diagram of how to hook up LED eyes

X

Putting LED's on a live person makes them look "demonic"

  LED Spotlights X Using LED’s in your spotlights  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Template

  LED’s

X

Brief information as to how bright you should get LED’s

  Light Emitting Diodes

X

Sources of LED’s and the Basics

  Making LED Creature Eyes

X

How to actually make the eyes from LED’s

  Monster Eyes

X

Make Monster Eyes using LEDs - Very Good Tutorial

  Powering LEDs

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Information about powering LEDs

  Pumpkin Candles with LED’s

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Very detailed instructions of using colored LED’s in a pumpkin

Video #1   #2

  Skulls with fading eyes X Make your skulls appear to come alive  

  Spookyfire flashing LED’s

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Make a flickering fire using LED’s  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video #1   #2   #3

  Tree Eyes

X

Using LED’s to simulate eyes looking at you from the darkness

  Using LED's in Creature's Eyes X How to use LED’s in Creature’s Eyes  
  Using LED-UV Spotlights X Using UV LED Spotlights in the Haunt Industry  
       
Lighting - Lightning   Back to top  

  Commercial Thunder & Lightning

X

Sources for commercial Thunder & Lightning machines

  Cheap Lightning Box  X Simulate lightning with thunderstorm sound track & color organ  
X This is our lightning box that drives incandescent lamps.  
  Lightening Light Box X A More Realistic Lightening Simulation  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video

  Lightning Simulator

X

Easy to build lightning simulator

  Lightning w/ Diversitronics Strobe X the use of high power strobe lights from Diversitronics  

  Make your Own Lightning Kit 

X

How we threw together thunder and lightning simulation kits.

  Making LED Creature Eyes  X The basic LED eye is just a light that says on all the time  

  Simple Lightening Machine

X

Build your own machine for around $25  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Video    MP3

  Thunder & Lightning X What’s a Haunt without Thunder & Lightning?  
  Xenon Lightning Implementation X Build a Xenon Lightning Flash Unit  
       
Lighting - Strobe   Back to top  
  Bubbles and a Strobe X Bubbles illuminated by strobe lights make an eerie effect  
  Commercial Strobes & Kits X Where to get Strobe Lights  

  Debugging Strobes

X

Page dedicated to what can go wrong with a strobe light

  Electronic Kits 

X

strobes & color organs are easily available as kits.

  Haunting with Strobe Lights X Various Uses for Strobes in a Haunt  

  Strobe Light Frenzy

X

Using Strobe Lights in your haunt

  Strobes - Theory & Usage X haunt applications for a device that flashes a bright light  
  Triggering DJ Strobes-Remotely  X A strobe controller to flash a series of strobes in sequence  
       
Lighting - Use   Back to top  

  Basic Lighting

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Improving your haunt with lighting

  Big Outdoor Lights

X

Use of spotlights and how to cut down on the brightness

  Common Light Sources X Here are some ways to light things up  
  Creating Scares with Lighting X Create scares with lighting, and shadows  
  Exotic Light Sources X Exotic Light Sources for the Unusual Haunts  
  Eye Bead Demons X Make demons from dog food cans and candles  
  Halloween Beacon X Large Pumpkin light on a tall pole
  Incandescent Lamp Specs X The many different ways incandescent lighting can be used  
  Lighting Intro X This is our introduction to lighting technology  
  Lighting Usage X You have a scene, Where do you put the lights?  
  Outdoor Lighting Protectors X Build these proctective covers for your outdoor ground lights  
  Skull Stake Lights X Convert Pumpkin Stake Lights to Skulls  

  Simple Warning Light

X

Make this warning light for effect

  Stake Light Holders

X

Using Outdoor Stake Lights

       
Make Up   Back to top  
  A Make Up Guide X Components to get for a basic make up kit  

  Apply a Bald Cap

X

Detailed instruction for applying an acetone soluble bald cap

  Apply Roadkill Makeup

X

How to apply makeup to look like road rash to the head.

  Bruises

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How to make realistic looking Bruises with makeup

  Corrective Make Up Tips

X

Methods of correcting makeup mishaps

  Halloween Makeup Methods

X

Learn some techniques to making bruise and cut marks

  Make Up Fx X Make up basics  

  Make Up Safety & Hygiene

X

Make up tips to keep safe and sanitary

  Make up Tutorials

X

How to add prosthetics, gash’s, and road rash makeup

  More Uses for Slush Latex

X

Suggestions for different uses of Mask Latex

  Simple Make Up

X

Easy make-up using a minimum of special supplies

       
Mummy   Back to top  
  $30 Mummy X Build this Mummy for around $30  

  Mummy Clops

X

A one-eyed mummy

  Mummy Room

X

Decorate your haunt like ancient Egypt

  The Mummy X Every House needs a resident Mummy  
  Uncialle's Mummy X How to make Amon-Ratep, the Mummy  
       
Pop Ups   Back to top  

  Air Fired Pop Up

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Simple and inexpensive pop up mechanism

  Blucky Popup       X Make a popup mechanism using a blucky Skeleton  -   -   -   - Video

  Body Slinger

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Build mechanism of popping up body from coffin

  Cellar Dweller

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Motorized cellar doors that open for your pop up

  Column Leaper

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Head pops out of a cemetery column

  Dragon Head Pop Up

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Build a pop up using vinyl dryer hose

  Dropper

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Opposite of a pop-up, this body drops down on you

  Dropping In

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Body drops down behind group startling them

  Exorcist Corpselator Pop Up X Pop Up of exorcist doll    -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - Video
  Flower Pot Column Pop Up X Pop Up Prop Hidden in a Flower Pot Column  

  Grave Jumper

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Pop up mechanism made using PVC pipe

  Grave Jumper 2

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Monster Head pops from behind a grave stone.

  Grave Jumper –Phatasmechanics

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Instructions for building this pop up Prop

  Grim Reaper Pop Up X Grim Reaper w/ 5’ Robe that Pops Up  
  Hands for Toxic Barrel Pop-Up X Adding Hands to this prop for effect  
  Head Moving-Up and Down X Head that moves up and down behind a blind    -    -    -    -    -  Video

  Headpopper How-To

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Easy method of making a skull popup from behind a tombstone

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  Peanut Man Crate Monster

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Monster pops out of one of several crates

  Leer

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Skeleton pops up from behind a tombstone

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   Low Boy Pop Up

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Pop Up Mechanism that folds almost flat

  Medussa

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Pop Up appears to be a Medussa head with snakes in her hair

  Peek a Boo Zombie Pop Up X Electric Motor Driven Pop Up  

  Peeping Prop

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Skeleton pops up behind or around a corner

  PK Boo How To

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Pop up skeleton from behind a tombstone-well documented

  Pond Popper

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This prop pops up from under water

  Popping Skulls

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Pneumatic prop pops skulls up scaring passers by

  Pop Up - 4 Bar X Using 4 bars, build a skeleton pop up mechanism  
  Pop Up Crate X Skull pops up out of crate -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    - Video

  Pop Up Creature

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Pictorial instructions of how to build this simple prop

  Pop-Up Peek-a-boo Zombie X An electric motor driven animatronics'  
  Pop Up Reliability X Build your Pop Up the Right way  
  Pumpkin Pop-Up X Pumpkin prop built on Trash Can Trauma Theme  

  Simple Pop Ups

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Good tutorial on basic pop up mechanisms

  Sit Up Mechanism X Build this sit up mechanism for your skeleton  
  Skeleton Pop Up X Simple Pop-Up Mechanism for a Blucky  

  Sneaky Devil

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Made from the “lowboy mechanism”- a devil pops up

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  Springboard Head

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Open a trunk and a head jumps out at you

  Tombstone Breaks Open X Pop Up Tombstone using air pressure     -    -    -    -    -    -    -  Video
  Tombstone Leaper  X Pneumatic popup from behind a tombstone  -   -   -   -   -   - Video
  Toxic Barrel Pop Up X Home Built Toxic Barrel Pop Up Prop  
  Trash Can Trauma X Pop Up from a trash can   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    - Video
       
Portraits   Back to top  

  Boo Boy Portrait Grabber

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Convert an old medicine cabinet into an opening portrait

  Drop Picture X Picture Drops revealing a ghoul  

  Glowing Eyes Portrait

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Make this cool looking effect using a photo and LED’s

  Haunted Portrait X A compilation of three separate shots make this spooky  
       
Scarecrows   Back to top  

  Exploding Head

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Make a scarecrow that has an exploding head

  Halloween Scarecrow

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Building this simple scarecrow can be fun and effective

  How to Make a Scarecrow

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Simple and easy method of making scarecrows

  Jack, the Pumpkin Scarecrow X Make this scarecrow using PVC Pipe  

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Description of how this scene was set up and built

  Sam Crow

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Spooky version of the typical scarecrow

  Scarecrow X Make this center piece for your yard haunt  

  Scarecrow-Baird Manor

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Scarecrow using PVC body, pumpkin head, and Cloth

  Scarecrow, Demonware

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Build a Scary Looking Scarecrow for your Haunt

  Scare Crow Head

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Make a head for your scare crow using paper mache

  Scarecrow – Terror on a Stick

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Make these scarecrows with grape vines

  Scarecrow – Terror on a Stick  Jr

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More updated version of this scarecrow

  Scarecrows-Pumpkinrot

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Photos of several scarecrows made by Pumplinrot

  Scary Crow X Animated Scare Crow by Scary Terry  
       
Scenes   Back to top  

  Clock Room

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Scene set up with many, many clocks

  Flash News Report

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Scene involves an old TV showing a news report.

  Haunting with Scrim

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How using scrim in your haunt can add to it’s effects

  High Tech Dummy

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Make a talking dummy that can see the kids.

  High Tech Surveillance

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Monitor connected to a video recorder to interact with guests

  How about a little Snack

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Scene set up using an old refrigerator

  Impaled and Lovin’ It

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