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ScreamingScarecrow
03-27-2010, 02:23 AM
Ahhh - my first prop contest ever!! Good Times, Good Times!

I started with an empty Card Board Box and created my prop entry using the tools and material shown below...

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr135/ScreamingScarecrow/2010PropChal/P6230195-1.jpg
http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr135/ScreamingScarecrow/2010PropChal/CBB_TPCoffin002.jpg

Material list:
ITEM____________________QTY________COST________TAL LY
Card board box____________ 1 _________ Free _________ -
Coat Hanger______________ 1 _________ 0.10 _________ 0.10
Dollarama Packing Tape_____ 1.25 rolls __ 1.00ea _______ 1.25
Dollarama Paper Towels_____ 1 roll _____ 1.00 for 2 _____ 0.50
Dollarama White Glue_______ 10oz _____ 1.00 for 6oz ___ 1.66
Dollarama Aluminum Foil_____ 11' ______ 1.00 for 25' ____ 0.44
Dollarama Craft Paint Blk____ 3oz ______ 1.00 for 4oz ___ 0.75
Dollarama Craft Paint wht___ 1oz ______ 1.00 for 4oz ___ 0.25
Dollarama Batteries________ 2AA ______ 1.00 for 4 _____ 0.50
Dollarama String of LEDs____ 1 ________ 1.25 _________ 1.25
Discount Toy Store -
LED Finger Laser Beams____ 1(red) ____ 1.00 for 4 ____ 0.25
(A set of 4 colored rings)
LED Finger Laser Beams____ 1(red) ____ 1.00 for 4 ____ 0.25
LED Finger Laser Beams____ 1(red) ____ 1.00 for 4 ____ 0.25
__________________________________________________ ___
_______________________________________ Cnd Total 7.35
_______________________________________ Exchange 0.22
__________________________________________________ ___
_____________________________________ TOTAL USD $7.57


May I present my first prop contest submission:

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr135/ScreamingScarecrow/2010PropChal/CBB_TPCoffin024.jpg

I used lots of white highligthing so that this prop would pop when viewed under Halloween lighting!


http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr135/ScreamingScarecrow/2010PropChal/P6270393.jpg

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr135/ScreamingScarecrow/2010PropChal/CBBTPC010.jpg

Basically cut up the top & bottom of the box and then taped it all back together in its new shape making sure to create little window-pane-cracks with the tape. Added reflective tin foil inside to bounce the red LED light back out through the cracks. Installed the LED lights. Gave the whole thing a quick "snot rag mache" skinning. Painted and detailed with black & white craft paints and there you have it - I think a pretty respectable first time prop entry for less than $8!
Hope you all like and good luck to all entrants.

More Pictures and detailed steps here http://screamingscarecrow.com/?p=1233

Denhaunt
03-27-2010, 11:56 AM
I like it. Talk about easy on the wallet!

ScreamingScarecrow
03-27-2010, 12:06 PM
Here's a pic before the coffin is skinned...
http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr135/ScreamingScarecrow/2010PropChal/CBCoffin053.jpg

and here is a pic showing just the coffin's inner glow...

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr135/ScreamingScarecrow/2010PropChal/P6270397.jpg

dave the dead
03-27-2010, 02:40 PM
Well done! The end result looks like it has some weight to it...you have done a great job at fooling the eye.

RoxyBlue
03-27-2010, 04:09 PM
A very respectable first contest entry indeed! I really like that last red and black shot.

Wildcat
03-27-2010, 04:28 PM
Cool. The lighting is great.

Joiseygal
03-27-2010, 04:42 PM
Wow Screaming Scarecrow very nice job! You could never tell that is cardboard in the dark and the red lights really give it a nice effect. Also it is a great having it so light weight because you can hang it anywhere. Cool looking and the cost is great! Very Nice!!!!

Otaku
03-27-2010, 04:47 PM
Very nice, SS! I'm planning a display area in the garage this year and I can use a couple of these coffins. Thanks for a cool entry!

Zurgh
03-27-2010, 05:36 PM
You could almost make 3 at that price! Very well done! I love the internal infernal glow.

corey872
03-27-2010, 06:08 PM
Cool - love the way the glow comes out between the cracks!

Lilly
03-27-2010, 06:19 PM
Awesome ..I love it
the cheaper the better
Great Job!!

trishaanne
03-27-2010, 09:21 PM
Great job. Noone could tell that it's cardboard.

heresjohnny
03-27-2010, 11:19 PM
Very Nice!! Very effective paint job, and I love the use of light.

Uruk-Hai
03-28-2010, 09:35 AM
VERY COOL!! Really great use of materials. I love the shape and proportions of it along with the very effective paint job. Great work!

Devil
03-28-2010, 09:42 AM
great job! Like the red glow it make from the light bouncing back.

nixie
03-28-2010, 10:14 AM
Very impressive!! It's amazing that such results can be achieved for under $8. I love it, especially with the red glow! Proves, once again, that talent can accomplish more than money can.

Giles
03-28-2010, 11:03 AM
WOW!! $8 coffin looks better than any store bought coffin I've seen in a store. Great work!

dubbax3
03-28-2010, 11:21 AM
I'm really diggin this. Well done.

turtle2778
03-28-2010, 05:11 PM
I freakin LOVED this!! EXCELLENT JOB!!!!

jaege
03-28-2010, 07:24 PM
Thats a heck of a job for under 8 bucks.

Bone Dancer
03-28-2010, 07:41 PM
Amazing work with next to nothing. I can see that next time it will have to be a five dollar challenge instead just to put some pressure on you. Nicely done.

Hellrazor
03-28-2010, 08:24 PM
me likey. Good job. I really like the texture & light.

spideranne
03-28-2010, 09:59 PM
Very nice work. Love the lighting.

haunted canuck
03-29-2010, 01:58 AM
This is absolutly the winner the contast is $20 this unique item is under 10bucks a totally seperate cagigory in itself

The Watcher
03-29-2010, 07:32 AM
Very nicely done. Great looking prop at super price!

fick209
03-29-2010, 11:06 AM
Nice job SS, looks great with the red light

Jaybo
03-29-2010, 11:13 AM
Very nice! You've just given me the inspiration for a new project. Now to find a way to waterproof this, and I will have a very spooky grave yard with tons of these popping out of the ground!

ScreamingScarecrow
03-29-2010, 02:18 PM
Holy Crow! I'm really stoked by all the positive feedback!!
Thanks very much to all!

You could almost make 3 at that price! Very well done! I love the internal infernal glow.

I love that! That should be the official term for anything that glows from within!

To the comments about weight - yes this thing is super lightweigth. I'd be suprised if its 2lbs... (guess)


Amazing work with next to nothing. I can see that next time it will have to be a five dollar challenge instead just to put some pressure on you. Nicely done.

LMAO
As far as the costs goes- Yaaah!!! Dollarama!!!:D

Very nice! You've just given me the inspiration for a new project. Now to find a way to waterproof this, and I will have a very spooky grave yard with tons of these popping out of the ground!

That's a great idea! Instead of trying to figure out waterproofing for card board maybe start with waterproof material - wood or plastic?

Anyhoo, Thanks again everybody for all the great comments!

haunted canuck
03-29-2010, 02:20 PM
Hey jaybo you could use coroplast basically the plastic version of cardboard and then it would be weather proof that and giving the snot rag some extra help after the snot rag coat it in a latex house paint a couple times and it would last through weather

Devils Chariot
03-29-2010, 03:57 PM
This is the perfect project! Easy, affordable, and it looks great. A $20 prop contest masterpiece.

madmomma
03-29-2010, 04:56 PM
Love the way it looks like real wood planking. Great job!

Sickie Ickie
03-29-2010, 06:06 PM
Outstanding- and it will look great under "evil" lighting conditions! As someone said already- great eye fooler!

Haunted Bayou
03-29-2010, 08:22 PM
Looks fantastic.
You have lowered the bar...price-wise...for a great prop.

Bethene
03-29-2010, 11:38 PM
absolutely fabulous prop, love the light peeking out, and eh snot rag makes it look old and creepy, very nicely done, i agree, now to figure out water proofing!!

lewlew
03-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Very very nice. Really like the looks of the lighting and finish. Only problem is...now I've got to go buy an Acadian Tv Stand just so I can get the right size box.

Dark Angel 27
03-30-2010, 03:33 PM
beautiful work! you're a master prop builder!

abner135
03-30-2010, 05:40 PM
Good show I like the way you did the top with angle

beelce
03-30-2010, 06:14 PM
Very Nice SS

Creep Cringle
03-31-2010, 10:31 AM
Great prop at a great price!

IMU
04-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Very nice and the price IS right! :)

STOLLOWEEN
04-04-2010, 07:50 PM
Wonderful job, I love the fact that the coffin looks heavy, the texture and paint work well to create the illusion of wood.

hpropman
04-04-2010, 10:15 PM
Hey that is a very nice piece very well though out and executed nice work!

Nightwing
04-08-2010, 09:08 PM
Outstanding effect!

Volscalkur
05-01-2010, 07:45 PM
Now that is the coolest TV stand box ever!
Really like the wood texture, and how it's glowing with barely contained evil! :smilevil:

Meeps
05-02-2010, 03:24 AM
What a great prop! Cheap and easy but yet so effective! Hats off!

Revenant
05-10-2010, 11:46 PM
Jeezly. You seriously know how to squeeze a buck. That is some seriously great looking proppage. Clunky, evil, authentic, and heavy-looking... and for damned near nothing. You seriously have the Propbuilder's Touch.

Dr Dark
06-21-2010, 06:05 PM
This is just beautiful! Any time you can make a cardboard box look like that, the world is a better place. Excellent!