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  1. Prop How-To's
    Hi gang! I know many of you are already well under way on construction of this year's haunt. With that in mind, we've just posted a couple of brand new Halloween How-To tutorials I think you're going to really enjoy, especially the one giving away the secret (finally) to how to turn a Bucky...
  2. Prop How-To's
    I had a request for a tutorial so here it is... *** SEE BOTTOM OF TUTORIAL FOR A HUGE ADDED CREEP FACTOR *** -TUTORIAL START- SKAustins Blaircrows - these are what I copied. Tools you absolutely need: Screwdriver Long rope (if you want to lasso the branch and pull it down) Bare hands and...
  3. Prop How-To's
    A couple weeks ago, I Posted about usi the Brightsign video player paired with a prop controller to trigger video in your haunt. The effect is great, but the cost can be prohibitive. An alternative is to use the Teensy USB from PJRC to send a series of key presess to your computer to trigger...
  4. Prop How-To's
    With all the amazing haunt video options out there, I started thinking about not only looping these effects, but also triggering them on command. I decided to use a Brightsign HD-2000 to play and trigger the video. The nice thing about the Brightsign is that it can be triggered in a few...
  5. Prop How-To's
    Hi, all! It's been a while since I have posted, but I have been a serial lurker since then. Shame on me! Anyway, preparations for the season are underway, and I thought I'd share a video I made on how to create a haunted photo booth. The general idea is to have the last room in the haunt be a...
  6. Links
    Here the Powerhouse of Terror crew will share tutorials on haunted house set design and build, prop building, special fx make-up and more. We will also give some tips and tricks for affordable DIY projects. Feel free to share your projects as well. We are always looking for cool new ideas or...
  7. Prop How-To's
    Hi, everyone! I just posted my latest how-to video. This time it's a fake animal pelt made from sheets of packing foam, prop latex, spider webs and wood stain. Quick, easy and, most importantly, cheap! Enjoy!
  8. General Prop Discussion
    I was wanting to make a skull for my animatronic project and thought it would be good idea to make a bunch of them. Has anyone worked with the fiberglass resin and that super cheep fabric that usually gets used by the ton at weddings. The fabric usually costs about $5 for the whole roll at...
  9. Prop How-To's
    I happened to see a really good idea executed really badly at a recent visit to a Halloween Store: Wine Replacement labels for your wine bottles for a Halloween party. The faux labels are to present the bottles as blood rather than wine. The store wanted $4-$6 for totally uncreative, uninspired...
  10. Gatherings and Events
    Announcing National Haunters Convention 2010 dates! Friday April 30th, Saturday May 1st, Sunday May 2nd We are returning to the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Mark your calendars now! Check our website periodically for updates: National Haunters Convention...
  11. General Prop Discussion
    Hey Everyone! Last year I tred to make a giant web by tying lengths of rope together, and it sucked. I saw. but did not bookmark (well i bookmarked it at work, then got a new job) a how to for a gaint web that is pretty straight forward, and requires little cutting. Kind of like weaving a web...
  12. General Prop Discussion
    Many of us have used chicken wire...but these pics are interesting. http://www.wackyarchives.com/offbeat/easy-do-it-yourself-ghost-static.html
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