OK, so I make these awesome markers for my haunt, what you are going to need is some black paint (I used acrylic) some garden stakes (thick 4ft pine ones about 3/4 X 3/4 in, some nails (I use 3 1-1/4 in ones). As for tools, you can use a paint brush, a hammer, and a saw of sorts, you may also...
Someone pinned this cool tombstone on Pinterest and it only led to a photo on photobucket. No blog, no contact info, no creator.
I am trying to figure out what materials/techniques you guys think they might have used for this. Possibly a polystyrene wighead and blue/pink foam, and simple fabric...
The Demon Imp. Our first, and only full figured prop for this year. He stands just 3' tall, and is comprised primarily of papier mache. The head was made from a fish tank skull. The wings are made of cheesecloth and wire for hanging drop ceilings. The Horns are mache covered foam with mache clay...
I was looking to work on my tombstones, and I was hoping someone could recommend a site where it'll format the text into calligraphy type. I've seen some beautiful works on here for tombstones, and mine leave something to be desired, so any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!!!
So... another one of my tombstone rebuilds, lol!! This is another one of those tombstone that came with the car full of Halloween stuff I bought at a yard-sale for ten bucks. I kind of find it funny that the stuff I went through and labeled 'junk' is the stuff I use the most, lol. I've...
Yep, another tombstone that's being renovated and improved by me, Sadly I forgot to get a picture of it in its original state, so this is it after it's first coat of paint and the lettering paint..
So here is the tombstone with the accessories I plan on adding. I went shopping at...
Without further ado, here he is, and now I can relax and just paint stuff.
A few stills:
2012 Edit: I recently put together a video summarizing the creation process:
Check out my 2010 props in my album, I am also working on a new groundbreaker and I pretty much finished a toe pincher coffin, just too tired and lazy to get a picture uploaded. The cauldron was based on the rusted cauldron that was posted on the site sometime ago, I loved that project. If...
Here is a sneak preview of a new prop Spooky1 and I have been working on which I have dubbed a tombstone flapper. The basic mechanism is the same as that used for a peeper, but rigged to move wings.
The mechanism in action - click on photo or link:
Flapping Mechanism 2 by
A close up of the...
I came across a Burma Shave ad that I think would make a good epitaph it is as follows:
He tried to cross
As a fast train neared
Death didn't draft him
What i am looking for is a good name to go with it
I guess I've moved on from witch heads to witch props. Here's my latest work (ugly duct tape guts included) to show how I'm building them as well as a review of the Harbor Freight hot knife for tombstone making.
I wanted to make a different kind of tombstone for this year's display. It goes with the back story of how Captain John T. Stoeber ran his ship aground. This is supposed to be a memorial constructed by the town's people to honor him.
It is all made from scraps of styrofoam sheets, craft foam...