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Hello all, my name is Patrick. I am new to this forum. I live in St Paul, MN and I'm 28. I love Halloween and all things Halloween'esk. I am a newb at creating props and decor compared to some people on the forums. I love trying to make the props though, it's a lot of fun. I would like to have one of those houses that people drive by during Halloween because it's soo awesome looking. So far this year I have made my tombstones and I'm in the process of making a "Cauldron Creep" but my "Cauldron Creep" will be a zombie'thing and the "Cauldron" will be a toxic barrel, I am just missing the 5 rpm motor for the head. I am also looking into making toxic barrels, but can't find any free barrels. :p I will keep searching. Does anyone have cool ideas for a toxic / un-dead yard? Any ideas will not be taken lightly, I want it to look awesome and mix well. So this year my front yard will be a toxic mess, and my side yard will be tombstones, and skeletons.
Again, any toxic ideas would be great!!
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Craft my own animated props, create a huge display, visit local "Haunted Events"
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So you want to have "that" house. Keep adding to your haunt and it WILL happen. It does not take long.
 

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:jol: Welcome to the forum!:D I am sure you will find all kinds of ideas to inspire you so that your 'toxic' yard will rival Chernobyl! Cheers!
 

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Creating a massive fundraiser haunted house for our local Scout group.
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Welcome!!! You've come to the right place for inspiration - Good luck with your display
 

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Thank you all for the greets! I just found an awesome smallish motor from a store called Ax-Man, its basically a junk market full of motors, gears, toys and random stuff. My creep will be finished win week I hope. :p
 

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Welcome Damion! I'm new here too, from CT. I tried to do a Toxic Wasteland theme last year, not enough time to do it well. Luckily I had a cheap rain barrel from Job Lot and a plastic blue 55 gallon already. I tried lots of ideas, not all of them good ones. If you DO find barrels, and can fill with water, one idea might be to throw in a few GLOW-STICKS, which will give the inside of your barrel a creepy glowing liquid look at night. If you can find cheap submerged lights, like those for a garden fountain (Harbor Freight tools has them), you can try that too.
You might also consider some inexpensive Xmas lights or green floodlights in a DRY barrel, of course!
GREAT STUFF from any hardware store is perfect for the bubbly foamy residue leaking over the sides, I recommend Krylon glow spray paint for that. If you can have a blacklight out there, even better! Just coat the Great Stuff with laudry detergent which glows in blacklight.
What I did was use a hand truck I already owned, and made a PVC-man covered in a white Tyvek suit, inside the barrel was a head on a stick, then I put a black trash bag over it with the head sticking out so you couldn't see the jerry-rigged oscillating fan stand I had keeping the head on a stick standing up! Wish I had a pic to show you! Best of luck and I look fwd to seeing what you come up with!!
 
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