Not doing a big Halloween thing this year due to other commitments. Saving these tips for the future… * “Monsterlist”:http://www.halloweenmonsterlist.info/. Starting point to find any kind of halloween project * “Kurt’s tool wishlist”:http://www.grimvisions.com/tools/tools-i-want-to-get. I can only aspire to Kurt’s skill and tool collection * “Kurt on prop setup”:http://www.grimvisions.com/halloween/setting-up-your-halloween-display-for-maximum-effect. The guy knows more than I ever ...
* Fold out shelving system. Wow this is just awesome looking. * Kurt’s key list of propbuilding tools. * Rich and Bob’s Tripod reco — Gitzo1541T and the Really Right Stuff BH-40LR. I actually need this. * Hangman light. Awesome tho I think the rest of the family might object.
These labels are awesome. Hat tip to Kurt
grimvisions on Etsy – Grimvisions – Where Grim Visions Become Dark Art — nice pieces from Kurt for the halloween season. I’ve seen his work in person, very very impressive.
Tangle of Wires: Jack o’lanterns in the tree. Does look nice. Zoybar. Seems like it might be a nice way to build some sound fx Tinker Store. I kind of like the firefly kit Prop Documents via Makezine. Nice to spread around possibly Extreme foam cutting. Learning how to work with foam is job one ...
Tangle of Wires. — Scott has a blog now. Amazingly great Halloween constructor.
* Twitchie robot kit. Looks like fun innards for a bunch of different props. * Great singing skull. * Haunted bookshelf. Don’t love the prop but really enjoy the cam mechanism, turning simple rotary motion into something more interesting. Second time I’ve tried to post this. The WordPress PressThis bookmarklet is remarkably buggy.
MAKE: Blog: HOW TO – Melon brain. Awesome looking and simple
Bottomless pit. Endless hallway effect turned on its side. Nice and not that hard.
MAKE: Blog: DIY Halloween : Bleeding Pictures. Not really a blood and gore fan but this could be nice
MAKE: Blog: DIY Halloween: Boarded up windows — one way to do this. An old post of mine with some other ideas. I built my own boarded up windows using foam board — lightweight, easy to hang with a tension rod, leaves no marks.
Here you go via Make. I wouldn’t use beaded styrofoam personally, i’d go with the blue/pink sheets of insulation, they cut a little more cleanly. But a fine guide, i like the way they used a greeting card as a stencil.
The Living Severed Hand! via lifehacker. Nice Halloween spell book Hallowindow via make. Truly awesome and simple as hell if you have a home theatre system you can move around. Stirring cauldron. These can look really nice all really great project ideas.
Aidtopia Haunted Mirror. – akin to the exit mirrors at the Haunted Mansion, but pretty simple to build.
ExtremePumpkins.com – Extreme Pumpkin Carving. — some awesomeness here
MAKE: Blog: Creepy crawling skeleton. Big Daddy Costume. if you have played bioshock you get this Skeleton Disco Ball.
Joshua Allen Harris’ Inflatable Bag Monsters … – Acts of Volition. These are awesome and a great Halloween idea.
MAKE: Blog: Creepy Halloween snakes. MAKE: vortex cannons MAKE: taxidermy supplies
MAKE: Blog: Non-circular gears in motion — nice video. I’ve got a great set of books — “Ingenious Mechanisms”:amazon — that show how to turn one form of motion into any other form using gears, cogs, etc. Amazing what you can do
OK I don’t know that I am going to pull off our regular Halloween setup this year. But if you want to set up a haunt in the neighborhood, well here is how I’d start. You can get crazy creative about the kind of scene you want to create — but nothing beats a graveyard. ...