Submit Tutorial Jun01

Submit Tutorial

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Cheap Mannequins

 If you’re one of the people that believe it’s better to be penny wise than pound foolish then you’re going to love the tutorial that Pennywise753 has put together.  He’s an absolute master at creating body forms using nothing more than packing tape and bagged up...


 
The Halloween Host Oct02

The Halloween Host

 Arthur Brim owes a debt, and Halloween itself has come to collect. If he fails to pay, every Halloween will become a bitter reminder of a broken promise to his son. To satisfy his debt, he must open his home to the spirits of the holiday. Reluctantly, Arthur agrees, and soon meets the...


 

In A World…

 Creators of the Macabre.  In A World… has been creating soundtracks for film, television, commercials, Haunts and theme parks for over a decade.  Their Haunted Music is the creepiest...


 

THE KEY Haunted Esca...

 Welcome to the dark, decrepit and mysterious world of THE KEY – A Real-Live Interactive Haunted Escape Adventure. You and five teammates are locked into the ‘nightmare’ room of your choosing, with one hour to look for clues, solve puzzles, decipher codes and more, all...


 

TerroRealm

 TerroRealm is Vermont’s largest haunted event, featuring two full walk-through haunted attractions: DeadnBerry Manor and Dementia Asylum as well as The Last Ride burial simulator.  They aim to be one of the top attractions in the country within just a few...


 

Rust It Up

 So what happens when you finally finish building your cemetery fence and you come to the  startling realization that no cemetery in the history of death and dying has ever looked that brand spanking new?  You Rust It Up of course, and Jaybo from the HauntForum has provided the...


 

How To Bend PVC Pipe

 This tutorial is considerably more utilitarian than most that appear on HauntersList, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important.  The fact is, at some point, most home haunters are going to have to bend up some PVC and there’s a right way to do it and a not so...


 

Mystic Lord Horns

 A good pair of horns is hard to find.  Actually, I hardly ever just “find” horns laying around so it’s pretty much up to me to buy a pair, or make a pair.  If you’ve ever seen the horns that you can buy at the store then you probably already understand that this...


 

Corpsing A Pumpkin

 You’ve corpsed a skeleton so why haven’t you corpsed a pumpkin?  Seriously.  Foam pumpkins look great when they’re carved up, but they look even better after a quick corpsification, just ask kloey74 who posted the My Creepy Pumpkin Tutorial over at The HalloweenForum....


 

Raven Manor’s ...

 The moving Grave Slab prop that the Hallowed Haunting Grounds built in 1994 has served as inspiration for many home haunters since its creation. It’s a great idea that was well executed and tutorialized for all to benefit from.  Raven Manor put together a tutorial on their build...


 

How To Make A Pneuma...

 If you’ve never built a pneumatic prop you’re a member of a very exclusive club that includes yours truly. And to paraphrase Groucho Marx, you probably don’t want to be a member of any club that would have me as a member. With that in mind, Chris from MonstarCraft...


 

Realistic Compound F...

 If you would have ever told me that I could make three straws look like a bone I would have been skeptical to say the least, but the instructable that chany1964 created on how to Make a Realistic Compound Fracture does just that!  If you’ve got even a tiny bit of skill with makeup...


 

How To Make Zombies ...

 As the title indicates, this instructable will help you solve the age old question of How To Make Zombies Out of Junk.  Well, maybe not junk, but materials that you may already have laying around your house (or in your garbage can).  I have to hand it to garnoft, this one of the...


 

Kicking Legs Prop

 There are a ton of Kicking Legs Prop tutorials on the internet, but the one that the Hollywood Haunter put together stands head and shoulders above the rest.  To be honest, anyone that takes the time to create proper looking butt cheeks for their Kicking Legs prop wins every time as far...


 

Casting Pirate Doubl...

 If your planning on a pirate theme for any section of your haunt you’ll probably have the need for some pirate booty.  And since I’m talking about treasure here, the tutorial that IMU posted over at the HalloweenForum about Casting your own Pirate Doubloons is the perfect...


 

Weather Resistant Tr...

 I’m not sure how to categorize this prop, but suffice to say it’s an incredible and ultimately necessary prop.  Everyone that’s had any use for exterior video projection has encountered the problem of not only hiding the projector but protecting it from the elements....


 

Devil’s Rust

 Sometimes in Halloween prop building you need to accelerate the aging process a little bit and other times you need to accelerate the process a whole lot.  Devil’s Rust will help you when you need to turn the clock forward several decades to give your props a grimy, rusty...


 

Skeleton Hands

 A pair of realistic looking skeleton hands will always come in handy when prop building.  The problem is, they’re usually accompanied by the price tag of a bucky skeleton.  So if I told you that you could make a pair of skeleton hands yourself shaped in the position of your...


 

Flicker Light

 If you want to add some atmosphere to your haunt a few flicker light circuits might just be the answer you’re looking for, and they’re really easy to make. Now, the first rule of working with electricity is always be safe, so if you don’t feel comfortable slicing and...


 

Ghoul In Wall

 A creepy looking wall breaker is a good thing to have in your prop arsenal, and Deanna’s November, 2009 entry in the Mad Lab’s prop building contest, Ghoul in Wall is really good. The build of this prop starts out with a 1/2″ styrofoam base that is the size of your...


 

The Pumpkin King

 “TK421, Why aren’t you at your post?” “Because I’m in the garage building the Pumpkin King”   Oh what a different film that would have been, although it probably wouldn’t have changed the overall outcome any.  I’m pretty sure the...


 

All Wrapped Up

 I’ve wanted to post a tutorial for a full-sized mummy for a while and haven’t been able to find one that I thought turned out a really good looking classic mummy.  It’s ironic that when I did find one it came from the Crafty Mommy and Me website, which is probably not...


 

SFX – Deep Sca...

 Scars are a easy way to change someone’s appearance without investing a ton of time and effort, and this tutorial from beautysbadhabit shows just how easy it can be.  The main ingredient is rigid collodion, which wrinkles the skin as it dries.          ...


 

The Petrified Tree

 The Haunted Yard in Ontario, Canada is host to Draven Cemetery, which is apparently so terrifying that it is actually scaring the trees!  Well, at least one that we know of.  The Petrified Tree is the brainchild of Trevor Baldwin, owner and caretaker of Draven Cemetery, and it’s a...


 

Hands For A Hallowee...

 If you’re a fan of American literature then you probably know that the thing the scarecrow wanted the most from the Wizard of Oz was a brain.  And that’s a great thing for fictional scarecrows to strive for, but when it comes to non-fictional scarecrows, more often than not...


 

Spectral Illusions 2...

 Spectral Illusions are the creators of some spectacular visual effects for the haunt industry and they’ve just expanded their already impressive library with four new effects for the 2014 season.  Each of these new visual effects ring up at $20 and are instantly...


 

Giant Orb Spiderweb

 If you’ve taken the time to build a giant spider for your yard you’re probably going to want to follow it up by building a web for it.  There are many ways to accomplish this including cheesecloth, yarn, and even rope.  None of these methods, however, look as realistic as...


 

Paper Mache Clay

 Those of you that work with paper mache regularly may find this a real snoozer, but if you’re looking to get started with paper mache clay, or are just looking for a good recipe for paper mache paste you need to watch this video.  There are a ton of recipes for making your own...


 

Homemade Witches Lan...

 If you’re looking for something a little different than the same old PVC candles to illuminate your haunt you may want to try these Witches Lantern Jars. S.K. Austin of The Haunting Grounds has a tutorial to make them and its a really simple process.  They don’t cost much to...


 

Clay Voodoo Chicken ...

 If you’ve ever wondered why chicken feet are so prevalent in the Voodoo community it’s because they’re used as a charm for a powerful form of protection.  They can be used to protect individuals as well as their personal belongings from negative energies that want to...


 

Creep In A Can

 The Creep in a Can is a great prop based on Jeff Baird’s original Leering Skeleton prop.  It’s easy to build and the fact that it’s housed in a trash can means you don’t have to worry about building something to hide the mechanism.  This video walk through of the...


 

Building Haunt Wall ...

 If you’re interested in building some wall panels for your haunt you’re going to want to check in with Terra from the HalloweenForum before you begin. The tutorial for building haunt wall panels that she added to Scaryladyvideos  offers an easy and effective design for...


 

Pneumatics DIY Video...

 If you’re looking to start using pneumatics for your props or just want to see what’s needed to make the transition, Automation Direct has a four part tutorial series that will help get you started.  Each video is pretty basic, covering little more than the essentials to...


 

Embossed Leather Boo...

 If the Devil is in the details then you’d better make sure you get the details right.  And if you’re looking to add a little detail to any haunt an easy way to add some subtle depth is to make some creepy Embossed Leather Books. Lindsey of the Better After blog has a...


 

The Chelsea Smile

 The Chelsea Smile is an absolutely barbaric way to permanently disfigure and possibly kill someone.  I cannot imagine in my worst nightmare doing this to another human being, but then again, that’s what nightmares are for.  And rest assured, if you’re interested in giving...


 

Bucket Head Monster

 TheIronMan has a tutorial that proves that if you’re creative enough you can make a monster out of just about anything.  The Bucket Head Monster is a surreal looking character that is easy to make and costs next to nothing (quite possibly nothing if you look hard enough)....


 

Alien Sleep Tube

 Aliens exist.  And since aliens exist it is not much of a stretch to assume that aliens sleep.  And if aliens do sleep, I am going to assume that their advanced alien minds have probably followed jakel’s lead and bypassed the box spring and mattress in favor of  Alien Sleep Tubes....


 

Blow Horn Light

 A quick blast from a horn coupled with a burst of light can be startling and disorienting when you’re making your way through a haunt, and those are always two great benchmarks to strive for. Brad Silvertein of Brads Boo Barn has a tutorial for making Blow Horn Lights, which will...


 

FCG Stand

 Mounting your Flying Crank Ghost can be a challenge, especially if you’ve got nothing above it to hang it from. The Wolfstone Group had this same problem and came up with the idea to Mount a Flying Crank Ghost using electrical metallic tubing (EMT).  Its a really creative and...


 

Pumpkin Demon

 What do you get when you take a plastic skull and shove it into a funkin foam pumpkin?  Epic awesomeness is what you get my friends!  Think that’s overselling it just a bit?  Well, maybe it is, but after looking at the wicked Pumpkin Demon prop The-Hog-Flu built by doing just that...


 

Home Made Pressure P...

 A while back I mentioned that I’m not much of an electrician, and this tutorial pretty much puts the exclamation point on that thought. I’m pretty sure there should be more than just cardboard and aluminum foil needed to generate power of any kind, but that’s literally...


 

How To Build A Treas...

 If you’re planning on going with a pirate themed haunt you’re going to need a treasure chest, and IMU posted a great tutorial on how to make a treasure chest out of a cardboard box at the HalloweenForum. Start by cutting the side flaps of your box into half rounds and then...


 

Blair Witch Dolls

 There are few things in life as disconcerting as waking up after a night camping in the woods than to see a bunch of these creepy totems hanging from the trees surrounding you.  And thanks to the tutorial posted by pooky73 over at the HalloweenForum I’ll be well prepared to...


 

Anti-Gravity Machine

 So is it a prop or is it a costume?  That’s the question I was left with after watching the tutorial on the Anti-Gravity Machine that Brick in the Yard Mold Supply created.  However you decide to categorize it, there is no question that it is completely awesome.  It’s an...


 

2014 Midwest Haunter...

 In less than one month the Midwest Haunters Convention will be descending upon Columbus, Ohio and if you have even the slightest passion for haunting you’re not going to want to miss this event! Billed as the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US this three-day event is...


 

Burlap Skulls

 If you’re looking for a creative alternative to the paper mache skull then feast your eyes on the tutorial for Burlap Skulls that OctART posted over at the HalloweenForum.  It’s pretty much the same process as making a paper mache skull (although considerably less messy) and...


 

How to Build a Rumbl...

 If you’re looking to add a little excitement to your haunt, or just want to give the trick or treaters a quick startle before sugaring them up for the season, then a rumble bridge might be just what you need.  It’s a pretty simple project to build and the guys over at...


 

Clear Plastic Tube C...

 Everybody loves PVC candles. They’re easy to make and offer some nice ambient lighting without having to fear burning your house down. They’re also incredibly realistic looking, with the one exception being that they are not as translucent as an actual candle when lit....


 

Installing a Servo i...

 There’s nothing more satisfying than creating your own talking skull.  I would have no way of knowing this since I opted to purchase one for fear that I would horribly botch the installation, but I honestly suspect there’s nothing more satisfying than creating your own....


 

Severed Finger

 If you’re looking to serve Ladyfingers you’ll want to pair them with tea, pudding, or ice cream. If you’re looking to sever Lady fingers, on the other hand, you’ll probably want to take a look at the tutorial that Rachel from SplatterFactoryTV posted.  She...


 

2013 Home Haunter DV...

    The 2013 Home Haunter DVD Collection is now available and if you have a passion for haunting you’re going to want to check this out!  For a mere $28 (plus an additional $4.50 to help cover Postage and PayPal costs) you’ll get six full discs filled with 91 Home...


 

Creepy Scarecrow

 I love scarecrows.  There’s something eerily majestic about the way they stand guard over isolated fields, just swaying in the wind.  They’re selfless as they monitor everything that happens, day and night, silently watching.  Waiting.  I’m pretty sure they eat the...


 

Cheap Skeletal Rib C...

 If you need a rib cage for your haunt and are down to you last few bucks, don’t worry, be happy, because the Count over at the HalloweenForum has created a tutorial on how to create a Cheap Skeletal Rib Cage. It all starts with a trip to WalMart to pickup one of their 18″...


 

Faux Bamboo

 Bamboo, while often being mistaken for wood, is actually an incredibly strong grass. It’s got an ultimate tensile strength of 265 MPa (Megapascals), which is pretty incredible when you consider that cast iron only carries with it an ultimate strength of 200 MPa (spider silk has an...


 

Gorey Eyeballs

 It’s one thing to make realistic looking eyeballs for use in a skull or creature, but what if you want eyeballs that have been freshly plucked from their sockets?  You know what I’m talking about, the eyeball that’s being pecked at by a crow with muscles and optic...


 

Easy Monster Hands

 Ok, remember when you were getting ready to use the Frankenstein Plans to build your very own Frankenstein and it said you’d have to supply your own set of hands? Well unless you were able to run out to your local Halloween store and buy a pair of hands you were out of luck. And a...


 

Motion Detector Hack

 If you’ve ever wanted a motion sensor to trigger your Halloween props but didn’t feel like laying out the cash for an overpriced store bought unit then pay close attention.  The reality is, they’re not that difficult to make if you’ve got a moderate amount of...


 

Small Faux Wood Barr...

 Any Halloween prop that necessitates the drinking of beer is naturally going to pique my interest. After all, Halloween prop building and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly, right?  I’m pretty sure Ollieee who posted a great tutorial over at the HalloweenForum detailing...


 

Kindred Moon Product...

 If you’re a fan of Kindred Moon Productions video projection effects then you’ll want to checkout their latest offerings for 2014.  The additions to their already impressive lineup include:   Mirror Mirror Effects Kit – $1000   Pumpkins Volume 3 –...


 

Silicone Skull Mold

 If you’re interested in making your own skulls, and I’m talking seriously making a lot of your own skulls, then you’re going to need a pretty serious mold to cast them in. You can use the Cheap Easy Skulls method provided by Dr. Kreepy, but if you’re interested...


 

Bottomless Pit

 I’ve always wanted to do a bottomless pit but it’s always seemed like more effort than It was worth. I’ve always told myself that if I had an extra two way mirror that I’d build one for sure. That’s not really a valid excuse, though, because I could always...


 

Creepy Shelly

 I used to know a girl named Shelly, and while she was hardly what I would consider creepy, I couldn’t help but think of her when I saw undead_october’s tutorial for Creepy Shelly. And that would probably bum her out because Creepy Shelly is terrifying! I mean, I genuinely...


 

Deluxe Witches Broom

 My mother was the driving force behind my love for all things Halloween. She was born on October 31st so I suppose there was little chance that she wouldn’t love Halloween herself, but It was more than just Halloween. She had a great appreciation for classic horror films, too. I...


 

Easy Brain in a Jar

 Allen Hopps has a brain the size of a baked potato. Ok, now that I’ve got your attention I should probably rephrase that. Allen’s got a great tutorial on how to easily make a brain in a jar that starts out roughly the size of a baked potato and requires far fewer ingredients...


 

The Build of Giant M...

 Ever hear the phrase “Go big or go home”?  Well I’m pretty sure Rania Peet has, and her larger than life Halloween props sure live up to that standard.  This time she’s set her sites on The Build of Giant Mushrooms, and her finished fungi could not have turned...


 

Davis Graveyard 2014...

 So are you ready to scare your friends and neighbors this Halloween? Well, The Davis Graveyard is ready to lend you a hand with the announcement of their 2014 workshop schedule.  You’ll learn some incredible techniques plus you’ll walk out with a finished prop! Workshops for...


 

Aging Wood Quickly

 There’s nothing worse than a building a toe pincher coffin with pristine looking lumber.  Yeah, it still looks good, but you probably want it to look as though it’s fresh from the ground instead of Home Depot.  If you’re lucky enough to have some old pallets or some...


 

LED Lunacy

 I’ve got a confession to make.  I’m clueless when it comes to basic electrical circuitry.  In fact, pretty much all of the concepts of electricity other than don’t stick your fingers in the outlets seem to be over my head (ok, well, don’t stick your fingers in...


 

Make a Fake Brain

 It turns out the Scarecrow didn’t need to make a pilgrimage to see the Wizard of Oz after all, he just needed to check in with a Girl In Winnipeg! Her tutorial on how to make a fake brain is awesome in its simplicity and seems like the kind of project that the whole family can...


 

DOT: Terror in April

 If you didn’t get a chance to checkout The Sheboygan Jacycees Dominion of Terror in 2013, consider yourself lucky!  Not because you missed it, but because they’re presenting an encore show just for you!  That’s right, before they tear down the rooms that terrorized...


 

Cheap Rusty Chain

 I must admit that when I first glanced at the tutorial that Lake of the Dead penned over at the HalloweenForum for Cheap Rusty Chain I was a bit underwhelmed.  The opening photos of the PVC used to create the chain left me skeptical that the finished product would deliver.  Luckily I...


 

HauntX Haunter’...

 HauntX Haunter’s Retreat & Tradeshow is coming to the Circus Circus Hotel in Reno, Nevada May 9th – 11th, 2014 and whether you’re a pro haunter, home haunter, or just love Halloween, you’re going to want to check out this show! This three day Haunter’s retreat...


 

1-2-3 EZ Creep

 It’s 5 pm on Halloween night and you’ve put up no decorations to great your trick or treaters.  Actually, if you’re a regular at Haunter’s List, there’s probably no chance that this has ever happened to you, but it might be the type of recurring dream that...


 

Cheap Fake Barbed Wi...

 If you’ve got a scene that requires realistic looking barbed wire your best bet is to head over to Home Depot and pick up a roll, it’s only $65 for 1300 feet!  I mean, what’s the worst that can happen?  Someone grabs it to see if it’s real and cuts their hand,...


 

How to Chop Someone ...

 Seeing a person cut in half can be a life altering event.  The kind of event that makes you want to try to recreate yourself, which is ok, provided you see the person cut in half at a haunt and not in some back alley in the wee hours of the night.  And that’s pretty much how...


 

Monster Mud Reaper

 Nothing looks better than a well crafted Monster Mud Reaper standing guard over your cemetery.  As he welcomes recently departed souls to their final resting grounds, this dark and foreboding spirit will cause all eyes to focus their attention to him if for no other reason than to make...


 

Rickety Floor

 An unstable, rickety old floor is a great way to catch visitors to your haunt off guard, especially when lights are low.  It’s a simple project, and if you’re so inclined (pun intended), Raymond from RFHaunt has a tutorial on how to quickly and easily add this effect to your...


 

Faux Moss Applicatio...

 A rolling stone gathers no moss, but a tombstone (and my patio) gathers plenty.  So if you want a realistic looking tombstone you’re going to need to find a way to add some realistic moss that will stick to it.  Troy from Halloween Hellmouth has a great method that produces a...


 

Tombstone Lettering

 Nothing spoils a good tombstone more than poor lettering carved into it.  No matter how realistic your tombstone looks, all eyes will eventually focus on the text, and if you want it to look really good, you’ll want to check out the video tutorial that Eerie Acres Cemetery put...


 

Spirit Panel

 If you want to add a bit of subtle detail to your haunt walls, Violetkitty has an instructable for a Spirit Panel that could very easily be used.  The tutorial is based on an original idea titled Ghosts in the Bookcase Halloween Project, and it’s a simple way to add some depth to...


 

Carved Granite From ...

 Acetone will eat away at your styrofoam, and while that’s not exactly what I would call a newsflash here, but Creativeman uses it to great advantage in his instructable on how to use this to create really good looking granite lettering.  This is a great way to create a sandblasted...


 

Making Zombie Clothe...

 If a zombie can take the time to dig its way out of its grave, the least you can do is make sure he’s got some appropriate looking clothes, right?  And if you’ve taken the time to build a Full Sized Zombie Prop, or just plan on becoming the zombie yourself, you should...


 

Full Size Zombie

 If you’re looking to build a full size zombie that you can leave outside you’re going to need something that is a little more solid, and once again, Dr. Kreepy has just the tutorial you’re looking for. The lower body is framed using 2 x 4’s for legs attached to a...


 

Quick & Easy Ar...

 I’ve got to tip my hat to Nightrideproductions from the HalloweenForum, who has proof that literally everything you own can be incorporated into your next prop build.  This Quick and Easy Armature is built using a tomato cage and is all you’ll need to get a few more last...


 

Alone 2013

 There is nothing more terrifying than having to face your fears alone.  Perhaps that’s why it’s rare to see someone go to a haunted attraction solo, but visitors to Alone [an existential haunting] will be required to have this experience Alone.  Billed as one part...


 

Brad’s Boo Bar...

 Brad Silverstein’s got a haunted barn on his hands and on Fridays and Saturdays this October you can venture through the Slaughterhouse that is Brad’s Boo Barn. With over 25 actors and 6 areas to explore, this home haunt located in Spanaway, Washington will make sure you get...


 

Rockin’ Granny

 There’s something completely unsettling about a decrepit looking old lady slowly rocking back and forth in her chair.  If you know a decrepit looking old lady then you’re half way there, but if you don’t, you can always follow ScareFX’s tutorial and make your own...


 

Sparking Fence

 Want to create an impressive looking spark effect for your haunt that’s absolutely harmless?  Bradsboobarn has a video tutorial on how you can achieve this effect and it’s easier than you think.     If you take one thing away from this video, it should be that in...


 

Don’t Blink

 I’ve never really watched Dr. Who, but I’m sure glad that MacabreRob over at HalloweenForum has because the “Blink” episode of the British television series gave him the inspiration to build two life-sized angel statues for his haunt.  To say that the statues are...


 

Rotisserie Motor Tor...

 If you’re a fan of The Wheel of Death prop but don’t want to create something quite as heavy duty then the Rotisserie Motor Torture Rack that Toktorill constructed may be just what you’re looking for.  This torture rack relies on an inexpensive lazy susan and a 110v...


 

Halloween Graves

 You’ve built your fence, carved your tombstones, and even built a grave grabber to put in your cemetery.  Job well done, but if you want to add a touch of that “freshly buried” look to your cemetery you do have a couple of options.  You could dig down about 2 inches...


 

The Haunt 2013

 There is nothing more scenic than the streets of downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin on a brisk Autumn afternoon.  And when night falls, scenic turns to gruesome as The Haunt opens its doors at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds.  This haunted attraction is celebrating its seventh year of fear in...


 

The Hill Has Eyes 20...

 When truckloads of hazardous waste were dumped into this abandoned quarry in Franklin, Wisconsin, nobody had any concern for the residents of the nearby mobile home community. The mutations that followed have riddled this 130 acre site with mutants hungry for human flesh. The Hill Has...


 

Foam Masonry

 If you’re in need of some stone or brick panels for your haunt, you’re definitely going to want to check out the tutorial that HIY Productions created.  This tutorial takes you through the process of creating brick panels out of styrofoam from start to finish.  The tips...


 

The Broom Flyer Witc...

 If you have some serious crafting skills and a ton of ambition, you too can create a Flying Witch prop just like the one that Otto Dieffenbach created.  Or you could just watch the video of Otto’s prop and marvel at his creation.  Seriously, this prop is one of the coolest builds...


 
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