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September Is Prop Building Time

Sometimes we promise ourselves things that never come to pass. Like working out, eating healthy, and building new props for Halloween. Can’t help you with the first two, but lets talk prop building. You’ve probably seen a cool idea or yard haunt and secretly wished to build something similar with your own two hands. But you had no idea what to do or how to build it. Don’t worry. I’ve been there. I’ll show you some great sites that can inspire you to build and in plenty of time so you can our favorite time of year. Continue reading

Laser Vortex: Building the Prop

Oh yes…the Laser Vortex. I’m sort of panicking right now. There are only two days left before Halloween and I’ve totally procrastinated on my Halloween prop for this year! The good thing is that I have all the necessary parts to build the prop. And I’ve already soldered some of the wires together. I feel like a mad scientist putting this thing together at night in the hopes that it will work beautifully and I can cry out “ITS ALIVE!”. Continue reading

Laser Vortex Prop: Gathering Supplies


This year I decided I wanted to make a really cool new prop for my yard haunt. Something that wouldn’t put me out financially and something that wouldn’t be too complicated or difficult to build. I found a fantastic prop idea from the Garage Of Evil website. A laser vortex…no, not a flex capacitor…a LASER VORTEX! The parts are actually very cheap and most can be purchased from Radio Shack. The only tools I had to buy was a Dremel tool (I’ve always wanted one), and a soldering gun kit. Now I’m ready to go. I’ll keep you updated through future posts on the build phase and test phase of this project.

Another One Bites The Dust


Can you believe it…after all that planning, preparation and fun its all over. Halloween 2009 is now just a sweet memory. I hope all of you had a great time doing whatever you did. I wound up working my butt off to finish all the decorating and cooking just minutes before my guests arrived. It was a hell of a lot of work, but we did it. And I had a great time. Without further ado, here are some pictures from our Halloween party. Continue reading