Friday, July 28, 2006

Finials for a PVC Fence

If anyone is building a PVC fence, I wanted to point out of a source for finials.

I purchased the plastic finials pictured below from The item number is 16.2029.

These square finials will fit over 1/2" schedule 40 PVC. However, it is a very tight fit and it would be very difficult to get them on without heating up the PVC. If you use a heat gun to warm the PVC, the finials slide on very quick and easy. It creates a very good fit after the PVC hardens. In fact, it's very difficult to get them off.

Shipping was a bit high from DecorativeIron to Virginia at $14.53 for 100 finials, keep that in mind if you order.

BUT... they look pretty good and they kept Bucky inside the graveyard.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Scarecrow Showdown at HauntForum

Zombie-F's HauntForum has another prop building contest underway. The Scarecrow Showdown will be the last this season. They have some great prizes and there will be some terrific scarecrows built for this contest. Check it out.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

It's a BAD Seed

I received my second order from Jeff over at today. The Bad Seed Creature Reacher looks good. I'm not going to be using it as a costume but as part of my reworked riser prop.

Here's the entire costume in a catalog shot.

This is the prop I will rework using the Creature Reacher.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Out of Darkness

I received my copy of Midnight Syndicate's new retrospective CD in the mail yesterday. The CD features re-recorded and re-mastered horror music classics from Midnight Syndicate's Midnight Syndicate, Born of the Night, and Realm of Shadows as well as four previously unreleased tracks. I purchased my copy from Jeff over at He has good prices and quick shipping.

For more information and some sample tracks, head over to

Monday, July 03, 2006

A Couple Favorite Disney World Props

I'm thinking I need to make a hearse and some more tombstones.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

HauntForum Contest Voting Now Underway

If you have not visited Zombie-F's HauntForum, do yourself a favor and head over there. The 2006 Tournament de Tombstone voting is taking place. Some great tombstones were made for the contest and it will be hard to choose the best.

Got Some Inspiration Care of a Trip to FLA

We took the kids down to Disney World last week. While the Haunted Mansion is looking old and tired inside, it was still great to snap some photos while in line. There are a couple of edited images below. However the lobby of the Hollywood Hotel still looked wonderfully creepy.