Fog Machines – The “Juice”-y Side of the Story

Ever wondered how Halloween prop fog happens…and where it came from in the first place? Contributor David Lay dishes the juicy scoop below. Like a lot of things (myself, for example), fog machines have been around for…well, let’s just say a while. Originally these cool little gadgets were designed to control insect populations by “fogging” an area with oil. The original version was a simple machine: pump oil into a heated metal chamber where the…Read more

Make Any Creepy Creature Come To Life with Glowing Eyes!

Credit: Rusty Nail Workshop Once again, guest contributor Carolyn Miller gives us an eerie, tech-based treat. Read on to make this cool prop for your own haunt. It’s Halloween! Would you like to spice things up? Make things a little scary? Make your neighbors wonder “What is that creepy thing”? With just a quick touch of glowing red LED eyes, your hum-drum Halloween decorations instantly turn into the scary, creepy, evil things that go bump…Read more

Scary “Blair Witch” Icons Made from Sticks

  The following contribution is from the spooky Screaming Scarecrow Studios. Thanks as always, fellas – stay scary! When building your Halloween setup, we recommend keeping the traditional, but bring in a bite of the new – “new” if you lived in the 1700s, that is! A movie that I suspect most of the scare fans here have seen is the The Blair Witch Project. It’s based on a legend that reportedly occurred in the…Read more

The Body Part Toss Game

  Thanks, Screaming Scarecrow Studios, for this gristly and very valuable contribution! Why do most haunters haunt? Because we have tons of fun doing it! From building spooky props to putting together creepy Halloween costumes to scaring the pants off trick-or-treaters and rewarding them with candy, we just plain love it. Most Halloween haunters find all aspects of home haunting fun! With that in mind, and in an effort to provide our Halloween guests with…Read more

Halloween Costume Classics: Wizards Throughout the Ages

Whip up an enchanting costume this Halloween Halloween is a time of magic, making a sorcerer’s costume the perfect pick. But there’s more than one way to wave a wand. Famous wizards have their own distinctive looks, giving you plenty of options. Try a classic or contemporary enchanter outfit and express your personality behind your beard this Halloween. The Basics of the Wizard’s Costume The standard “wizard” look is well known and easy to identify….Read more is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to You will see this in links typed in orange text which link you back to products available for purchase through