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No_Regret
09-09-2012, 09:13 PM
What are the best things to use to construct your own static props for a fairly cheap price.

I know about using PVC pipes, chicken wire and paints. But im confused on what kind of foam product to use, or if I should use some form of latex?

Any help would be greatly appreciated guys! Thank you!

remyghost
09-13-2012, 04:27 PM
I use a lot of latex for props. As far as foam goes, I use those big 4x8' pink sheets at home depot for a lot of stuff. I still haven't figured out where to get big foam blocks for carving stuff out. I know some people buy the stuff for couch cushions, but I want to get something more for large theater props.

Allen H
09-13-2012, 11:13 PM
Have you seen my youtube channel? I cover alot of materials and techniques and am very budget minded.
Plastic, tinfoil, caulk can all make great props for a haunt. Not to mention traditional things like paper mache.
here is a link to my channel, I have tried to name everything so it is self explanatory. Check out ROUS, Ogre head, Halloween scarecrow, and my Kappa videos for full size cheapo props.
If you mention a specific thing you would like to build I would be happy to help you.
http://www.youtube.com/user/StiltbeastStudios?feature=mhee

Allen H
09-13-2012, 11:15 PM
REMY- in google enter EPS manufacturers and your city- that is where you can get big white blocks.

remyghost
09-14-2012, 10:45 AM
REMY- in google enter EPS manufacturers and your city- that is where you can get big white blocks.

Wow. Thanks so much. I have looked all over for them.


Also No_regret, Allen has a ton of videos. I really think you should follow his links. I have learned a lot from him.