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nightmareproductionz
01-03-2013, 11:58 AM
Hey all, I have a possibly dangerous idea for my opening room - an indoor corn maze. Because of that, I need to know a few things.

1. Where do I go to get corn stalks to make a maze?
2. Does anyone sell synthetic corn?
3. Will standard flame proofing work or does this fire hazard mean I should scrap the idea all together?

Bryce
St. Matthew House of Mayhem

Michael Inks
01-03-2013, 12:05 PM
Allen Hopps has a great tutorial for making your own corn. Not to mention a wealth of other tricks and tips at his Stiltbeast Studios YouTube channel. Here's the link for corn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXKmwGGcUcA

Allen H
01-03-2013, 08:53 PM
Lol, you beat me to it!

austind
01-04-2013, 04:58 PM
Allen after you got a production line going how long did it take you to make them. I may need to make 100 or so my self.

Phatman

Allen H
01-04-2013, 06:25 PM
about 3 -4 in an hour. I have a new way of doing the leaves that is way faster. Let me do a quick video on that- I will shoot and post it Sunday.
Allen H

austind
01-04-2013, 06:49 PM
Thanks Allen I am doing a small 1500sf haunt just for the younger kids and will be donating all the proceeds to children charity. Stuart Smith and his wife have done a back story and a set for me and I have an idea of doing a huge endless hallway ( wall) effect in 3D to appear like a large corn field. So I figure the wall will be 20' wide by 8' tall so I will need a lot of them. The main charity is for autism and our parks and rec. as part of there involvement I was going to set them to work making corn stalks. This haunt will be run during daylight hours so that the younger kids can enjoy a low scare haunt before bed time and make it be less of an interfearance with the operation of my other haunts. This is my way of paying back the comunity for our great city programs and doing a little ass kissing with the city by providing good comunity out reach. I am also evolving our fire and police force by having them run our beer tent and splitting the profits with them, go figure free labor and security in one.

Phatman

Michael Inks
01-06-2013, 09:10 AM
Allen doesn't know it, but he's a silent partner in our business. Crap, I just admitted it, do we owe him residuals now?

austind
01-07-2013, 08:40 PM
If he ever see all the crap that I have copied of his I may be paying too. I think Allen may own 10% of a lot of haunts around the country. Thanks Allen.

Phatman

wickedfarmer
01-10-2013, 06:05 PM
about 3 -4 in an hour. I have a new way of doing the leaves that is way faster. Let me do a quick video on that- I will shoot and post it Sunday.
Allen H

Lets see...26 acres @ 34,600 per acre =899,600 stalks. Working on them 12 hours a day is 48 a day. That means 18,741 days....=51 years with no breaks. Guess I better get busy.

Heck with it....I'll do the old fashioned planting seed. This is one of Allen's cool tricks I'll pass on.
Wicked Farmer

Allen H
01-10-2013, 06:53 PM
Maybe wicked Farmer LOL, but if you only need 5-10 I bet I can get them done faster my way ;)