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Custom Props by DesignsOn9th

DesignsOn9th is now offering custom prop building services!Because of the high amount of requests for our props, we have decided to offer this as one of our official building services. We hand build and custom craft each prop with care and meticulous detail to each of our customers' specifications. See our Halloween pages for an… Continue reading Custom Props by DesignsOn9th

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Halloween How-To 2018: Mr T. (Rex) and Dinosaurs at Jurassic Park

WELCOME! So I'm *incredibly sure that we won't outdo last year in terms of the news coverage, but we are going to have every bit as much fun! Let's see what happens... **UPDATE** Here are the current links and videos to news coverage this year: Videos: NPR Interview: FOX13 UTAH KSL News TelemundoUtah (*Personal Favorite*)… Continue reading Halloween How-To 2018: Mr T. (Rex) and Dinosaurs at Jurassic Park

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Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

News Coverage This Year: Mashable ABC News New York Times Fox 13 Utah Salt Lake Tribune FRONT PAGE Houston Chronicle USNEWS NeatoRama Times Union  Connecticut Post KBRQ Radio Relevant Magazine WINA Radio   Videos Of The Display: Salt Lake Tribune Inside Edition ...and my personal favorite news spot so far: Toy Man Television   Building… Continue reading Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

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King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

I have been hot-gluing his hairy fabric shell together all day, and his trapezius muscles are looking good so far. What do you think of the profile?   We moved him out of hiding to take on the over-the-fence challenge. Will we break our necks? Let's find out when we try to lift him up… Continue reading King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

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Halloween 2016: [How-To] Huge Dragon Prop With Viking Ship

Ok, this year Tera's idea was to build a big dragon and a Viking ship, put the dragon on the roof of our house, and have the Vikings shooting at the dragon. That leaves us with a fairly easy theme for our party guests to comply with, and also it appeals to the kids (who,… Continue reading Halloween 2016: [How-To] Huge Dragon Prop With Viking Ship

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Halloween 2015: [How-To] Billy Bones Skeleton Train

    This year Tera suggested doing a a skeleton train with a Western theme.  I, of course, have no idea how to build a train.  I am looking forward to giving it a good try, although it could be a colossal failure and waste of wood supplies. It should be a fun week that… Continue reading Halloween 2015: [How-To] Billy Bones Skeleton Train

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Halloween 2014: [How-To] Moored Pirate Ship at Port Plunder

Halloween is the best holiday in my opinion. It's fun, interesting, and there are no gifting or family obligations to keep up with. It's pretty much as big or small a party as you want it to be, unlike other major holidays.  We just LOVE Halloween! Last year we spent about 30-40 hours throwing together… Continue reading Halloween 2014: [How-To] Moored Pirate Ship at Port Plunder

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Halloween 2013: [How-To] Hellbrier Cemetery and Morgue, LLC

This is our first attempt at a ridiculous and extensive Halloween display, which we have decided we want to do because trick-or-treating is tragically dying out.  With the horrible introduction of "trunk-or-treating," no kids (well, very few)  go door to door anymore.  Last year I made a pumpkin head man about 8 feet tall and put… Continue reading Halloween 2013: [How-To] Hellbrier Cemetery and Morgue, LLC