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Spooky Blue has a great homemade coffin made from blue foam normally used for construction… – “There’s something really unsettling about these old fashioned toe-pincher coffins. Up until the 19th century carpenters built them to-order for the newly deceased. The newer rectangular-shaped coffin became the standard after companies began producing them in quantities. They were generally marketed by furniture stores.

Okay, enough of the history lesson. With your very own coffin, you can put a corpse prop in it, shake it up with a vibrating motor, or do lots of other devious things to scare the boots off your trick or treaters. The entire project takes about 4 hours, less if your paint dries faster.”Link.


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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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