DIY Halloween Prop | Massive Life-sized Stone Portal

Jaimie and Jay build a Dark Portal, a gateway to the beyond! Crossing our fingers that no demons escape…but hey, it’s 2020, anything could happen.

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Last year we had an idea for an EPIC DIY Halloween prop….a gateway to the underworld! We spent all year thinking of how to make this insanely awesome halloween prop and we finally did it! The Dark Portal is a classic element from the Warcraft universe and we used that as part of our inspiration for this halloween prop. There are also some other video game elements in this build…the runic carvings aren’t from Warcraft, but another epic game that we love. Can you figure out what they say? 💀

How does the Dark Portal work?
It’s built entirely from XPS foam and paint, with LEDs on the inside to make the runes glow. We used a semi-transparent material on the back and then did a rear projection of a hellish VFX scene, etc. to create the interior of the portal. During the day, the fabric is taken down and then at night we project the hellscape.

We’ve made a lot of awesome DIY Halloween Props but this one is on another level, it’s absolutely EPIC. It’s a great addition to our Halloween Yard Haunt, and we’re SUPER excited for the kids trick-or-treating in the neighborhood to check it out! There’s also the added benefit of being able to travel to other dimensions and worlds from our front yard. That’s pretty good too.

MATERIALS USED:
2″ Insulation Foam Board
Acrylic Paints (Black, White, Brown, Green, Etc.) – https://amzn.to/3l7NXPh
Gorilla Glue – https://amzn.to/2GgPRxZ
Drylock Masonry Sealer (Gray, if you can find it.) – https://amzn.to/3jkD9wD
LEDs – https://amzn.to/2Giq5K0
Semi-Transparent Fabric – https://amzn.to/3kIAZYo
Projector – https://amzn.to/3emBGEx
Concrete – https://amzn.to/3jBPTOI
Blue Tape – https://amzn.to/2HL0oCf
1″ PVC
Water

TOOLS USED:
Utility Knife – https://amzn.to/3jx0kDO
Heat Gun – https://amzn.to/2FsT3G8
Paint Brushes – https://amzn.to/2RkH93L
Surform Tool – https://amzn.to/2SfgOoh
Rotary Tool – https://amzn.to/3inSUl0
Sharpie/Marker – https://amzn.to/3l4XyX6
Spray Bottle – https://amzn.to/2EOrZ48
Router – https://amzn.to/3jH4Y1z
Drill – https://amzn.to/31YlZhI
Rasps & Files – https://amzn.to/3kVxkXr
Saws

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Who are we?
We’re Jaimie and Jay! We’re a husband and wife team and we make stuff together. Halloween and other awesome props, woodworking, electronics, and whatever we want. We also stream on Twitch!

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