My friend just introduced me to and older SyFy miniseries called The Lost Room, and I've gotten a little obsessed. I found replicas of the key fob featured in the show, but I haven't found anything close to the key itself. Here's a collage of images of the key from the show. [more inside]
My girlfriend and I both really like Halloween and we both really like the Netflix show Stranger Things. So much so that we're throwing a Stranger Things themed Halloween party. Help us do that! (all of the spoilers inside, but if you haven't seen Stranger Things, just go ahead and fix that and come back) [more inside]
Because my job is a big pile of awesomesauce, I get to help put together an escape room for a one-off event. The theme is ancient Egyptian, and I need some help figuring out to do a couple of the props on the cheap (if possible). [more inside]
I've started to get into food photography and am interested in finding some cool surfaces to act as backgrounds for variety. [more inside]
Help me determine the design elements in these outfits for a few famous Bonnie and Clyde photographs for a costume. Also, ideas on how to find a gun prop for rent or cheap purchase in Boston. More beneath the fold. [more inside]
To men and women who partake in online dating: how should I respond to the rare person who actually sends a nice, thoughtful message, but to whom I'm not attracted? I don't want them to get discouraged because they are actually doing it right! [more inside]
My wife and I are looking into investing in a 3D printer in the $2-3,000 price range. Can anyone who actually owns one / has used one extensively give any suggestions on brands/models to look at? We're hoping for a basic desktop model with a size capacity of about 8"x8"x8" for making small props, prototypes, etc. Also, what can one expect to pay for the "goop" or whatever they use for a printing medium?
Help me make Green Bean Casserole, for "accidentally" dropping on the floor in a play. [more inside]
I'm looking for major theatrical plays, set no later than 1950, that feature a lamp, flashlight, or other luminous prop as important to the story. If possible, please summarize the prop's usage including where in the story the prop is used. Thanks in advance!
You're going to need a bigger boat...er... barrel...er... WHAT!? [more inside]
How many individual skulls would it take to make a chair for a six foot person? [more inside]
Where can I find really large plastic gems like the ones on sale here--but twice the size or more? [more inside]
I need some murder-themed props for a photo shoot, and need to obtain them by 9 a.m. tomorrow in the Portland, Ore., metro area. Help! [more inside]
We're having a photobooth at our wedding. As photobooths can be either cheesy or fun, we need to make some awesome props to push the feature to the Fun end of the spectrum. What should we have? [more inside]
I'd really like to be able to set up a corner in my basement to use as a little photography studio. Can you give me some advice as to what's needed? [more inside]
I want to decorate a rec room in my basement with prints and other items that have been featured in movies and TV shows. I’m not looking for promotional things or other advertisements, but prints that are well known from those movies. Someone should see it and go “Hey!! That’s the thing from that movie! Where did you get that?” [more inside]
I'm trying to find the name of an old short film (circa 70's-90's) about a Foley artist / showman performing Foley sound effects live to a film that is being projected in an ornate theater, with a number of props laid out in front of him. [more inside]
Attention ZORK fans! Help me build a list of props for a Zork adventurer Halloween costume. [more inside]
Where can I buy some gag gifts in San Francisco? I need an hourglass, a gavel, and a superhero cape! I realize I may not be able to get these all in one place. I'm sure I can find a costume shop for the superhero cape, but I have no idea where to look for the other two. I need a prop store or something!
I want to do a painting or drawing of a fantasy map on muslin, but I don't know which materials I should use or how I should prime or seal the cloth. What materials can I use to ensure the best durability/prevent possible damage from getting wet while retaining the ability to do detail work? [more inside]
What is the brand/make of Adrian Brody's winter jacket in the recent sci-fi thriller movie "Splice?" [more inside]
Help me build a laptop puppet [more inside]
Name the knife used in "A Perfect Getaway" - seen in the previews, strapped to the leg of one of the male characters. It appears to have a handle that looks like brass knuckles, and generally looks very cool. I'm interested in knowing the model and manufacturer of this knife. Thanks!
Propsfilter. Looking for a specific prop to use in a Fringe production. Difficulty level: free, sourced in Toronto, 1890's period accurate (repro is fine). [more inside]
I am looking for a fake bird (obviously real-looking), and just can't seem to find what I am looking for! [more inside]
Was the chess set in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) a one-of-a-kind or a mass-produced set? What other details might you have on it?
I'm posting this on behalf of someone helping a theater company source some props (this is not his usual job and he isn't an experienced prop guy). The play is The Goat: or, Who Is Sylvia?, by Edward Albee. [more inside]
Why would a TV-prop soda can so closely resemble a real-world soda can (without being the real thing)?
On an episode of The Big Bang Theory, characters can be seen with soda cans which are near-approximations of a Dr. Pepper can and a Sprite can, but which are not actual cans from the manufacturer. Why might this be? Photos within. [more inside]
I'm directing a play that calls for an actor to be tarred and feathered on stage. It's a powerful moment, and I'd love to do it. But ... how? [more inside]
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Halloween is fast approaching and I need help creating some apothecary style props from the Bard's well known witches chant based on the introduction to That Scottish Play. Most of my audience isn't going to remember much past "eye of newt and toe of frog" but being a geek about details I'd like to try to create a tableaux of the entire contents of that cauldron. [more inside]
Just saw Eastern Promises. Kirill was sporting an interesting looking watch. It often happens that some item of clothing, a watch, a doily, or slipcover catches my eye in a movie, and then I spend way too long trying to track it down online. What websites do y'all rely on to answer these and other harrowing questions more expeditiously? Many thanks in advance.
PropFilter: How to find fake snow in LA? [more inside]
Help me think of easy-to-make props for my photography project... or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Turn-of-the-Century European Society. [more inside]
Where can i buy/rent a big money wheel (like an upright roulette wheel with black and white areas) like in casinos? NY area a plus.
What happens to movie props and costumes after production wraps up? Films that must have a huge amount of these things, like say, the Lord of the Rings films, make me wonder where it all goes.