Halloween is almost here! Here are important ordering deadlines so we can make sure your props arrive on time. All orders for in stock merchandise must be placed before October 21 to guarantee Halloween (October 31st) arrival within the US. We will be updating the website to remove out of stock items as quickly as possible. If an item is out of stock, we will notify you right away. To double check if an item is in stock, please call us at 818-771-0818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dapper Cadaver is now open on Saturdays! We’ll be open 9-6 Monday-Saturday until Halloween so be sure to stop by for all your horror needs! Not in the area? Our online store is always open.
New website, new features! On the old version of the site, you had to go to each product page and select the “1 Week Rental” option to see rental prices. In the new version, you can sign up for an online rental account and login to see 1 week rental prices throughout the site. Find the right prop at the right rental price from the category page. Or even use the new compare function to compare props along with the rental prices.
Activate your online rental account today! Click here to learn more.
Dapper Cadaver owner and prop maker BJ Winslow will be attending the West Coast Haunters Convention this weekend and giving a class on prop gore FX and painting. The class will be held in the Face/Off Classroom on Saturday 5/17 at 3pm. We hope to see you there!
In honor of the space shuttle Endeavour flying over LA today, we’ve been thinking about the best horror movies set in outer space. In terms of quality, nothing can really beat Alien and its sequels/prequels. (Who else is excited about Prometheus coming out on DVD next month?)
Check out the 1979 trailer for Alien:
But who can forget the horror movie franchises that have gone to space simply because they can:
What horror franchise should go to space next? Saw in space? Paranormal Activity in space? Let us know in the comments!
By the way, if you haven’t already, check out our alien and sci fi props.
Did you see us on Hot Set on Syfy last night? If you missed it, check it out online: Crash Landed Astronaut episode. Congrats to Grace, who made her TV debut. It was so much fun working with this show! We can’t wait to see what they do next.
Looking for a coffin to rent this Halloween? Book your casket rental now while some of the most gorgeous prop coffins in the LA area are still available. We have all kinds of caskets, from modern caskets to spooky toe-pincher coffins. Sale prices are listed on the category page. See the product description for much lower weekly rental prices. All coffin rentals will need to be picked up at our store near the Burbank Airport. Check out our Halloween casket rentals!
There are certain zombies that stand out from the horde. The White Walkers from HBO’s Game of Thrones are extremely unique and iconic. (Not to mention terrifying!) Why not try being a White Walker for Halloween? If you have the FX chops to recreate their blue-eyed leader, you have our total respect. Here is a closer look at the White Walker makeup and prosthetics by Creatures Inc., LTD. But if you have a long brown cape, some furs, ice FX makeup and zombie FX makeup, you should be able to make a pretty convincing White Walker.
Any great White Walker costume ideas or sources you’d like to share? Put them in the comments! And if you end up doing this for Halloween, send us your pics. We love to share.
Nice write-up on the shop by Marlon over at HalloweenCostumes.com. Thanks guys! Check out the blog post.
Happy back to school week, horror moms and dads! I hope your kids are adjusting to the classroom better than Wednesday and Pugsley.