It seems like DIYs are everywhere these days. Pictures, tutorials, ideas and yet none of them seemed spooky enough for me until I came across Haunted Dimensions. If you are looking for a horror themed DIY that doesn’t include making ghosts out of balloons, you’ve come to the right place.
Thanks to an article on the Dirge Magazine website, I came across a man who makes all your horror DIY dreams come true…FOR FREE. Yes boys and ghouls, I said free.
All of this is made possible by an artist named Ray Keim. A multi-media artist and prop maker for Universal Studios, he created blueprints for paper models of our favorite horror buildings. He makes his blueprints free to print but asks if you make his creations, to give credit where credit is due.
Seems like a fair trade for a DIY project I can get behind. All of the printables come with complete instructions but you provide your own glue and other creepy accessories if desired. It makes those Halloween towns that show up in craft stores look like kiddie projects compared to how these look.
Check out the Myers house.
Or how about the Bates Motel?
Maybe the Amityville house is more your style?
I know, the Phantom Manor is what you want.
If a house isn’t your thing, try a little prop from The Haunted Mansion, like Leota’s tombstone.
He also offers miniature versions of the Universal Halloween Horror Nights attractions like the PsychoScareapy building.
Here is what the Skoolhouse model that Dirge Magazine put together looked like.
The blueprints are pretty impressive and with the ability to personalize each model, the possibilities are endless. You can go traditional or maybe make the Barbie Bates Motel, the choice is yours. He also offers a little adventure called “The Knoll” on his website. It reminds me of a point and click hidden object game of days gone by.
Just remember, if you post a model, just credit Ray Keim and Haunted Dimensions and he asks not to repackage and sell his models so that the blueprints can remain free. Post pictures of your Haunted Dimensions paper horror house creations in the comments!
(Featured image courtesy of Ray Keim and Haunted Dimensions)