Carving Tombstone Details

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Halloween Monument Prop

Stencil Haunted House Walls

Halloween Tombstone

Faux Metal Tomb Plaque


About VanOaks Props

I'm Derek. A Los Angeles based graphic artist, prop maker, and content creator with a focus on Halloween, horror, and Sci-fi related projects.


My videos are a way of sharing the tips and techniques I've learned over the years from other Halloween industry and motion picture professionals to encourage makers of all levels to try new techniques, learn new skills and make more props!

more than just videos

Foam Carving

Prop Design

Set Design

Faux Painting

Prop & Replica Signage

3D Modeling & Printing


Weekly project videos can be challenging. Supporting those efforts is what keeps us churning out the good stuff.


So, if you've asked yourself "how can I support?" here are the best 3 ways.

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Of course we do!


Let the world know you're a fan and show your support by purchasing some VanOaks Props gear via our Teespring shop!

Patreon is a way for people just like you to lets creators like me earn a monthly income by giving you access to exclusive content and custom rewards.


With your monthly subscription you can fund projects and help us decide what to make next!

We all have to buy tools and by using the links in our video descriptions and on our Amazon affiliate page helps us to keep growing and improving the quality of the content we create.


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