1. Photo op

    Quick pic of the photo op I built for Thrill Halloween.

    I made a sign too, but there's no point in using it, since it actually said "Thrill Halloween" on it. There is is, sitting on a bin.

    A couple more shots:

  2. Packing Tape Ghosts 9/17/17

  3. Kaiju Inspiration

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    The weird skeletal body juxtaposed with wings of light made me start to think how this might be achieved live on a stage (which is what a haunt is).

    First thought - project the wings of light from behind. The monster would stand in front of them, animated as a marionette, or perhaps simply a skeleton on a stick. The stick could be affixed to the back and ...
  4. Following Eyes

    This is a VERY simple application of the Hollow Face illusion used so well by Disney for their talking busts.

    The eyes seem to look at you wherever you go.

    I grabbed the last package of ping pong balls at the Dollar Tree. They were badly abused, but it makes no difference to me, so I guess I saved them from the trash?

    I cut one in half with an Xacto knife, then ...
  5. Wallbuilding

    This is a super simple way to turn the 8'x4' sheets of polystyrene foam insulation into a stone wall.

    First, I peeled the clear plastic film off one side of the foam. The other side has foil on it. I left that alone.

    I then laid out my sheet and marked out the bricks. I choose to go with 12" wide x 6" high bricks. You could go with smaller bricks or go for a more random rock wall look. Those are slower and I wanted to get this done relatively quickly. ...
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