It’s getting weird now. Your guests will see these nefarious Floating Candles a few feet from your ceiling. This little Halloween party illusion is visually spectacular, easy to do.
Step 1: Hot Glue & Fishing Line
In December, around Christmas time, buy a couple of battery operated candle at the local shop. Next, cut various lengths of fishing line, making sure you have plenty enough to tie besides to the length you are looking for the lights to hang at.
Attach the fishing line with some hot glue to the tip of the bulb. It might be a good idea to use a low heat glue gun, as you will be putting glue on glass.
Make sure to use a large blob or the invisible thread would come loose. Furthermore, you might even smooth the glue over the whole bulb in order to diffuse the light and have the glob of glue blend in.
Step 2: Hang from the Ceiling
Next, attach the end of the fishing line to white tacks and hang from ceiling. It depends entirely on you where you hang these, for instance in windows or trees to successfully create the effect of paranormal presence.
Keep in mind to have plenty of spare batteries on hand, as these candles do use up a lot of energy. The candles take two AA batteries and should last you the night.
You might be considering using LED candlesticks as well, as they use considerably less power.
The vortex effect in your foggy yard is a really ghostly effect that will surely impress your trick-or-treaters and it doesn’t require too much items to create it.
Here is what you need: Holiday Light Projector, fog machine and black construction paper.
Holiday Light Projectors are those lighting devices utilized to project an image onto a side of your house, garage door or virtually any flat surface. They are generally available at department stores throughout the Halloween and Christmas seasons and costs from $30.00 to $50.00. These versions generally have a 50 watt light bulb with sufficient power to produce the wanted effect. These projectors come with a collection of round film images to project various images.
Fog machines, such as the FogFX fog machine are great and can be found at My Halloween Store, for example. It is also recommended to have a Timer Remote, for you not to constantly run back and forth to click the usual remote button.
You have the possibility to create a vortex of any color, but the blue one has the most ghostly look. On the other hand, the green color creates the so called “X-file” look, while the red is perfect for a demonic look.
To get started, first choose from the film images included with the image projector, one with the color you want the vortex color to be. Next, you have to block the picture part of the film image using a paper circle to avoid showing it in the projected image. The paper circle has to be roughly ¼ inch smaller than the film segment.
With a ruler, determine the diameter of the image film within the external circle. Draw the circle on a black cover paper with the help of a compass. Cautiously cut out the circle from the black paper you have used.
With double-sided tape or glue, attach the paper circle onto the middle of the transparent film image, which should leave a 1/8 inch border of the background color uncovered. Make sure to put it on the back side on the disk, and in any case not on where it says “This Side Face UP.” Thus, the paper disc is not straightly exposed to the light bulb.
Place the adapted film image back into the image projector and assemble back the whole projector unit. Position the fog machine high with the projector slightly above it, for its lights to shine down through the fog at the direction your visitors will arrive. Finally, place a CD player and speakers right behind the fog machine to play a ghostly sound effect.
As far as the fog effect concerns, wind is the biggest enemy, as even a slight breeze will disturb the right look of the effect. If it is windy outside, maybe it is better to use it within your haunted garage.
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If you don’t have the time or money to create a full featured haunted house for Halloween something to consider is making a floating mask room.
You will need
Making a floating mask room is relatively simple and doesn’t require many materials. If the room isn’t completely dark you can use black plastic to block out light and help the performer(s) hide. One wall in the room will have to be covered with a black fabric. When you get the fabric make sure that you have enough to cover everything that needs to be covered. You will need another ten to 20 feet of the same fabric to create a costume.
For the lighting you will need a black light bulb, if you don’t have one avoid buying ordinary light bulbs that are advertised as black lights because they are usually just normal light bulbs with purple coloring and they won’t produce the desired light required for the floating mask room, to get the best effect you should try getting fluorescent lights.
To create the effect of floating masks you will need some fishing line and a few white masks that glow in the dark. You can get cheap hockey masks at My Halloween Store that give the desired effect but any mask that glows under black light will work fine. Read more
- 1 cheap lab skeleton
- 3 rolls of paper towels, solid white
- 2 cans of 3M Repositionable Spray Glue
- 1 can of “Good Stuff” Spray Foam
- 2 or 3 Bottles of Tacky glue
- An adequate skull
- Brown gloss paint
- Paint brush
Take an inexpensive plastic skeleton, a couple of paper towels and some 3M repositionable 77 spray glue. Begin by filling the joints between the bone; you might use for instance, hot glue. Next flip the skeleton and put some duck tape across the back of the joints for a more rigid corpse. Next, drive a couple nails into the stomach area so that they stick out for the foam to have something to hold onto it. Fill the torso with foam till it is fully filled. Let it dry fro a couple of days and then carve the foam with a knife to the wanted look. Rip off the straight edges of the paper towels and tear it into reasonable size for them to be worked in the ribs and fingers and all around the bones. Put the strips on the ground and spray glue on one side. Apply the strips to the skeleton, pushing it into the joints.
After the skeleton is fully covered, it will probably look somehow weird, but just let it dry for a few days. As soon as it is completely dried, mix two bottle of tacky glue with two bottles of water and some glossy brown paint.
Paint the obtained stuff onto the body and with a sufficiently wet mixture it should go on easily. Allow it to dry and then continue. Do the same thing with the skull as well. You can change the original skull of the skeleton with a better one, for a better effect.