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  1. #1
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    Default need some ideas for haunted circus

    hey all I am glad to be back, been busier than all he!! at work and even more so at home.

    I received some great ideas last year and hopefully gave some back, but now I need some more please.

    we are doing a circus theme this year and we need some ideas, other than just scary clowns. some that we have now are; clown car with pop up roof (scary clown), juggling skellys (juggling their heads), we bought a bunch of monkey masks, a fat bearded lady mask, thinking of a trapeeze but don't know what to do with that one, or tight rope. HELP please.

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    i know i submitted this like 200 times on my past acounts here but silly string and party poppers how about a dog boy or a lizard kid and i "borrow"this from halloween horror night in orlando but they put a person in a clown suit he stayed still with strings and a puppt handle thing till somne1 came by

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    oh btw when my digital camera is working ill post a pick of my favortite prop my clown head it was my first prop i ever builtr and my favorite

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    How about cages made with PVC. You could have freakish animals behind the bars. If your using pneumatics have some of the animals move as TOT's walk by. For the more adventurous TOT's how about a 'spinning wheel of treats". They could spin a large slotted wheel for a chance to win a full size candy bar.

    Set up polls and string C9 clear amber flashers ( the big Christmas lights) to light your path. It would give that yellow bug light effect and the cool look of the light always changing without using harsh strobes. For the yellow to look right stick in a few white flashers. If everything is yellow your eyes adjust and you loose the effect. Even if you use diferent colores you still need to have a few white ones.

    I don't remember what ideas I had last year. (i don't remember last year.LOL) so I hope I'm not giving you the same ideas twice.
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    HK777 - You talking just scary clowns or a scary circus theme? I've alway wanted to do the scary circus theme and have freak show room. You could have the chicken lady or the 3 headed boy or the guy with no face. Or how about Siamese triplets. I don't think that's been done before. Are you going for gory or psychologically disturbing? Either way, sounds like fun.

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    (I know I submitted this like 200 times on my past accounts here but silly string and party poppers how about a dog boy or a lizard kid and I "borrowed" this from Halloween horror night in Orlando but they put a person in a clown suit he stayed still with strings and a puppet handle thing till somone came by
    ((Silly string I LIKE IT, HEHEEHE, i like the clown puppet idea.and I have a few different masks))

    (How about cages made with PVC. You could have freakish animals behind the bars. If your using pneumatics have some of the animals move as TOT's walk by. For the more adventurous TOT's how about a 'spinning wheel of treats". They could spin a large slotted wheel for a chance to win a full size candy bar.
    ((we were thinking along the same line as the wheel idea but with the pull string game that you see at the fair all the time (pick a string, pull it and win that prize, but with different treats, Chips, bag of candy, chocolate bars, etc. and I like the cages idea but i like to use pipe insulators))


    (Set up polls and string C9 clear amber flashers (the big Christmas lights) to light your path. It would give that yellow bug light effect and the cool look of the light always changing without using harsh strobes. For the yellow to look right stick in a few white flashers. If everything is yellow your eyes adjust and you loose the effect. Even if you use different colors you still need to have a few white ones.

    I don't remember what ideas I had last year. (I don't remember last year. LOL) so I hope I'm not giving you the same ideas twice.
    ((we will be building a big top for this event so we might use the light idea to get the TOT's in to the tent.))

    (HK777 - You talking just scary clowns or a scary circus theme? I've always wanted to do the scary circus theme and have freak show room. You could have the chicken lady or the 3 headed boy or the guy with no face. Or how about Siamese triplets. I don't think that's been done before. Are you going for gory or psychologically disturbing? Either way, sounds like fun.

    ((we are not really into a lot of GORE but when it is needed we will use it for the effect, but not just to have it there. ))

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    Default new toy

    I just bought a image projector with mirror ball attachment for $20.00cnd,,,,,,i love new toys

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    I think you would need a barker (the guy that stands outside the attraction and yells things like "Hurry, hurry, hurry. Come see the three legged man and siamese twins). He could be an actor or an animatronic character dressed in old clothes. Set him up higher than the audience and put him behind a stand and give him a cane. Make him look creepy so your audience could get a taste of what to come.

    Just my thoughts.
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    I like the idea of having a barker for the enterance, or you could throw in a couple extra barkers along the way if you wanted.

    "Step right up and see the boy who didn't stay with his group at this very circus!" *cage with something all bloody and mutated with some tatters of a halloween costume and maybe one of the plastic pumpkin candy things spilled on the floor* And you could probably try to integrate other haunt rules into the thing.
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    One of the most memorable attractions in our haunt is "Psycho The Clown". We have a scareactor hidden behind a curtain. As we approach the classic Circus music strikes up (We use "The Big Top") as the host calls, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of all Ages, Step Right This Way...and meet...(The curtain pulls back)...PSYCHO THE CLOWN!!"
    The actor is actually facing AWAY from the onlookers. Wearing a Rainbow wig and a cheap-o Clown Mask on the back of his head, the "front" of his costume is completely normal. His hands appear to be folded behind his back as he regards the crowd. This effect really gets to the kids...the can tell something.s not right, but cannot tell what it is.
    The host informs that, this year, Psycho has asked to hand out Halloween treats of his own. Being a Clown, Psycho's treats are, of course, balloons. Step right up and help yourself to one of Psycho's Halloween balloons, but remember, only take one.
    You would think that the kids would come forward at that point, but not really. Our experience has been that they are too scared to approach. Afetr some prompting of the children, the Host shouts, "Hey, let's get this show on the road!" or words to that effect. the word "Hey" is the cue for the scareactor to jump up and spin around 180 degrees, revealling his "true side". The actual front of the costume is covered in blood, Psycho's REAL face is a horrible Killer-Clown. His hands were not "folded"...they were holding a chainsaw! He fires up the chainsaw and jumps on the low table that separates the crowd from the Clown.
    We find that the Clown works best if he giggles crazily while waving the running saw at the patrons.

    This scare ranks right up there with Frankenstein and Mrs. Bates. Give it a try.
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