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    Default Hanging Flame Light/Cauldron

    Hi all, With an eye already on possible ideas for next year I came across this Hanging Flame light at Costumes express..



    http://www.costumeexpress.com/Hangin...uctDetail.aspx

    Was wondering if anyone here had seen this in person and how good it looks ( or doesn't) in real life. We are kicking around the idea of a Castle theme for next year and some flaming cauldron ( real or fake) for enhancing the lighting is an idea we want to look at. These are priced pretty well right now, @$14.99 but they aren't huge or anything, per the description...
    "Measures approximately 8" high x 8" wide. Made of Plastic, Metal, Iron Wire and Poly-Blend Fabric. Includes 72" long black AC power cord. For indoor or covered porch use only. . . Caution: Sharp points. Keep away from children. Do not display or use this product in wet or adverse conditions. Colors may fade.


    THoughts or ideas on making a homoe made version?

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    It looks far better in photos than in person. But it does the job. Spencer's was selling em for $10 each. Got two.

    Ordered two from PartsExpress.com thinking the $25 version would be better quality.

    Exact same things, slightly different chains.


    I'm not keeping the fabric on these, I'm experimenting with plastic bags.

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    These flame lights give off a terrific warm light and only cost about $15 or so. Much easier then making one yourself. Worked great in the torture chamber in my haunt -- only need one in the room. I thought fabric was fine.

    With a castle theme, I expect you will also use a lot of the stone wall fabric from Scene Setters.

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    I have one and seem to find a use for it every year. I use it to reflect light off of nearby walls and it creates a feeling of fire in the room. All by itself looking directly at it it's not that impressive but if it's partially hidden or up high it is great effect. One year I had it in the cabin of a 'crashed' car in the driveway. Looked like there was a fire in there.

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    I love these things. I don't have that particular style, but I have flaming cauldrons and lanterns. I use some of them each year. You could probably do some painting and texture to the plastic bowl and maybe different chains if you wanted a better look.
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    We have used these every year. Depending on the scene, we removed a lamp to cut down the amount of light being put out. The silks flow with the air well and the colored lamps give the fire effect perfectly.

    These are a good choice to go with.
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    We used two of these in our dungeon scene. They are great if you hang them above eye level, so you can't see the bulbs.
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    Terra and Dr Dark make a good point -- you want to put them as high in the room as possible

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    I have a pair but the fans are noisy as heck. Definitely not for use in a quiet setting.

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    I have two of them. Instead of just hanging the light as is however, I took the two wrought iron hanging baskets i have with the moss inside, and placed those inside of the hanging baskets. Gave a little cooler effect. I like them but think they looked small and fake by themselves. Looked pretty cool in the baskets though. I had to put two bricks in each basket and set the prop inside though to make it even with the level of the baskets.

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...6&marketID=106

 

 
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