I just started yesterday and should get the preliminary stuff completed today. Beautiful, but hot and a bit humid out there in my neck of the woods - 80˚ last I checked.
Oh, and I soooo miss working nightshift. I am much more alert and feel better in the wee hours and feel like a zombie when I have to drag myself into to work at 8am every day. :)
Cutting it kind of close to get something set up for this season and still have a few days of actual haunt - I honestly don't see how you can get this done in time.
You absolutely need to look into permits from your county for temporary events (just like a fall festival or traveling carnival) which might come with inspections for minimum safety codes. And absolutely will need liability insurance coverage in case someone gets hurt on the property. Without that, you're leaving yourself open...
Holy moly... that's a discontinued Lightning FX box with the Halloween exterior. Those things are hard to find now.
(I picked up several about 6 years ago, and they're awesome!)
Nice effect, and I'm going to have to check out the possibilities with the auxiliary jack into the unit. I usually just set up an extension cord with about 20 funkins on it and have them "sing" along with the music...
My hubby has glasses and refuses to get contacts as the idea of something in his eye freaks him out. SO we definitely end up having to do workarounds on the costumes. For the most part, we do lots of masks, and he tries them on with the glasses underneath to make sure they fit comfortably before we buy them. Or I make his costume/mask. Or he is something that could conceivably wear glasses (like "Mad Scientist").
I made Sam Hein from Trick R Treat with a great mask that really worked out...
You don't get the option for the custom title until after 500 posts, however. So Nightlites 13, you've got a little more to go! :D
Scroll past the rules and you'll see Larry's post about the rankings/titles.