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    Default Ideas to tie-in yard w/ Killer Klowns/funhouse theme?

    I'm going with a carnival/funhouse theme in my garage haunt, 12-year-olds only to attend. Funhouse mirrors, one a two-way where a scary clown appears. Rickety floor, blacklight dot room with moving walls, maybe cotton candy cocoons (one quivering) like in Killer Klowns movie.

    Haven't been able to figure a way to tie-in the front yard decorations. I have a steeply sloping yard with no trees, but lots of bushes in front of the house.

    I have a bunch of wig heads with blue LED eyes from last year (they were draped in fabric and cheesecloth for a ghost army), floodlights, light strings, and two 7' tall free-standing, lighted ghosts that could be remade into something else (clowns maybe?).

    Any ideas? I prefer to build, not buy - I have more time than money - fair artistic skillz, better mechanical skillz.

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    Do you know anyone that can lend you a large tent, for the front yard?
    Could place some clown figures in & around the tent with circus music playing from it. Simple tiki torch type lighting or long strings of lights along the long drive way to welcome guests to the garage. Rental of a cotton candy machine & or popcorn popper would really go along with it.

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    for yard decor. you could go buy some highlighter color spray paint or line markers for construction use paint at lowes or home depot andi think at home depot you can buy it in gallons but take the spray cans and spray circles in you yard in like orange yellow and red or green highlighter colors and then put up some black lighting or really any sort of low bean shallow lighting and have it pointing in different places through out the yard to draw attention to thoses spots and have other clown material maybes some streamers hanging form the trees old sheets ripped up in to stramers and spray them or just slpater some international red color paint on them for blood or use cheese cloth

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    have a sign saying "Carnevil" in your front yard and if you have trees someone posted on the thread "haunted carnival" some good props for your front yard a tight rope skeleton and a clown in a car, there are some great ideas on that thread, also someone had hung pool noodles for their entrance way into their haunted fun house, cheap but neat idea. Hope some of this helps, but definately check out that thread!

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    There are a few photos from our Carnevil theme last year. There is a poorly lit shot of our tight rope walker. This had a pinpoint spotlight on it for night lighting. I posted the shot with a flash, for construction details. It is made out of a $10 Walmart groundbreaking skeleton, a pvc frame and metal conduit for the "rope."

    The clown car was a $2 tag sale find, I added a pvc body, styrofoam wig head, kid's clown costume, mask and prop knife.


    The other Carnevil photos are on both pages of my gallery:

    Halloween Forum - Wolfbeard's Album: Wolfbeard's Photos

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    Wow Wolfbeard,

    Those are awesome!! I have my theme for 2010 already, but you have inspired me to do a Carnival (sorry, Carnevil) for 2011. Very cool.

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    We did it in 2008. A big hit!


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    Redrom.....that is outstanding! and Wolf the little clown in the car is awesome, that's one of the best props ever! (also, i loved the tightrope walker)

 

 
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