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  1. Halloween Props
    I am hoping to get a head start for Halloween 2019. We have started to gather material, plans and concepts for the following - but we are already stuck! Here is a brief overview: The garage is gutted and going to have 3 individual peppers ghost illusions, synced to music. From left to right: 1)...
  2. General Halloween
    Hi guys, picked up a Gemmy Lightshow Illusion Projector (2018 product) that comes with 6 slides and finding all the slides are super tight to insert into the projector. Too late to return after holiday and do like it so wondering how to make the best of this. Also curious if others have had...
  3. Halloween Props
    We are changing a lot of our haunt this season, much of it will be Victorian era, I mean the poor London style, filthy, stinky and decrepit! We did a mock up of an infinity mirror we intend to use as distraction before our Pub entrance!
  4. Halloween Costume Ideas
    Made my dream costume last year and made a video of me acting it out! I made tutorials as well if you want to make it! Subscribe to my channel to see them as well! What do you think!?
  5. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    My display this year (2017) had two notable attractions: a hearse with an infinity box illusion and a mad scientist's teleporter illusion. This video shows some of the steps to creating the hearse/box combo based on detailed instructions taken from someone else's Youtube video (search Halloween...
  6. Halloween Props
    Good Evening Everyone, We want to make an infinity illusion for our haunt this year. What we want it to have an alien laying in a box and have it appear to have lots more lying behind it. I looked on you tube but didnt seem to find a detailed tutorial on how to accomplish it. If anyone could...
  7. Halloween Music
    Anyone else long-in-the-tooth recognize the background sounds in this video — particularly in the beginning?
  8. Halloween Props
    I had a lot of people ask for this so here is a video showing how I made the infinity illusion for the rear of the hearse! Let me know what you think and if you have any questions just let me know!
  9. Halloween Props
    Keep forgetting to post this here! So I made a hearse this year (still working on the details) using a design that only takes about 8 minutes to setup and can store easily in the garage without taking up space. But not being one to just build a hearse I needed to do something to the inside I...
  10. Halloween Props
    Leave it to hollywood to enhance and improve on a time old illusion..the peppers ghost ..see links below for history and recent use and description of how its done.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper%27s_ghost http://community.digitalmediaacademy.org/tag/peppers-ghost...
  11. Halloween Props
    Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a false backed chair? I'd really like to have it for the vanishing of Houdini. Any recommendations? I'm not a skilled builder, so, something simple, yet effective would be awesome! If anyone has seen the final lair scene in Phantom of the Opera, you'll...
  12. General Halloween
    I am creating a room to use for photography and video. I want the illusion of the background to look like a I am in the middle of a realistic looking zombie apocalypse that is outdoors. The completed pictures and video should have at least the illusion of being three-dimensional. I...
  13. Halloween Props
    Last year someone on this forum did a sort of pit of Hell illusion. It was made with sheets of clear plastic, great stuff foam, orange and red lights, and foggers underneath the plastic with vent holes. Ha I pretty much have a good idea on how to make the illusion but would like to see the how...
  14. Announcements / Press Releases
    Let us know if you are using a Spectral Illusion this year and we will promote your haunt on our blog, Facebook page and Twitter! Just let us know the details (dates, times, address, and anything else you want us to know), and we'll send people your way!
  15. Halloween Props
    In was at a haunted house last year and aw an amazing prop that appeared to be a half man almost on a small pedestal and it allowed him to talk to people just 5 feet away. Does anyone know what that prop is called or how to create the illusion?
  16. Halloween Props
    I've got a 4'x16' hallway in our haunted house that I think would be a perfect place for this. Just not sure how to go about doing this.
  17. Halloween Props
    Has anyone ever attempted an endless hallway? I'm talking the old school way of making one without a two way mirror like this one here www.hauntedillinois.com/h4.php If anyone has, how do you set the mirrors so people don't see their reflection? I read somewhere you can angle the mirrors...
  18. Blog
    I have always been drawn to werewolf stories. The idea of the shapeshifter intrigues me, but a werewolf is typically a tragic figure more than anything else. At first, it seems very cool. Every full moon the werewolf metamorphoses into a powerful beast, seemingly invulnerable to all but...
  19. Blog
    Haunt is about illusion. We plan our layout, our lighting, sounds, etc. to create an atmosphere that seems to be more menacing than it is. We use hot glue, PVC, and paper mache to create the illusion of things that simply cannot exist. Stage magic is about illusion too. The magician puts...
  20. REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Imagine a ToT gets to the end of the hall when BANG! A knife apparently slams into it as if thrown over their shoulder. They turn around and see... whatever... or maybe nothing at all. Magicians use this in their knife throwing routine. They have prop "knives" loaded on a spring type...
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