Yeah I'm surprised at the interest in haunted hotel themes this year (mostly for parties but for some haunts too). It's not an easy theme to do. For example, I had to go to china for my uniforms because there is only one bellboy halloween costume available and it's not wonderful.
That's a good idea to paint the plywood base. I wasn't even sure that the base would work (it's a little small considering how tall he is) and so I didn't paint it because I thought I might have to switch it out for a bigger piece. But the prop is done now.
I'm doing a haunted hotel yard theme this year and just noticed your thread Graveyard Gus. Superb job on your bellboy! I have always loved the Uncle Creepy mask and it's very fitting to use it here. Like who wouldn't feel creeped out if this guy showed you to your room, especially if he had an extra hotel key to your room. Great soundtrack for him and like the lamp as well. I assume the bellboy is near the entrance to your haunt and kind of usheres one down the hallway? Hope you'll post photos from your haunt afterwards.
Jealous about your bellboy costume BTW. Yes, not much out there.
Thanks GhostofSpookie. This bellboy prop's purpose is to occupy guests for about 30 seconds as an actor scoots down the hall ahead of guests and circling back for another group of guests. As the actor leaves the guests ("Mr Schnebbley will take your bags, etc") he hits a doorbell button triggering the prop. Given the young age of kids going to this haunt, it might actually be too scary.
Other rooms include an elevator, a dining room, a bedroom, and a scene similar to the Psycho shower scene. I'm excited to wear a Zagone moving mouth mask, as one of the bellboys, which is really cool (and you can breathe and people can hear you). The one I'm wearing is called "exhumed" but this video shows two masks with similar mouth action.