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It was something I thought of while doing research for my Phantom makeup tutorials on YouTube.... I'm gonna go ahead and start doing some concept art.... Maybe I'll put Houdini on hold.... I dunno... what do you think?
 

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Either one sounds very good. If you've already done some brainstorming on the Houdini theme, you could go ahead with it and just keep the Phantom theme percolating on the back burner. I regularly gather ideas for themes I'm not yet working on.
You could even keep an "ideas" document for both, and see which one you favor when you have potential plans laid out for each. It's not a bad idea to have a rough idea how much time, space, effort, and money it would take to make things look the way you want.
Whichever one appeals to you most is what you should go with. Both have great potential.
Are you thinking of a yard haunt or an indoor party...or something else?

Edit-- ah, I think that's answered on your script thread. I'll do a read through in a bit.
 

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Either one sounds very good. If you've already done some brainstorming on the Houdini theme, you could go ahead with it and just keep the Phantom theme percolating on the back burner. I regularly gather ideas for themes I'm not yet working on.
You could even keep an "ideas" document for both, and see which one you favor when you have potential plans laid out for each. It's not a bad idea to have a rough idea how much time, space, effort, and money it would take to make things look the way you want.
Whichever one appeals to you most is what you should go with. Both have great potential.
Are you thinking of a yard haunt or an indoor party...or something else?

Edit-- ah, I think that's answered on your script thread. I'll do a read through in a bit.
No worries... I'm going to change themes from Houdini to Phantom... I'm an actor with 8+ years of experience, so naturally, to me, the Phantom theme seems for fitting...
 

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This is a easy one. If you have ever seen the opera itself, think of the boating scene. You could get lots of those candelabras for the yard with lots of fog machines to cover the ground. A small boat/dingy above the fog with a phantom in it along with the girl.
 

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I'm sure this scene could be adapted into a sewer scene. Having some rat-based scares wouldn't hurt, either. I vaguely recall a version of the story where it's claimed the legends of a ghost haunting the opera house predate Erik's arrival and adaption of the "Phantom" title. Perhaps you could have a flying crank ghost or pepper's ghost make an appearance as the "original" phantom?

When you revisit your Houdini theme, you might want to consider looking into his association with H.P. Lovecraft. There's a great audio adaptation of the story "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs" (which stars Houdini and was ghostwritten for him by Lovecraft) that comes with several prop documents you might find useful. This Lovecraft creation might also be an interesting addition to your theme.
 
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