I know it's a little early for this thread, but I wanted peoples' input on possible themes, as well as returning animatronics.
Last time Halloween fell on a Sunday was 2010. I remember that Saturday the 30th was declared the day/night for trick or treating for our city/community. Wonder if that'll happen again next year.Looking way ahead, I see that Halloween 2021 is slated for a Sunday. That's probably gonna be a slow one. Maybe not? I guess everyone will still have the whole weekend to celebrate.
trick or treat studios has acquired don postI really liked the pier and shark display from last year. I often have a skeleton pirate on a dock display so it resonated well with me.
I'm always looking for the classic Universal Monsters but I guess the licensing makes them too expensive.
This year I'm hoping for a ghost theme with a haunted house set but without any gore (slaughter houses bore me).
Maybe something more along the lines of Disney's Haunted Mansion (fun with jump scares and lots of ghost noises).
Spirit also needs a "Haunter" position and by that I mean someone to show how to make a quick display with a few items or maybe have a weekend "class" teaching how to make an outside scene with lighting, sound and smoke.
Or at the very least have some small static prop areas to show how easy it is and to give some ideas to people.
The massive professionally designed displays they have in the store are fun but beyond the skill set for most.
When I worked in retail we had fish tank "starter kits".
It was a static display that gave you an idea of how it would look with a list of everything you'd need get started.
Spirit should do that for a graveyard Zombie scene or a witch at her cauldron, for example.
I think it's overwhelming for the beginner Haunter to know how to get going.
And I think we all know that one good display can start a lifelong obsession.
link to expo video halloween expo trick or treat studios - Bing videophantom of the opera and dracula are 59.99 so I guess that'll be the price.I already contacted them about getting the wolfman they said it was still early in the development stages
Been struggling with a theme myself. Which is unusual as I always have next years’ theme on my mind as I’m creating the current one! I’ve done 80’s horror movies, asylum, Carnevil, and basement. I’m thinking mausoleum for this year, however, zombie apocalypse is an option and it does kind of depend on which theme will have more merch available depending on what retailers come up with this year.
Spirit generally disappoints me. They used to sell some quality static items and props, but they tend towards cheap animatronics and costumes now. That being said....I'd like to get my hands on their Winter Forest Dragon. I have a spot picked out for him on top of the mausoleum.
So true!! I have both the Forest and winter that I'm thinking about trying to get both under the 10x20 shelter. Thinking of doing an undead Army right now with the dragons behind . Have ideas swirling the head now if I can just do them.Its never too early to plan for Halloween! LOL...