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Thinking ahead to Halloween and we may end up with a Harry Potter theme for our annual party. I'd love to have a castle-like feel to the walls and maybe ceiling too. Hoping for input and recommendations, vinyl or corrugated paper? Will it hold without too much damage to walls? Best way to hang up? I'm in Canada, so would be even better if there's a place here that can ship, though suspecting US will likely be my only option (which is ok too!). So far found some options at shindigz and shumpsparty online, though hoping for first hand account from those who are more experienced at being Halloween crazy! I have a large space, so this may be costly... Also a fair amount of windows, which I maybe would have to cover first since some of these options seem transparent?
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There's lots of ways to do it. I think the least expensive way to do it and protect your walls is to purchase Scene Setters. If you google "Stone wall Scene Setter" and check images you will get lots of ideas. Most of these are available in Canada at Spirit, Halloween Alley, Party City, Amazing Party. Not sure if this link will work but this is what I found on the search.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVi8M8tRUdSsALeonnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0N25ndmVnBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwNF8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&va=stone+wall+scene+setter&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

To add some texture, try using foam to create stone like door and window surrounds.
 

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doto is right...the least expensive would be a roll or two of scene setter. I've used the castle wall scene setter
to cover our entire 2 car garage interior with nice results. We also have the gothic mansion & catacombs as well~really transforms a space quickly & it's reusable.
Here are a few links that might work...
Oriental Trading Co:
http://www.orientaltrading.com/design-a-room-mad-scientist-wall-background-a2-70_5617.fltr?Ntt=scene setter
http://www.orientaltrading.com/design-a-room-brick-wall-background-a2-70_5878.fltr?Ntt=scene setter
Halloween Express:
http://www.halloweenexpress.com/creepy-wall-decor-p-26203.html
http://www.halloweenexpress.com/stone-wall-roll-p-25823.html
Spirit Halloween:
http://www.spirithalloween.com/decorations_window-wall-decor_ghost-graveyard/
http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/am-gothic-mansion/
http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/be-catacombs-backdrop/
http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/tbc-stone-wall-back-drop/

Good luck!
 
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I"ll echo the scene setters.. Frog and I use to decorate an old movie theater for a weekend long Halloween thing and we made lots of use with scene setters. They will stick up with that removable gum stuff. We've also used corrugated paper, it is much more pricey ... we got our big rolls at Shindigz.com. They also carry a lighter weight cloth option they call gossamer. It's kinda like the stuff seamstress used as interfacing. We hung ours using small cup hooks in the walls then attaching the paper or gossamer to the hooks using medium sized office clips. Clip the top edge of the paper or gossamer with the clip then hook one of metal loops of the clip onto the cup hook. Because we did up the theater all year round for different shows we ended up leaving the cup hooks in the walls and did the office clips over hooks for everything... no more gummy stuff.

An old option to attach cloth to a wall for long term use is to wet the fabric with liquid starch... it's found at the in the laundry dept of most stores. Then place the cloth on the wall smoothing it out as you go and brushing on more liquid starch as you go. Kinda like doing wall paper. I've done this in rentals where we were limited on what to do with the walls besides white paint. It'll peel off easy enough and a quick washing of the wall and it's a plain white white once again.
 

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I knew you'd be able to give me some valuable info! I was looking at the paper, but honestly it would be pretty darn expensive to cover the whole area I'm hoping to. Doing only part of our open concept living/dining/entertaining area would take away from the overall effect, so I'm hoping to either do all or nothing (all of course if only budget will allow it). Hearing of less expensive options is great, I'll investigate further with the links and info. Thanks again, really appreciate insight!
 

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