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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Hi there. I haven't really done a "big" display with lighting, and props at my parents house(17 years old) My parents love halloween just as much as I do, and said if i put together a display, the I can do one. So what I am asking here, is, what are the most important things needed for a yard display. I am only a stuent, and don't got alot of money, but I got a good job, and making more each week. I know I will need some fog lights, and mabey black lights as well. I got a fog machine, and built a toe pincher coffin last year. I am also looking to build some additional props this year, and am looking for suggestions. I will try and post a picture of my house, which may give someone some ideas. I live in a town of 8,000 people, and mabey 10 people decorate their yard. So it wouild be cool to be one of the only houses on town that does. Any and all suggestions are very helpful, and appreciated.

    Thank you,


    Here is a page with some pics of my house:

    Last edited by dusty588; 01-24-2011 at 05:09 AM.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Eastlake, Ohio
    That sucks, no trees. Nothing is coming to my mind. Check out www.halloweenmonsterlist.info for some cool project ideas though.
    Brian Warner
    Owner of Evilusions www.EVILUSIONS.com
    Technical Director of Forsaken Haunted House www.Forsakenhaunt.com
    Mechanical Designer (animatronics) at Gore Galore www.Gore-Galore.com

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    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    ClarkLake, MI
    I agree with Brian, excellent place to start is on Mark's site.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    I'd try to think about this from the opposite direction. Rather than thinking you need a blacklight then finding something to do with it, come up with some general ideas that would be cool/fun/scary and that will go along with the shape of your house, then think about what you need to get to accomplish the effect. If it ends up being out of your budget, try to redesign it so that it can be done more cheaply.

    How much stuff is in the garage? That seems like a prime spot for some sort of display. The upstairs window also has possibilities (shadow, projection, etc). Have stuff come up out of the flower pots by the walkway. Glowing eyes under the stairs are cheap and easy and will make people count their toes after they leave. Changing out all your lightbulbs with colors or blacklights or flicker bulbs is a quick easy way to create some atmosphere. Also, the vacant lot next door screams "graveyard" if you think you could get away with it...
    Last edited by Scottzilla; 07-02-2007 at 05:56 PM.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Salt Lake City Utah
    I would definetly go with a cemetery add some tombstones put a couple of crows and spanish moss on top of them and you are done! Also i would hang things like fake heads or body parts from above your garage maybe when they get up to your door have a spiders den or whatever put a huge fake spider up in that corner by your door and put spiderwebs all over the place. You may take WASHABLE paint and put red/ bloodlike paint all over with handprints on your door add a couple of cheap skeletons and there ya go that is my reccomendations!

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    So it's almost Halloween. I'm interested to know what you came up with. Post pictures and stuff!

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