On this page you will find many different ways to "light" or "give mood" to your haunt. I have used all of these lighting items and tecniques and have recieved many ooo's, aahhh's and Gross!!'s. I hope you learn a few new lighting tips and enjoy them as much as I have!
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You can also place the string light sets inside of some of the props I you make or have to light them up, I have also done this in some of my Paper Mache' props especially if you use tissue paper instead of newspaper and your project is "transparent" as to where the light will be seen glowing through it.
C-7 or C-9 replacement x-mas light bulbs - these come in steady or twinkling (blinking)*my fav*. I put them inside my fake foam light up pumpkins so that they light up all colors and some blink. I also put them in other light up items for a different effect.
Flicker Bulbs - I use these when I make Candelabras to make them look real and for the light (dim orange) they give off. You can use these in the light up candlesticks where ever you want a realistic candle to be, a lot safer that a open flame in your haunt.
* Make a fake fire. To do this make a stack of wood in a /\ shape, make it tall (at least 2 feet) and make sure there is plenty of open space inside of the /\, place 2 different multi function light sets (one yellow one red) inside to light up the "fake fire" make sure that there is plenty of space between the wood and the light! To help blend the colors more and dull the lighting a bit if desired try placing wax paper over the light sets.
-Place in front of YARDBOYS when there is at least a breeze outside. Or place a fan (hidden) in front of them this will make them look like they are moving.
-In a room or in a tunnel, cover the walls with either aluminum foil or metallic table cloths. Then, place a strobe light or two in the corners this will throw your guests balance off a little bit and also has a great visual effect to confuse the eyes. For an added effect, place a fan and a yardboy up against a wall with a fan blowing on it. Or, just have someone dressed up moving around.
-Make ghosts out of frosted plastic or cheesecloth and attach an egg stobe (these screw into a lamp socket base - a small one I think) into each ghost, this will make each individual ghost strobe/light up at seperate times, cool effect.
-Place inside a pumpkin
-Tie onto a tree branch in front of a crow, hanging spider(s), hanging body, ghosts, or whatever else you may want hanging from a tree branch.
-In a body bag room, with strips of clear plastic or ripped pieces of burlap or cheese cloth hanging everywhere.
-In front of a cage with a monster inside jumping around or excaping.
-Place pumpkin strobes inside real pumpkins, foam pumpkins, and other props to light them up.
Want your strobe to have some color? You can buy at the party stores transparent gift wrap, like the stuff they use to wrap easter baskets. Cut out a couple of small squares and tape to the front of the strobe.
Here are a few different ideas on how to use the round bulb treble lights...
*Place a colored bulb in the treble light and put in front of tombstones, monsters, spiders and webs, to light up unsuspecting items hanging in a tree, signs, paper mache items, entrances and exits, behind trees, on porches, celings, poles, in a coffin, etc.
* Put a treble light behind different kinds of walls for and awsome effect! Click HERE to learn more about different walls.