How do you hook up lights and music to your Halloween costume?
I wanted to hook up a black light to my Halloween costume as well as my old walkman to play music. I know it would involve a battery pack but I have no idea where to even begin. Please help!
You will have to figure out the easy location for you to operate it with your hand. Pin the mini lights to the edge of your costume. Don’t forget to have a pocket sewed in the inside to hide the music and battery pack. Once you feel it is the effect you are looking for. Sew it on by hand. Yes, it will take some time. But you will have a nice costume.
I wanted something to jump out at people or out of a coffin by using a hydraulic system. If you have any ideas on how I could build something like this, that would be great!
It would be easier to make the prop with a pneumatic (air-powered) system. This way, you don’t need to worry about making a closed system or about bleeding the system. You either need a pump and some kind of storage for the compressed air, or a bottle of compressed gas.
A lot of things can be used to make a pump and storage bottle, for a small prop, something like a car pump and a large coke bottle, or for bigger things, a motorized compressor and a larger tank.
Alternatively, you could use a bottle of compressed gas like CO2 or helium. Depending how big the prop is, you could use something like a BB gun cartridge, a small bottle of helium that you can get in a kit with balloons, or a bigger bottle like the ones used in pubs. If you do this, you’ll also need a regulator as the bottles run a very high pressure, and you also need to be sure that you’re not running the piston at too high pressure. Get someone who knows what they’re doing to help you.
Finally, you need a piston, a controlling valve, and all the pipework and fittings. When plumbing it all up, the valve will just send air from the supply of compressed air to one of the two inputs on the piston. Make sure that air can vent from the unused input on the piston, otherwise nothing will happen.
My husband and I are thinking about throwing a Halloween party. Halloween falls on Saturday this year, so we would like to have the party on Halloween. We were wondering what time we should have the party? It will be primarily an adult party. We thought we should start it later (8:30-midnight maybe?) since trick-or-treaters will be out but we weren’t sure. What does everyone think?
So, a lot of people are going to be having parties on that night, so you might not get the crowd you want, and to have the people who have children able to come you could have it friday night or the week before. I’ve done that and had excellent turnout then I get to go out on halloween. 8-8:30 is a good time b/c the sun is down and all that halloweeny stuff can come out, but if you want to really avoid trick or treaters have it a different night. Don’t forget about older kids who want to vandalize on that night too, and all the cars parked outside your house…
I’ve always had an alcoholic punch with gummy worms, given goody bags with candy and adult things that are fun, play games after everyone has had their fair share to drink and watch them make goofs of themselves is fun too. Then of course lots of music and alcohol, definately jello shooters, maybe orange and grape with some whipped cream. Hope that helps
Does anybody know where I can find Halloween decorations for a roof?
Not Halloween lights though. I mean actual figures of people ex: Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers. Even ghouls or goblins for the roof would be fine.
Martha Stewart had a cat for the roof that she made. Surely there is a how to on her web site. Maybe that would help you how to figure out how to put Freddie up there.
Personally, for my house, I would tie decorations to the chimney. Or attatch something to or across the guttering. Be careful, it could fall down, or blow down, and take something of value with it, or take somebody out. Or fall on electric lines and burn something down.
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I saw Xmas decorations of Santa and the elves suspended from the guttering, and Santa’s sleigh crossing over it. A witch flying across it would work.
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