This page is for tips and
tricks on getting the most out of your Halloween display. If
you would like to share your own tips with others, please
e-mail them to me and I will include them
- Try lighting your display with colored flood lights
or party bulbs.
- Light sources low on the ground will cast long
shadows. Outdoor light bulb holders with a spike for anchoring
into the ground are readily available at large hardware stores.
- When lighting your display, you can often get
creative and place your props in such a way that one or two light
sources illuminates them all. Start by placing your props that
have to be in specific places first. Then, starting adding your
other props, in largest to smallest order, taking care that the shadow
of each prop doesn't not obscure any others.
- When using colored bulbs, using a single color like
green or blue can really add a cold, dead feeling to your display.
Red can add a hot, hell look.
- Need more light toward the back of a large display?
Hide additional lighting hardware behind large props such as tombstones.
- Adding strobe lights can be very effective. If
you need a colored strobe, but all you have is plain white, you can tape
some colored plastic wrap over the front.
- Putting together a cemetery display? Save your grass clippings
the last time you mow in the fall and spread the dead grass around in