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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 here.

  • 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 your cemetery.