Friday, November 14, 2014

Our 2nd Annual Customer Showcase

The fog has settled, the Trick or Treaters have gone home, and everything is safely packed away for next year. Well, maybe not all of it. Here at Spectral Illusions headquarters, we can't admit Halloween is over. Some great customers have submitted pictures and video of our effects in use in their haunts and we're thrilled to be able to show them all to you. If you haven't sent yours in yet, you still can. Either email us, post it on our Facebook page or tag it with #SpectralShowcase on Twitter.

Richard and Julie Yates of Southern California sent in a picture and video of Daisy the Ghost Bride and Waking the Dead in their haunt.

Daisy is set inside their window, an excellent way to hide the projector.

Waking the Dead was displayed inside an ice chest, a inventive hiding place for him. This was their first year to use projection effects. We're looking forward to seeing what they come up with in the future!

Brian Willes of Nightmare on Hickory Lane also in Southern California created a very impressive Pepper's Ghost display featuring Phantom Wraith. No wonder people came back to ask how it was done!

Oscar Alvarez DelaCuadra‎ of Mexico sent this great picture of Daisy projected on a shaped form. If you ever wanted to know what kind of difference a couple of yards of tulle makes to add dimensionality to her form, here you go!

User Defenestrator from sent this video including Restless Spirit at about 1:23 and Ghostly Hearse at around 2:05. They made an excellent addition to a skeleton themed haunt.

If you ever wanted to use a video effect, but didn't think you had the space, check out this project from Showcase Displays. They posted this gem on their Facebook Page. Using a smartphone in a darkened environment makes a surprising addition to your Halloween, and it can fit on a tabletop!

Finally, if you're looking for a good tutorial for Pepper's Ghost, especially for use in small spaces, check out this one on Instructables from Wall.O.Ween Halloween Yard Haunt. It is very detailed and well written.

Thank you again for your submissions! We're already looking forward to next year.

Happy Haunting!