We always love to see how Halloween fans decorate in other parts of the world, and Andrew A. from the United Kingdom, does not disappoint! He’s got it all working at his Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, home – both inside and outside.
To start, it is impossible to not appreciate the incredible amount of detail unleashed throughout his house. From the fireplace mantle to the apothecary to the indoor garden of man-eating plants, it is not hard to see how guests at Andrew’s home might go missing for hours as they inspect every last corner. (And hopefully not because they’ve been eaten by the man-eating plants!)
Of course, his guests might also be lost for hours outdoors inspecting Andrew’s graveyard, and the amazing Hollusion effect he created to go with it. Why does this effect look so good? Terrific execution.
For starters, Andrew pulls the AtmosFX Hollusion Projection Material tight so that there are no wrinkles in the fabric, and he positions the projector in a location so that there is no double image behind the effect when light from the projector passes through the material. But what really makes this a top-notch effect is the lighted props behind the projection material. By judiciously lighting the tombstones and other props, the eye naturally focuses on those objects, rendering the Hollusion Projection Material practically invisible. So, when the ghosts from Ghostly Apparitions or the skeletons from Bone Chillers are projected on the material, it truly looks like they have emerged out of thin air.
Andrew also makes great use of the AtmosFX 3DFX Form in the corner of the apothecary – that menacing spirit is from the Phantasms Decoration Collection. And his surface projection of spiders emerging from a hole is as simple as it is convincing. That’s Creepy Crawlies 2 Decoration Collection projected onto the floor from a projector placed high near the ceiling.
Lastly, we’d be remiss if we didn’t call out the DIY crystal ball that Andrew created with Madame Leota’s head mysteriously floating in it. Yes, Madame Leota’s disembodied head typically takes up residence in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion and, no, that isn’t an AtmosFX Decoration. But we still love the effect! We’ve even posted an article on how to create this clever crystal ball, which affords all sorts of mysterious and spooky effects using Eerie Eyes and Halloween Hosts decoration collections, among others.
“Trying our best to make Halloween big in the U.K.,” Andrew tells us.
Well, consider us impressed, Andrew! And we know countless Halloween fans around the globe will be similarly impressed, as well!
Do you like to decorate for Halloween no matter where you live? Send us your photos and videos of your display! We – and many other AtmosFANs – want to see it! Send your images to us using this simple online submission form and you’ll earn rewards for use in the AtmosFX online store. And if yours is selected to be the next AtmosFAN of the Week, you’ll receive a complete decoration collection!