We're partial, of course, but there’s one AtmosFX Decoration that we simply cannot take our eyes off of. And that’s because something cannot take their eyes off of us.
Sahara Sears of Virginia Beach, Va., constructed a magnificent DIY spell book, which became even more captivating when she placed a tablet inside with Eerie Eyes on the display. Read more about it in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
When someone – or something – makes eye contact, it is difficult to look away. And this is certainly what is happening with the Eerie Eyes Decoration Collection. It is difficult to look away from the eight different types of eyes that make up this collection – including dragon eyes, demon eyes, humanoid eyes and more. Sometimes it is only a single eye that looks down upon us, sometimes two. And when those eyes are accompanied by a menacingly toothy grin? Let’s hope you are not considered lunch.
At once, Eerie Eyes is both simple and mesmerizing. And for this reason, there are endless ways to use this AtmosFX Decoration, whether as a compelling addition to a prized prop, as a part of a large Halloween decoration display, or as something that stands on its own. How best can you use Eerie Eyes? We have some ideas for you.
Perfect for Props
Ever since Eerie Eyes was released, clever decorators have found countless ways to use the decoration with props – taking those props to an entirely new level. For instance, if you are the type of Halloween decorator that likes to build props from scratch, then just think how much more amazing that gravestone, mausoleum wall, book of spells (or anything else!) might be if it appears some unknown creature was peering out of it.
It’s easy. All you need to do is display Eerie Eyes on your tablet, TV or computer monitor, and then find a way to embed it in your prop. For example, those clever decorators who like to fabricate their props will build a “crack” or hole into the prop, then place a monitor or tablet in it. When the decoration is displayed, that creepy eye (or eyes) will be seen peering out of the hole. It looks great, large or small.
Don't forget that an AtmosFX Decorating Disc can serve as a great prop to display Eerie Eyes, as well. After all, this projection screen is circular, and so are (most) eyes! Just place the lightweight projection screen somewhere dark and up high – a tree limb or roof beam work well – and then project a singular Eerie Eye onto it. In the dark, with a disembodied eye gazing down at all who encounter it, will mystify all.
Stare at the Walls and Windows
You can display Eerie Eyes in more traditional ways, too – if displaying an AtmosFX Decoration could ever be called traditional.
Window and Wall displays look spectacular with this decoration, whether you display a singular eye, a pair, or the entire menacing horde. The darker the surface on which you are projecting the better, because it will increase the effect that unknown eyes are peering out of the darkness. This works great indoors, like at the end of a dark hallway, or on a portion of the house exterior that is particularly shrouded in darkness. Along those same lines, Eerie Eyes looks really great when it is a part of a larger display with many things to look at. They recede into the background, creating more depth, meaning your entire display more, uh, eerie.
And, if you want to do something really easy that will get a lot of attention – just display a single eye, as large as you can, on the side of your house. One Giant Eye. Trust us, it works!
Displaying Eerie Eyes in windows requires covering it with Window Projection Material, but the results are just as riveting. Consider displaying the “Ominous Oculi” individual decoration in the front of your house – so all the trick-or-treaters will think it is full with ravenous creeps looking for a snack. Or, for something subtler, pick a single window – perhaps at the top of the house for all to see – and have one eye quietly look down upon the neighborhood.
The Eye Out of Nowhere
And if a single disembodied eye is mysterious, know that a Hollusion effect of that same eye can be even more so! Hollusions are the technique of projecting AtmosFX Decorations onto a dark mesh-like material called Hollusion Projection Material. When the lights get low, the material fades into the darkness. Yet, it still picks up the image from the projector. This makes it look as though any AtmosFX Decoration will appear and disappear into thin air. If you hang that Hollusion Projection Material from a tree branch or clothesline, and display one of the many Eerie Eyes upon it, you'll be sure to amaze.
But this is true for any manner you wind up displaying Eerie Eyes Decoration – it is so versatile and so mesmerizing, you will have a hit no matter what you do! So, let’s get started!
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Using Eerie Eyes in the window, Jerry Diego of Santa Clara, Calif., turned his entire house into a one-eyed monster who is ready to gobble up visitors that approach his front door. Read more about it in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Heidi Ferguson of Lehi, Utah, put together a simple how-to video on making a crystal ball that is capable of flawlessly displaying Eerie Eyes Decoration, among others. Learn how in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Jason Miller built an entire mausoleum facade in front of his garage at his Brentwood, Calif., home. The spirits peeking through? That’s Eerie Eyes. Read more about it in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Check out how these and other AtmosFANs have decorated with Eerie Eyes Decoration and other decorations in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame!