|As your trick or treaters walk
into your foggy yard, ahead of them is a swirling vortex glowing the the air.
This is a really eerie effect that is
guaranteed to impress your trick or treaters. And it requires only a few items to create.
A Holiday Light Projector
A Fog Machine
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Holiday Light Projectors are those lighting
devices used to project a festive image onto the side of your house, your garage door, or
just about any flat surface.
They can be found at most department stores
during the Halloween and Christmas seasons, and generally cost anywhere from $30.00 to
These consumer versions usually have a 50
watt light bulb that has just enough power to create the desired effect. They come with an
assortment of round film images that project different pictures.
You'll also want to get a Timer Remote so you
don't have to continually run back and forth clicking the standard remote button.
You can create a vortex of just about any
color by using the blue creates an ethereal look, while green generates what we call the
"X-file" look, red is good for a demonic look, etc.
While the instructions below are for the
particular image projector we used (Holiday Projector from Mr. Christmas) the method
should be similar for any brand.
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