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Amusementman
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Hello

My business partner and I are opening a haunted house next year and along with typical Halloween props, we've decided to develop illusions in the house. I used to keep with all the latest technology and developments but have been out of the magic industry for some time. Here is a brief list of what we're considering so far.

Blue Room
Peppers Ghost
Living Half lady
Mysterious Swing (I think that's the name)
Spider Girl Illusion
Jack-O-Lantern Girl
Decapitated Princess
The Birth of Chloris
Temple of Buddha
Improved aga Levitation (used for possessed person effect)
Witch Doctor's revenge

That's the general genre I'm looking for.

Anyone have any other ideas?
Gerry Walkowski
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Sure, how much are your paying for a consultant?

Gerry
Dennis Michael
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After reading the Haunted Magazines for years, a consultant is cheap compared to the rewards of their advice. The savings for just for NOT making common mistakes is worth it. Then the advice on how to double/triple the profits again is worth it.
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Remember- in most haunted houses, the customers are wandering through at a fairly brisk pace, and don't have time to watch a complete illusion. Most of your stuff should just be displays- like the Decapitated Princess and Living Half Lady you mentioned.

This does allow you to bypass a lot of the "finishing" aspects of your illusions (you don't have to worry about how the assistant gets into the box with everyone watching, for example) but doesn't make it much easier, since your actors will need to repeat the same twenty second performance hundreds of times. Your props need to be durable and very easy to reset.

Lady to Gorilla (or some hideous monster) could be easily added to your list; it fits the bill very well.
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Fitz
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This is the book you will need http://www.williamsmagic.com/index.php?m......id=11143 I also highly recommend the shop I linked to.

I hope this helps.
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Amusementman
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Thank you all for the suggestions. I'm not really looking for a consultant just some illusion ideas.

EsnRedshirt
You've got the right idea. Thanks for your suggestion

wizard_of_oddities
Thanks for the book.
rtgreen
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On 2009-11-17 12:23, wizard_of_oddities wrote:
This is the book you will need http://www.williamsmagic.com/index.php?m......id=11143 I also highly recommend the shop I linked to.

I hope this helps.
Fitz


The book is a great resource, but get it directly from Illusion Systems. They charge about $20 less.

Thanks,
Richard
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There's an old out of print book written by Philip Morris long ago, How to operate a financially successful haunted house, which may be of interest if it can be found.

:magicrabbit:
Oliver Ross
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Go for the Paul Osborne Book. It gives a lot of ideas, building plans and exemples and advices of the real world that everyone wanting to create a Hounted House Attraction should take to their very heart.

Oliver.
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Need anything custom designed let me know. (Hard core only)
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Fitz
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Williams will match anyones price and usually ship for free
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