As you leave the coffin area you enter a twisting corridor with a distinctively haunted purple wallpaper adorned with elaborate ghostly faces. The hallway is full of ornate green doors with serpentine handles, a lion face in the middle, and a knocker that resembles a spiked mace. Atop the doors is decorative grating that looks ever so much like a face looking back at you. Between the doors and along the hall are a series of photographs of the ghostly family.
Most of these photos are just pictures of various animatronics, concepts, and masks from the ride. A few of them feature sketches and many are of the same heads dressed differently or making a different expressions.
This was just about one of the easiest projects on the Haunted Mansion Halloween party conversion. I simply bought a variety of gold, copper, and black 5×7 frames at the dollar store.
I then began to scour the internet for various images of the ghosts. I found some on Doom Buggies, others on Long Forgotten, one is even a modified image from fellow maker Mr. Chicken Props, Jasper Anderson.
I just added a round blurry circle or frame around each in Microsoft Word and printed them off on my laser printer. I framed them and when done I had 9 great pieces for a total of $9.
Until next time…be on the lookout for more of our Haunted Mansion builds. We will have over 70 pieces life sized pieces in our Haunted Mansion this year.
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