Wednesday, October 31, 2007

2007 Costume: EmoTron the Emo Robot

EmoTron won 2nd place at the Blarney Stone (Sean won 1st!). The head is made from an Optimus Prime mask, the shoulders from a couple waste baskets, and most everything else are odds and ends from the dollar store glued on. There were many flashing lights, and I was able to shoot laser beams from my eyes. The problem with this costume is that the dark lenses that made my eyes invisible, also left me practically blind in the low-light atmosphere of a nightclub.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Haunted Gallery

Our contribution to the Vancouver Museum's Haunted Trolley tour was a gallery of the macabre. The challenge was to bring in props and decoration worthy of museum forgery! The gallery had a number of artifacts, some of which were actually genuine as well as a few gags such as a falling axe, shaking boxes, talking skulls, a floating ghost head, a ghostly mirror and a drop panel that scared many. The goal was not to create a haunted house in a museum, but a gallery that could be appreciated as-is with a few scares and effects to enhance.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

2007 Haunt Plans Announced!

For 2007, the creative team behind Aberthau: Nightmare Mansion will be lending its talents to the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour at the Vancouver museum. Our main focus will be creating a haunted gallery--a sort of museum gallery/haunted house hybrid. Guests will be able to experience the frights there as well as at the Vancouver Cemetery and the old city morgue and hear Vancouver's true ghost stories along the journey in the Trolley replica. Official Site: