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tbrandwood

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Halloween is coming, and our club night for the first time gets to do a halloween party : )

 

I've seen around before that cobweb material, the type that takes up loads of space and can really fill a room. We've got a 1,200 cap venue over 3 rooms to fill on a budget so big effects like this are perfect.

 

I've seen these things on Flint - is this how one acheives the effect? how easy is it to remove? Are there any more budget ways of doing it?

 

http://www.flints.co.uk/acatalog/Cobweb_Spray.html

http://www.flints.co.uk/acatalog/Cobweb_Spinner.html

 

Any other ideas for reasonbaly budget big halloween props and effects would be brilliant : )

 

We are also doing a "Nightmare before christmas" theme in december in a similar effect so any ideas around that halloweeny film would be great.

 

Thanks in advance blue room!

Tim

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Halloween is coming, and our club night for the first time gets to do a halloween party : )

 

I've seen around before that cobweb material, the type that takes up loads of space and can really fill a room. We've got a 1,200 cap venue over 3 rooms to fill on a budget so big effects like this are perfect.

 

I've seen these things on Flint - is this how one acheives the effect? how easy is it to remove? Are there any more budget ways of doing it?

 

http://www.flints.co.uk/acatalog/Cobweb_Spray.html

http://www.flints.co.uk/acatalog/Cobweb_Spinner.html

 

Any other ideas for reasonbaly budget big halloween props and effects would be brilliant : )

 

We are also doing a "Nightmare before christmas" theme in december in a similar effect so any ideas around that halloweeny film would be great.

 

Thanks in advance blue room!

Tim

 

We had some on some black doors and walls... it took a fair while to remove! Having said that, I don't remember us having any of the official removal stuff... it looked good though!

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Have you seen that cotton wool like material used for spiderwebs? Its really effective and you can usually get packs of it really cheep from pound shops, Matalan etc.
Yes, you can.

But be VERY aware that this sort of stuff is very UN flame retardent.

One of the am-dram pantos used some of this last year to dress one side of the prosc. I picked up on it during inspection and did a flame test - it went up very quickly!

Needless to say countermeasures were insisted upon!

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One of the best ways I've found to add cobwebs to things is the tried and tested "Hot Glue Gun attached to Air Compressor". If you can get access to an air compressor as used for airbrushing or really anything that can shoot a good stream of high pressure air, cable tie it so the nozzle is next to the hot glue gun nozzle, turn it on and squeeze out the glue. It'll fly where the air goes, sticks to most anything and cleans up very easily by just rolling it up into a ball. You'll want a good quality hot glue gun though so that the glue is hot enough to drip out and fly instead of drying instantly to the nozzle.

 

Less flammable than the wool too and cost just the price of the 11mm glue sticks providing you have access to the other equipment. I find it looks more realistic too.

 

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Beware of the cobweb spray onto anything plastic, it tends to weld itself to it, I once demo'ed some to a customer by spraying it across a TFT monitor, you could still see it 3 years later! I like the gluegun tip, though I wouldn't want to be standing in front of it!
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We have got a show in at the moment that uses that exact Kobweb spray, and it looks pretty realistic (for old & dusty webs) but I hadn't realised quite how expensive it was. We are currently cleaning it off with a hoover and it seems pretty effective, although this is sprayed onto wooden flats so it may bond more to plastic etc as suggested.
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