LIGHT MAGIC - PAGE 2
in the Dark Halloween Wigs
are a number of Halloween costume wigs that are made
with UV reactive materials allowing them to glow
brightly under black light. This is a cool effect
and works particularly well at a Halloween party
where black lights will be used. These types of
Halloween costume wigs tend to be very affordable.
a costume wig to look how you want it to straight out of the
package. Some styling of the wig will probably be necessary
for the particular look you want. You will want to use a
soft brush and comb to carefully shape the wig's hair into
the style that you want. Once you have the look, use hair
spray to set the style. One thing is for sure, you will
really stand out in the crowd.
Glowing-in-the-Dark Halloween Decorations
There are a
fair amount of Halloween decorations available that are made
to glow in the dark such as the five foot tall "Glow in the
Dark Lab Skeleton" or the "Mr. Glow N Bones" wall
decoration, both of which make spooky Halloween blacklight
decorations. Both of these and more glow-in-the-dark
products are available from the Fright Catalog. Glow in the
dark bats or other creepy critters can be hung with black or
clear thread from the ceiling inside your house or from the
roof of your porch and from tree limbs outdoors and
illuminated with ultraviolet light.
Cob Web Shooters
Ever wonder how haunted attraction spin their
cob webs? The cob-web
unit is basically a highly customized hot glue gun, equipped with a special tip that transfers the
webbing material into a stream of compressed air, allowing for detailed application of
cob-webs. These types of web shooters do require an air compressor with up to 100psi. The web material cleans off
fairly easily, but we always
recommend that you test some on important materials. You can buy special glow-in-the-dark
glue sticks that glow under Black Light.
Glowing Giant Spider Webs
rope spider webs are available from three to fifty feet in size
and are most often made of white
When treated, these webs
can be made to glow an eerie blue color under black light.
Its a simple matter of treating the web with a
common laundry additive, available at the store.
Write scary warning messages on
your front walk or walls of your house using colored chalk or washable fluorescent paint.
Be aware that even if a product says that is water
soluable or easy to clean off, always do a small
test on the area you want to use it on and then make
sure that you can actually wash it off
Phantom Foot Steps
Make a foot shaped sponge and then use it like a big
stamp to make glow-in-the-dark foot steps on your
walkway, driveway, ceiling, etc.
If you need clothing, sheets,
cotton rope (rope spider webs), or other fabric to glow in the dark, you can soak it in
Woolite laundry soap or RIT Whitener/Brightener for an hour or so. Wring it out,
don't rinse!! and let it
dry. It will glow bright blue. This works best on white fabric.
The Black Light Hair
Spray from Fun World is great for painting your
props. This spray goes on nearly invisible and should be sprayed onto the prop as evenly
as possible. It helps to spray the paint on while the prop is under a black light so you
can actually see where it's going.
your props with this invisible fluorescent paint will make them glow eerily under black
lights enhancing there overall effect. See how we've used it in our
Giant Spider Web articles.
You can also use it on Halloween signs, Costumes,
Masks, skeletons, bats and other decorations. Paint plaster or plastic skulls with
fluorescent paint and display in your graveyard, on fence posts, etc. Use florescent fabric paint or
spray paint to add flare to your props or goblins in the graveyard.
Glow in the Dark Makeup
reactive makeup, like the two makeup kits shown to the right,
light up when exposed to an ultraviolet light source
and are great at a Halloween party where you really
want to outshine everyone else. These
types of kits are available with several different
colors including blue, orange, yellow, purple and
green. They most commonly come as either black light
make-up pencils or grease paint like makeup. This
type of makeup is usually water washable and nontoxic.
sure to read any manufacturer warnings on the package
before using it on your skin. You can also paint your fingernails
with glow-in-the-dark nail polish.