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    Everyone, I need your help here.

    I just scored from Freecycle, 125 oak Balusters measuring 34" - 36". I also received from the same wealthy lady a large wooden frame --opening measuring 5' x 2' 5". Pictures below.

    What the heck can a Klown Klinic do with such wonderful items?? If I were a haunted mansion type haunt, I'd quickly use the balusters as decoration on our walls with velvet type material behind them and the frame would have a lovely portrait behind it. But, we're psycho klownz this year and I KNOW some of you can either come up with fab ideas or spark some of my own.

    I DID think the frame would make a great place for a doorway where most would have to bend for a sec to get through, but I'm not sure the Fire Marshall would approve. Also thought about putting spandex behind the frame, letting my nephew paint on it and doing the moving portrait thing, but that's kind of old hat, don't ya think? PLUS, I'm not sure spandex can be painted on so easily. The use of the Balusters escape me completely at the moment.

    What are your thoughts on the use of these items?



     

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    Good find. The wooden frame could be a huge mirror, but I guess thats more of a castle thme than psycho klownz. Another thing came to mind was time warp. I think Ive seen that shape before in cartoons and they would jump through it to get to a different period in time. As for the Balusters, I have no idea but will keep thinking. I know my ideas aren't that great and Im sure someone could give better knowledge of what to do. Just wanted to let you know what came to my mind when I saw those pics.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNightMare
    Another thing came to mind was time warp. I think Ive seen that shape before in cartoons and they would jump through it to get to a different period in time. I know my ideas aren't that great .....
    WRONG! Your ideas are just as good as anyone elses. In fact, the time warp idea could lend itself to another dimension of the haunt all together. Gonna think on that one very seriously. Hmmmmm........
     

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    The time warp... what if the first minute/30 seconds of the haunt was lit normally with colored lights: red, blue, green, pink, yellow, etc. Then they walk through the "time warp" and everything is blacklit and glowing! I think that would be cool! -Tyler
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightgore
    The time warp... what if the first minute/30 seconds of the haunt was lit normally with colored lights: red, blue, green, pink, yellow, etc. Then they walk through the "time warp" and everything is blacklit and glowing! I think that would be cool! -Tyler
    Yeah, it would! To actually leave the klinic at one point and enter through a rip in time to their world, so to speak......
     

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    EXACTLY!!! Oh Gwen, I expect pictures! LOL! -Tyler
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightgore
    EXACTLY!!! Oh Gwen, I expect pictures! LOL! -Tyler
    LMAO!!! Dude, my imagination is long...unfortunately, the digits in my bank account are VERY short. :lol:
     

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    Look up some on-line pictures of circus wagons, maybe ballasters will become part of such a thing for you? You wouldn't need to build an entire wagon, just one side for display.
    Baraboo, Wisconsin (last I knew) have a Circus Museum there, maybe they have a web site?
     

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    The frame could make a great magic mirror. It would also make a great frame for a Pepper's Ghost or Blue Room type illusion. Done with the right lighting you might be able to make appear to turn from a mirror into some kind of portal, out of which Klowns from another dimension could enter.

    Just brainstorming, but maybe it will spark an idea or two.

    Dave
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    Thanks Gwen,
    I look at those stupid balusters all week long and you have to post pictures of them on my day off!!!

    Thoughts for Balusters, Jim hit a great point circus train cars with Psycho clowns locked in it. Any cell door would have bars on it, they could be used as that.

    If you need a bed but want to build it cheap but fancy you could use them as head board turnings.(both my girls have beds built out of balusters)

    You could always save them for the stair scare, find a carpenter to build you a stair and use the balusters for balusters. The stair treads pop up and an actor hides behind the stair. We were going to build this ourselves but ran out of time.

    If all else fails give them to your actors as weapons to beat the drunks with!
     

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