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« on: October 14, 2005 08:40:56 AM »

We're having a Halloween extravaganza. The decorations thus far have all come out fabulous and creepy. The one thing I really need help with is creating a scary bathtub and I'm sure some of you have created your own terrifying bathrooms. Some info that may help:

  • I can't use dye in water because it will stain the tub.
  • We tried red cellophane on top of the water but it didn't achieve the desired affect.
  • The mini-theme already going in the bathroom is voo-doo as we have shrunken heads hanging and a lovely altar planned.
  • I was tossing around the idea of doing a silhouette behind the curtain, maybe a man with a knife backlit, but I'm not sure how to execute


Any grisly ideas for the ol' tub?
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2005 08:45:26 AM »

I made a sillouette last year out of black poster board.  I just taped it to the inside of the shower curtain.  I made a man with a knife standing behind a woman in the shower.  Like the scene from the movie Psycho. I closed the curtain and put a battery operated strobe light in the tub.  I'll make another one this year.  I'll post a picture when I finish.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2005 08:48:25 AM »

you could put moss on top of the water to give it that swampy feel, throw in some rubber snakes, eyeballs, body parts...and depending on your rigging skills, when someone opens the door (or even better) lifts up the toilet seat, something pops out of the water.  like a headless torso.  mwhahaha.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2005 08:52:34 AM »

Would any of the bathtub paints or similar products that they make for kids to draw/paint in the bathtub work? They are supposed to be easily cleaned up...there are tub paints, and I think there are also products to change the bathwater color. You could also throw in some creepy props to be floating in the water.

Also, my friend has always used a red lightbulb in her bathroom when she's thrown Halloween parties.

Good luck! Sounds like it'll be fun!
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2005 09:07:51 AM »

ooo, or a blacklight.  the bathrooms in burger king in vienna (i know.  but you know what, i wanted to know what i was eating for once.) were lit with blacklights, so just about everything glowed.  and it was pretty freaky.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2005 09:28:18 AM »

Thank you, thank you! I love all the ideas and will bounce them off of my friend this evening. And we'll definitely be posting pictures of the fiesta when it's over. I knew you'd help me, dear craftsters.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2005 09:56:56 AM »

Aha! I knew they made this. Here are the tub safe tablets I mentioned for changing the bathwater color...hope this helps! I see that red is included and the colors are supposed to be bright.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00027CJPU/002-9137100-0759224?v=glance

 
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2005 10:01:43 AM »

Aha! I knew they made this. Here are the tub safe tablets I mentioned for changing the bathwater color...hope this helps! I see that red is included and the colors are supposed to be bright.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00027CJPU/002-9137100-0759224?v=glance

Crayola also makes similar bathtub colors and you can get them at most discount stores (wal-mart, target, etc). As a suggestion, to make the water really Bloody looking, add several tablets at a time. My son adores taking "blood baths" (sick and twisted, I know) And we add 3-4 tablets. The more you add the richer the color looks.

To make it look really bloody, almost like it is filled with blood, try thickening the water with some of those cellulose peanuts, Although I'd imagine in a bathtub you'd need quite a few.

Good luck   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2005 10:40:27 AM »

We're having a Halloween extravaganza. The decorations thus far have all come out fabulous and creepy. The one thing I really need help with is creating a scary bathtub and I'm sure some of you have created your own terrifying bathrooms. Some info that may help:

  • I can't use dye in water because it will stain the tub.
  • We tried red cellophane on top of the water but it didn't achieve the desired affect.
  • The mini-theme already going in the bathroom is voo-doo as we have shrunken heads hanging and a lovely altar planned.
  • I was tossing around the idea of doing a silhouette behind the curtain, maybe a man with a knife backlit, but I'm not sure how to execute


Any grisly ideas for the ol' tub?

I say you use the Urban Legend of waking up in a bathtub with your kidney misssing...You could pour ice into the tub and use it as a cooler for beer and beverages...attach a large note that always appears in the hotel room "Hi, you need to seek immediate medical attention, we have harvested one of your kidneys.  Thank you"  You can make it sound creepier than this (and add a little red paint to a small section of the ice)  If you Google missing kidney legend I'm sure you'll come up with the text for your note.  If you're really crafty, create a life size stuffed doll and put it in the tub, make his back all bloody from the hotel room surgery!

Hey how are those Shrunken Heads!
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2005 10:58:54 AM »

Excellent ideas already posted. I've gotten red acrylic paint (alot) then I got some old white towels from the thrift store and blood spattered the towels and a cheap white shower curtain ($1 from dollar store).  Kind of ala psycho. It looked nice.

When you said  voodoo I was thinking of the serpent and the rainbow. (It's been so long since I've seen it, I think that is the name) Where the one bathtub falls into the other ones. When the floors collapse. I can't really think of how to accomplish this, but it would be cool.

Fake bugs, snakes, vines, moss, etc... Don't clean it for a year, but you would probably need a years notice for that so maybe next years Wink
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