Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to decorate! Up your style by incorporating tech and machinery to create the ultimate Halloween setup. With how seamlessly integrated technology is in today’s world, adding a bit of tech here and there can do wonders to boost your Halloween experience. Technology can help you prep for the 31st of October more conveniently and efficiently, from costumes to interior and exterior decorations. ‘Tis the season to be scary and tech-savvy with these Halloween ideas!
LED There Be Light!
Some may argue that lighting is everything to get Halloween decor done right. Candles may be a staple piece at many Halloween-themed homes and parties, but you don’t have to stop there. Candles and flames may be dangerous if you or your guests aren’t careful. You can use LED string lights to give your place a ghoulish glow without worrying about knocking over any real flames! Use ones that flicker in colors such as orange or purple and hang them around your house or place them in pumpkins. There are even ones designed specifically for Halloween use, shaped like witches’ hats and ghosts! Some might even go as far as to create a Halloween costume with LED lights as the main piece. Similarly, you could use smart lights around your home to remotely control their color changes and timing.
Amp Up the Thrill with Some Music
What’s a scary setup without some spooky sounds to go with it? Playing some eerie music from an unknown location will make you feel like you’re in a horror movie! There are plenty of free sound samples you can use online. You can also find curated spooky season playlists on popular streaming apps and websites with enough songs to keep the spirit of Halloween alive all night long. If you’re one to pull pranks on other tricksters on Hallow’s eve, you can place a Bluetooth speaker somewhere out of sight and play screams and other sinister sound effects when people pass by. Now that’ll make things bump in the dark! It’s all just harmless messing around, and it’ll be an excellent opportunity to make some (and possibly record some) memories.
Bring Things to Life With 3D Printing.
3D printers are peculiar technology that lets you visualize concepts and give them a physical form. They have a lot of practical uses, but you can also use these printers to take your imagination to newer heights. Got some unique costume or decor piece ideas you want to try out? If you have access to a 3D printer, you can generate almost any Halloween prop you need! If you can print out different 3D pumpkin models, you won’t need to go pumpkin picking. To give it some variety, you can mess around with the faces, colors, and shapes. Need to whip something up for tonight’s Halloween party? Print out ghost and spider-shaped cookie cutters to help you bake the cutest critters! You can also print out various decorations such as tiny coffins, personalized gravestones, giant spiders, menacing crows, and many more.
Summon Ghostly Projections
Some people might want to seek out friends from the other side on Halloween. Hold up—don’t whip out that Ouija board just yet. If you want to summon some ghostly companions to join your party, try going down the safer route first with a projector! Something as small as a portable projector can significantly impact your overall Halloween decoration. You can play around and project things on your walls or windows of images of ghosts, zombies, and other monsters of the night. Some higher-end ones can let you show hologram-like projections, making your apparitions look like they came out of thin air! If you’re an avid fan of digital displays, definitely consider using a projector to create a unique and versatile Halloween experience.
Make Things Cold, Dark, and Foggy
Complete the ambiance of Halloween with a fog machine! Turn your home into an abandoned haunted house. Transform your yard into a ghastly cemetery. Add a bit of lighting, and you’ve got the perfect backdrop for picture-taking opportunities. With the help of low-lying fog, creating some of the most spooktastic environments won’t be far from reach. There are plenty of inexpensive fog machines that you can get online. But if you want more of a challenge, you can create a DIY fog machine at home! There are plenty of ways to make homemade fog, such as dry ice or fog juice. To create a fog with dry ice, pour hot water into an insulated container and add a few chunks of dry ice. Add a pound of dry ice for every half gallon of hot water for long-lasting fog. “Fog juice” is created by mixing one part glycerin and three parts distilled water. The fog juice makes a foggy smoke when heated, which is perfect for placing in candlelit jack-o’-lanterns!