Something a bit different this time - we were thrilled to be asked to supply lighting and décor for the "Witch's House" at Cogges Manor Farm this Halloween half term!
Here's a small collection of photos showing how it looked just before opening night.
We can't resist a fun project, and what could be more fun than helping turn the 13th century manor house at Cogges into the home of a friendly witch for the Halloween half term?
We worked with the wonderful team at Cogges to light and decorate the house with spooky props and effects ready for their week of family Halloween activities. In no particular order, here are a few of the effects that can be seen in the photos:
- Multi-coloured glowing potions
- Ultraviolet lights (black lights)
- Bubbling, steaming colour-changing potions (complete with eyeballs!)
- Lots of coloured lights
- Colour effects using the house's existing lights
- Plasma ball
- Bubbling, glowing cauldron
- Coloured uplighting
- Animated, projected fire effects
- Magical colour changing glow from the upstairs windows
The Cogges team had prepared loads of other fun touches such as bats perched around the walls, cobwebs, spiders, greenery, lots of spooky props, plus plenty of fun experiments and treats for the kids.
Projects like this take a lot of planning, preparation and teamwork. The house itself is listed and must be treated with respect, and the event was open to the public so safety considerations were essential. Coming up with ideas that were spooky but not too spooky (the target audience started from age 3), created some impressive effects while being safe and worked around the house's limited power supplies was a tricky challenge but we were really proud of the end result. We're so pleased Cogges trusted us to help with this amazing event.
This was so much fun! If you visited, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.