One TikTokker Created “Digital Halloween Decorations” with a Projector and a Shower Curtain
If you’re hoping to one-up your neighbors this year with your Halloween decorations, then you’re going to need to check out this incredible TikTok DIY. Using a shower curtain and a projector, this TikToker turned his house into a real-life haunted mansion.
A TikTok user who goes by @SkyDaddyzz posted a video to their feed in late August showing off their over-the-top Halloween 2021 decoration. From the outside of their home, it appears as though there is some serious witchcraft and wizardry happening in one of the rooms inside the house.
And, uh, seeing this thing in real life? One commenter said it best: “I would die.”
So, how did they do it? In a follow-up video, @SkyDaddyzz explained that they created the illusion using just a shower curtain and a projector.
“First, you need a projector that’s at least 4000 lumens,” @Skydaddyzz explained in their tutorial. They use an Epson, which you can grab from Best Buy for $699. BenQ also sells a 4000 lumens projector, which is available for about $360 at B&H Photo-Video-Audio. If your projector has a different lumen value, you can still definitely try out this DIY, but you may see different results.
“Next, you’ll need a streaming device. I used my laptop — primitive, I know,” @SkyDaddyzz goes on, adding that they found their digital decorations over on AtmosFX.com. There, you can find a whole bunch of really spooky digital scenes available for purchase and will even give you tips on how to project and display them.
Finally, install a frosted shower curtain over your window of choice, shoot the projected image on the curtain, and you’re ready to scare the heck out of your trick-or-treaters.
You can place a Bluetooth speaker outside under the window to add sound, too, to really up the creepy factor.
Even though you’ve literally seen behind the curtain, you must admit that this digital decoration is still super freaky.