A grisly dungeon can be a delightfully terrifying setting for a Halloween party. But ancient prisons are hard to come by in this day and age. With a bit of imagination, however, you can turn your ordinary garage into a nightmarish dungeon room. Transforming a garage into a dungeon requires advance planning and a bit of creativity, but with the right supplies the project can be completed in a couple of hours.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 5 or 6 plastic skeletons
- Black construction paper
- Black streamers
- Old tools
- Fog machine
- CD player or MP3 player
Tape black streamers along the walls in a crisscrossing pattern to create the illusion of stone walls.
Build prisoner chains from rings of black construction paper. Tape the chains to the walls and hang plastic skeletons from them.
Turn a low table into a torture rack by laying a skeleton across it and tying it down with construction paper restraints.
Drape cobwebs in the corners of the garage and atop the skeletons.
Dress a couple of the skeletons in dirty, ripped scraps of clothing.
Create a "questioning" area with a red-spattered chair and a table full of menacing-looking tools.
Light the room with pillar candles, placing them in strategic areas to highlight the skeletons and other creepy objects. If you have safety concerns about open flames, use artificial battery-powered candles.
Use a fog machine to pump out a swirling mist of fog just before guests arrive. It will cling to the ground and lend a creepy feeling to the area. Turn it on every 30 minutes to refresh the fog and keep the garage floor murky.
Play a repeating sound clip of moaning or weeping on a hidden CD or MP3 player.
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