Fog machines come in a wide variety of sizes and complexities, some of these fog machines are even part of a super scary Halloween decoration or prop, making your spooky decorating easy and nearly instantaneous. Imagine a freaky zombie or decaying corpse spewing fog as it greets your guests! So scary!
Don't miss out on one of the creepiest details ever when it comes to Halloween decorating--for the most frightening ambience ever, a fog machine is an absolute mist have!
Confused about fog machines? Want to know more about how they work, the types of machines available or the proper use? We take the mystery out of choosing the right fog machine for your home, event or haunt. No matter what amount of decorating your next Halloween haunt is going to entail, there is one mood-setting detail that is going to set your yard or spook alley apart from all the rest. When it comes to creating the absolute spookiest Halloween mood, there is one simple element that is not only easy to generate but makes a huge difference--FOG! There is something about nebulous, foggy and misty darkness that equates to the absolute spookiest Halloween ambience ever, so when decorating for Halloween you absolutely should consider using a fog machine. Getting fog or mist into your Halloween decor isn't just for professionals, nor does it need to be hard or even all that complicated. We are here to cut through the murk and shed some serious light on this hazy subject. Want fog? You've come to the right place.
There are many types of fog machines available to buy in today's marketplace. Before you can really know which type of fog machine will best suit your Halloween decorating needs, it's a good idea to consider how and where you intend to ultimately use it. Are you going to use your fog machine indoors or outdoors? How large is the room or area that you want to fill with fog? Do you want a gentle misty look, an allover, denser foggy effect, or do you want your fog to primarily stay close to the ground? Do you want to use your fog machine in conjunction with other Halloween props? Here's a brief video that helps solve some of the mystery.
Although not as elaborate as a full fog machine, a tabletop mist maker is a fun novelty item that is very easy to use, even for the novice Halloween decorator. These little gizmos are extremely simple to use. Simply immerse them into any container of water and they immediately start making mist that pours out of the container. You can add food coloring to the water in the container in any color to create different effects. Any container of water can be used, from vases to cauldrons. For an inexpensive and very easy way to create a pretty amazing effect, a tabletop mist maker is a simple way to go. These mist makers come complete with LED lights built in so not only are you going to get some pretty amazing mist, but you are also going to get some eerie looking colored light that emanates out from the mist itself. The mist maker is the perfect device to enhance your spooky Halloween home decor for any Halloween party or gathering. These versatile mist makers are also fun to use for winter holidays, instantly adding a misty, icy, and frosty feeling to your tabletop decor!
Fog Machines: Popular Uses and How They Work
There are many ways to create a unique mood or ambience for numerous types of events you may be having. Fog machines are an excellent and easy way to create mist or fog in the air, which can enhance all sorts of affairs, from Halloween parties and haunted houses to rock concerts, theatrical productions and even dance parties. Fog machines come in different sizes with varied levels of fog output. Which fog machine best suits your needs depends of course on how large of an area you wish to make foggy.
Fog machines are not an overly complicated piece of machinery. Essentially a fog machine is designed to pump fog liquid or "fog juice" from a reservoir into a heat exchanger where the liquid is then heated and turned into vapor. The vapor is then forced out through the fog machine's output and into the room. There are many variables that a consumer should consider before making a fog machine purchase; these will be covered in detail here so you can make the best choice when purchasing the fog machine that will best meet your needs.
Types of Fog Machines
The first thing a consumer must consider when buying a fog machine is the wattage of the actual unit. Fog machines come in various wattage sizes ranging from 400 watts to 1000 watts. Smaller wattage units will create a smaller volume of fog (cubic feet per minute) than larger wattage machines. It is important to consider the size of the area you want to create the foggy atmosphere in, because too little fog will negate the point of the fog machine and you will also have to run it more frequently, which will then require more power. A larger wattage fog machine may be a better solution as running the machine less frequently with a greater output may ultimately extend the life of the machine. Remember, the higher the wattage of your fog machine, the more fog the machine will produce! Choosing the right size fog machine with the appropriate level of output is the first thing you must consider.
You will always get the best results from your fog machine by following the manufacturer's suggestions when purchasing fog juice. Special effects can be created with different types of fog juices, but always make sure that the fog liquid you intend to use is compatible with your machine. Professional strength fog juice makes a much denser fog. If you have a ground fog machine, you will achieve the best results by always using a low-lying fog juice. In most instances, using regular fog juice will suit your needs nicely. The size of your fog machine will determine how much fog juice you need as the larger wattage the machine is, the more fog juice you will burn through. A small 400-watt machine will use about a quart of fog juice approximately every 2 hours. Always keep an eye on the level of fog juice in the fog juice reservoir as running a fog machine on empty could potentially cause damage to its components.
Create the Perfect Ambience with a Fog Machine
There is absolutely nothing like a fog machine when it comes to creating a truly unique and one of a kind ambience. A fog machine is perfect for Halloween decorating, but you will also be amazed at how many other creative uses you can come up with to use this very versatile fog-making machine. Imagine the realistic winter wonderland that could be created by adding a little fog, or the mystique a foggy atmosphere could add to an ordinary photo shoot! A simple dance party or musical performance can quickly become something truly epic and extraordinary with the use of fog. Of course, our favorite way to use a fog machine is to just simply create one of the most hands-down chilling and spine tingling special effects ever--it's absolutely perfect for Halloween! Use your imagination, because the possibilities are endless!