Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Prop Magic: Glo Away

For those of you who were at the Exiles event last weekend, you might already know about my favorite new prop trick that I used on the mimic mod.

Glo Away by Plaid

This stuff is not that expensive and it glows like nobody's business. This paint was originally made for kids to have fun with at sleepovers, but isn't that really what a LARP is? It's non-toxic and can be washed off with soap and water. I had a module where I was supposed to have a weird looking blur face, and when the white makeup didn't show up in the black light, I just put some of this on my face. It really showed up well and freaked some people out.

I can just imagine putting it on a black shirt to rep bones for a skeleton (it glows kind of green though), filling test tubes with it for that freaky glowing liquid effect, or doing any number of other jobs with it.

Go get some!


  1. For anyone using glow-in-the-dark products: get yourself a blacklight. They are far and away the most efficient way to "charge" your paint/gel/power/what-have-you. 30 seconds under a good black light is worth about 10 minutes under a standard bulb.

  2. I did not know that. So it both glows and charges while in a black light.

  3. If I understand it correctly, the shorter light wavelength provides dramatically more stimulation to the phosphors (I think that's the term I'm looking for) that make the stuff glow than unfiltered light. Or something. Anyways, it works.