Prop Box - Hats - Glasses
Using Props in an Orange County Best Photo Booth
Some folks who walk into a photo booth, pause, trigger a photo, and look at the results secretly wish to be someone else.They may take one photo that’s good for a passport, but beyond that, they want to look different. Some dig in the prop box—there are many choices there—to find something to present themselves as unique. They may wish to change or accentuate features, or they may simply wish to become somebody else—to the point of absurdity.
Why do some people assume an alternate persona? Why do some put on oversized glasses or outlandish hats when they go into a photo booth? It doesn’t really change their features—they simply look a little more absurd. They do it for only one reason: to have fun.
There are many choices:
Masks. Who wouldn’t want to be as dashing as Zorro? Or as gorgeous as Marilyn Monroe? Or as sinister as President Nixon? In 17th Century France, every courtesan and courtier would sport such a mask;raise a mask on a stick andtransport yourself back then. Every man once wanted to be The Lone Ranger, Batman, The Green Hornet, or one of a hundred other characters. Every young woman had a heroine to pattern her play after—from Wonder Woman to Jennifer Lopez. Masks give the wearer an instant alter ego. We have them in many sizes and shapes.
Head Shots: Most booth pictures are headshots; they are pictures taken from the neck upward. That does not mean that photo booths can’t take portrait-sized images—they can. People going into the booth normally want pictures that show faces. Of course, the larger the group, the wider the shot, and more of the torsos show. For that reason, many of the props will be head-oriented: hats, tiaras, obscenely coloredhairpieces, caps, and bandannas.
Facial Items: The photo subject may select from any number of glass frames. They will identify the year—or a specific symbol—or even be used to insinuate that their wearer is somehow studious. Sometimes they are simply outrageous sunglasses. Combine those glasses with press-applied mustaches or oversized lips, and you may completely change the personality of the wearer, at least for a few moments. Want to look like a rock star? They have special hair, you know. We have the hair. Want to look like a pirate? We have their hair, too, plus a selection of colonial three-sided hats.
Costumes: Want to be a Dallas Cowboy or cowgirl (cheerleader)? Hats, bandanas, badges, prop guns, and belts. Perhaps you’d like to be an animal—a lamb, a rabbit, a bear, a camel, or a lion. How good is your imagination? Want to dress up as an angel (of course you do)? We can find wings and halos in just your size. Elf hats and clown noses are just the thing for those jolly parties. Perhaps the boss lost the sales challenge and the price of his loss was to wear a tutu to the holiday party. Antlers make little deer. Snowman kits will make you look absolutely “Frosty.” And for the magician/carnival barker, we have top hats and magic wands. Pick a theme and dress accordingly: Christmas characters on a stick. Antique picture frames. Items that tell about Paris in the 17th century. Dress like Barak Obama? Of course. Eisenhower, too. And George Washington.
Frames, Backdrops, and Wall Decorations: Is there a special person you’d like your picture taken with? No, not her! But maybe a famous quarterback? Is there a princess you’d like in your picture? Elsa is popular this year.
Photo props are limited only by your imagination and the available space of a photo booth. We have hundreds of props. If those aren’t enough, we’ll try to get the one you especially want.
The whole idea is fun. We all get a little wild in front of the cameras. So unless you simply want a photo for your passport, contact us to arrange one of our photo booths. Orange County Best Photo Booths offers a most reasonable way to promote the wonderful memories. Call us at 949-393-0119.