wildfire-and-iceA Wildfire & Ice.

We have an early Christmas present for you: a holiday drink recipe for black light fans. (We know that’s you.)

But first we would like to thank all of our customers, clients, and distributors for making 2016 a great year!

We also want to advise you of our holiday hours:

  • Monday, December 26 – CLOSED
  • Monday, January 2 – CLOSED

Other than those two days, we will be open our normal business hours.

However, due to year-end inventory there will be no shipping Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30. The last day for shipping in 2016 will be Wednesday, December 28.

  • Thursday, December 29 – OPEN, NO SHIPPING
  • Friday, December 30 – OPEN, NO SHIPPING

Now on to the real reason you clicked over here…

A BLACKLIGHT TWIST ON AN OLD FAVORITE MIXED DRINK:

We call it a “Wildfire & Ice.” (See photo.) It glows ice blue on top and red on the bottom. Very Christmasy, huh?

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour in 2 oz. of your favorite vodka.
  3. Top with 4 oz. of tonic water.
  4. Squeeze one lime wedge over the drink, then drop it in and lightly stir.
  5. Add a splash of grenadine.
  6. Say a toast. Here’s ours: “To a very… interesting… year. And to our customers for at least making it fun!”

Cheers. And Happy Holidays!

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Halloween has come and gone, but before we head into the holiday season we wanted to tell you about a cool application of the “Wildfire Effect” that may leave you with some great ideas for next year’s Halloween. (And it’s not too early to start thinking about it!)

Derek Fujimoto, VP of Operations here at Wildfire, has a yearly Halloween family tradition inspired by Wildfire. As a family, the Fujimotos develop their own fluorescent costumes and makeup using Wildfire paint and Kryolan fluorescent makeup, according to a (usually) Disney-inspired theme.

Last year, it was Alice in Wonderland…

Derek Fujimoto as the Mad Hatter. Derek Fujimoto as the Mad Hatter.
Derek's wife as the Chesire Cat. Derek’s wife as the Chesire Cat.
Shoes for the Mad Hatter costume. Shoes for the Mad Hatter costume.

This year, it was Snow White (combined with a Haunted Mansion influence), while his brother’s family joined in on the fun with Peter Pan…

Derek Fujimoto and family (left) with their Snow White-inspired costumes. Derek's brother [name] and family with their Peter Pan-inspired costumes. Derek Fujimoto and family (left) with their Snow White-inspired costumes. Derek’s brother, Kyle, and family (right) with Peter Pan.

Here are the same costumes in regular sunlight…

The same costumes in regular sunlight. The same costumes in regular sunlight.

It takes months of planning: selecting a theme, designing the costumes, painting, test runs, etc.

“We decide on the theme up to a year in advance,” said Fujimoto. “And we start working on the costumes months ahead of time. The whole family contributes.”

The Fujimotos use a Wildfire Effects Master LED in their home as they work on the costumes.

Once the day arrives, the Fujimotos complete the tradition with a trip to Disneyland to show off their work. Black lights in certain attractions light up the fluorescent effect. The Wildfire black lights in The Beast’s Library particularly light up the costumes, as can be seen in this image…

The fluorescent effect and colors really light up under Wildfire black lights. The fluorescent effect and colors really light up under Wildfire black lights.

What Wildfire-inspired costumes would YOU like to make next year? Start planning now… the Fujimotos are already ahead of you!

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