Fluorescent paint and makeup is a great way to spice up otherwise ordinary Halloween costumes. The Fujimoto family has made a tradition of taking their costumes beyond the ordinary.

Last year, we wrote about the Fujimotos, the family of our VP of Operations, Derek Fujimoto. Each year, the entire family, including Derek’s brother and his family, dresses up for Halloween, complete with blacklight makeup, paint, and other fluorescent materials.

Last year, the themes (which are usually based on Disney characters) included Show White (combined with a Haunted Mansion influence) and Peter Pan. This year was more of an amalgam of different characters. Take a look…

How many can you identify?

The family tradition includes a trip to Disneyland, where blacklights in many of the attractions light up their costumes and bring them to life.

What ideas will you come up with for next year?

It’s a good idea to start planning early. According to Fujimoto, “We start working on the costumes months ahead of time. The whole family contributes.”

Fluorescent paint, makeup, and other materials can be found in the online Wildfire store, or your local dealer.



Wildfire’s state of the art control system, Trias® (which we released back in July 2015), has gotten even better with version 1.2, now available for download.

If you own a VioStorm UV-LED fixture, this update can be installed via the USB to mini B USB cable included with every fixture. The software file contains all the step-by-step instructions to properly install this update.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.2:

  • There are now specific software versions for each fixture model (VS-60 and VS-120).
  • Added new DMX Mode function to the menu to allow the option of selecting 1-, 2-, or 3-channel mode, giving you the choice of either more versatility, or allowing more fixtures on the same DMX universe.
  • Added new editable Optic Type menu field that is supported in RDM, which is helpful when changing the optic set from, for example, flood to spot.
  • LED hour timer now only runs when LED’s are on at least 10% or more, rather than when just the fixture itself is on.
  • RDM get lamp state now looks at both local and DMX control source.
  • Added RDM device model description support, to make it easier to keep track of your fixtures from the console.
  • Software now stores RDM Device Label in eeprom if set command sent from RDM controller.
  • Fixture display now shows real-time values for Dimmer and Effect functions while in DMX mode.
  • Added separate locked fan rotor RDM alerts for both Fan A and Fan B.
  • Added RDM sensors for both Fan A and Fan B RPM.
  • Fixed fan PWM in bootloader.

To get the update, just visit the Resources>Downloads section of our website, download the appropriate file for your model fixture, and follow the step-by-step instructions provided in the .zip file.

Let us know how it works for you!



Here’s A Blacklight (Adult) Beverage For Some Holiday “Cheers”…

December 21, 2016

A 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, […]

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A Wildfire Family Tradition: Homemade Fluorescent Halloween Costumes

November 15, 2016

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 […]

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Wildfire To Debut New Effects Master™ LED Series Black Light At LDI 2016. Visit Booth For Demos & Show Specials!

October 11, 2016

When: October 17-23, 2016 Where: LDI 2016 Trade Show, Las Vegas, NV Booth: 1667 This year has already seen a revolutionary new product emerge from Wildfire: the SableLED™ UV-LED lamp designed to upgrade existing fluorescent fixtures to superior LED technology. And now, just in time for LDI 2016, Wildfire is proud to reveal the new […]

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This Performance Troupe Does Some Cool Stuff With Black Light Effects…

September 28, 2016

What happens when you combine black light effects with live music, singing, dancing, live painting, and audience interaction? Artrageous! Artrageous is a 12-person troupe of musicians, singers, artists, and dancers that travels the world performing unique live shows incorporating all their talents, along with a healthy dose of cool black light effects. It’s live painting […]

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Black Light Toga Party Lights Up Cancer Kids

August 9, 2016

A toga party with black lights and luminescent paint. I guess you could call it a “GLOga party.” (Cue the groans.) Ok… maybe not. At Camp Happy Days, a week long program for kids battling cancer and their siblings (meaning the siblings come too, not that they were also battling—you get the idea), they called […]

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Introducing SableLED™ – Finally, A Viable Inexpensive UV-LED Upgrade Path For UV Fluorescents.

June 29, 2016

We knew it would happen eventually. And now it’s here. SableLED™ is the first viable UV-LED that can replace all existing UV fluorescents. So what is “SableLED™”? SableLED™ is a self-contained UV-LED lamp shaped like a fluorescent lamp and designed to retrofit any existing fluorescent fixture (once the ballast has been bypassed). Here’s why we […]

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Check Out How Kendrick Lamar Used The Wildfire Effect At The Grammys

April 19, 2016

Kendrick Lamar, nominated for 11 Grammys and winning 5, gave a spectacular performance at the recent Grammys ceremony. We’re particularly excited because we provided the paint for the most spectacular part of the show. Here’s how it went down… Lamar appears on stage as part of a prison chain gang shuffling up to the microphone. […]

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This Enormous Immersive Art Exhibit Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

April 14, 2016

A new art complex called “Meow Wolf” in Santa Fe is debuting a HUGE immersive art exhibit called “The House of Eternal Return” that will leave your jaw on the floor, even if you think you’ve seen it all. “Imagine walking inside of an entire science fiction novel,” says Vince Kadlubek in a recent TED […]

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