How to hide a large speaker in a Halloween display? Answered
We're preparing a bit of an over-the-top Halloween display. Part of it involves three singing pumpkins on some sort of pedestal. To provide the audio, we're using a guitar amp — it's about 16 inches high and sounds fantastic.
Sounds fantastic, that is, until we stick it inside a cardboard-and-foam pedestal, at which point it sounds muffled and sad. We could crank up the volume, but that doesn't really produce the clear sound we're going for.
At the same time, I don't want the amp just sitting there on the lawn... I want to preserve the illusion that the pumpkins are producing the sound. So I need to hide the amp in/under the pedestal, while still allowing clear sound.
We've considered just having the pedestal open on front, draped with a thin dark cloth to hide what's inside. That would probably sound great, but it no longer looks like a stone pedestal. If there's going to be a big dark hole in it, I need some explanation for why the hole should be there, so it doesn't seem out of place.
Anybody have any ideas how we can effectively hide this big speaker in the scene?