Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. Check them out and if your question is not answered, please feel free to give us a call at (949) 709-0724 or e-mail us at TheGhoulishGallery@Yahoo.com.



How did you come up with the idea for Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portraits?

Do you come up with all the character ideas yourself?
Do your changing portraits require batteries or anything like that?
What size are your portraits?
How often do you add new portraits?
Do you have a guarantee?
What’s the cost?
What type of payments do you accept?
How do I place an order?
What about shipping?  



How did you come up with the idea for Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portraits?

While working on a film project in the early 90’s, I did some research and development on a special effect that called for a portrait to change on camera. At the time advertising flip cards featured a similar effect but I soon discovered that the special lens needed to create the effect was only available in smaller, postcard sizes. Rather than giving up on the idea, I tried tiling several of the small lenses together to create a larger lens. The idea worked in principle but had a sort of Frankenstein patchwork look. I decided to put the idea on hold until someone started making larger lenses.

A year or so later, while creating a Haunted House for The Downtown Long Beach Business Association, I decided to revisit the changing portrait idea to see how things had progressed in the world of lens arrays. To my surprise, larger format lenses were now available. Using what I had learned from my earlier experiments, I quickly created two 16" x 20" changing portraits to use in the Haunted House. The public's reaction was extremely positive and many people wanted to know if they were for sale. From that public demand, The Ghoulish Gallery was born. The rest, as they say, is history.

 

Do you come up with all the character ideas yourself?

The ideas for our changing portraits come from a variety of sources. Since my background is in monster making, about 80% of our character designs wind up being my idea. However, I do get a lot of great suggestions from friends, family and even customers.

A quick story: one of our portraits, Isabella, is actually the result of a collaboration between myself and a 17-year-old fan. We had talked for a while by phone and knowing he was studying computer graphic design at school, I invited him to do some detail work on Isabella. The finished artwork was really pretty good and while Isabella isn’t monstrous, she does have an insane look about her that makes her one of our most popular characters ever.

 

Do your changing portraits require batteries or anything like that?

Nope! All your need to do is put in in a frame and you’re good to go.

 

What size are your portraits?

Our portraits come unframed and are available in two sizes:

16"x20" -- this size is great for larger homes or haunted houses and has the best intimidation factor.

11”x14” -- this size is ideal for those with smaller home or apartments with limited wall space.

Both are standard frame sizes which allows for off-the-shelf frame purchases.

 

How often do you add new portraits?

We always have new portraits on the drawing board and they go into the gallery just as soon as they are finished.

 

Do you have a guarantee?

Absolutely! A quality product will always be backed by a guarantee. Upon receipt, if your order is creased, damaged, or doesn't live up to your expectations, simply send us an email within 10 days to let us know what disappointed you, then return your changing portrait in its original packaging. We will promptly replace it, exchange it, or refund your purchase price in full, including shipping.

 

What’s the cost?

16”x20”………………….$74.95
11”x14”…………….……$49.95

Need wholesale pricing? No problem. Just give us a call at (949) 709-0724 and we will be happy to give you the details.

 

What type of payments do you accept?

For your convenience, our online checkout accepts credit card payments securely through Paypal. We also accept all major credit cards, money orders, cashier's checks, business checks, personal checks, cash for orders placed by phone and small children. Please note that payment via a business or personal check may cause a slight delay in shipment until the check has cleared (usually only a few days).

 

How do I place an order?

You can order directly through our secure online checkout or you can place your order by phone or e-mail.

 

What about shipping?

Your portrait will be safely packed in a white, bend-resistant, protective cardboard mailer and will be insured and mailed Priority Mail via United States Postal Service with delivery confirmation.

We charge a flat rate of $10.00 for the portraits. If you are ordering from outside the United States, please contact us at (949) 709-0724 to get a shipping quote. Standard delivery time is 7 to 14 working days from initial order date. International orders may take slightly longer. Orders place after October 20th cannot be guaranteed delivery by October 31st…but we’ll do our best.




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