haunted mansion stretching portraits preview

Haunted Mansion Portraits: Is This Haunted Room Actually Stretching?

Brooklyn Brigade

Haunted Mansion Portraits

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion! Our tour begins here in this gallery, where you see paintings of some of our guests as they appeared in their corruptible, mortal state. Is this haunted room actually stretching, or is it your imagination? Watch the video to see them in action.


haunted mansion stretching portraits


The Haunted Mansion has been one of my favorite rides at Disney World and Disneyland, ever since I was a kid. I was always fascinated by the Haunted Mansion portraits — particularly the stretching portraits that greet you at the beginning of the ride. The girl with the parasol stretches to reveal that she’s on a fraying tightrope above an alligator, the stately man is standing on a barrel of dynamite, the friendly looking widow is sitting on her husband’s grave, with an axe in his head, and the smug looking guy with his arms crossed? He and his friends are sinking into quicksand.

This Halloween, I wanted to do things a little differently. Instead of doing 13 costumes (as I did last year), I wanted to focus on recreating a series of the Haunted Mansion portraits at Brooklyn Brigade. I still have a couple of treats coming for you, but I’m so excited to share the final portraits with you. My dear friend Erin Solari made the sets, and Bobby, Denny, and Caleb (and myself, naturally) were my models. Check out all of our Haunted Mansion stretching portraits and let me know what you think! And please, share them with friends, through Pinterest, or on your social media with #keikoheartshalloween. Happy Halloween!

haunted mansion portrait alligator girl stretching portrait

haunted mansion portrait quicksand stretching portrait

haunted mansion portrait graveyard stretching portrait

haunted mansion portrait dynamite stretching portait

Set Design: Erin Solari

Photos: Keiko Lynn

Models: Keiko Lynn, Bobby Hicks, Caleb, Denny Balmaceda

Video: Bobby Hicks

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  1. iuri says:

    How awesome! You should do the Phantom Manor stretching paintings as well.

  2. Kimbly says:

    You’ve outdone yourself! These are so incredible!

  3. Priscilla says:

    Love,love,love the Haunted Mansion these pictures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing

  4. Kara says:

    These are incredible!!!

  5. Sydne says:

    These are amazing!!! Always look forward to your costumes!

  6. Paula says:

    Keiko!! I love this so much!!

  7. Holly Wang says:

    This is definitely one of my favorite projects we’ve done at the studio!!