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Helping Huddersfield Have a Kraken Halloween

As with most occasions in 2020, Halloween looked very different this year. Without the usual festivities of dressing up, trick or treating and spooky parties, it was difficult for many to enjoy the day as they usually would.

It will come as no surprise though that we love Halloween at Megaflatables, and we couldn’t let it pass unmarked. So, when we were approached by a client who wanted to install giant inflatable tentacles in the skyline of Huddersfield, we couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

Giant inflatable squid on top of a building

Not Squidding Around

With the aim of bringing the Halloween spirit to the people of Huddersfield and promoting local businesses in a COVID-safe manner, our client tasked us with providing an eye-catching and awe-inspiring instalment to top Huddersfield Market Place for the week leading up to Halloween.

The seven-day takeover of a shopping centre in the large metropolitan town was accompanied with a free competition, where locals were invited to share selfies with the escaped sea creature on social media to win shopping vouchers to use in the town centre.

Locals were also asked to suggest names for the creature, with winners calling it Greenymeany, Timmy Tentactles, and Captain Slimey! Some more of our personal favourites were:

  • Gerald the Kraken
  • Scuba-Doo
  • Squidly

What would you have named the creature?


An Inkredible Instalment

Giant inflatable squid on top of a building

Coming up with something to surprise and delight passers-by of all ages was a mega task – and Megaflatables was more than up for the challenge.

Made to appear as if a humongous green sea creature was stretching its tentacles from the roof and windows of a popular shopping centre in the heart of Huddersfield, the instalment brought joy to local shoppers all throughout the day.

The attraction stole the show in the evening, too, with LED lighting installed to add further wow factor and emit an eerie glow after sundown.

The installation went down swimmingly with locals, and it captured the imaginations of children and adults alike, all of whom were drawn in by the exciting and spooky new addition to their everyday surroundings.

As well as delighting the residents of Huddersfield and bringing some much-needed festive spirit to the town, our giant inflatable tentacles helped local businesses during a difficult time.

The client commented, “This pop up attraction has without doubt increased footfall and encouraged local spend in a COVID safe manner.”

Bringing Your Spooktacular Ideas to Life

2020 has been far from a normal year by anyone’s standards, but if we’ve learned one thing it’s that you need to find every opportunity to create your own joy and share it with those around you.

At Megaflatables, we were delighted to help our client share spooky excitement with the people of Huddersfield, and to help local businesses in this difficult year.

If you have a great idea for bringing joy to those around you, get in touch with the team at Megaflatables and tell us about it and we can very likely help. We have an impressive range of inflatables in all shapes and sizes – and can even create a fully custom design for you, giving you complete control over the design, colours and materials used.

For more information, get in touch with a member of our friendly team on 01245 421056 today!


Giant inflatable squid

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