Skull Manor Murder Mystery

It is time again for the annual Skull Manor Costume Ball! Skull Manor is an old estate in the heart of Spider City known for its captivating architecture, mysterious ambiance and unspeakable history. The townspeople have been scurrying about the streets to get ready for the big night of great food, inspiring conversations and, of course, outrageous gossip. This has been a daunting year of dissension and discord among many of the residents of Spider City. Rumors of blackmail, thievery, and scandalous controversies have been circulating throughout the town’s grapevines. We all hope everybody can put aside their differences for a night of fun. If not, there may be misfortune on the horizon. This is where your story begins.

Invited Guests

 

THE CRAZY HATTER

Hat Designer

The Crazy Hatter is a world-renowned hat designer known for eccentric fashion pieces and for being the source of spilled secrets in Spider City. This unconventional hat maker has mastered the art of eavesdropping, so if you have skeletons in your cupboard, it is best not to breathe a word of them.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish):Large hat, velvet suit. Red wig and crazy makeup with a cane as an optional accessory.

 

LANE CROFT

Archeologist-Adventurer

Lane Croft is one of the most interesting people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. Lane travels the world in search of ancient artifacts and hidden treasures. With enraged foes around the globe, Lane is forced to live in a secret location in Spider City.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish):Black leather (vinyl okay) attire with a large toy gun or bow & arrow.

 

SAM STABLES

Horse Groomer

Sam Stables is the obnoxious horse groomer at the Spider City Downs – home of the Pumpkin Cup Thoroughbred Horse Races. Sam is currently under investigation for scandals at the track, and the Spider City rumor mill reports Sam may not have a job for long!

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish):Ranch hand / western costume.

 

KAI EVERGREEN

Archery Instructor

Kai Evergreen is the boisterous archery instructor from Mississippi. Kai speaks with a charming southern accent and follows the rules of southern hospitality. However, Kai has a hidden dark side, so avoid enraging Kai at all costs.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Archer costume. Toy bow and arrow as a prop.

 

KATY STARRY

Pop Star

Katy’s super-stardom has afforded her never-ending cash flow and high-level connections, but she cannot stay out of the trash tabloids to save her life! Katy is uber-famous for her talent, but her reputation has been darkened by her recent troubles.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Very trendy pop star attire.

 

ELLA FROST

Amusement Park Character

Ella Frost is employed as a character actress at Dark Shadow Amusement Park. She plays the role of a fairy tale ice princess named Emma—and hopes to one day use her acting skills to make it to the Hollywood big screen.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Ice princess costume.

 

HARLEQUIN

Vigilante - Villain

Harlequin is an enigma to most people of Spider City. On one hand, she has been seen fighting crime on the streets at night. Others report that she is the criminal mastermind of the underground. Nonetheless, she doesn’t have a day job, but can afford expensive things.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Jester costume, theatrical makeup and a crazy wig of any kind.

 

BETTY ARCHER

Cupcake Chef

Betty Archer is a talented cupcake chef. She made her television debut on Cooking Network’s Cupcake Battles where she placed in a disappointing second place. Betty doesn’t take the blame for the loss, however.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Quirky 1950’s attire &/or a cupcake costume.

 

MITZI MINX

National Football League Cheerleader

Mitzi Minx is genuinely fun to be around because she was born for comedy. She’s a knee-slapping amateur comedian during the off-season, and is ready to put her pompoms away and become a professional standup, but she hasn’t mustered the courage.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish):Cheerleader costume. Optional: bring some jokes with you to perform for others – why not?

 

DARK VADON

Movie Memorabilia Collector

Dark Vadon makes a living as a movie memorabilia collector and auctioneer. Dark is known for wearing head-to-toe movie costumes, and some find this behavior to be quite strange. Dark is very blunt and to the point, but most people find this off-putting.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Darth Vader costume or any other movie costume.

 

DARBY YONTZ

Viking Tough Runs, Founder / Coordinator

Darby is the founder of the Viking Tough Runs—a 5 mile obstacle courses that challenge racers with mud, barbed-wire, heights and small spaces. Darby’s races are definitely not for the weak of heart.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish):a Viking costume.

 

VICTORIA GLAMINTON

Lounge Singer

Victoria Glaminton is the insufferable lounge singer at the Witching Hour Lounge. Lacking manners and decorum, offensive words flow from her mouth like a full-blast fire hose. Victoria isn’t known for being friendly, so tread with caution around this diva.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Glamorous evening gown.

 

VIKING TOUGH RUN STAFF 

The hardworking staff of the Viking Tough Runs, 5 mile obstacle courses that challenge racers with mud, barbed-wire, heights and small spaces, are highly dedicated to their jobs and are a tight-knit group. Darby’s races are definitely not for the weak of heart.

Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish):a Viking costume.

DR. DRUID

Mad Scientist

Dr. Druid was terminated from Telomere Tech University for performing illegal research on human subjects. The professor swiftly relocated to Spider City and rumor has it that s/he is working out of a garage laboratory.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Mad scientist costume..

 

CAP’N CLAUSE  

Crab Boat Captain

As a teen, Cap’n Clause served as a deckhand on his/her father’s boat as a salmon gillnetter. Now, s/he’s one of the top crabbers in the Alaskan waters. Cap’n Clause is relentless and pushes the crew of The Crab Rave to work an exhausting amount hours in extreme conditions.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Pirate captain costume.

 

MAX MILLION  

Travelopagus  Spokesperson

Max Million is the spunky spokesperson for Travelopagus—the world’s largest online travel agency. Max Million is paid to travel and take fun pictures while vacationing in exotic locations. Some say Max Million has the sweetest gig on the planet, while others ridicule Max for having to wear a gnome costume everywhere s/he goes.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Gnome costume.

 

CLAMMY THE CLOWN

Clown for Hire

Clammy the Clown’s reputation as a performer has plummeted to oblivion with the residents of Spider City. Clammy is a party clown for hire who has been around for years, but recently, Clammy’s behavior has turned dark. Something’s not quite right in his/her head.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Clown costume – make it as spooky as you wish.

 

ORLANDO DEPP

Academy Award-Winning Actor

Orlando Depp is the snooty Academy Award-winning actor with childhood roots in Spider City. Orlando Depp loves to return to his hometown to escape the paparazzi—for some reason, the media doesn’t cross the town lines? Nonetheless, Orlando is demanding and acts as if everybody’s beneath him.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish):   Trendy party attire. Bring a Sharpie marker in case people want autographs.

 

DR. BUFORD ROID

Proctologist

Dr. Buford Roid is the nerdy proctologist who takes his job very seriously. If you’re not into discussing the health of your backside, you may want to avoid this not-so-charming chap! The doc has good intentions, nonetheless.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Lab coat and stethoscope as a prop. Optional to bring a pair of examination gloves.

 

JACK JUMPMAN

Pumpkin Patch Owner

Jack Jumpman is the creepy owner of the Spider City Pumpkin Patch.  Jack Jumpman has a habit of frightening customers of the patch by jumping out at them. Unfortunately, there’s nowhere else to buy a Halloween pumpkin, so Jack Jumpman’s business is safe for now.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Pumpkin Head costume.

 

MERLIN WISER  

Owner, Merlin’s Beard Magic Shop

Magic, anyone? Merlin’s Beard Magic Shop is the one-stop-shop for all of your magical needs…that is, if you have any.  Merlin Wiser is a super-friendly community leader who performs a weekly magic show at the Witching Hour Lounge—he’s a hit with the kids!

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Wizard costume..

 

PEE

Teen Rebel

With both parents as loving physicians, Pee is the rebellious teen who combs the streets of Spider City every night looking for trouble. A teenage dropout, this nonconformist often ends up on the wrong side of the law. It’s only a matter of time before she lands behind bars.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Rebellious teenage attire such as torn tights, colored hair (wig), thick makeup.

 

CAPTAIN RON FELDMAN  

Pilot, Plumet Airlines

Plumet Airlines is known for taking in ‘unemployable’ pilots, and they do this so they can offer cheap tickets! Captain Ron Feldman is the not-so-serious pilot that loves to play jokes with his passengers during flights over the overhead system.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Pilot costume .

 

SCOTTY KAY

Salesman, Jenk Alarms

Scotty Kay is the top salesman for Jenk Alarms—the number one residential alarm company in Spider City. Scotty Kay is so smooth; he could sell an open can of red paint to a lady in white gloves.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Business casual attire.

 

MO PLINKER  

Contortionist

Mo Plinker is the lead performer for Circus de Olay—an Australian-based theatrical company that puts on shows of awe-inspiring circus arts and street entertainment.  Mo Plinker is a contortionist and can bend his/her body in ways never seen by humankind. 

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Circus performer costume such as a unitard (sparkly for female) with face-painted in a theatrical manner.

 

CONTORTIONIST

Circus de Olay

The Circus de Olay show is a traveling act put on by an Australian-based theatrical company and includes awe-inspiring circus arts and street entertainment.  The program includes many talented contortionists who treat each other as family.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Circus performer costume such as a unitard (sparkly for female) with face-painted in a theatrical manner.

BROGAN MEYERS

Haunted House Actor

Brogan Meyers is well known for his/her ability to creep anybody out in the room. Brogan is a haunted house actor who takes his/her job very seriously as s/he is always practicing his/her craft.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Scary costume of any kind such as a vampire, Frankenstein, etc.

 

DANNY FLOWER

Owner, Discount Donuts

Danny Flower is the unbearable owner of Discount Donuts.  Danny’s face is plastered across televisions in Spider City every hour with one of many highly-annoying Discount Donuts commercials. Danny sells donuts like they were used cars!

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Donut costume.

 

BRYN WATSON

Gekko Insurance Voice Actor

Bryn Watson is the elegant spokesperson for Gekko Insurance. Everybody knows Bryn’s charming Australian-accented voice from the Gekko Insurance commercials, but nobody has seen Bryn in person. Who is the mysterious person behind the gecko?

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Gekko costume .

 

NAT DIZZLE

Police Officer

Nat Dizzle is the overbearing police officer from the Spider City Police Department. Corrupt as they come, Nat is known for accepting bribes and working with the mob scene in the underground of Spider City.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Police costume.

 

JOY DIVER

Flight Attendant, Plumet Airlines

Joy Diver is the cheerful flight attendant for Plumet Airlines. Rumor has it that this friendly flier once had a lucrative job for American Airways, but she defended a pilot who pranked the plane by claiming there was a snake in the cockpit.  Oops! Joy shouldn’t have stood up for him! Loyalty is definitely her downfall.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Flight attendant costume.

 

MISS ROBINSON

Mother of Nonuplets

Miss Robinson is the stressed-out mother of 9-month-old nonuplets. She’s had her share of media coverage, as she has had to beg the community for help with her nine children. She swears the nine births were natural and had nothing to do with fertility drugs!

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Mother / housewife costume. Optional to have 9 baby dolls to carry around with you – if you are up for a challenge.

 

FLO MELLER

Waitress, Pinkie’s Diner

Flo Meller is the no-nonsense waitress at Pinkie’s Diner.  Flo doesn’t give second chances and will not deal with disrespectful customers. She has asked security to escort out a number of customers from the diner just for not saying please!

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): 1950’s style diner waitress costume.

 

ANGELICA DEVILLE

Amusement Park Character

Angelica Deville is the wicked amusement character at the Dark Shadow Amusement Park. Angelica plays the role of the Evil Queen and she certainly fits the part. Some say she was a bully back in high school and nothing has changed. She has it out for Ella Frost who plays Emma the Ice Princess– and everybody knows it.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Evil Queen costume.

 

GERTRUDE SCHMITZ

Waitress, Otto’s Beer Garden

Gertrude Schmitz is the feisty waitress at Otto’s Beer Garden in the heart of Spider City. Gertrude is a fun-loving girl with a kind heart. However, her friends have been taking advantage of her because she is so nice, and her sweet demeanor has recently soured.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): German waitress / Oktoberfest costume.

 

LARRY LAZE

Mailman

Larry Laze is the slothful mailman who works for the federal post. If you are expecting an important package, you shouldn’t mail it via the post office, as you only have a slight chance he will deliver it to your door. But according to Larry, it is never his fault.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Mailman costume.  Bring an optional pillow with you in case you want to take a quick nap.

 

POINDEXTER RAMEN

Computer Tech, Apple Worm Computers

Poindexter Ramen is the insightful computer technician.  He manages the Prodigy Bar at the Apple Worm Computers store, and if you have a problem with your technological devices, he’s the one who will fix them! Poindexter is super-nerdy, but quite helpful.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Nerd costume.

 

BRUCE KENT

Founder, Citizens on Patrol

Bruce Kent is the heroic founder of Citizens on Patrol—a civilian-based crime fighting organization in Spider City.  Bruce asks that all members of the group wear the superhero costume that fits their personality the best. Since the organization began 2 weeks ago, crime has gone down in Spider City 5%! 

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Wear whatever superhero costume fits your personality and own it!

 

CITIZENS ON PATROL

Bruce Kent founded the Citizens on Patrol—a civilian-based crime fighting organization in Spider City.  Bruce asks that all members of the group wear the superhero costume that fits their personality the best. Since the organization began 2 weeks ago, crime has gone down in Spider City 5%! 

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Wear whatever superhero costume fits your personality and own it!

 

BONNIE CAPONE

Mobster, Spider City Mob

Bonnie Capone is the feisty gangster of the Spider City Mob—an elusive underground operation that rules the city. Bonnie and the rest of the mobsters are extremely dedicated and loyal to their crime boss…whoever that may be

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): 1920’s flapper, gun moll or gangster attire. Toy Tommy Guns as optional props.

 

SPIDER CITY MOBSTERS

The Spider City Mob is an underground organization that controls the streets of Spider City. The mobsters are extremely loyal and will do anything for their leader.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): 1920’s flapper, gun moll or gangster attire. Toy Tommy Guns as optional props.

 

JESS BIGSBY

Telemarketer, Sally’s Sausage Club

Jess Bigsby is the offensive telemarketer for Sally’s Sausage Club—an online sausage company based in Spider City.  Jess and the telemarketing crew are a tenacious group of sales professionals that refuse to accept ‘no’ as an answer.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Business casual attire. Optional to bring sausage samples.

 

SALLY’S SAUSAGE CLUB TELEMARKETER

The telemarketers of Sally’s Sausage Club—an online sausage company based in Spider City—are a group of hard-working sales professionals that refuse to accept ‘no’ as an answer.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Business casual attire. Optional to bring sausage samples.

 

MICKI FISH

Children’s Television Actor, Monster Muggies

Micki Fish is the lively lead monster character named ‘Spunky’ on the children’s television show, Monster Muggies.  The cast of the show is a loud, boisterous group who follow the direction of their leader—Micki Fish.  

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Monster costume.

 

CAST MEMBER, MONSTER MUGGIES

Monster Muggies is a children’s television show that has been on the air for thirty years. The current cast members are all eight-year veterans and love every aspect of their job.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Monster costume.

 

VIC BEEBER

Reality Television Star, Solo Survivor

Vic Beeber was declared the winner of Solo Survivor. He climbed many mountains, ate slugs to survive and braved tumultuous weather— but in the end, he walked away with 1 million bucks!  Vic doesn’t get along with his antagonistic cast mates, but they are under contract to stay together for another two weeks for press appearances. 

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Costume that looks like you just walked out of the wilderness.

 

CAST MEMBER, SOLO SURVIVOR

The cast of the last season of Solo Survivor voted Vic Beeber as the winner.  However, Vic only won because he was the lesser of two evils. The cast members definitely do not care for their season winner…one bit.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Costume that looks like you just walked out of the wilderness.

 

KRIS NANCE

Cyborg Engineer, Cyborg Cyanetics

Kris Nance is the nefarious cyborg engineer from Cyborg Cyanetics—a company known for creating scandalous technology for warfare. Kris and his/her team of engineers are currently working on a top-secret project and nobody knows what it is…but there are rumors. 

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Cyborg costume.

CYBORG ENGINEER, CYBORG CYANETICS

The mysterious cyborg engineers from Cyborg Cyanetics are an elusive team of brainiacs. Nobody truly knows what they are working on.  

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Cyborg costume.

 

STEVIE JETTS

World Traveler

Stevie Jetts is a cheery world traveler who lives life to the fullest with no regrets.  A trust fund kid, Stevie has traveled the world and has seen sights most people can only dream about. Stevie always travels with a group of his/her closest friends.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Tourist costume.

 

FRIEND OF STEVIE JETTS

Stevie Jetts has an amazing and loyal group of friends who travel with Stevie around the world. One thing to be said about this group–they have each other’s backs! 

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Tourist costume.

 

THEO WIMBLY

Artifacts Dealer

Theo Wimbly is the shadowy ancient artifact dealer. Theo isn’t from Spider City, and nobody in town knows why s/he and his/her team have traveled to Spider City and purchased tickets to the costume ball. 

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Mummy costume.

 

THEO WIMBLY’S ASSISTANT

Theo’s group has recently traveled to Spider City and purchased tickets for the Skull Manor Costume Ball. Nobody has a clue why they are here and what they are after.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Mummy costume.

 

HEATHER BANKS

Supermodel

Heather Banks is the pampered supermodel and television personality. Heather travels with an entourage who ensures every single one of her needs are met and that she is safe and secure.  Life is difficult as a diva. 

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Glamorous gown.

 

HEATHER BANKS’ ENTOURAGE

Heather Banks travels with an entourage that includes personal assistants, managers, publicists and bodyguards. She is rarely seen without her devoted group surrounding her.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Any type of bodyguard/security costume, personal assistant, business casual attire.  

 

ASH SPINX

Dark Shadow Amusement Park

Ash Spinx is one of many managers at Dark Shadow Amusement Park. The management team at the park is a group of stern professionals who give no mercy when it comes to customers or employees breaking park rules.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Witch or wizard costume.

 

MANAGER, DARK SHADOW AMUSEMENT PARK

The management team at the Dark Shadow Amusement Park is a group of stern professionals who give no mercy when it comes to customers or employees breaking park rules.

 Suggested attire (but feel free to wear whatever you wish): Witch or wizard costume.

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