Frequently Asked Questions
Bruce Barry’s Wacky World Studios is a full-service theming and design studio specializing in creating fun family-friendly environments throughout the world. With more than 30 talented artists, craftsmen, sculptors, painters, carpenters, designers, technicians, and administrators, Wacky World Studios has been creating spectacular themed environments in an over 25,000 square foot facility near Tampa, Florida for over thirty years.
Turnaround time may vary depending on the size and scope of your project. Items from our shopping cart are available to ship within 3-4 weeks, custom mural orders will typically take between 6-8 weeks or longer depending on size of mural. Sculpted or built items can take 3-6 months from the time design is approved while fully themed environments consisting of custom wall murals and 2D and 3D elements can take a year or more. No two jobs are alike so time frames may vary. Holidays may also affect shipping, so please plan accordingly!
Our goal is to work within your budget. We offer something for everyone from $10 to well over $1 million.
Photos, video walkthroughs, hand drawn layouts or blueprints of the area are extremely helpful, while measurements are absolutely necessary. Information regarding the surface our products are to be attached or applied to, it is also important to determine the best material(s) to utilize in your space.
We work with a large selection of materials. Detailed information on each of them is listed below.
Yes we do. However we have several options available to you: (1) Detailed installation instructions for those of you that are handy and able to install, (2) supervision by one of our Project Managers to oversee your installers, (3) we can provide a list of installers in your area whom you can hire directly, or (4) we can provide a complete turn-key service
All of our products come with a limited 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. See warranty for more detailed information.
For large, custom, unique, or one-of-a-kind projects, work directly with Creative Director, Bruce Barry. Bruce will personally design and oversee all custom projects. This may include new art and custom 3D elements. Bruce is also available for onsite consultations. Please contact Karen Johnson to schedule an appointment. For smaller projects, or those with limited budgets, work with one of our Art Directors. He or she will guide you in selecting art from our existing library, as well as 2D and 3 D elements, all customized to fit your space.
Our studio is fully-themed and we are always more than happy to invite prospective clients through our doors to see how environment theming works first-hand. If you are a potential client and would like to schedule a visit, please contact our receptionist at 813-818-8277
The following are a list of terms commonly utilized by Wacky World Studios to describe the different elements that make up our unique themed environments.
An appliqué or vignette that is applied to a substrate and then contour-cut to add dimension. A 2D cutout can be free-standing or mounted directly to a wall. Typically printed on sticky-backed vinyl on MDF, MDO, PVC, ultraboard, and signabond.
Multiple 2D cutouts that are installed in layers to create added depth.
A free-standing 3D element that is usually sculpted from EPS Foam, then hard-coated and painted.
A 3D object cut vertically with the flat side mounted to the wall.
A stand-alone piece of artwork that can be combined with other elements to help accent an area. Typical appliqués include people characters, animal characters, furniture, objects, logos, signs and other kinds of props. Appliqués typically do not contain any background elements. Appliques are typically printed on heavy duty laminated canvas wallcovering, sticky backed vinyl, peel-n-stick, PVC, Ultraboard and signabond. Can be applied to MDF or wood to create 2D or freestanding elements.
A roof-like overhang attached to the wall that usually extends over a window or a doorway. Typically printed on banner, celtic cloth, PVC, ultraboard, and signabond. Can also be constructed of wood, MDF, and roofing shingles.
A large image or mural printed on a fabric or banner material that can be easily changed or moved. Backdrops are often used for stages, special events, or temporary environments. Typically printed on banner or Celtic cloth.
A graphic, usually containing verbiage to help in way-finding, directing traffic to an area, or providing information. They are often suspended or mounted pieces of artwork that can be easily moved and transported. Typically printed on canvas-backed laminated vinyl wall covering, sticky-backed vinyl, peel’n’stick, PVC, ultraboard, signabond, banner, and Celtic cloth.
Similar to a wainscot, typically smaller in width, that is placed either at ceiling or chair rail height. They can have many other uses as well, such as creating frames, accenting furniture, accessories, decorative mirrors, windows, doors, and more. Typically printed on canvas-backed laminated vinyl wall covering, and peel’n’stick.
An integral step in the design process to help cast a vision before production begins.
Mural printed on heavy duty laminated canvas wallcovering that covers a portion of the surface area of a wall cut along the edge of an element in the artwork on one side.
Artwork that is printed on a repositionable, removable Peel’N’Stick material.
A custom graphic sized specifically to cover the face of a desk or counter. Typically printed on canvas-backed laminated vinyl wall covering, and sticky-backed vinyl.
A heavy duty graphic that is applied to the floor that can be stepped or crawled on.
Mural printed on heavy duty laminated canvas wallcovering that may not necessarily cover the entire surface area of a wall, but a portion of it. A border, used as a frame can be applied to any mural.
An emblem or graphic mark that is typically used to help aid and promote branding or public recognition. Logos are often comprised of the name of the organization.
A small version of a mural (typically contour cut) that combines several elements to create a story. Typically printed on laminated canvas-backed vinyl wall covering, sticky-backed vinyl, peel’n’stick, PVC, ultraboard, and signabond.
A wall covering on the lower portion of a wall, usually between the height of 36 and 42 inches. Custom sizes are also available. Wainscot can be either a short mural, or a repeatable pattern. A wainscot can sometimes be contour-cut across the top. Typically printed on laminated canvas-backed vinyl wall covering, peel’n’stick, PVC, and signabond.
Mural printed on heavy duty laminated canvas wallcovering or banner. Available in any height and length. All of our murals are originals created by Wacky World Studios. Custom murals are available or customization of existing mural from our extensive library is also available.