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DIY Halloween 2007 Winners Announced

Instructables, MAKE Magazine, and PopSci are happy to announce the winners of the DIY Halloween 2007 Contest! We saw some amazing entries this year. There were over 150 Instructables entered into the contest group and almost 1,000 photos submitted to the DIY Halloween Flickr pool.

The competition was pretty intense and the judging was difficult, but we're very happy with all of the winners and once again wish we had more prizes to give out to all of the people that deserved them. A big thank you to everyone who entered and showed us that Halloween is truly the best holiday of the year.

If you didn't have the chance to enter, don't worry! We'll be having another contest next year.

Winners will be contacted via PM with prize-claiming instructions.

Without further ado, let's check out the winners, category by category.




Hack-o-Lantern

First Prize - Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition

Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving

Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition

Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin!

Animated Jack-O-Lantern


Third Prize - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.
Beware of the horrible pumpkin bots ....
dry ice pumpkin for Halloween
Laser Pumpkin
Photo/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + and a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.
My 178pound friend / bigskull
Crime Scene Pumpkin




Costumes

First Prize - Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition

Mystic Lord costume: horns, armor,
silk painting + more (oh my)

Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition

Six-armed Hindu goddess Kali Costume

Toddler Flintstone car


Third Prize - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.
How to make a pair of Angel Wings
The SOLO CUP Lobster!
Halloween 2007 - "Who Ya Gonna Call?"
Photo/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.
Toy soldiers
Price is right family




Decorations, Gadgets, and More

First Prize - Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + MAKE controller kit + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition

How to Build a Spooky Working Drawbridge
with Sounds and Light

Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + MAKE controller kit + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition

Tesla CD Turbine With Scary Steampunk Laser PumpkinCutter Attachment

Mac-O-Lanterns


Third Prize - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.
Life Size Operation Game
Halloween Animatronics
Spooky Backwards Spinning Clock Made from Cassette Player Motor
Photo/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE t-shirt + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.

Huge Spider
Corpse Tray




Food

First Prize - Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition

Animated Halloween Cake

Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition

Smoked Salmon Skull

Blood Splattered Extra Satanic
Deviled Eggs


Third Prize - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.
Frankenstein Finger Cookies
Halloween Graveyard Cake
Frog Spawn and Swamp Water Tea
Photo/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + and a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.

Thorax
Kang Kodos Halloween cupcakes



Grand Prize!
A trip to next year's Maker Faire in San Mateo, including airfare, hotel, and event ticket
+
Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit
+
$50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus

Realistic Werewolf Costume




Judging was done by staff at Instructables, MAKE: Magazine, and popsci.com.

Illidan6 years ago
oh well, next year i might win something... congratulations to all the winners!
inhale137 years ago
Thankyou so much! Next year I will document my carving and do an actual instructable rather than just a finished picture. All the entries were amazing, Thankyou again.
Ducky Boy7 years ago
Woo, congrats to everyone!
Thank you Instructables and Make for the contest! It gave me a reason to post my first 'Ible, and I had a great time! Congrats to the winners!
its a lion7 years ago
congrats to everyone that won. i dont know how i missed that werewolf...
Fusebox7 years ago
Cool! Second Place in Gadgets. Thanks Instructables and Make and everyone who left such great comments about our Mac-O-Lanterns. Kudos to all the other winners!
whiteoakart7 years ago
Way cool! I did not expect a prize with all the great entries. Congrats to all the winners and all the non-winning entries. It was great reading them all. I can't wait to next Halloween.
aintMichael7 years ago
great job everyone! All the winners definitely deserve it!
Congrats all! It was a fun contest!
hive427 years ago
thank you, its great to be up there with some fantastic stuff
mik37 years ago
WOOHOO -- Third place in gadgets! This was our families first attempt at animatronics & we had a blast doing it. Looking forward to the MAKE's Halloween edition for more ideas. Congrats everyone! --Mike
CONGRATS EVERYONE! There were some really awesome projects this year, I'm really impressed by all of the winners. Now.... all we have to do is make next year even better! (supa-congrats to missmonster!)
Honus7 years ago
Congratulations everyone! This was a really great contest with soooo many fantastic entries! :D
missmonster7 years ago
I'm STUNNED. I dont know what to say besides THANK YOU. Wow. :D So the question is...so i bring the costume to the Maker Faire?
fungus amungus (author)  missmonster7 years ago
You're welcome!
fungus amungus (author)  fungus amungus7 years ago
It would be awesome if you could bring it, btw.
I think that can be arranged!
fungus amungus (author)  missmonster7 years ago
Woo-hoo!
WAY TO GO! I kinda got confused when I didn't see your werewolf in the costume section :P, then I saw that you won GRAND PRIZE! :)
thank god you won, the world didn't blow up. YAY
I think that's the idea!
Congratulations! I was really rooting for you.
Aw, thanks!
mrfixitrick7 years ago
Wow, I can't believe it... Second prize in gadgets! Yeeeehaaaa!!... Thanks so much to everyone at Instructables, and my two favourite magazines - Make and PopSci. Thanks also to those whose words of encouragement spurred me on. One of the greatest thrills in my life!
Joe4267 years ago
yay! My Super Mario Pumpkin won second! Alright! Thanks Instructables! - Now how do I send you guys my info so I can receive the prizes?? thanks!
technick297 years ago
Awesome job everyone!
rjtodd137 years ago
Thank you for this! It was soooooo much fun!! So many amazing projects all on one site. Thanks for sharing!
mcraghead7 years ago
Wahooo! I hereby promise to use the Makita Drill for only the most spurious of purposes, and to defuse all bombs in my immediate vicinity with all due haste, while proudly wearing my new t-shirt with the Halloween issue of Make rolled up in the sleeve like a pack of Brando's cigarettes and a sticker on my forehead... Mike
Congratulations to all of the winners, as well as all of the participants. I'm already trying to come up with something worthy of next year's contest. :) S-4-C
jovino7 years ago
wewt! Missmonster is the shizznits!
NachoMahma7 years ago
. Wow! Glad I didn't have to judge - sooooo many great entries. Congrats to all.
Congrats everyone, especially you, missmonster!
Thank you so much!!
Nannuu7 years ago
Thank you so much! Make a cake for my daughter and win a prize too. Can't beat that! I'm amazed at some of the stuff that was submitted. So much work everyone put in.
Brennn107 years ago
Awesome job everybody!!!!! Awesome contest!!
Kiteman7 years ago
Well done all!
Aeshir Kiteman7 years ago
Yarr.