Halloween: Angel Wings, Werewolf Costume, Jack-o-Lanterns

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Oct. 26, 2007

Welcome back!

Our favorite holiday of the year is almost here and we're celebrating with a special newsletter! Here are some great Instructables to provide some inspiration for our
DIY Halloween 2007 Contest. Be sure to take some photos or video of your creepy creations and enter to win some awesome prizes, including a trip to Maker Faire 2008!


For those who are in the Bay Area in California, come by our
Halloween Costume Ball tomorrow night! We want to see your costume! And for those who are near Boston, check out the Show & Tell at MITERSnext Friday, November 2.


So what are you waiting for? Check out these Instructables and get started!

How to make a pair of Angel Wings
In this Instructable I will explain how to make a pair of wings which could be used to dress up as an angel, bird, or anything else with feathered wings!
posted by T0BY on Oct 23, 2007
Realistic Werewolf Costume
Create your own werewolf costume! Moving jaw, padded body, lots of fur!
posted by missmonster on Oct 20, 2007
How to convert an old swingset into a guillotine prop for Halloween
Reuse an old pile of lumber that used to be a wooden swing set for a nice prop for Halloween.
posted by Strapped-4-Cache on Oct 14, 2007
Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving!
I've been doing these skulls for several years, but recently I got the idea that I could make a whole skeleton out of pumpkins.
posted by mcraghead on Aug 21, 2007

Over $5,000 in prizes!

How to Apply Elf Ears
Want elf ears on your head? Then show this Instructable to a friend because you can't put them on yourself!
posted by jforbess on Oct 12, 2007
How to make a cardboard costume helmet
Helmets are usually one of the hardest and most expensive parts to make for a cool Halloween costume so here's a simple method using cardboard.
posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006
DIY Girl Pirate Costume HOW-TO
Do you feel that the Girl Pirate Costumes you find in the stores are too expensive and not original? Well, make your own!
posted by threadbanger on Oct 25, 2007
Solid-state Halloween controller and how to build a Haunted House
Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every year I create some sort of a haunted house - all for the neighborhood kids, of course!
posted by ewilhelm on Oct 1, 2006
Pirate Cannon - A working replica of a naval cannon that fires pneumatically
Halloween has been a pirate theme around here for a while. I had the sword, I had the treasure chest, I needed a cannon.
posted by Part Time Chef.com on Nov 4, 2006
Special FX: Almost-free Squirting Blood Effect
This instructable will show you how to make a Swiffer WetJet mop into a sweet squirting blood effect.
posted by that_one_guy on Jun 23, 2007
Tips for Halloween pumpkin pictures
Carving a Jack-O-Lantern is fun, taking loving pictures of the spooky glowing face is even more fun.
posted by ewilhelm on Oct 31, 2007

Win a free trip to Maker Faire 2008!
Laser Vortex
Use a laser pointer, small motor, and a mirror to create an effect similar to what you might see at Halloween Horror Nights but on a smaller scale and much cheaper.
posted by mever on Oct 18, 2006
Be a Ghostbuster for Halloween!
This is an over-the-top costume, but come Halloween it is oh sooo worth it. People go absolutely flippin' nuts when they see the whole getup.
posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006

Realistic Wound FX
In this following you will see how to make a simple, yet realistic and reusable, latex wound effect on a tight budget.
posted by Pull and Twist on Jul 17, 2007

Biohazard beer barrel
A cheap and easy cooler that belches fog into your party.
posted by zieak on Nov 1, 2006

T-Rex Rooftopper
Make your own roof explode with this gigantic invader.
posted by hirerob on Oct 31, 2006

Nazgul Mask for $15-20
This is a quick, 2-hour project I pieced together for one of my students who requested a Nazgul King mask for a production he was working on.
posted by Drakz on Oct 27, 2006

How to build a Five Foot Tall Jacob's ladder
This classic climbing arc completes any mad scientist's dungeon. Don't touch the electrodes: they're at 12 kV!
posted by ewilhelm on Dec 13, 2005

Travelling Mexican Wrestling Ring
If you're dressed as a wrestler, you need to wrestle. And if you need to wrestle, you need a ring to wrestle in.
posted by rachel on Nov 19, 2006

Now go build something spookily awesome, and I'll see you next week!

eric - Eric