Halloween Make-Along 2016

Welcome to the Instructables Halloween Make-Along 2016!  This is a new event we are trying out this year, as a fun way to get motivated and stay on track for all our ambitious Halloween projects.  Every week, from now until the end of October, there will be a different theme or discussion prompt to participate in, and we will be doing weekly drawings for people who post in this forum thread to win a Leatherman Skeletool!  At the end, we will be doing a drawing for everyone who participates for the chance to win a Cannon EOS Rebel Camera!  So jump on in, show us what you're making to to get ready for Halloween!

Week 1: September 19-25
Ideas, Inspiration, and Planning

What is your costume going to be?  What are you going to build/make?  What materials do you need to make it happen?  Post your preliminary sketches!

Week 2: September 26 - October 2
Measure Twice, Cut Once

Assemble materials and begin your creation.  What steps are you taking as the foundation of your project?

Week 3: October 3 - 9
Take notes!
Start your instructable and write what you do as you go along.  It will make it much easier to remember what you did later on when trying to finish writing up your Instructable!  Remember to post about your progress on this forum thread!

Week 4: October 10 - 16
Get by with a little help from our friends

In a jam?  Ask for help!  If your project is going smoothly, see if you can help out someone else.  Words of encouragement definitely count as help!

Week 5: October 17 - October 23
Home stretch  
Hopefully, we are almost done!  How’s your progress?  Are you on track?

Week 6: October 24 - October 31
Finishing frenzy and Final Touches

Hopefully you’re almost done with your project!  Or...you waited until the last minute to start.  It’s all good, we will get through this together!

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FINALLY finished this 60+hr build! My most creative thus far and all hand crafted/painted. Check it out and hope you fellow builders dig it! https://www.instructables.com/id/Fishman-Alien-Cyborg-Costume/


That is massive works in there. Awesome costume ^^

Thanks Chienline!

Here is an Instructable dedicated to just to the headpiece portion of this year's Halloween costume: https://www.instructables.com/id/ALIEN-CYBORG-FISHMAN/

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Baybeh1 year ago

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Fair... finally finished the instructable for my costume.. posting here as instructed, i just wish i could figure out how to adjust my cover photo since its cut off.. if anyone can tell me i would appreciate it!

Baybeh1 year ago

here is the completed wolf (I will be making an ible as soon as I get time)..and for those that asked..us together (btw on a sidenote, we won best overall at a local bar (200$-not bad considering most of this costume was repurposed -i think overall actual cost was under 25$ for both costumes... With the largest expenditure being on teeth/claws to save time- these could have been made out of sculpey or some like material for a few dollars as opposed to 12$) tonight, and will be going to another contest on Halloween) I'll let you know how that went lol.


Both turned out absolutely fantastic! Well done! Congrats on the win, I can see why!

Danger is my middle name (author) 1 year ago

We did it! I hope everyone got their projects done in time for Halloween, and if not, there's always next year!

Congratulations to ModMischief for winning the raffle last week!

Also, remember, there's a week left to enter your projects in the Instructables Halloween contests! Once you have finished writing up your Instructables, go ahead and post them here! Show off!

Happy Halloween!

We're finally ready for the trick-or-treaters.

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