Crisp, clean air and color changing leaves signal my favorite season, Fall. And with Fall, comes my favorite holiday, Halloween. Take a moment to consider just how awesome Halloween really is. We dress up in costumes like monsters; cut oversized gourds into gruesome, head-shaped laterns; and go door-to-door demanding candy as bribes not to cause mischief â€“ trick or treat! We build elaborate displays to cause a fright; stay out all night dancing surrounded by ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, zombies, and ghouls; and with the lights turned down low, nothing is as it seems. You can buy a costume, but everybody knows that the best costumes are always homemade â€“ our kind of holiday!
Whether itâ€™s a realistic alien costume complete with articulated wings, a flame-throwing jack-o-lantern built with powertools, or the best pumpkin seed recipe, everyone appreciates the DIYâ€™er on Halloween. Halloween is the best time of year to be the friend who can sew and decipher patterns, weld, glue, tape, or find stuff in dumpsters.
So, to celebrate autumn, Halloween, and do-it-yourself, Instructables is sponsoring a Halloween project contest! Weâ€™ll give prizes to the best Halloween-related projects documented and published during the month of October.