If you’re angling to have a ghoulishly good time this Halloween, the hunt for inspiring projects is over! We’ve got instructions for everything you might need, from making costumes for people and pets, to sweet and spooky edible treats, to props and decorations that’ll have your guests jumping out of their skin with delight.

Halloween is the time of year when creativity comes alive. People whose DIY superpowers have lain dormant all year rally to make a clever costume or fantastic decoration for their haunted house. So if you put together an Instructable for your project, consider entering it in one of our four Halloween contests to win a Canon EOS Rebel and more: