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DIY Halloween 2007 Winners Announced Answered

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.

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Illidan (author)2007-12-06

oh well, next year i might win something... congratulations to all the winners!

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inhale13 (author)2007-11-27

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.

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Ducky Boy (author)2007-11-21

Woo, congrats to everyone!

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a grain of alt. (author)2007-11-21

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!

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its a lion (author)2007-11-21

congrats to everyone that won. i dont know how i missed that werewolf...

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Fusebox (author)2007-11-21

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!

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whiteoakart (author)2007-11-21

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.

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aintMichael (author)2007-11-21

great job everyone! All the winners definitely deserve it!

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ftking_83702 (author)2007-11-21

Congrats all! It was a fun contest!

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hive42 (author)2007-11-20

thank you, its great to be up there with some fantastic stuff

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mik3 (author)2007-11-20

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

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T3h_Muffinator (author)2007-11-20

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!)

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Honus (author)2007-11-20

Congratulations everyone! This was a really great contest with soooo many fantastic entries! :D

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missmonster (author)2007-11-20

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?

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It would be awesome if you could bring it, btw.

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I think that can be arranged!

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)missmonster2007-11-20

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! :)

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guyfrom7up (author)missmonster2007-11-20

thank god you won, the world didn't blow up. YAY

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canida (author)missmonster2007-11-20
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bofthem (author)missmonster2007-11-20

Congratulations! I was really rooting for you.

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mrfixitrick (author)2007-11-20

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!

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Joe426 (author)2007-11-20

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!

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technick29 (author)2007-11-20
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rjtodd13 (author)2007-11-20

Thank you for this! It was soooooo much fun!! So many amazing projects all on one site. Thanks for sharing!

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mikecraghead (author)2007-11-20

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

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Strapped-4-Cache (author)2007-11-20

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

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jovino (author)2007-11-20

wewt! Missmonster is the shizznits!

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NachoMahma (author)2007-11-20

. Wow! Glad I didn't have to judge - sooooo many great entries. Congrats to all.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2007-11-20

Congrats everyone, especially you, missmonster!

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Nannuu (author)2007-11-20

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.

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Brennn10 (author)2007-11-20

Awesome job everybody!!!!! Awesome contest!!

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Kiteman (author)2007-11-20