Halloween!!!

Ok guys Halloween is coming up so we need some good halloween pranks! im dressing up as a kkk member this year lol! post some good stuff if you find it!

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Halloween

I just answered this question in a personal message, but it's only fair to make the information public: We will be having a Halloween contest this year. Full details will be announced in a few weeks.

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Halloween!!!

Halloween is tomorrow and I'm really curious about what everyone is going to be. I'm going to be a zombie bride. :D Leave a comment and tell me what your going to be!

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Halloween Props

Hi I need to get motion sensors to stop working in store bought Halloween props and have it run all the time its turned on? Can anyone Help Please???

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Halloween Costumes

I need to make a costume for Halloween. I need to make a costume from scratch (or not) that will end up as Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Any suggestions or advice or help?

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Halloween Contest

Our favorite holiday of the year is coming up! That's right, Halloween is just around the corner and we can hardly wait. Of course, we'll also be having a Halloween Contest to celebrate. We'll be announcing the details and prizes soon, but don't feel the need to hold back on posting any great Halloween-themed Instructable. Any Instructable that has been posted since the end of the last Halloween contest can be entered. That's Nov. 10, 2008 or later.

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Halloween Pinboard

Need a cheap and simple idea to decorate your home for halloween? I just swapped all photos on my pinboard with horror related ones. I just got them from Google Image Search and printed it in a photo shop. If you like, you could also have a look at my other halloween projects (see my profile). ;-) Spooky Halloween! Mischka

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Halloween Contest?

I uploaded images into Flickr and a video into the You Tube group and none of my entries are in the conest. What gives?

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Halloween Contest

Alright so I'm really confused because I entered my instructable in the photos, decorations, and props section of the Halloween Competition; unfortunately my instructable is only showing up in the photos section. It was my understanding that you could enter your instuctable in multiple sections. Am I wrong? Please help.

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Halloween Decorations

Get started on your haunted houses with some help from these Halloween Decorations. If ideas of how to turn your humble abode into a monstrous lair aren't running through your brain, then it's time to start! There are kids to be scared! Fun to be had! Get to it!Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Pirate Cannon - A working replica of a naval cannon that fires pneumatically by Part Time Chef.com Complete your pirate look with a cannon that makes noise and fires tissue to impress kids and neighbors. How to build a Five Foot Tall Jacob's ladder by ewilhelm Every mad scientist needs one of these. Without one an evil underground lair is more like a den in need of a good cleaning. Laser Vortex by mever Smoke and lasers always work well together.Keep the laser moving to create a cool and distorted effect. Make a cool hologram illusion! by NK5 Make a skull hover in mid-air! Halloween decor werewolf head by missmonster Need to convince anyone that last year's Halloween was more intense? Just put this trophy on the wall. Solid-state Halloween controller and how to build a Haunted House by ewilhelm For the more advanced spooksters you should look to this guide for makign Halloween a little more high tech. Rotoff the Deadnose Reindeer by PaHalloweenFreak At first glance it looks like Santa came early. Look closer and you'll see that he's still stuck, and rotting, on his mission from last year. How to convert an old swingset into a guillotine prop for Halloween by Strapped-4-Cache The little ones have ditched the swingset and so it's time to put it to a nobler, and nastier, cause. Build a pneumatically actuated Yeti in a cage for a Halloween Haunted house by ewilhelm This li'l yeti is stuck in a cage and none too happy about it! At the push of a button he'll leap at any Trick or Treater who comes by. How to Build a Spooky Working Drawbridge with Sounds and Light by rjtodd13 Set the mood early with a killer entrance. Or maybe just use this for your own cult when you get around to starting it. Either way.

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Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014 Our annual Halloween Contest may be half a year away, but we're so excited we wanted to start the conversation about it now! As with previous years, this contest is open to Instructables posted from November 12, 2013 onwards is eligible. So you can post your scary creations right now and be eligible when the Halloween Contest goes live September 12, 2014. The categories this year are: costumes, props, decorations, and food. We want to be blown away by your creepy creativity! To help get those juices flowing, here's some outstanding content from previous years. Winning costume from 2013: Killer Predator Costume Winning decoration from 2012: Giant Tentacle Monster Want more insight? Here's links to previous years Halloween Contests to get your brain juices flowing: Halloween 2013 Costumes Halloween 2013 Decorations Halloween 2013 Food Halloween 2012 Props Halloween 2012 Decorations Halloween 2011 Halloween 2010 Halloween 2009 Got prize ideas? We want to hear them! We're hoping to make this Halloween Contest even bigger than last year, with mega prizes in each of the categories (costumes, props, decorations, and food). Share your ideas in the comments below!

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Halloween 2010

Hey, you shouldn't be reading this now! It's Halloween, go out and have some fun!

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Halloween Contest

I tried entering my halloween contest yesterday, and so i got an email, saying it would take at max 48 hours. I came back today, and my entry hasnt been entered. This is really frustrating, considering it happened 2 years in a row. Please help!

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halloween hand

Surfing around the internet today I stumbled upon this gem, looks like it would be well suited with some of the other ghoulish delights I've seen bouncing around Instructables. (it's meatloaf!) link

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Halloween contest

I just discovered this site and I'm very excited to see what submissions are made as I love to tinkle with DIY projects. I noticed that there are contests where we can enter our submissions. I have a DIY project for a Halloween graveyard setup that I constructed a few years back that I would like to submit for your readers, but also would like to have it included in the Halloween contest for 2008. Should I wait until you "open" the 2008 contest, or can I submit the item and then have it entered in the contest when it starts? I tried to upload one of my AVI files that shows a small portion of my display.

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Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming! It may still be a little bit in the future, but a truly great costume requires some planning. To help you out with some ideas and techniques, here are some wonderful costume Instructables to check out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Halloween Decorations Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Realistic Werewolf Costume by missmonster This costume won the grand prize in our Halloween contest and for good reason. It's a beautifully detailed costume that should scare any and all kids you see. Be a Ghostbuster for Halloween! by Honus Going as the Ghostbusters is one of the best group outfits out there (KISS would be good, too). Learn how to get your own gang of proton pack-wielding fighters of the paranormal going. Also check out other great costumes from Honus such as the Boba Fett costume, the MIB Costume, Han Solo and even making a great helmet out of cardboard. Yip Yip Costume by sliny Bring the Martian aliens from Sesame Street to life. Yip-yip-yip! Six-armed Hindu goddess Kali Costume by nicemag Become a multi-armed goddess with this detailed Instructable. Can be easily modified to help you get a spider outfit together as well. Mystic Lord costume: horns, armor, silk painting + more (oh my) by houseofdarkly Want to turn a favorite video games character into reality? Here's the lowdown on jumping into the deep end of cosplay. Build your own steampunk chicken-walker mech by Bug The idea here is pretty simple, but the effect is oh so satisfying. Convince people that you really are a mad scientist with this robotic costume. Halloween LED Jellyfish Costume by T0BY Attach some strings of LEDs and create a shimmery underwater world wherever you go. How to make a pair of Angel Wings by marc_alain You could make a pair of wings with fabric and wire, but why not go all out and use some real feathers for a better effect? how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment by enlighted Learn how to wire up your costume with EL wire and you'll be able to add a sweet finishing touch to any costume. Iron Man Helmet by pmaggot Let loose your inner Tony Stark with this custom Iron Man helmet. How to make an Iron Man Arc Reactor by msraynsford Complete the Iron Man look with an arc reactor. If the Iron Man helmet is too big of a project, you can also try mraynsford's Iron Man Mask.

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Halloween Masks

One of the key elements of Halloween is the mask. A still grinning mask can help you look perfectly evil while you can relax and enjoy the reactions inside it. It's a key part of Halloween and to get the look you want you may just have to make one yourself.Here are 10 Instructables to help you with any last-minute needs to make a mask of your own or maybe check out for any costume event in the future. If you do make something awesome this year be sure to document it and enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Pumpkin Carving Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Scary Mask by scoochmaroo This project may be a bit intimidating, but check out the Instructable to see it broken down and you'll see it's not so tough after all. Duct Tape Batman Mask by seamster Everyone knows that duct tape is a universal power for good. So put that to good use to make this mask and start taking some villains down! Masquerade Ball Masks by thydzik A simple and effective technique to turn a cheap mask into a custom and elegant disguise of your own. Guy Fawkes Mask in Origami by chosetec You'll need some time for this one and might be afraid to wear it when you're done, but it is wonderful to have around when do finish it. Nazgul Mask for $15-20 by Drakz Get this mask together for just a little cash and get ready to hunt some hobbits! Realistic, Animatronic Lion Mask with stereo night vision and amplified hearing by Solion For those who recreate this Instructable with over 100 steps, we applaud you. For the rest of us, there is so much here to inspire your next project it's not even funny. Giant Mask: Montessaurus! by pokiespout Make a gigantic mask of anything you want! Make a Mad Eye Moody Mad Eye by KaptinScarlet Small, simple, and delivers a great effect. What more could you ask for? How to make an Anglerfish mask by thenickboy Show off your love of the deep, deep waters with this anglerfish mask. Epic Papier Mache Indian Cannibal Mask! by DainiusGB Learn to live and love the papier mache methods. It's well worth the trouble for Halloween or any other time.

Topic by fungus amungus 


Halloween Makeup

Getting a gory effect can be the perfect addition to your Halloween costume. There's a big difference between looking kinda pale or sorta dead and people wondering what disastrous thing happened to your face! It's worth it for the way people do a double-take as they see you.Check out this list for some inspiration and if you make something awesome this year be sure to document it and enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Pumpkin Carving Halloween Party Halloween Masks Realistic Wound FX by Pull and Twist Get yourself all bloodied and gashed up as if you were just assaulted by a werewolf. Sure to creep lots of people out. How to MAKE a Geico Caveman Costume by BeerBellyJoe Devolve yourself with the help of some makeup and a fake beard. How to Apply Elf Ears by jforbess Elves are magical creatures and with just a few dollars you can pretend that you're one as well! Realistic Vampire Bite by Pull and Twist It's... the bite! Make your friends worry that you're about to turn into a vampire with the help of some well-placed bite marks. As Realistic as Zombie Makeup Gets! by abandon your idols The zombpocalypse is coming and you're either a flesh-eating zombie or you're just a container for braaaaaaiiiiins! Get on the winning side with some makeup and fake blood. zombie makeup by zombiecore So maybe the pale-faced zombie thing isn't scary enough for you. You want a face full of gore to show that your body is decomposing as we speak. This is the place for you. Make teeth mold for Halloween Teeth by MastaAzumarek Those cheap vampire teeth at the Halloween store keep falling out, right? Then make a mold of your own teeth to help get a custom set of incisors to die for. Fake a Cut off Finger by loup226 It happens to the best of us. Just chop chop chopping some veggies and whoopsy-daisy there goes a digit! If you're jealous of the mangled hand look you can use these instructions to get it right. BFX Build Plan Kano Metal Face Mask by indymogul Modify a cheap mask into some metallic addition to your face. Turn into Kano or any o Theater Effects: Gunshot Wounds by TrumpetNeel If the gashes above are too subtle for you, you can go for a big gushing gunshot wound. Mmm, tasty.

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Halloween Kids

Halloween is coming! It may still be a little bit in the future, but a truly great costume requires some planning, especially if you're going to be making it for a kid. To help you out, we've compiled a list of Halloween Instructables that can be used for a kid's costume. Be sure to check them all out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Halloween Costumes Halloween Decorations Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Toddler Flintstone Car by lemaster63 A total Instructables classic, this describes the process of making a Flintstones car to go with Pebbles and Bambam outifts. Make a pirate eye patch for your kids by hobbyman.se Every pirate outfit needs an eyepatch and with a small project like this the kids cen help make it as well! How to make a superhero cape! by jessyratfink Want to be a Marvel superhero or maybe your own invented superhero? Then you're probably going to need a cape so read this and start making one today! How to make a child skunk costume by Honus This skunk outfit was made to introduce an Instructablers' son to the spirit of Halloween. He must've loved it because he had another cool outfit the next year as well. Giant Toothbrush by caitlinsdad This huge toothbrush goes along with a dentist outfit, but you can use these ideas to make any other huge prop you want. Almost any costume is improved with a cool prop to hold. Kid's Obi Wan Costume by CementTruck Show off your young one's connection with The Force by creating a custom Jedi outfit. You probably won't even have to buy much new material. How to Make a Chicken Costume by bethaldridge Turn the kids into chicks for Halloween and then give them a ride in a cart for some cute overload. Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue by KaptinScarlet Another classic Instructable, you can easily make your own custom wand for a Harry Potter outfit. It's so simple you'll probably end up making a bunch. Expelliarmus! How to Make a Pucca Costume by kawaiicrafter A dead simple outfit with great results. Turn your kid into an animated character for a day! How to Make a Naruto Style Headband by laminterious Turn a soda can into a nice shiny headband. You can copy the Naruto design or make up your own.

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Halloween Party

Want to liven up your Halloween party with some tasty and gross treats? Of course you do! There's nothing better than watching guests hesitating to eat a delicious snack because it looks like it might still be alive. So get right to it and check out these Instructables for some inspiration for your upcoming Halloween event!If you do make something awesome this year be sure to document it and enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Pumpkin Carving Halloween Makeup Halloween Masks Make a Bloody Valentine's Heart by theprojectmaker When the heart is cut open, blood gushes out, revealing anything you hid inside. Bloody good! How to Make Edible Glowing UV Reactive JELLO by hairyconiption Make some Jell-O that glows in blacklight for some edible alien guts. Doll serving dish by zieak This one is so simple and monstrously effective. See who's willing to dip their chip inside a gutted doll. Biohazard Halloween Candy by praguequest Pack up a selection of treats and glowing lights that make it look like you're distributing toxic waste from your porch! Frankenstein Finger Cookies by Sandoz338 Watch in delight as your guests eat up some chopped off fingers. These are complete with fingernails, blood, and even some hair on top. Frog Spawn and Swamp Water Tea by whiteoakart Create a disgusting-looking elixir with some white tapioca and a sweet drink on top. See how many people you can convince that these are eggs or tiny little tadpoles. Finger Food by caitlinsdad Rated PG, pretty gross, may cause you to toss your cookies...If eating a hot dog itself was not bad enough, this is worse. Smoked salmon skull by zieak Smoked salmon stuck onto an anatomical skull makes for a wonderfully creepy fleshy appetizer. Blood Splattered Extra Satanic Deviled Eggs by technoplastique Make those "deviled" eggs a little more evil with some nasty colors and splatters of blood! Edible zombie eyeballs! by impulse94 Zombies want to eat humans, but who says it can't go the other way around? It's time for some payback!

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Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!! Its Halloween! YAY! Go get lots of candy!

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Halloween Animatronics

So for Halloween I want to make a pop out/ fly out creature. I want it to sit tucked away in the corner then shoot out two to five feet towards unsuspecting guests, to give the illusion of something flying out at you. I was thinking of doing the scissor (http://www.frightprops.com/pneumatics/kits/animatronic-kits/horizontal-scissor-mech.html?SID=d3f43bbaffe0a34f01e47e75eade4e39) but need to figure out how I'm going to be able to make it repeat over and over without having to reset it constantly. If you have any ideas please email me.

Topic by gary9867 


Transforming Halloween

Ever since seeing the Transformers movie I just couldn't stop thinking about transformers. So I decided a Transformer costume was it this year. It started out as just a box and later became more elaborate and more of a car. IT IS FINALLY DONE. Took three months but it's done. Pictures of the final product is here. Today I took it to school for a contest. I probably transformed at least twenty times. At one point the tape wasn't working on the spoiler because the "haters" would tear it off. So we used a bolt instead. In the contest people were chanting my name and I won ... a cheapy blue necklace. But now whenever I was going around the block all I would hear is "Are you the Transformer kid? Transform for us". Of course I would. So if anyone has questions or wants me to post instructions let me know. The instructions will be hard because of the variety of height and weight.

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Halloween Props

What do you think the best Halloween props? I know everyone has different tastes but I just generally want to know what you all think.

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Halloween contest

Here is my front yard that I do every year for Halloween. I use a variety of techniques, mostly Rigid Foam Insulation that is glued and carved for the tombstones and columns.

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Halloween Sincerity

Just in case anyone was wondering, I knew you didn't doubt it, we have photographic evidence of Eric signing the Halloween postcards! It took an army of halloween elves to keep up with the envelope stuffing as Eric signed a postcard roughly every 8 seconds, yes, I timed him. No I do not know how he accomplished that act of super human speed. 

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Halloween Costume HELP

My friend and I (girls) are seniors in high school. Only seniors can dress up for halloween, so our costume has to be good, only we don't have ideas. Creative and original please. Any ideas?

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Halloween challenges 2011

Looks like the judging period has been extended for the Halloween challenges.  Must be a tight race this year.

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Halloween Post Card

Does Eric still send out Halloween Post Cards? I miss those.

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Halloween is coming soon

I've just released a site update that gets us ready to reveal a whole Halloween area very soon.  Halloween is pretty much THE Instructables holiday and this year we're doing something special, in advance.  Watch for that shortly! There are also a number of bugfixes: fixed subscribing fixed a problem with inconsistent stats figures adjusted some of the email templates several admin-only fixes (they were really bugging me for these) Probably some other stuff that didn't make it on to my list, that you all will notice shortly and remind me of :)

Topic by rachel 


Halloween Contests for 2012!

I don't know if this is the right forum section to post it on, and if it ain't, then please feel free to move it to the right forum section! But I do have a quick question! I've already seen on the Halloween Contests that a single user can submit multiple entrys (more than 1 entry per user), but now the thing is if an entry is of a costume one wore for Halloween a few years back, can they still enter it into the Halloween Easy or Epic Costume Contest for the year 2012?

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Thanks for halloween 2010!

Hello out there! I just wanted to say thank you all that are posting all the great things you do. And in some cases just for images laying around, they have given me alots of fun. This is how I turned out halloween 2010 and it turned out to be a great halloween for me with alots of fun. So keep it up everybody. Thanks you!

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Annoying Halloween Newsletters

Hi! Here in my country we do not mind about the halloween, so I think this kind of e-mail is a little boring (at least to people in other countries that don't celebrate the halloween). I'm really getting annoyed with these "halloween newsletters" every day at my inbox. I already searched how to unsubscribe from this especific newsletter but unfortunately without sucess. Thank you!

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nephew's halloween costume

Hi all, I am new here because my nephew wants to be a robot for halloween. I showed him a number of sites which featured adult halloween costumes (and some for children) and he didn't like anything I saw on the site. Does anyone have any links I can check out or ideas about how to make a robot costume that is both environmentally healthy and more importantly safe for my nephew (He's 10 years old)

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Halloween photo contest

Hi there I entered  my instructable into the halloween photo contest as this was the only place at the time to enter this but since I have noticed there is a halloween photo editing contest but this option was not available in the list of contests i know i have a few votes and was wondering is there any chance it can be moved to the photo editing contest rather than the photo contest  as it belongs there but as i say this option was not available when i submitted my instructable. here is the link to my instructable in question   https://www.instructables.com/id/My-halloween-Creation-Asylum-Madness/ please can you tell me  what can be done if anything. many thanks  Symon

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Happy Halloween, kiddos!

I woke up at 4:30. I was too excited to sleep. Halloween is my Christmas. :P So what's everyone doing this weekend? Anything fun? What are you dressing up as? I'm going to a couple of parties and a Bad Movie Night, featuring Death Bed: The Bed That Eats People and Leprechaun 4. :D Plus, I get to dress up at work all day!

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Halloween Haiku Contest

Submit a Halloween-themed haiku (5-7-5 pattern) for a chance to win a Pro-membership! 3 Prizes – One Year Pro-Memberships Deadline: October 30th 11:59 (PST) Just post your poetic entry as a comment below... All four contestants received a One Year Pro subscription...thank you all for your contributions! Happy Halloween : )

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Halloween's Most Wanted

The results are in for the Top Ten Halloween Costumes! This is a great standard list, but it lacks the ingenuity the Instructables community is known for!What's in your top ten? Let's get creative and show them a thing or two.Get building and boast your ideas here: DIY Halloween Contest Top Halloween Costumes 2008Adult Costumes1. Witch2. Pirate3. Vampire4. Cat5. Fairy6. Nurse7. Batman8. Political9. Ghost10. AngelKid Costumes1. Princess2. Witch3. Hannah Montana4. Spider-Man5. Pirate6. Star Wars7. Pumpkin8. Batman9. Disney Princess10. Athlete Information provided by CNBC

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Instructables Halloween Postcards

Some people send Christmas greeting cards.  Since Halloween is our favorite holiday, we decided to send Halloween greeting cards.  About 1100 of them.  Check out the pictures of signing, stuffing, applying postage, and mailing them. We sent them to top authors by number of Instructables, by pageviews, top commentors, people who have previously won contests, and others.  Since we did all this by hand (and had a couple of snafus along the way!), if you didn't get one, that doesn't mean you're not awesome; it means we screwed up and forgot to ask for your address.  But, we'd still like to send you one!  So, if you'd like a Halloween card, and you haven't already entered your address, leave a comment here by Friday October 23 and I'll send you the link to submit your information.  If you have entered your address but haven't received your card, it's probably still on its way. Happy Halloween! This is the forum topic for Halloween 2009.  If you'd like a card for 2010, please see here: 2010 Halloween Postcards.

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Idea for Halloween Costume

I have an idea for a cool Halloween costume. I know it is a little bit earlllyyyy.... But I don't care. :P I am wanting a costume based on the principle of the mermaid captured costume by using the backpack as a support. I want a tall costume, like a 7ft or so tall. I was thinking have a backpack and sew in a PVC/ Dowell rod standing up going to the head.. But I'm not quite sure of the arms or how I would see out of it. Any help is appreciated or links or just anything and everything. I'm also wanting it to be like a ghost type monster almost shady creature costume. Thanks!

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Halloween graveyard gate

Hey guys, so I'm planning a halloween party this year, and came across this prop on one of the popular halloween store's websites : http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/cemetery-entrance-clmn-sign/ Looking at it, I thought $150? The two columns would be more than easy enough to make like that for very cheap. I just dont know how I'd go about building the 'Cemetary' sign like that (or something similar). Anyone have any experience/ideas on how to go about doing that?

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Halloween Makeup Contest

Hey, fellow DIYers, I'm running a Halloween makeup contest using my recipe for non-toxic homemade substitute for latex. The theme is "non-gory" (which I think is much harder than gory), and the prize is a $150-value professional makeup kit by Ben Nye. Check out the contest rules here.

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Halloween Costume Help

I decided to be Marilyn Monroe for Halloween and I have a long pink dress that I am going to alter to emulate Monroe's pink dress from the film Gentleman Prefer Blondes. Does anybody have any ideas how I could do this? The three main things that I need to do are get rid of the rhinestones in the middle, make a bow for the back, and get rid of the straps.  I know how to alter the middle but have no idea what to do about the bow or the straps. Any ideas for how to make the bow would be very appreciated. I know that I could just cut the straps off but there is no support on the top whatsoever and the top is a little loose on me. The material is silk so if I just cut off the straps I'm pretty sure the dress would just fall off. Any ideas are very appreciated!  

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Halloween Costume Contest

Hello everyone! Every year for the halloween contests we the staff have to draw some lines between props, costumes, and decor items.  This year we've decided to draw the lines similar to where actual theater companies draw their lines.  Believe it or not there is a prop union, costume union, and set union.  It helps to give us some firm definitions of what item goes into what contest! This year we are defining costume as the following: "Something that is worn on the body to add to or create a character." This includes any and all clothing, hair clips, jewelry, hat, and shoes! Examples below!  If you have any questions feel free to post them here and I'll answer them to the best of my ability! Want to enter the Costume contest?  Check it out here!

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Halloween Decor Contest!

Hello everyone!  Every year for the halloween contests we the staff have to draw some lines between props, costumes, and decor items.  This year we've decided to draw the lines similar to where actual theater companies draw their lines.  Believe it or not there is a prop union, costume union, and set union.  It helps to give us some firm definitions of what item goes into what contest!   This year we are defining decor as: "Anything in a space that adds to the ambiance or feel of a space.  At the same time not an item being held by someone for the purpose of supporting their costume."   Examples below with notes on each of them.  If you have any questions feel free to comment below and I'll answer you to the best of my ability! Want to enter the decor contest?  Check it out here!

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Halloween Prop Contest!

Hello everyone! Every year for the halloween contests we the staff have to draw some lines between props, costumes, and decor items.  This year we've decided to draw the lines similar to where actual theater companies draw their lines.  Believe it or not there is a prop union, costume union, and set union.  It helps to give us some firm definitions of what item goes into what contest! This year props will be defined as the following: "an item that is often held or carried but not permanently attached to any sort of costume piece to add to or create a character."  A quick definition is do you hold it in your hand?  If the answer is yes, often, especially for pictures, then it's a prop.   Examples below!  If you have any questions please feel free to comment below and I'll answer them to the best of my ability! Want to enter the Prop contest?  Check it out here!

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Halloween costume help!?

For my halloween costume that I am wearing to a dance at my school I will be a robber.(I am a boy, and yes costumes are manditory) I need a weapon to be part of my costume or other thing that helps show that I am a robber.

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Halloween Contests Clarification

Hey Instructables Community! I am in charge of moderating the contest entries for the Halloween Contests; this is to just clarify some things in case you are wondering why you were rejected from a contest. -------------------------- You cannot enter the same Instructable into both the Epic and Easy Costume Contests.  If you are not sure which one to enter, go ahead and enter both and I'll make the call. You cannot enter the same Instructable into both the Decorations and Props Contest.  Props relate to costumes while decorations are simply decorations. Any Halloween Photo Instructable qualifies for the Halloween Photo Contest. Food can also qualify as a Decoration. If you have a Costume with an awesome Prop, it would be best to post them in different Instructables so you can enter each in its corresponding contest.   And don't forget, you can enter up to 3 contests, so read through the contests descriptions when you go to publish and enter any and all it qualifies for! You can enter each contest as many times as you want! The Contests: Epic - Costumes that take more than a day to make if you were to work on it that whole time, we're looking for something that is EPIC! Take a look at the current entries for an idea of what we're talking about.  (If you are rejected from Epic it doesn't mean you don't have an awesome costume, it just means we're looking for something more EPIC.) Easy - Costumes that take about a day or less to make. Props - Something that is part of a costume (meaning, worn or held), including, but not limited to: facepaint/makeup, hairstyles/wigs, swords/sheilds, and masks. Decoration - Something that you would not carry around including lawn and home decor. Photo - Any Halloween Photo Instructable Food - Anything that is food that relates to Halloween Any Questions?   Please leave a comment here or PM me, I'm happy to help out :)

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halloween photo contest

I made this costume for hallloween

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