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Halloween Contest Answered

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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jeff-o
jeff-o

10 years ago

I really must decide on what costume to make for my kids... Hmmm...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

This thread got bumped by spam, but it's a timely reminder to those who put the effort in to start documenting their projects for the next Hallowe'en Contest.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Did you have halloween pranks in the last contest?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

Nope. And they won't be in this one either.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

There's an Easter Prank Instructable of how to make an egg that you can't pick up. Would harmless fun like that be alloud?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

Easter != Halloween.<br /><br />You'd have to change it a lot and then you'd might as well just make a new Instructable.<br />

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Oh I don't know, I can prove that <strong>Halloween = Christmas</strong> !! ;-)<div id="refHTML"> </div>

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

I was thinking of things like that, as in not Easter eggs but harmless fun... Nice coding reference. Haven't done much in a while so I was scratching my head for a second.

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eetzel
eetzel

11 years ago

This is not for an instructable,or the Halloween contest. I posted here becouse I thought people would see it. I am cross posting in Answers. Our church does Trunk N Treat for Halloween and with my husband being the pastor, we have to participate. We had been planning all year to go as Discworld Igor and Igorina but the committee decided that they wanted church members to either have fun or bible related costumes. My first idea was my wheelchair and my upper body as a flower and my head and back as a butterfly with my husband as a butterfly catcher. He did not like that idea. He came up with wearing pajamas and carrying large teddy bears and over sized bottles. Do you have any ideas on how I can disguise my chair as a playpen or crib or something else? Most of ya'll seem to be so creative. I can bake and cook but I do not have much creativity. Thank you for at least listening to me. eetzel

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Emsaid
Emsaid

Reply 11 years ago

Hey i found this:<a href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/10/dalek_wheelchair_costume.html">blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/10/dalek_wheelchair_costume.html</a> Its pretty cool but i think it would take to long to make. By the way what kind of church do you go to? (i pass by a church with a big Trunk or Treat sign)<br />

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 11 years ago

Read your Bible. Ezekiel has wheeled beings and other characters. The whole thing sounds like the author was hallucinating.

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jeff-o
jeff-o

Reply 11 years ago

By that logic you could dress up as satan himself, since he's in the Bible, too. Not sure if the church would approve of that!!!

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, Satan is acceptable, or the Whore of Babylon from Revelation 17:4-18. <br /><br />>either have fun or bible related costumes. <br /><br />That rule allows any character from the Bible. <br /><br />I would go as Jephthah, who killed his daughter as a sacrifice to G-d.<br /><br />http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges%2011:29-39&version=KJV<br /><br />

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

G-d?

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

Broken Link...

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 11 years ago

Cut and paste it, lazybones.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

"File not found"

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 11 years ago

<a>You are lame. Learn the net antd ry agaion.<br /><br />"</a><h2>The Name of G-d</h2><p><font color="#c80000"><i><b>Level: Basic</b></i></font></p><!--BODY--> <blockquote> <font size="-1">Please note: This page contains the Name of God. If you print it out, please treat it with appropriate respect."</font> </blockquote>

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

I looked it up, I was just pointing out that none of the things you posted were helpful in any way or form.

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 11 years ago

No, you asked why I wrote G-d, then you couldn't figure out a url. If you meant somethine else you should have said it. Do you understand now?

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

<a>http://www.jewfaq.org/name.htm<br</a> /><br /><br />And your second link doesn't do anything either....<br /><br />There's no point in posting broken links.<br /><br />

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 11 years ago

If you can't figure out how to fix a link, you could read an instructable on how to do it. There is no broken "second link", either.
Like I said, you are lazy, and I do not need to mess around with the broken forum software here to reduce your ignorance.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

 But what's the point in trying to be helpful when you're just making it worse?

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 11 years ago

You asked a question, I answered it. It is <i>your</i> problem if you did not understand the answer. No one else here had a problem.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; "> But there's no point in answering a question as simple as that with a link!</span><div style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; ">Not to mention a link that doesn't work...<br /><br />Why not just say<br />-Because some religions don't like using the Lords name?-<br /><br />Something as simple as that would suffice.<br /><br />It's like answering her question with<br />-Read your bible-<br />COmpletely correct, but no help at all<br /><br /> </div></span><br />

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 11 years ago

Your whining has failed to convince me I have harmed you in any way.

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kramerr
kramerr

Reply 11 years ago

Saint Christopher! The 18 foot tall dog headed cannibal saint of bachelors! (I'm not making this up)

Or just go nude and call yourself Eve.

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eetzel
eetzel

Reply 11 years ago

Those are fantastic! But I would have to start much earlier than this I believe. :)

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Ervineng
Ervineng

Reply 11 years ago

srry but wouldnt it just be easier to make a stroller then a crib ?

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eetzel
eetzel

Reply 11 years ago

That was what my husband said. Great minds think alike

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

You're in a chair? And you like Discworld?

There are only two choices, and hang the committee;

Go for it.
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canida
canida

Reply 11 years ago

Kiteman: If Igor and Igorina are out, I'm not sure the others will fit the committee's requirements either. ;) eetzel: perhaps you should convert your chair into an ark, and cover it with (pairs of) stuffed animals? Give your husband a hat with a dove carrying an olive branch, and a rainbow shirt.

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eetzel
eetzel

Reply 11 years ago

very good idea - thank you

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jeff-o
jeff-o

Reply 11 years ago

Agreed; that's a great idea! Don't make it too big or you won't fit through doors...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Ach, I find it bizarre that churches have events on Hallowe'en.

I know they do it to "dilute" the "devil worship" of the normal Hallowe'en, but (to UK eyes) it makes them look seriously naf.

How do you reckon they'd react to a Dalek or Davros?

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eetzel
eetzel

Reply 11 years ago

I can't pull off Mad Hamish - I am female - Windle Poons from Moving Pictures - now that brings up some ideas. hm. If they hadn't banned witches - My choice would be Nanny Ogg in her rocker, I could easily disguise my chair as a rocker. I can't ignore the committee because my husband is the pastor. big no no there.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Off-topic (like that ever stopped me!), but have you seen this?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

What about enclosing the chair in boxes / sheets of (decorated) card, and calling yourself a robot?

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

11 years ago

I need a picture of Zeroth's law to motivate me.

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garnoft
garnoft

11 years ago

I think that trunk r treat is ruining halloween. When I was a kid everyone decorated their houses and it was a lot of fun to get scared making your way to the door to get candy. Those are some cool memories when you look back. Now everyone is a church in a big circle. I took my little boy out last year where I used to go and there were only two houses decorated and most of the houses were empty. I think that it is a shame that churches decided to try and take over a holiday that should have nothing to do with them...just as they did with the druids and made it all hallows eve. Its one of the reasons that our world is becoming stagnant; we don't encourage imagination in children and force the harsh reality of life on them too early!! Ever heard of checking a kid's candy and I don't know...going around with your child? I do. I will be decorating and making and instructible for homemade skeletons and zombies.

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itsthatsguy
itsthatsguy

Reply 11 years ago

Agreed, church sticks its nose where it doesn't belong, just like Bush!

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mg0930mg
mg0930mg

11 years ago

I'm going as carol, and I could try to make an i'ble...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Oh... I don't normally "do" Halowe'en, but I think I just had an idea!

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

11 years ago

Yay!! I have to get the supplies for my idea soon then!

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eetzel
eetzel

11 years ago

I would love to do a Dalek. Even Davros but I am not sure I could pull it off. Only problem - we will be outside and it will be about 80 degrees outside. We don't do it to celebrate or dilute Halloween. We do the Trunk n Treat to give kids a safe place to trick or treat. You can no longer take kids around a strange neighborhood for candy. So you take them to family's houses and to various churches, fire stations, police stations and the like. That way you have a better chance of the candy be unadultered. Also your children are less likely to be snatched or exposed to child predators.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

Cool, Uk doesn't really do Halloween so i have no need for a costume, maybe a history of halloween ible