Halloween is our favorite holiday!  It's an excuse to make cat costumes and edible eyeballs, carve jack-o-lanterns, and build a model guillotine or motion-activated bats.  It's the one holiday where everyone agrees that doing it yourself is best, so what are YOU making, baking, or creating to celebrate?  The world needs to know!

This year we've teamed up with the folks at SINGER, Dremel, Ponoko, Monkeylectric, and Photojojo to bring you the best Halloween contest ever.  Show us what delightfully frightful things you can make, and win the tools to create something even more amazing!  Every winner will also receive the Instructables Prize Pack: a one-year Pro membership, and an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.


*You do not have to choose a category. Our judges will select the best fit among the Costume, Gadgets & Gizmos, Decorations, Food, Green, and Slideshow categories. 
*Every Halloween-themed Instructable posted since November 10, 2008 is eligible.  Just click here enter your previously-published project.
*Multiple entries are allowed.  Limit to one prize per entrant.
*International entries are allowed.

So get to it!  Put your imagination and skills to good use making the world  creepier place.  We can't wait to see what you'll make!

The Halloween Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

56 PRIZES

Grand Prizes - Craft & Tech

Craft Grand Prize
Curvy 8780
sewing machine from SINGER- 225 Stitch Patterns, 7 Fully Automatic Buttonholes, Drop & Sew Bobbin, Fastest Threading yet!

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Tech Grand Prize
Deluxe kit from Monkeylectric with 4 Monkeylectric bike lights to make one ride an amazing light show and a Dremel 4000 kit to work on all your future projects!

Also
a year-long Pro subscription, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Category First Prizes

Category first prizes include a $100 voucher from Ponoko, a Cuisinart food processor, a Voltaic solar-powered backpack, and a sewing machine from SINGER.

All first prize winners will also receive a year-long Pro subscription, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Category Second Prizes

Category second prizes include a $50 voucher from Ponoko, a paring knife, a Kill-a-Watt, a sewing basket from SINGER, and a Dremel rotary tool.

All second prize winners will also receive a year-long Pro subscription, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Category Third Prizes

Category third prizes include a $10 voucher from Ponoko and a microplane.

All third prize winners will also receive a year-long Pro subscription, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize - Slideshow

Eye-Fi Share and Photojojo! The Book from Photojojo!

Also a year-long Pro subscription, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Second Prize - Slideshow

Magnetic Photo Rope and Photojojo! The Book from Photojojo.

Also a year-long Pro subscription, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Third Prize - Slideshow

Photojojo! The Book from Photojojo.

Also a year-long Pro subscription, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 10, 2008 and Nov 8, 2009 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.