BOO!

The Instructables Halloween Contest is back for its 12th straight year, and we are giving away double the amount of prizes from last year! There will be 40 winners overall including special judges prizes for the best costume, prop, decoration, and recipe.* We are also making a special Halloween-themed prize pack for this contest.

Show us your best Halloween themed projects for your chance to win. These can include costumes, makeup, decorations, and recipes, but it is really only limited by your imagination.

Go out and get ghouling!

*A prop is something that is held/part of your costume and a decoration is something that would be part of your Halloween decor.

The Halloween Contest 2018 is closed.

Grand Prize

WINNERS

Judges Prize: Decoration

40 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • An iPhone X
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack

First Prize (5)

Five First Prize Winners will receive:
  • A GoPro Hero5 Black
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack

Second (10)

Ten Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Leatherman Surge
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack

Judges Prize: Costumes

The best costume project as picked by the judges will receive:
  • A $250 Amazon gift certificate
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack

Judges Prize: Props

The best prop project as picked by the judges will receive:
  • A $250 Amazon gift certificate
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack

Judges Prize: Decoration

The best decoration project as picked by the judges will receive:
  • A $250 Amazon gift certificate
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack

Judges Prize: Food

The best food project as picked by the judges will receive:
  • A $250 Amazon gift certificate
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack

Runner Up (20)

Twenty Runner Up Winners will receive:
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack
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 Sep 4, 2018 and Nov 12, 2018 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Contest 2018. 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.