All Hallow’s Eve is approaching, a night of fun preceded by weeks of DIY preparation, which is why it’s our favorite holiday. Get ready to submit your awesome costume, haunted house, gruesome treats, or anything else to celebrate Halloween. You’ll be eligible for some fantastic prizes while terrifying the neighborhood - everybody wins!

The Halloween Challenge has 6 different categories, each with its own set of prizes. You can enter your Instructable in up to three categories, including Decorations, Props, Food, Epic Costumes, Easy Costumes, and Photos for those who just want to share their photos. This year we're giving away two extra special Grand Prizes - your choice of a Macbook Pro or a Desktop Laser Cutter! All entries are automatically eligible to win a Grand prize.

For Easy Costumes we want to see your simple costume solutions for Halloween. Enter for your chance to win an iPad 2!

So what are you waiting for? The countdown is on. We can't wait to see what it is!

Ready to start? Click here!


Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, and Australlia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, November 7, 2011.

The Halloween Easy Costumes Challenge is closed.

9 PRIZES

First Place (1)

One first place winner will receive a 16GB iPad 2 and an Instructables prize pack.

Second Place (3)

Three second place winners will receive a Nikon Coolpix S6100 along with an Instructables prize pack.

Third Place (5)

Five third place winners will receive a Dremel 8000-03 10.8V Cordless Rotary Tool along with an Instructables 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 Nov 8, 2010 and Nov 7, 2011 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Easy Costumes Challenge. 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.