A prop is something that you wear or hold to augment your costume.

Props matter. Wolverine without claws is just a goofy guy in a yellow vest with strangely-symmetrical bedhead. Portal without the gun is just a lady trapped in a room with a sassy computer. Accessorize accurately and your costume makes sense. Fake it or forget and you’ll spend All Hallow’s Eve explaining what you are supposed to be.

Enter your best props to win a DSLR or CRKT multi-tool, and all winners will receive a limited edition Instructables Halloween shirt.

Other Halloween Contest categories:
Decorations // Food // Costumes

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), November 8, 2012. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, November 11, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Halloween Props Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (10)

Ten First Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Prize (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a limited edition t-shirt.
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, 2012 and Nov 11, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


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


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


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.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.