A prop is something you hold that adds a wow factor to your costume. It’s the finishing touch that sets you apart from the orange-capped plastic gun-slinging cowboys out there. Could Star-Lord lead the Guardians of the Galaxy without his alien gun? Would Spiderman leave the house without his web-shooter, or Leela without her Wristlojacimator? We think not. Now is the time to put your prop-making skills to the test. We want to see you get creative with latex, cardboard, metal, or any material that suits your needs. Enter your best props for a chance to win a Fein Oscillating Multi-Tool, Samsung Smart WiFi Camera, or other awesome prizes.

Confused about what qualifies as a prop?  See the definitions we are using here.

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Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Best Weapon (1)

One Judges' Prize winner for the best weapon will receive:

Judges' Prize: Best Non-Weapon (1)

One Judges' Prize winner for the best non-weapon will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (9)

Nine runner up prize winners will receive:
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 12, 2013 and Nov 10, 2014 (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.